NAMM 2008 show report

MusicRadar is reporting live from NAMM 2008
MusicRadar is reporting live from NAMM 2008

The NAMM Show is the largest music products trade show in United States. This year, it took place on 17-20 January in Anaheim, California, and MusicRadar's team were there reporting live from the show.

For all this year's news on the most exciting product launches of 2008, bookmark this index page!



Guitarist's show highlights

Rhythm's show highlights

Future Music's show highlights

The guitar and hi-tech love in

Satriani pedals and Slash signing

The stars are out!


Ampeg Dan Armstrong electrics

Blackheart Handsome Devil & Killer Ant amps

Boss GT-10 multi-effects processor

ESP Stephen Carpenter signature

ESP Richie Sambora signature

Fender American Standard range


Gibson Custom models

Godin Passion RG-3, Summit, 5th Avenue and the Multiac Spectrum SA

Gretsch G6120 Chet Atkins 125th Anniversary model

Ibanez Jemini Steve Vai Signature pedal

Ibanez JTKB200BS, FP-777 Flying Pan and the JTK4RD Jet King

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Metal

IK Multimedia StompIO

Marshall 1959RR Randy Rhoads signature amp

Martin Special Edition artist models

N-Tune Onboard Chromatic Guitar Tuner

Orange Anniversary heads

Overloud TH-1 amp modelling software

Peavy JR Special and MS-1 Signature guitars

Peavey PXD series guitars

Peavey ReValver Mk III modelling software, VYPYR amplifiers and Sanpera foot controllers

PRS Guitars - 12 models for 2008

Randall Kirk Hammett signature amp

SWR Redhead

TC Electronic Nova System

Tech 21 SansAmp pedals

Vox Virage DC and SC semi-acoustics

Waves iGTR portable amp and effects modeller

Zoom ZFX Plug-in


Access Virus TI Snow

Akai MPC5000

Akai MPD32

Alesis SR-18 drum machine

Allen & Heath ZED-24

Applied Acoustic Systems Strum Acoustic GS-1

Arturia Origin Keyboard

CEntrance AxePort Pro

Digidesign and M-Audio bundles

EKS Otus

ESI DuaFire and ESU1808 audio interfaces

ESI K.ON controller keyboard

Euphonix MC Control

Euphonix MC Mix

FL Studio 8

Focusrite ISA One preamp

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Metal

IK Multimedia StompIO

Image Line Deckadance 1.2

Image Line FL Studio 8

Korg Pa500 arranger keyboard

Kurzweil PC3x

LinnDrum II

M-Audio Torq 1.5

Moog Voyager Old School

Native Instruments Kore Player

Novation Nocturn MIDI controller

Olympus LS-10

Overloud TH-1 amp modelling software

Percussa AudioCubes

Rhodes Mark7 electric piano

Roland Fantom-G

Samson StudioDock

sE Electronics and Rupert Neve mics

SSL Duende Mini

Serato ITCH

Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Stanton SC System

Steinberg Cubase Essential 4

Tascam DR-1

Toontrack Superior Drummer 2.0

Use Audio Plugiator

Waves iGTR

Yamaha KX Series controllers

Yamaha Pocketrak 2G Portable Digital Audio Recorder

Zoom ZFX Plug-in


Alesis DM5 electronic drum kit and USB Pro kit with Trigger|iO

GMS Freddie Holliday Signature Snare

Hammerax Bash Hybrid bronze crashers and SkyHat hi-hat cymbals

Mapex M Birch series

Mapex Orion Chocolate Burl

Meinl Mb8 cymbal series

Paiste Nicko McBrain Signature Reflector Bell Ride

Paiste Signature and Twenty Series cymbal additions

Pearl Anarchy block

Pearl Brazilian percussion

Pearl signature snares

Pearl Vision series

Roland V-Drums V-Tour TD-9 Series

Sonor Steve Smith 30th Anniversary kit

Tycoon Percussion Ralph Irizarry signature timbales

Yamaha DTXtreme III electronic drum kit

Zildjian Adrian Young and Antonio Sanchez signature sticks

Zildjian K crashes

Zildjian K Light and K Custom Hybrid additions

The MusicRadar team

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