Headed to NAMM 2017


We’re off and running in 2017, and next week I’ll be taking my show on the road…to another show. A much, much, larger show.

I’ll be attending the 2017 NAMM Show, and I’ll try to take in as much as I can in my 48 hours on the ground in southern California. This year’s show runs from Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22, although due to prior commitments I’ll have to leave on Saturday before the conclusion of the exhibition.

If you won’t be there, don’t fret; we’ll plan on publishing several NAMM-related posts to try to get a flavor of the experience. I’ll be sitting down with representatives from MakeMusic, Avid, and Steinberg to talk about the latest happenings in their respective corners of the music notation universe. My good friend and SoCal resident Doug LeBow will be filing a guest post on these pages as well, as he’ll be covering Daniel Spreadbury’s pre-NAMM presentation at the American Film Institute on January 17, along with a Cubase Pro 9 demo from Daniel’s Steinberg colleague Greg Ondo.

Although I have several appointments scheduled, I should have some free time. So if you plan on attending and would like to say hi, feel free to drop me a line. Or you can likely find me hanging around one of these booths:

  • AirTurn (2396)
  • Alfred Music/MakeMusic (booth 4618)
  • Avid (booth 6400)
  • Hal Leonard (booth 5720)
  • Newzik (booth 201C15)
  • PreSonus Audio Electronics (booth 5700)
  • Semitone LLC/Komp (booth 201C3)
  • Sonic Scores (booth 7708)
  • Soundslice (booth 1670)
  • Virgin Musical Instruments (booth 6110)
  • Yamaha/Steinberg North America (Elite 3 ballroom in Marriott)


  1. Adrian Holovaty

    Don’t miss the Soundslice booth! Hall E, booth 1670.

    1. Philip Rothman

      I’ve added it to the list! Thanks, Adrian.

      1. Bill

        Hope you’ll also get a chance to check out Overture at the Sonic Scores booth 7708

        1. Philip Rothman

          Thanks, Bill – I’ve added it to the list!

  2. Daniel Harmer

    I have been reading your blogs for about one year. They are invaluable! I appreciate the in-depth coverage you provide.
    I started with Finale, and then moved to Sibelius. I am currently trying to work with Dorico.
    Thank you so much.

    1. Philip Rothman

      Hi Daniel, I’m glad you’ve found the blog useful. Thanks for your comments!

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