After scouring the far corners of the exhibit floor, a panel of music retail and gear experts have revealed their top picks from the 2016 NAMM Show. These products, services and technologies are sure to make an impact in the new year. Here are all Best in Show winners concerning drums and percussion.
Add-ons or Accessories In the category 'Add-ons or Accessories', the panelists awarded two percussion products.
The first is the Metronome by Soundbrenner, a full featured professional metronome app that you can use standalone, or with the Soundbrenner Pulse smart wearable metronome.
The second is the Practice Pad by ProLogix, used by artists such as Rich Redmond, Mike Johnston and Jim Riley.
Gotta Stock It Roland's EL (Electronic Layered) Cajon EC-10 and Pro Cymbal Cleaning Systems both won an award in the category 'Gotta Stock It'.
The EL cajon EC-10 is an authentic acoustic cajon that has Roland’s renowned electronic percussion technology built in, letting you blend a range of complementary sounds with the cajon voice.
Pro Cymbal's cleaning system is perhaps the world’s fastest and most effective cymbal cleaning machine. They utilize a water soluble, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning solution so your cymbals will never be subjected to the risk of heat exposure by friction and no toxic waste.
Watch the demo video of Pro Cymbal's cleaning system we made at the NAMM Show in 2010.
Companies To Watch At the 2016 Winter NAMM show, Ludwig and Pearl were both named as 'Companies To Watch'.
Best in Show Tama's Star Bubinga drum kit was the only drum product awarded as 'Best in Show' this year.