There was almost nothing new to be seen at NAMM 2013 unless you assert that any analog product whatsoever is better than a new digital one. Synths were revised, rereleased, copied and cloned. Lets review here.
Roland - Absolutely Nothing
Yamaha - Absolutely Nothing
Korg: King Korg - A compilation of existing products.
MS-20 MINI - A direct clone of something nobody was really looking to buy.
More Kaoss Pads.
Dave Smith: Prophet 12, another polysynth which is probably pretty good, but only if you are into polysynth keyboards.
Studio Electronics Boomstar: Another set of cloned analog hardware.
A Crap ton of cheap midi controllers nobody wanted.
Wow, good job guys in the music industry. That was totally boring. Maybe I will start reviewing software instead. I think its really over. Perhaps nobody wants to see a keyboard player on stage either. I think synth sounds are mostly over and creative sampling will become a trend again.
I hate mini keys. If I ever see another mini key I will explode.