We recap all that’s new in the DJ world from NAMM 2020
The NAMM Show, held each January in Southern California, hosts over 115,000 guests from all around the world with industry leaders showcasing their latest products releases. With a majority of manufacturers choosing to unveil their latest products at the NAMM show, there’s always something new for DJ’s to get excited about. With announcements coming from Pioneer DJ, Denon and Phase to mention a few, we round up everything you need to know from the floor of NAMM 2020.
Unfortunately there was no sign of the eagerly anticipated next generation CDJ players, how ever Pioneer DJ still took everyone by surprise with the announcement of the V-10 mixer. Taking aim at Playdifferently and Allen & Heath X:One mixers, the V-10 is a complete departure from the Nexus line up that we are so familiar with. Clearly aimed at the producer DJ with a whopping three send and returns and completely new effects. Read more in our in depth review here.
Denon arrived at Namm on the back of a week of huge announcements with a whopping five new products. The SC6000 players sit at the top of the range, with a new build and design philosophy that looks much more professional than the outgoing SC5000.
There’s been updates to the X1800 mixer too, with the new 1850 boasting nicer faders plus some cool new effects. The all new Prime GO was the star of the show however with 4 hours battery life and all the class leading performance of the other Prime devices. Learn more about the Prime GO in our full review here.
Denon DJ also revealed the highly anticipated Prime 2, a shrunk down all in one unit that doesn’t compromise on performance. The Prime 2 will undoubtedly be a top seller with more performance than it’s rivals and considerably cheaper. Have a closer look in our full review here.
Possibly the biggest announcement from NAMM was the news that Serato and MWM were officially teaming up in a partnership to bring official accessory status to Phase. Plugging the phase dock straight into Serato with a USB cable, there will be no RCA cables or time code to worry about. A brilliant collaboration that makes the whole Phase experience that much easier. Read more about this exciting news here.
Rane revealed the Seventy battle mixer just before NAMM, a new two channel mixer loaded with performance features. Featuring inbuilt effects, reversible paddles and all new mag four faders, the seventy is Rane’s answer to the now dated DJM-S9. We can see this mixer being very popular with the turntablist market, read our full review here.
The Inmusic stable have been busy this winter, 5 products from Denon and a new Rane mixer already announced but they didn’t stop there. A minor update but a worthwhile one, the Numark DJ2GO Touch is almost identical to the DJ2GO but with the addition of capacitive jog wheels. A nice update for possibly the most portable controller in the world.