The NAMM Show is the pulse of the music industry. The 2019 Winter NAMM Show lived up to expectations with 115,000+ attendees and 2,000 exhibiting member companies. Most notable, there was a 14% increase in international participants, boosting the global importance of The NAMM Show. It's always a pure delight to attend the Winter NAMM Show. This year's event from January 24 to 27, exceeded all of my expectations. The expanded Anaheim Convention Center hosted a dynamic array of brands, special events set to live music, celebrity appearances, and interviews with the world's top musical innovators, artists, and professionals, along with educational sessions tied to today's trends
I was pleasantly surprised to discover 20+ booths side-by-side featuring an array of new MIDI products and applications. To see 35 photos of these booths and their unique MIDI products, go to: http://jalbum.net/a/1917003. In addition, there were numerous booths located throughout the convention center with MIDI-driven products from prominent manufacturers such as Avid, MakeMusic, Yamaha, Roland and others. Here are some highlights of the new MIDI products presented at this year's show:
Bome Software displayed its flagship software, Bome MIDI Translator Pro, and the BomeBox, a MIDI translation and processing box. The box connects and routes MIDI devices connected via its USB host, MIDI DIN, and Ethernet connectors as well as via the built-in wireless network. New firmware adds support for translating computer (HID) keyboards and number pads to MIDI. Bome Software also announced that it has started prototyping the MIDI 2.0 protocol, which is currently being developed by the MIDI Manufacturers Association.
Bome Software GmbH & Co KG
80797 München, Germany
Amtsgericht München HRA95502
AirTurn BT200S is a durable and tactile wireless footswitch for creating proprietary keyboard, audio, and MIDI commands that control your tablet, computer, phone, or other Bluetooth devices.
1668 Valtec Lane
Boulder, CO 80301
music.iLuv is an augmented-reality social music application for creating, practicing and performing in groups such as classroom, virtual classroom, private or public groups of childrern or adults who want to make music regardless of their background or skill level. The music.iLuv application uses MIDI technology in multiple areas. The software can provide live feedback to users during MIDI instrument practice sessions. Users can merge their MIDI and audio tracks and play with 3D virtual bands, orchestras and ensembles.
2 N. 1st Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95113
Mukikim announced their new Studio Piano and New Studio Drums. These MIDI compatible instruments offer more advanced electronics with a built in speaker powered by a lithium rechargeable battery.
6812 W Calumet
Milwaukee, WI 53223
Piano de Voyage is a digital piano keyboard fully focused on portability. Its modular design makes it the ideal travel companion for keyboardists looking for a full-size keyboard they can carry in a cabin bag or a small backpack.
Piano de Voyage
KAGURA is a revolutionary digital instrument that lets you make music simply by gesturing. A computer and a web camera are all you need. From professional musicians to beginners, everyone can create original songs and performances easily.
The Counterpoint Calculator is a plugin for all major DAWs. This tool helps composers speed up their compositional process. It allows users to write a short motif, specify the harmonic sequence of the piece of music and, from there the plugin composes the rest of the notes.
6520-D; Chapman Hwy
Knoxville, TN 37920
Band-in-a-Box is a landmark accompaniment generator since 1988 for authentic sounding backtracks for songwriting, learning and teaching and music production ranging from country to jazz to rock with over 6,500 different musical styles to use, augment, create and perform from. Prominent new features include a 64-bit (32-bit version included) and a VST DAW Plugin. This is a separate application that works directly inside your DAW (Cakewalk, Reaper, Pro Tools PreSonus etc.) to generate styles. RealTracks, RealDrums, Multi-Riffs and more.
PG MUSIC INC.
29 CADILLAC AVE
VICTORIA BC V8Z 1T3
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