The National Association of Music Merchants (forever hereafter referred to as NAMM) winter show was last week. While, typically, it is the summer show that is the musical instrument manufacturing industry's biggest event, the tradeshow last week revealed some cool new products.
First, check out the Akai Synthstation. It is a powerful, feature packed synthesizer and music production application for the iPhone and iPod. This is crazy!
Also, there is the iPK25 keyboard controller. It's so new, you can't hardly find it on the internet, but go check out this really cool video on the Electronic Musician site.
And here is an interesting video on some new studio isolation products from Primacoustic, which is a part of the Radial Engineering family of companies and a real leader in acoustic design technology. I was really impressed with the simple and creative design of some of these little problem-solvers. Some clever, thoughtful new tools that will really work well in many studios and performance applicatons.