Looking to sum up last week’s NAMM show in one word? “Integration” might do the job better than anything else.
Companies that develop professional music technology are now focusing on integrating their products with various mobile devices, particularly those made by Apple. A representative of California-based acoustic guitar maker Taylor even had to admit devices like iPads are “the way of the future” for the music industry. Another example of this trend is Casio’s new line of professional keyboards, which has a built-in space reserved just for a musician’s iPad.
In addition, Numark, which developed the first professional DJ equipment that could connect to an iPod, showcased controllers fully compatible with all of Apple’s immensely popular devices.
As a result of the high demand for smaller recording devices, portability will likely continue to drive the music industry in new directions for years to come — which could lead the old-school recording studio to go the way of the dodo.
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