Live From NAMM 2024

Well, well, well. Here we are, back in Anaheim, for the annual NAMM convention. The largest show of its kind for the musical instruments industry—kicking off Thursday January 25 and continuing through Sunday—it will be the launching pad for manufacturers' new gear and all of the best products in their current lineups.

Reverb will be on the convention floor, covering product launches from Third Man Hardware, Alex Lifeson's Lerxst, Korg, Yamaha, Teenage Engineering, Taylor, Martin, and many, many more. And we'll be roaming the halls to catch some of our favorite artists, producers, and talented musicians of all kinds as they play and shred.

Follow along below as we bring the excitement of the show to this page. And then click the banner to find all of the new products from the show currently available on Reverb.

Day 2 Roundup: Thundercat Sighting, Otamatone, John Mayer's New Martin & More

What did we get into in day 2 of NAMM? We chanced upon Thundercat, got serenaded by a cute Otamatone, saw John Mayer's new Martin, and more.

Prince's Personal Purple Piano

Alongside new gear like the SeqTrak portable groovebox/workstation (see here), Yamaha brought a unique and special instrument: the Purple One's personal purple piano.

Asking the Important Musical Questions of Our Time

Giving away pedals outside of NAMM.

Outside the Anaheim Convention Center in sunny Anaheim, California, we asked denizens of NAMM some of the most important questions of our time. Like: "Do you wah wah?" and "Cajon. Yes or no?"

Alex Skolnick Has Opinions About the MGK Razorblade Guitar

We caught Alex Skolnick doing some shredding on the NAMM floor.

The online discourse about the new Schecter MGK Razorblade signature guitar has definitely been polarizing, with people reacting all kinds of ways to the unique-looking ax. We had a chance to get one in Alex Skolnick's hands on the NAMM floor to do some shredding and give his review of how it plays.

Recapping Day 1 of NAMM 2024

Follow along with Mallory as she runs through some of the coolest things we saw at day one of the NAMM 2024 show in Anaheim.

Yamaha's Challenger for Teenage Engineering's Portable Throne

Building tracks with the new SeqTrak.

The near-monopoly Teenage Engineering's OP series has had on portable synthesis, sequencing, and general workstation-eering may just be coming to an end with Yamaha's announcement of the SeqTrak. We got a full rundown of the electronic music-making's next great contender.

Shop now: SeqTrak

A Banjo Meets a Pedalboard on the NAMM 2024 Floor

Watch us "get evil" with banjo pickup-maker extraordinaire John Kravanaugh.

Right after NAMM's doors opened, one of the first things that grabbed our attention was a killer pedalboard set up by a wall of banjos. It belonged to John Kavanaugh, inventor of the Kavanjo, and he invited us to let loose. We grabbed our teammate Isaac and let him rip his best rolls, as John helped us "get evil," as he said, by adding a copious amount of effects. Find Kavanjo-equipped banjos on Reverb.

Revv's Latest Amps Give the People What They Want

With built-in Two Notes IR, reverb, flexible tone stacks, and lots of colorful gain options, Revv's new amps are answers to fans' prayers.

With built-in Two Notes IR, reverb, flexible tone stacks, and lots of colorful gain options, Revv's new amps are answers to players' prayers. The limited-edition Generator 120 10th brings a raw sound to Revv's name-making amp, while the Generator G50 brings a fan-favorite into Revv's new hot-rodded era.

A Hammond Organ That Fits in a Backpack (Hammond MSolo) | NAMM 2024

Hear just a taste of the B-3 magic the MSolo provides.

If you've ever strained to lug a B-3 and a Leslie onto a stage, you'll be pleased to know: There's now a real-deal Hammond that fits in a backpack. The Hammond MSolo is packed with B-3 tones and enough draw bars to give you what you need. Plus, there's a digital Leslie, on-board chorus-vibrato and percussion, a two-oscillator synth, and more.

A Golden Big Muff Pi Beckons From Behind Glass

Celebrating 55 years of the legendary Big Muff Pi pedal, Electro-Harmonix released a limited-edition batch of 555 special, commemorative Muffs. This is the first time since the '70s that a full-sized or "big box" Big Muff enclosure will house the Ram's Head circuit—and this chassis, laser-etched and golden, is a particularly special one at that.

The Vox APC-1 Is a Guitar, Amp, Pedalboard, & Drum Machine in One

Vox's newest offering is an all-in-one travel companion.

The perfect travel companion, the APC-1 not only gives you an amp, but a bunch of effects and its own drum machine accompanist all in one machine. Does it funk? Does it soul? Does it rock? Yes, to all of the above.

Third Man Unveils $75 DIY Mosrite Fuzzrite-Style Pedal Kit

With the Fuzz-a-Tron, Third Man wants to make pedal-building easy and fun for the next generation of gearheads.

Sometimes you open a DIY pedal kit and find impossibly small parts you're supposed to somehow solder onto an impossibly small board. Not so with Third Man's Fuzz-a-Tron. With large components and a straight-forward design, the kit is simple to solder and built to give kids the pedal-building bug early, or for adults who just want an inexpensive Mosrite Fuzzrite.

Checking Out the Trendy New Teenage Engineering K.O. II

Fess stops by the Teenage Engineering booth.

The latest piece of kit from Teenage Engineering is, of course, beautifully designed. This time around, this sampler, composer, and all-around creative tool is also relatively affordable by comparison to their other popular samplers. Check out what it can do in the video above.

Shop now: Teenage Engineering K.O. II

Fess Explores Korg's New Lineup at NAMM 2024

Check out what Korg had present at their NAMM 2024 booth.

The newly rebuilt and reissued Korg PS-3300 isn't the only major announcement the brand has made so far this year. Over the last few weeks, Korg has announced product after product, and today at NAMM, Fess had a chance to stop by the booth to check out what's been cooking. In the video above, we get some hands-on looks at the Korg KingKorg Neo, MicroKorg 2, HandyTraxx, and more.

The Innovative New Mod Series from Gamechanger Audio

Mod Series pedals uniquely harnesses your playing dynamics and pitch, using them to modulate the rest of the sound in an endless variety of ways.

Gamechanger Audio continues to agitate for pedals to be stranger and better. Their new Mod Series launches with three distinct effects—Reverb, Delay, and Chorus—that can be used in straightforward ways. But they gets wild from there. Each pedal tracks the dynamics and pitch of your playing, and then allows you to patch those signals into other functions like Level, Rate, or Feedback, to create bold new expressions. Compatible with guitars, synths, and even Eurorack audio signals, the pedals can also be patched together. It's a weird, new playground for experimentation, and Gamechanger's inviting us all to play.

Rabea Massaad Shreds on His New Ernie Ball Signature

Watch Rabea Massaad dazzle the NAMM 2024 audience.

We stumbled across Rabea's live unveiling of his brand new Ernie Ball Artist Series Sabre, and got treated to an up-close performance of his track "JUSCOS." His signature Sabre should be available for purchase this spring, so keep your eyes out on Reverb—or better yet, save this search to be notified when they're listed for sale.

Gamechanger Audio Unveils the New Eurorack Module

Learn more about the new Plasma Voice Eurorack module—a brand-new type of oscillator.

Fess had some time to drop by the Gamechanger Audio booth to see what the big minds over there have been cooking up. New for the Eurorack space is this oscillator module called the Plasma Voice—a cutting-edge piece of tech that Gamechanger believer is a brand-new type of oscillator with a ton of functionality baked in. Watch the video above to hear a full description of what this module can do.

The Omnichord Makes Its Hotly Anticipated Return

Mallory gets a little hands-on time with the new Omnichord OM-108.

Suzuki has been teasing this new upcoming Omnichord for months, having initially planned its release to coincide with the company's 70th anniversary in 2023. That release was further delayed, with Suzuki promising an unveiling at the NAMM show in Anaheim. Lucky for us, the company has kept its promise and the new Omnichord OM-108 is every bit as glorious as we hoped it would be.

Stylophone Unveils New Theremin & CPM DS-2 Drone Synth

Fess stops by the Stylophone booth to see some of the new gear the brand is working on.

For the last 40 years, things at the Stylophone brand have been all about, well, stylophones. But this year, the company is branching into new territory. In the video above, Fess stops by the Stylophone booth for a look at the new (and quite affordable) theremin and drone synth that the company has cooked up for 2024.

Korg Has Recreated the Ultra-Rare & Complex PS-3300

Fess stops by the Korg booth to take a look at the resurrected synth.

Korg has newly resurrected a legendary, complex, large-format synth from the 1970s: the ultra-rare PS-3300. The "new" PS-3300 is genuinely a faithful recreation of the older model (of which only 50 units or so were ever produced) but with some refined upgrades that modern players will appreciate—MIDI, USB, and preset buttons, to name a few. See the video above for more info.

The Infamously Smashed Hateful Eight Martin Returns

For those not in the know, while filming The Hateful Eight several years ago, a genuine 1870s Martin acoustic guitar on loan from the Martin Guitar Museum was smashed to bits by Kurt Russell. It wasn't supposed to happen that way—the real historical relic was supposed to be switched out for an unimportant prop prior to the smashing. Unfortunately, the switch didn't happen, and the devastating occurrence inspired Martin Guitar Museum to change its policy on loaning instruments to productions. At NAMM 2024, this historic—and now, historically smashed—guitar can be seen on display at the Martin booth.

Third Man Hardware & Donner Release the Triple Threat

Take a listen to what the new Triple Threat is capable of.

Jack White's Third Man Hardware has teamed up with the affordably minded Donner brand to bring players the Triple Threat. This unit packs three mighty effects—phaser, distortion, and echo—into one rectangular powerhouse of a pedal. The effects can be used independently, but the real magic comes in when you engage all of them together. Even better is the price of the new pedal—just $99 USD brand-new.

Shop now: Standard Edition Triple Threat, Reverb exclusive yellow Triple Threat

Rush's Alex Lifeson Launches the Lerxst Limelight

Alex Lifeson & Lerxst Limelight

Alex Lifeson's signature brand, Lerxst, has just announced its latest: the limited-edition Limelight guitar. Built by Godin, this S-style will be immediately recognizable to Rush fans as a take on Lifeson's famous Hentor Sportscaster. See more here.

Shop now: Limelight Floyd Rose, Limelight Vega Trem

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