NAMM 2019: The best gear of Day 1

Five highlights from the first day of The NAMM Show 2019.

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Audient Sono

Oscillating synths, killer software instruments, space-faring microphones – the first day of The NAMM Show 2019 had all that and much, much more. Here are our top five highlights from Day 1:

Arturia MicroFreak

This mind-bending instrument isn’t a revolution – it’s a mutiny. Blending wavetable and digital oscillators with analogue filters, the synth is the perfect piece of kit for the curious musician.

EastWest Sounds Hollywood Pop Brass

Punchy, tight and musical, EastWest’s newest brass-and-winds pack will put some sizzle into your poppier tracks.

PreSonus Atom

Users of Studio One will love this powerful pad controller that integrates seamlessly with the DAW.

DPA Microphones 6000 Series

They’re not just the smallest microphones we’ve seen; they’re scheduled to pay Mars – yes, the planet – a visit in 2020. Find out more about them here.

Audient Sono

The “ultimate audio interface for guitarists” was a thrill to behold in real life. A tube preamp, amp/cab sims and the ability to send control information to the software you’re running – the Sono lives up to its billing.

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