It's that time of year again, with the National Association of Music Merchants show due to take place in California, from 23rd to 26th January. As always, NAMM showcases a plethora of new and exciting products, so we've decided to create a rolling story, which we will update as and when new gear is announced.
This is the place to be if you want a comprehensive round-up of all the new NAMM gear for 2014, so check below for information and videos on the most exciting releases. Alternatively, you can CLICK HERE to view a list of new products in our online shop.
Yamaha's new range of HS monitors are designed to carry on the philosophy of the iconic NS-10s - if your mixes sound good on these speakers, they will sound good anywhere! They were even designed by the same person as the legendary NS-10s! However, rather than colouring your mix as the original NS-10s did (which made them good as a secondary pair of reference monitors but not ideal for use as a primary pair), Yamaha HS monitors give an accurate representation of your tracks, allowing you to make confident decisions about how best to make tweaks in order to get them sounding professional. Of course, referencing your mix on as many systems as possible is still advisable, including poorer systems that colour your tracks, but having a set of monitors that give a 'true' representation is always the most important ingredient of any mixing studio.