On the backend of the 2014 NAMM Show, we had an opportunity to take a spin around LA and drop in on a few SONAR users hard at work. From rock, to EDM and just about every genre in between, here are what some SONAR X3 users in the LA scene are up to:
While we were making the rounds, we were lucky enough to find out that the Canadian duo Adventure Club was camping out in downtown LA for a while with their mobile SONAR rig. Adventure Club is defining a new wave of modern musicians and SONAR is at the forefront of their sonic assault. Originally hailing from Montreal, the duo has recently been all over the globe playing to more and more dedicated fans after seeing the success of over 1.3 million views with their single “Gold” feat. Luna. Their SONAR tracks have been streamed over a million times on Spotify, and they were noted in the 2013 Top 10 artists most consumed on SoundCloud.
AC has been touring across North America, as well as parts of Europe and Australia and has also played at various music festivals including the American Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Nevada. They also made their first appearance at the Ultra Music Festival-2013 in Miami and additionally found themselves playing at the Ultra Music Festival in Seoul, South Korea in June 2013.
The duo’s remix of “Crave You” by the Flight Facilities was featured in the episode “Restraint” of the MTV television series Teen Wolf. We got a chance to sit down with Christian and listen to some of his productions in SONAR and found it interesting to see how he gets some of his unique sounds Continue reading SONAR X3 Making Its Mark in the LA Scene
Guitar month is almost over but we’ve saved the best for last: All customers can now download the Guitar Month Bonus Pack, which includes a selection of Craig Anderton’s AdrenaLinn loops that he sampled using Roger Linn’s famous AdrenaLinn effects pedal.
Craig has also designed a one-of-a-kind Bass Guitar Instrument for Dimension Pro that samples one of the eight basic sounds obtainable with a real Gibson EB 5-String electric bass, and includes five programs based on these samples.
You may have noticed that it’s guitar month here at Cakewalk, and we sure do love our guitars! In fact, about 3/4 of the Cakewalk staff plays and owns at least one guitar. So we thought we would wrap up the month with a little show and tell of some of our favorites. Share your favorite guitars with us on Facebook.
NAMM embodies so many different aspects of the music industry that it’s hard to describe it in a few words. As a first time NAMM newbie I for one can say that it is a music geek’s ultimate paradise for poking and prodding different companies about the products they bring to the show. Attending with Cakewalk gave me the freedom to demonstrate world-class software as well as interact face to face with our customers and users.
Walking the halls of CES is like rummaging through a rainforest as a caterpillar. Things are way farther away than they appear, and you will see a million interesting new things on the way to your destination. If you read Part 1 of the CES blog, you most likely got a feel for what the (now CES-famous) Gibson Tent was like. On the last day of CES, I ventured deep into the CES halls of abyss and saw some pretty interesting things. Here are some of the more interesting sectors that I witnessed:
Partly interesting – partly scary; robotics are here in full swing, and all the big players in the industry at CES were making sure they were going to be noticed. There was an actual “Robotics” section with everything from bots that will clean your floor, to super-bots that will make you dinner. It was obvious that companies are still trying to figure out where this sub-industry will go, but CES was the place to get a good idea of the direction of mainstream-robots of the future. I saw everything from human-like robots to ones that look more like something that could dig up your yard. Continue reading CES 2014 – It’s a wrap
This is my first time at CES, and I can confirm that it is an enormous conglomeration of amazing technical craziness. Quite larger than NAMM, CES brings out all the largest companies in the world who want to put their best foot forward by impressing show-goers with their latest and greatest; and it doesn’t disappoint. As we stated a few days ago, we have been fortunate enough to obtain a booth at CES this year through our new Gibson affiliation and things so far have been nothing short of amazing.
Cakewalk Product Specialist Dan Gonzalez and myself have been in the in the Gibson tent demonstrating the new SONAR X3 along with Z3TA+ 2 and all the ProChannels modules since Tuesday. It always fun turning heads with folks that have never seen SONAR in action and that is surely the case here. There have been many new artists stopping by who are blown away when we show them features such as Track Templates and FX Chain Presets combines with the ProChannel. I am happy to say that we are making some new friends for sure.
The Gibson Tent has “proven” to be a vibrant spot to be to say the least. After spending some time with Gibson Social Media expert Sean Dooley, he showed me some twitter reports that displayed Gibson trending on four different spots in the top 10 by day 2 of the CES Convention. The Gibson Tent is positioned perfectly outside of the main halls of CES, so it’s very visible and surely an eye-catching specimen when leaving the main location – especially when the Back to the Future DeLorean is sitting smack-dab in front Continue reading Cakewalk at CES 2014 Update