NAMM 2011: the greatest gear show on earth

New gaming/app pavilion… and what else? Rumours?

The home of NAMM: Anaheim Convention Center © Vaughn Youtz/ZUMA/Corbis

The Winter NAMM Show is the most important date in the music-making industry calendar, bringing together all the major hardware and software manufacturers for a trade-only convention in Anaheim, California.

Next year's bash runs from 13-16 January 2011, and other than the present-buying frenzy that is Christmas and the inevitable 'best of the year' office bust-up, MusicRadar's thoughts are on little else.

So what would you like to see at the 2011 show? While it's still perhaps a tad early to start speculating on individual gear releases (correct us if we're wrong), we're certainly in a position to make some wider predictions. The introduction of a dedicated App and Gaming Pavilion, for example, must be a welcome addition for the hordes of individual application developers that would otherwise find it nigh on impossible to stand out from the big boys.

And a chance for manufacturers to make further roads into the Rock Band/Guitar Hero peripheral market is another logical step.

Too obvious? Just want to see Roland's answer to the monotron and be done with it? Let us know in the comments below…