Life and website issues got in the way of doing timely NAMM reports this year. In my defense many of these products just started shipping a couple of months ago. As has become habit, there were hundreds of cool pedals on offer, mostly variations on pedals you have seen and heard.
With NAMM 2020 coming up, I thought I would do a listing of the things I saw last year that might be different and of more interest to the modern guitarist. The theme in January seemed to be the return of modulation (flange, chorus, and phase), fuzz/harmonizer combos, and guitar synth pedals. I am featuring only what I consider to be the most interesting takes on each. Please check company websites for details.
From Meris, the folks who gave you the Ottobit Jr , comes the Enzo. The Enzo ($299 USD) is a multi-voice synthesizer that will track a guitar for monosynth leads, complex chord polyphony, and multi-note sequenced arpeggiation. It can completely transform your input signal and re-synthesize it using a combination of multimode analog style synth filters, ring modulation, and filter envelopes without any special pickup installation.