I am back from the NAMM show. This was our busiest show and there’s a lot to write about. I'll break my report into several posts. Pictures will follow soon. Here is what we were showing at this year's NAMM:
Gofriller Solo CelloIt was great to meet many forum members (Giwro_jon, Hiroaki, Wheat Williams (there with the Moog Foundation), Houston (who was representing Arturia)), Nick, Chris, gpax, among many other others. Thanks all for taking time to visit us.
- We showed the new Gofriller Solo Cello and people were very impressed. The work that Giorgio and Stefano have done is nothing short of amazing and we hope to have this library to market in just a few weeks.
The Authorized Steinway Piano
- We previewed the official Steinway Piano library using our new sample player (with the GUI designed by Steinway’s artists). Many people played it including Pat Valentino and Kevin Kirn. The comments were that this was the most expressive and responsive piano that faithfully captured the Steinway sound.
The New Sample Engine and Drag & Drop Interface
– We previewed our new sampler at the NAMM show. Our new drag and drop interface was also demonstrated at the show and there was much excitement from industry leaders and attendees. The new sampler developed by Plogue worked perfectly throughout the show on an Intel MacBook (also running Windows). In addition to an intuitive GUI, the underlying 64-bit sample engine is extremely robust, capable of handling advanced DSP, HD-MIDI programming, low latency convolution and a whole lot more.
Concert and Marching Band
- We also previewed the new Concert and Marching Band library which should be released in the weeks ahead.
We also showed a new book by legendary jazz master Chuck Israels: “Exploring Jazz Arranging Using the Garritan Jazz/Big Band Library
announced Garritan Personal Orchestra bundled with Mackie Products including Tracktion 3 and their line of mixers.
will be bundling Garritan Pocket Orchestra with one of Cakewalk's best selling products - Sonar Home Studio 6 XL. We also will be coming out with more Cakewalk libraries.