See and hear all the new gear first!

Marion, IA (January 11, 2012) -- PG is headed back to NAMM, January 19 - 22, 2012, and is your one-stop destination for all of the new gear announcements. As always, we'll be bringing you comprehensive coverage with photos, news announcements, and video demos throughout the show. You can keep up with the coverage through all of our different channels.

Nightly Newsletters
We'll be recapping the show each evening with editors' picks of the hottest gear we saw each day, massive photo galleries of everything we saw, and brand-new video demos straight from the convention floor. As always, we'll also keep you up to date with the latest news releases about gear debuts. Sign up for your Backstage Pass newsletter here.

Facebook and Twitter Instant Updates
Our entire contingent of editors will be snapping photos and uploading them to Facebook and Twitter throughout the day. If you want instant updates of new products and announcements, Facebook and Twitter are the place to be. Follow us on Facebook at or on Twitter at
If you prefer to browse an exhaustive collection of all the aforementioned gear info in one spot, is our central hub for NAMM coverage. Bookmark it and come back often for every news release, video, and photo gallery as they're added to the site. There are already more than 40 new product announcements there! Bookmark:

We look forward to bringing you the best and most complete coverage of the show out there!

Kemper Profiler Stage, Nueral DSP Quad Cortex & Line 6 HX Stomp (clockwise from top)

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