Happy New Year to all of the DJbooth.net community! For the DJ Equipment scene, 2005 and 2006 was a really groundbreaking time. Many new technologies were finally being applied to DJ gear with some very nice results. CD turntables and Hybrid turntables are actually doing what DJ's want them to do. There were also new software releases that allowed users to spin with their current setup and attach a computer to it and do all types of new tricks never thought possible. So where does this leave us in 2007??? I guess we will find out at the 2007 Winter NAMM Show. This is a yearly event which gives the DJ community a chance to get a glimpse at what the manufacturers are going to have in store for the upcoming months.
This year's show is held in the Anaheim Convention Center from January 18th-21st. The only problem is that with all the gear that came out in the past two years has put the industry at a stand-still. Manufacturers are still clamoring in the success of their awsome creations and are not about to realease anything groundbreaking at this point in time. Instead, we will most likely see existing model upgrades and other smaller-scaled products launching at this show. Here are some products that are confirmed for the 2007 NAMM Show:
Gemini MPX-40 Professional FX MP3 Player
Gemini CDM-600 Professional DJ Station
Gemini NEW line of PS series of DJ Mixers
Cortex HDC-3000 Dual Digital Music Controller
Cortex HDTT-5000 Digital Music Turntable/Controller
Cortex DMIX-300 and DMIX-600 all-in-one digital mixing stations
Stanton Final Scratch V3
Serato Scratch Live Software Update
Reloop RMP-2 CD Turntable
M-Audio (Top Secret Tabletop Player?)
More to come...