Question: You showed some REALLY cool synths...were most of them shipping, or production prototypes?
Oh dear, such a question brings out the listmaker in me.
Prototype still very prototypey: Maker Hart EV-One "violin", Haken Slim Continuum (I believe the one at the show is the ONLY one as of now), Gamechanger Universal Sustain Pedal (they're not even sure they'll release it)
Mature in development but shipping some time away: Empress ZOIA Euroburo, Lumatone
Ready to sell but manufacturing and distribution still ramping up: Korg WaveState, Arturia Keystep Pro, Sequential Pro3, Enhancia Neova
Currently shipping: everything else on my list (including the digital harmonica!)
I should also note that the ARP 2600 FS appears to be sold out, for all intents and purposes.
Comment: I think the various threads here prove that NAMM is simply too big for one person to take it all in, because there's hardly any overlap. Next year, I think we'll need to get one person per hall doing the coverage...hmm 7 people...let's do it!
Why, that's a genius idea, Craig. Thanks for volunteering to take Hall C with the drums and orchestral instruments while I take Hall B with the keyboards, that's very sweet of you. We need to make sure that whoever gets Hall A spends sufficient time breathing DJ smoke, and that whoever gets Hall E speaks fluent Chinese and is very interested in guitar body cutting machines and bulk tonewood lumber.