NAMM is the musical instrument industry's annual woohoo of a trade show where all the big names show off the fancy new wares they want the musicians of the world to embrace. But if you don't actually go to the show, the best part is watching demo videos full of crazy sound and batshit blinking lights. Here's our favorite stuff from this year's show, complete with the desire inducing videos.
Korg MS-20 Mini is a scaled down version of a classic 35-year-old analog synthesizer
Dave Smith has been making crazy versatile (and crazy expensive) synthesizers for more than 30 years. He calls the Prophet 12 his finest work yet.
Moog Sub Phatty demonstrated with music by Flying Lotus and animation by Lilfuchs
The Livid Base software controller combines a grid of colorful pads with capacitive touch faders.
Arturia SparkLE is a compact drum controller and step sequencer that works with your computer.
The Novation Launchkey software controller and MIDI keyboard works with both your computer and your iPad.
Super weird Brett Domino cover of Justin Bieber featuring the new Dubreq Stylophone S2, a redesign of a classic metal keyboarded synth.