2020 NAMM Products for You to Check Out

NAMM 2020 Finds

The Music & Youth Initiative team went to NAMM in search for new gear – Below are some products that we thought were interesting…

Check them out for your music program!

NOTE: Any featured products are based on the experience and opinions of Network members and Music & Youth. We do not receive any financial benefit from the vendors to promote their products. We just thought they were helpful and you might like ’em. 

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Studio Gear

Sonarworks Reference 4 with Mic – $299
Software that calibrates your studio monitors and “tunes” your studio

Kaotica Eyeball pop filter – $200
Make any room sound great – part pop filter, part reflection shield

Software / Plug-ins

Pro Apps Bundle (Education) – $200
Includes Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage

Soundtoys 5 Academic – $250
Take your mixes to the next level with these plugins

Guitar / Bass

D’Addario Dual-Lock Strap Lock – $4
Help prevent participants from accidentally dropping guitars

Complete Guitar Maintenance Kit – $80
Everything you need to keep your instrument playing and sounding its best


Yamaha Stage Custom Hip – $700
Cost-effective and big sound in a compact configuration (ideal for tight spaces)

Big Fat Snare Drum “Quesadilla”
 – $60

Cloth overlay helps control tone and volume without sacrificing the feel of real drums


Zildjian L80 Low Volume Box Set – $250
REAL cymbals with 80% less volume – great for practice and rehearsals

Drummer’s Survival Kit – $20
Commonly misplaced items like cymbal felts, washers, tension rods and drum key


BOSS FS-5U foot switch – $60
Very durable and compact sustain pedal

On-Stage KT7800+ Deluxe Bench – $65
Comfortable and durable – this bench will ensure participants keep practicing

Sound / PA

Esinkin Bluetooth Audio Adapter – $25
Add wireless/bluetooth streaming to any PA system or speakers

QSC Touchmix 8 mixer – $1000
K10.2 10″ Powered Speakers – $700

Pricey? – Yes. Worth it? – YES!!


Pioneer DJ DDJ-SR2 controller – $700
Everything you need to start a DJ/Turntable program!

Serato DJ Software – Free (w/ turntables) 
Industry standard DJ software

Just for Fun

Dropmix – $35 (Amazon)
Virtual DJ card game offers a fun break from the routine while still engaging in music

Makey Makey – $50
Make a bananas midi controller. Non-threatening way to introduce beat making

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