As ever there was lots of gear we spotted, filmed and chatted to manufacturers about that we didn;t have room to write about individually over the NAMM Show, so today's post is our traditional bumper roundup of those products. From mixers to lights, bags to the plain bizarre, it's all here!
American DJ has some snazzy new flashing things to share with us at NAMM 2017, in the shape of two variations on the same model, a kind of three-in-one device called the Boom Box. In this video, see the Boom Box FX 1 and the Boom Box FX 2, demonstrated and explained.
Of interest to DJs just starting to build their lighting rig, these three good value new lights from Chauvet DJ - the FXarray Q5, FX Par 3, and Helicopter Q6 - pack a lot into their small cases. Watch on for a video talkthrough from the floor here at NAMM, and a demo of each in action.
Stanton has announced a new, updated version of its popular ST.150 turntable range at NAMM 2017 - that's both the ST.150 M2 (pictured), and the straight-arm version, the STR8.150. Stanton says the units have had a complete recraft, now being manufactured out of aluminium to make them lighter.
Well now that was a surprise! We expected, from the PR images, two built-to-budget plastic items, and instead it turns out these two forthcoming products from Gemini are all-metal affairs, the MAS-1 in particualar being much bigger and better built than we'd thought.
Magma now has its own take on the style of stand popularised by Crane all those years ago, called the Vektor. It folds up small, is reassuringly solid, and has thick (bright red) rubber tubular "feet" to keep it steady. Take a closer look in our talkthrough video.
The promising new Mixars Primo Serato DJ controller and equally appealing Mixars Quattro Serato DJ DVS mixer are both on show here at NAMM 2017 - as prototypes under glass. But we got a special private viewing of both units - and bring you two exclusive first look videos here.