After a pretty grueling 8 hour drive from Arizona it was finally time for day one of NAMM 2011. This trade show is so huge it’s ridiculous and the decibel level only gets louder as the days go on. The drum room is especially bad so if any of you are over there and don’t like listening to ear splitting volumes of 30 different drummers playing 30 different percussion instruments then be sure to stay away from that area.
A few highlights from the first day of NAMM 2011.
I stumbled upon these very nice looking acoustic guitars from Luna. They are a joy to look at and are very affordable. The highest price I saw was only $499 and those models sounded great. Definitely something to look into if you are in the market for a unique looking and great sounding acoustic guitar.
This Portuguese acoustic treatment company had some interesting products to show and were extremely helpful in showing me around their various diffusers. Their omnidirectional diffusers were really interesting, especially because I’ve been in need of a diffuser for the back wall of the studio for a while now. I’m on the fence of whether I should create my own diffusers or just invest in a simple diffusion setup but Jocavi had some really interesting things to tip the scales to the latter.
I’m a little bit of an accessory fan so Mono was a really cool brand to see at NAMM. They have all sorts of cool bags for your audio equipment, backpacks for your portable studio and sturdy gig bags for your guitars. I was really impressed with their backpacks, mostly because I forgot mine at home, but they have some pretty awesome designs to accommodate all of your audio stuff.
Two Days To Go
That was just a little snapshot of what NAMM 2011 has to offer. The countless booths of every type of audio and music stuff you can imagine is just way too much to put into a comprehensive post. Stay tuned over the weekend for more NAMM highlights, as I try to give you a little glimpse of the madness this trade show truly is. I didn’t even make it to the pro audio hall so expect a lot more goodies in the following days.