Winter NAMM 2013: Gorging on DJ Gear & More

Pioneer DJ’s Platinum Edition set. Pioneer DJ’s Platinum Edition set.

Anaheim, Calif.—Running Jan. 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center, the 2013 Winter NAMM show will see nearly 95,000 attendees visit booths from over 1,400 exhibitors, which are displaying loads of new products for the M.I. market. As usual, expect to see plenty of DJ-related debuts.

Also, Testa CommunicationsDJ Times’ publisher—is there, providing on-the-spot show coverage with Convention TV @ NAMM.

On to the exhibitors at the show: Pioneer DJ is showing its new “Platinum Editions” of the CDJ-2000nexus multi-player, DJM-900nexus mixer and RMX-1000 Remix Station. With this limited-edition run, each unit will feature a mirror-chrome finish and a distinctive plaque engraved with the production run and serial number indicating its authenticity. Pioneer is also exhibiting a new pearl-white version of the XDJ-AERO Wi-Fi-enabled controller. The XDJ-AERO-W unit allows DJs to send music from smart devices to the controller using Pioneer’s rekordbox app.

Denon DJ is showing the MC2000 DJ controller, the SC2900 multimedia player/controller, and the SC3900 multimedia player/controller.

American DJ’s Inno Color Beam 12. American DJ’s Inno Color Beam 12.

American DJ is debuting several new lighting products for mobile entertainers. They include: the Mega Go Flood Par cordless, battery-powered RGB color wash, which will run 4.5 hours with a full charge; Inno Color Beam 12 compact RGBW beam effect that shoots 15-degree angle shafts of light; and the Mega TRI38 Sys all-in-one LED wash system, which includes four RGB wash fixtures, a battery-powered foot controller, a tripod light stand, and two protective cases—one for fixtures, the other for stand.

Related ADJ companies Elation Professional and American Audio are breaking out some new products as well. Elation is introducing the Rayzor Q7 moving head light, the Platinum Beam 5R Extreme beam effect and the Platinum Spot LED Pro unit. American Audio is debuting its ELS15A 2-way active speaker system and the ELX Series of class A/B power amplifiers, include the ELX2000, ELX3000 and ELX4000 units.

Stanton DJ is showing the DJC.4 Virtual DJ Digital Workstation, which features touch-sensitive jog wheels, giving users scratch and pitch-bend control. The unit comes bundled with a 4-deck version of Virtual DJ LE. Related company Cerwin-Vega is introducing its P-Series pro PA system, which includes two active speakers: the P1500X two-way, bi-amped, fully-range bass-reflex unit pushing 1,500 watts and the P1800SX 18-inch subwoofer pushing 2,000 watts.

Exhibiting in a booth constructed of the TRUSST trussing system, Chauvet is debuting nearly 30 new products, including: the CORE series of fixtures; additions to the Intimidator series of moving heads and scanners; the Freedom series of wireless, battery-operated fixtures; and the SlimPAR series of low-profile wash lights. Chauvet is also displaying the Intimidator Beam LED 350, Geyser RGB, Scorpion Burst GB, MegaStrobe FX12 and the SlimPAR Quad IRC series.

Distributor Mixware is showing a variety of products from companies it carries. They include: the Electrix Tweaker performance controller for Traktor, Ableton Live and Serato Scratch Live; Reloop’s Terminal Mix 2 two-channel controller for Serato DJ; and Magma’s CTRL case for Pioneer’s DDJ-SX controller and the Traveler Stand, an aluminum alloy folding laptop stand. Mixware is also introducing the Monkey Banana range of monitor speakers.

Yamaha is releasing the latest models in its lineup of STAGEPAS portable PA systems, the STAGEPAS 400i and 600i, the successors of the STAGEPAS 300 and 500. Delivering 400 watts and 680 watts, respectively, the 400i and 600i offer a substantial increase in power output compared to previous models.

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  • DJ UC

    A very exciting and cool looking lineup which I was there

  • Party Life Miami

    All those major conventions are always in the west coast. Miami needs a convention in south beach! we sure would get a lot to attend since we’re growing into the electronic capital!