Yamaha, Mackie and Line 6 were among the big winners in the coveted NAMM best in show gongs, with Yamaha’s THR mini-amp unanimously winning a Gotta Stock It award.
Overall Best in Show was the P-Bone plastic trombone, which comes in a variety of colours.
Ludwig Atlas Hardware.
Described as the perfect hardware for drummers looking for a strong American brand name.
Line 6 StageScape M20d Smart Mixer and StageSource Loudspeaker series
Line 6 has rethought how a mixer should operate with one of the most user-friendly and advanced products on the market. When coupled with the StageSource loudspeaker series through the company's L6 LINK protocol, StageScape offers a complete and scalable PA solution.
Mapex MyDentity Drum Builder
Judges were impressed by the idea of a complete custom drum set delivered in 30 days at a fraction of the cost of current custom shop kits.
Mackie DL1608 mixer
The DL1608 combines the power of a full-featured Mackie digital mixer with the iPad as the main user interface.
Companies to Watch
Line 6, Mapex, Fishman, Charvel Guitars, Behringer, Casio
Gotta Stock It
Yamaha THR amplifiers
In a Best in Show first, three panelists chose the product for Gotta Stock It.
Gibraltar Quick Release hi-hat clutch
Designed to save drummers time and frustration. To release or lock in the patented auto clutch, just pull or push on a metal sleeve.
Casio XW-P1 and XW-G1 synthesizers
Strong features and quality at an unheard of price point.
Planet Waves American Stage instrument cables
Basile said American Stage Cables deliver a real leap in quality, especially with the patented Geo-Tip design, which offer superior fit and connectivity in all jacks.
Best Accessories and Add-ons
Alfred's Teach Yourself Pro Audio series
Alfred's Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda series
Todd Sucherman Method & Mechanics II DVD from Hal Leonard
Ultimate Support Apex keyboard stands and TS-100 series self-elevating speaker stands
Hal Leonard Cheat Sheets series
K-Array ecodock, distributed by Sennheiser
OnStage Stands iPad mount