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.