Thursday, February 08, 2007

NAMM trip

This is not so much a development blog as it is an update about NAMM. As many of you know, the Winter NAMM convention was held in Anaheim, CA (Jan 18-21). A few of us from the Project5 team went out there to help out with demos as well as meet with other third parties. While Cakewalk was heavily focused on SONAR related releases, we did put out a press release for Version 2.5 with the complete feature set (which was probably not news to most Project5 customers). But to others that had not heard about it, we got some very positive feedback.

The control surface support was an important thing and we met with a few companies including Frontier Design to discuss the implementation. They were excited and wanted to make sure they had a template for it before it was released. In addition we met with some of the best developer’s in the industry including Magnus from Sonic Charge. They make a cool piece of software called µTonic which you can check out at http://soniccharge.com/products. In addition, we met Christian from SampleRobot who is that maker of SampleRobot and WaveRobot. We talked about ways we could work together in the future. The technology is great and if you have Dimension, you should check it out at www.samplerobot.com as it can automatically create samples of real instruments that work in Dimension.

In addition to meeting other software developers, we also talked to a lot of content providers. One of our goals with this release is not only to improve the actually host, but to have more content available. We are talking more loop libraries, sample packs, instrument sounds, construction kits, presets and device chains. While we are not updating any of the instruments, new presets and patches are definitely in the works. We hope to offer everything from small, affordable construction kits to entire loop libraries. The content providers seem very eager to work with us and offer custom content for Project5 users which is good news.

Overall, NAMM was fun, and while it wasn’t a huge Project5 show, I am confident it will be a different story come next Winter NAMM. We met a few artists who are using Project5 for commercial projects and we hope to spotlight them in the coming months. You can expect more Project5 presence at future shows down the road.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Badbib said...

" I am confident it will be a different story come next Winter NAMM"

WHAT??? so now Q1 2007 includes winter 2008???!!!

haha, j/k!
good to have some news.

1:18 PM  
Blogger The Black Rider said...

you guys should post more. for real.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi! What happened with all user comments. Are you happy with the blog activity or are you just happy sitting programming and not have to deal with those demanding potential buyers/upgraders? I thought your aim was to make this process interactive.

2:10 PM  

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