NEW in 2020: Synth Showcase. A centrally-located Synth Showcase area is planned at the front of the largest exhibit hall, featuring dozens of electronic music brands, including:
Alex4 Brands (Berlin-based synth distributor)
ASM (Ashun Sound Machines’ Hydrasynth)
KV331 Audio Synthmaster
Noisebug (California-based synth retailer / distributor)
Playtime Engineering (BlipBlox)
Roland Virtual Sonics (Roland Cloud)
UVI Sounds and Software
NAMM Show organizers are organizing this inaugural Synth Showcase as the “centerpiece of a dynamic analog and digital synth neighborhood.” Several other themed neighborhoods / showcases will highlight boutique guitars, loudspeakers / line array systems, music-related software, and even a “Lounge 88” for piano conoisseurs.
There’s a lot more information about the Synth Showcase at The 2020 NAMM Show, and about how to exhibit or attend, at this link.
‘Tools For Synthesis’ Exhibit. The new Synth Showcase area will also include a collaboration with the Museum of Making Music, with elements from their new collection, “Music From the Sound Up: Tools For Synthesis,” which opened a few weeks ago at the NAMM headquarters in Carlsbad, CA.
Part of this hands-on exhibition will make its way to the Synth Showcase at NAMM. The installation will “give synthesis a humanistic spin” through approachable and intuitive metaphors.
Synth Education Sessions. In addition to the “Music From the Sound Up” display, there are many other synth- and electronic music-related educational offerings presentations and panel discussions throughout the show:
- NAMM U hosts learning sessions during the show for music retailers, working artists and industry professionals.
- The NAMM Show’s TEC Tracks sessions and the annual TEC Awards show feature music legends and thought leaders in sessions for sound, studio and stage pros.
- A3E* host workshops and future-looking talks on the future of audio, music-making and music technology during the NAMM Show. A3E sessions are open to NAMM exhibitors and attendees as well.
The show is open to NAMM members, and also to general attendees who are “professionals in the music, sound or entertainment technology products industry.”
Learn more and register at namm.org/synthtopia .
(*Advanced Audio Applications Exchange)