Halfway into this year’s NAMM Show, we can say the machine is running at full speed. Thousands of exhibitors, tens of thousands of visitors, live music on a number of stages, well-known musicians at the booths of the companies they collaborate with (such as Steve Morse, John JR Robinson, Vinnie Paul, Ray Luzier) or simply stralling the exhibition halls (e. g. Bootsy Collins, Jason Bittner), and all manner of gear – PA, mixing boards, guitar amplification, keyboards, guitars, bass guitars, brass, software, all kinds of electronics. Add to this what’s the most important in the world, i. e. drums, percussion, cymbals plus all drum accessories imaginable, and you will get some kind of a picture of the event.
We have already managed to visit quite a number of booths, including such companies as Roland, Tama, Dixon, Sabian, T-Cymbals, UFIP, Tone Ally or Overtone Labs (the manufacturer of the Tune Bot tuning calculator). Take a look at the effects of those visits. Drummers and Drummerettes! Here is the first report from our visit to NAMM Show 2018!