NAMM 2011: all the latest news

News, rumours, analysis, video, star interviews - it's all here

Winter NAMM 2011 takes place in Anaheim, California from 13-16 January 2011. Easily the most important event in the music-making industry calendar, the NAMM show brings together all of the major hardware and software manufacturers for a trade-only convention.

Alongside the most exciting and revolutionary new music-making products of 2011 from market leading exhibitors like Fender, Gibson, Korg, Roland, Line 6, Peavey, Avid and many more, there will be an array of celebrity appearances and the usual helping of weird and wonderful sights and sounds from the basement.

As usual, MusicRadar will be reporting live from the show floor. We'll be bringing you up-to-the minute news, pictures and videos of the latest product announcements, star appearances and anything else that catches our eye. If you want to keep track of everything that's going on, bookmark this page and check it reguarly. If it's happening at NAMM, you'll find it right here.

Also, be sure to follow MusicRadar on Twitter and Facebook where we'll be posting live updates, pictures and videos from the moment that the doors open on Wednesday 13 January.


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Show floor videos, galleries and interviews:

VIDEO: Vox Dynamic Looper pedal demo

In pictures: The Gibson stand

VIDEO: The world's fastest guitarist plays slowly!

VIDEO: Fairlight CMI 30A unveiled by Peter Vogel

VIDEO: Warwick basses and Framus guitars

In pictures: the ESP stand

In pictures: the Ibanez stand

VIDEO: Stu Hamm demos his new signature Washburn bass, The Hammer

VIDEO: Korg Kaoss Pad Quad demo

VIDEO: Orange OPC demo

VIDEO: Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer demo

VIDEO: Roland V-Piano Grand demo

In pictures: Natal's new drum range

In pictures: Neil Peart's Time Machine tour drum kit

VIDEO: Natal snare drum adjustable throw demo

VIDEO: Misa Kitara digital guitar demo

Steve Vai - an exclusive interview at Ibanez about his Euphoria acoustic-electric and more

VIDEO: Kemper Profiling Amplifier demo

VIDEO: Akai SynthStation 49 revealed

VIDEO: Billy Sheehan on his new Yamaha Attitude III bass

VIDEO: Korg Kronos Workstation demo

VIDEO: Yamaha's new Club Custom drums demoed

VIDEO: Orange TH100 demo and DIVO explained

VIDEO: M-Audio Venom synth demo

VIDEO: Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess in iPad 'duel'

VIDEO: Def Leppard's Phil Collen unveils his new Jackson PC Supreme guitar

VIDEO: Yamaha's A Series acoustic-electric demoed

VIDEO: bass extraordinaire Victor Wooten interviewed

VIDEO: Spectrasonics and Bob Moog Foundation OMG-1 in action

Fender's Telebration anniversary Telecasters

VIDEO: Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin producer Andy Johns

VIDEO: Epiphone Robb Flynn Flying V signature guitar

VIDEO: Pete Lockett on Remo percussion

VIDEO: Steinberg Cubase 6 revealed

Guitar and bass:

Lodestone Pulse electric guitar and Primal Instinct SPI bass unveiled

Hayden unveils MoFo 55 and 100 heads and 1x12 combo

Electro-Harmonix Mistress Flanger pedal unveiled

Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking Machine unveiled

Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man Tap Tempo pedal unveiled

Electro-Harmonix Killswitch pedal unveiled

Zoom unveils G3 effects pedal

Red Witch debuts Seven Sisters pedals

Mesa/Boogie unveils TransAtlantic TA-30

Tech 21 unveils three new pedals

Strymon announces Lex rotary pedal

Martin introduces the D-45 Authentic acoustic guitar

Martin expands Performing Artist Series acoustic guitars

Dunlop unveils five MXR stompboxes

Rivera unveils Shaman pedals

RapcoHorizon debuts VCable

PRS introduces Channel "C" and "H" amps

AmpliTube announces new partnerships

AmpliTube Fender app launched

Ashdown unveils 220 Dual Tube bass amps

Ashdown introduces Drophead LB 30 and 200 bass amp combos

Zoom G2.1DM Dave Mustaine Signature multi-FX guitar pedal

New Yamaha guitars and basses unveiled

PRS debuts Dweezil Zappa model

Taylor Guitars launches Doyle Deluxe model

Korg introduces Pandora Mini

Martin Guitar announces Pete Seeger custom editions

Gretsch introduces George Harrison Tribute Duo guitar

PRS unveils Recording Amp

Mesa/Boogie Royal Atlantic RA-100 guitar amp unveiled

Lâg unveils new Tramontane guitars

Volt launches Humble 18 amp

Albion Amplification launched

Blackstar launches HT-1 all-tube guitar amp

Boss unveils RC-30 and RC-3 Loop Station pedals

Roland Cube-XL bass amp series announced

Trace Elliot unveils Trace Acoustic amps

Budda unveils Mark Nason amps

Rivera's Rockcrusher makes its debut

DigiTech launches TH-150 tube head, Classic-15 and Fusion modelling combos

DigiTech unveils limited edition Eternal Descent Lyra pedal

HardWire launch SP-7 Stereo Phaser pedal

Peavey premieres Triple XXX amp

Peavey debuts TransTube Special 212 amp

Peavey unveils Composite Acoustics line

Peavey announces Xport USB guitar interface

Peavey announces ReValver MK III.V software

Vox Night Train 50 tube amp head announced

Vox launches Dynamic Looper pedal

Vox launches TB35C1 and TB35C2 guitar amps

Vox unveils AC30C2-RD Limited Vintage Red Edition

Vox Series 22 solid body electric guitars revealed

Roland GR-55 Guitar Synthesizer unveiled

Squier introduces Stratocaster guitar and Rock Band 3 controller

Takamine launches 11 new guitars

Blackstar Amplification extends Series One range

Fender updates Mark Hoppus Signature Jazz Bass

Fender introduces G-DEC 3-friendly songbook SD cards

Fender unveils G-DEC 3 Thirty Blues, Metal and Country amps

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb FSR unveiled

Ovation unveils eight new guitars

Fender Custom Shop guitars and basses in pictures

Jackson releases David Ellefson signature bass

Guild announces new Standard Series acoustic-electric guitars

Alesis announces GuitarLink Plus

Ampeg unveils Portaflex Series bass amps

Ampeg launches BA Series combo practice amps

Ampeg launches Heritage B-15 flip-top bass amp combo

Akai unveils 10 Analog Custom Shop guitar FX pedals

TC Electronic unveils Blacksmith bass amp

TC Electronic announces seven new FX pedals

Ernie Ball Music Man unveils the John Petrucci JPXI

Ernie Ball Music Man launches Game Changer pickup switching system

JHS announces V100AFD Paradise

AweSome unveils Hyper-Mod Telecaster Control Plate

Grid 1 announces world's first battery-powered pedalboard

Dean Guitars' Bret Michaels series debuts

Eventide Space stompbox unveiled

PRS announces new electronics, hardware, neck shape and finish

Marshall YJM100 Yngwie Malmsteen signature head unleashed

DBZ unveils Z-Glide guitar neck

Way Huge Green Rhino returns with the MK II

Amptweaker introduce TightMetal distortion pedal

Toadworks launches DECO Effects Pedals

Dean launches John Entwistle signature bass series

3rd Power introduces the British Dream 112 tube amp

3rd Power unveils Switchback 312 amp cab

Orange Amps launches TH100 amp head

Fender launches American Special Jazz and Precision basses

Fender updates Classic Design Series acoustic guitars

Fender unveils Rumble bass amp heads and cabs

Orange unveils OPC musician's personal computer

Fender Mustang III, IV and V amps announced

Squier introduces new Vintage Modified Instruments

Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster unveiled

Fender launches 60th Anniversary Precision Bass

Epiphone Nighthawk Custom reissue announced

Fender introduces Road Worn Player Series guitars

The Fret-King Black Label Series JD guitar

Orange Amps launches two new Terror Bass combos

Orange launches new tube bias technology DIVO

ESP announces LTD Xtone acoustic guitars

ESP unveils LTD Surveyor-4 and Surveyor-5 basses

Fender announces the Wayne Kramer Stratocaster

ESP unveils Metallica's Hetfield and Hammett signature guitars

ESP reveals new Signature, 200 Series and Deluxe models

ESP unveils LTD Slayer-2011 Reign In Blood guitar

T-Rex launches Reptile 2, Twister 2, and Tonebug Sustainer

PREVIEW: The Kemper Profiling Amplifier

PREVIEW: The Kemper Profiling Amplifier explained on video

Korg USA joins forces with Blackstar Amplification for exclusive US distribution


Tascam TA-1VP vocal processor features Auto-Tune

Shure debuts SE215 sound isolating earphones

Shure unveils SRH550DJ and SRH940 pro headphones

Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro-Codec plug-in announced

Tascam DP-03 8-track digital Portastudio

Tascam unveils US-200 and US-600 audio interfaces

Teenage Engineering OP-1 shipping in eight weeks

Waves Aural Exciter plugin unveiled

Waves debuts V8 plugins

Waves announces C6 Multiband Compressor

Audio-Technica introduces ATW-CHG2 recharging station

Korg announces NanoSeries2 mini controllers

Audio-Technica reveals AT2022 X/Y mic

Korg Pa3X professional arranger workstation

iZotope and BT Introduce Stutter Edit

Rob Papen throws Punch drum machine into the ring

Rob Papen throws Punch drum machine into the ring

Korg PS60 makes its debut

Korg introduces Pandora Mini

Korg announces Wavedrum Oriental synth

Spectrasonics Omni TR Omnisphere control app

Spectrasonics announces Omnisphere 1.5

Spectrasonics and Bob Moog Foundation unveil the OMG-1

Avid announces M-Audio Torq 2.0 DJ Software

Line 6 expands XD-V wireless mic range

Dave Smith and Roger Linn unleash Tempest analogue drum machine

Steinberg updates HALion Sonic workstation

Denon DJ launches DN-MC6000

Denon DJ announces DN-S37000 firmware update

Denon DJ unveils DN-SC2000

Roland introduces FR-18 Diatonic V-Accordian

Roland unveils BK-7m backing module

Roland introduces AT-350C Atelier Combo organ

Roland UM-ONE USB MIDI Interface unveiled

Roland unveils V-Piano Grand

Roland launches VIMA JM-5 sound module

Roland launches RD-300NX digital stage piano

Roland introduces Tri-Capture and Duo-Capture USB audio interfaces

Two Notes introduces Torpedo LB-202

Two Notes announces two new plugins

Korg Kaoss Pad Quad launched

Korg Kronos workstation unveiled

Korg microPiano is a compact grand

Avid releases M-Audio Venom virtual analogue synth

Crown launches XTi 2 Series

JBL Professional introduce EON210P

JBL Professional announces EON 515XT

Nord unveils Stage 2

Numark introduces NDX800 Controller

Numark announces NPM100 monitors

Numark unveils NS6 DJ controller

Numark debuts DJ2GO controller

Focusrite RedNet brings pro audio networking to your DAW

Focusrite unveils VRM Box - mix using headphones

New Fairlight CMI-30A goes back to the '80s

Quantum Leap Spaces promises "new standard" in convolution reverb

Alesis StudioDock gives iPad audio and MIDI I/O

Mackie announces Thump TH-12A loudspeakers

Mackie redesigns MRmk2 monitors

Alesis launches MultiMix 16 USB FX

Arturia announces Spark drum machine

Alesis introduces iO4

Alesis unveils PercPad

Universal Audio unveils UAD-2 Satellite Duo and Quad FireWire DSP accelerators

Alesis announces PerformancePad Pro

Alesis launches QX49 keyboard

Akai SynthStation49 iPad MIDI controller unveiled

Akai EIE I/O USB audio interface announced

Akai launches RPM3 monitors

Eventide Space stompbox unveiled

Steven Slate Drums 4.0 announced

Time+Space releases eXplorer collection with Rob Papen

Steinberg releases Rupert Neve Designs Portico EQ and compressor plug-ins

TC-Helicon VoiceTouch Singles vocal processing pedals

MOTU 828mk3 Hybrid audio interface

Access Virus TI Polar Dark Star unveiled

Blue Microphones introduces Yeti Pro

IK Multimedia launches iRig Mic

Korg Kronos teased in video

M-Audio Venom synth is coming


AmpliTube Fender app launched

GrooveMaker Cool & Dre unveiled

Crown releases Powered By Crown app

AKG introduces Wireless App 2.0

AKG launches Perception showcase app

New iOS products from IK Multimedia

TC-Helicon announces the VoiceJam app


Aquarian and MIDItronix unveils inHEAD acoustic/electronic trigger drum heads

Sabian adds Holy China to Vault collection

Sabian introduces OMNI cymbal

Zildjian unveils Z3 Ultra Hammered Chinas and 22" Swish knocker

Pearl introduces Reference Pure Series drum kits

Meinl launches Classic Custom Series cymbals

Meinl FX Pedal features 10 drum and percussion sounds

Yamaha Custom Birch drum kit launched

Natal launches its first drum kit line

Yamaha launch Steve Jordan drum kits

Sonor announces new Ascent Series

Sonor extends Armoni Cymbal line

Sonor Essential Force Series announced

Sonor unveils Select Force Series

Sonor Smart Force Series introduced

Korg announces Wavedrum Oriental synth

Roland TD-9K2 and TD-9KX2 V-Drums unleashed

Roland unveils TD-4K2 and TD-4KX2 compact V-Drums

LP announces new Stanton Moore drum

Gibraltar launches two-tone compact saddle seat

LP offers new conga equipment

Toca unleashes Jingle Sidekick

Gretsch introduces new Legend snares

Toca extends djembe range

Gretsch announces Renown '57 kit

Gretsch collaborates with Mark Schulman on 2011 signature snares

AKG introduces Groove Pack drum mic set

Alesis upgrades DM10 Studio Kit

Alesis introduces two DM8 drumkits

Zildjian unveils Gen16 AE (Acoustic Electric) Cymbal

Pro-Mark introduces new drum accessories

Gibraltar previews Turning Point drum hardware

Paiste Alpha Swiss Crashes announced

Paiste announces return of Formula 602 cymbals

Paiste unveils Twenty Masters Collection cymbals

Paiste Professional Cymbalbag Trolley unveiled

Mapex launches Raptor direct drive bass drum pedal

Mapex unveils back-supported drum throne

Yamaha announces new GigMaker drum kits

Mapex unleashes Black Panther drum kits

You can also download a full exhibitor list from the official NAMM 2011 site.


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