Doug Castro analyzes Darkglass presence in music tech’s most important event.
“Every NAMM show is better than the previous one in every sense”
From January 19-22, music innovation pioneers were all in one place: Anaheim Convention Center in California was the home of this year’s NAMM show, and Darkglass was present to unveil some new creations and reunite with great friends. After some exciting days in California, it’s time to take stock of the work done there and to share what’s already shaping up to be an amazing 2017.
“The overall show was a massive success” says Doug about the experience. “Every year seems to be better than the previous one in every sense” he adds, “last year with the unveiling of our amplifier prototypes things got really crazy and now it was just as busy if not busier”. This time, the surprises for the over 100.000 people who attended NAMM were multiple, with the announcement of two products: The Super Intelligent Footswitch and our Alpha·Omega pedal co-designed with Jon Stockman from Karnivool.
“The Super Intelligent Footswitch takes the Microtubes 900’s live adaptability to a whole new level by allowing one-step change between channels and mute” he shares about these new creations, “and the unanimous consensus was that Alpha·Omega probably is by far our best bass distortion/preamp to date… I would have to agree with that”. Both represent a new step for Darkglass and the reception was amazing: “Overall we are very happy and grateful for the reception our products have and the support our users and partners around the world express”.
And NAMM 2017 is just the beginning of a busy new year. “Right now our production team is gearing up for manufacturing the Super Intelligent Footswitch and Alpha·Omega, but we have a lot of things in the works” says Doug, “there’s some truly exciting stuff, but I can’t comment on that for now”.