Another highlight for The Noise Room at the NAMM Show 2015 was getting a live demo of the new Cakewalk SONAR product lineup as well as information on their updated model for buying and owning the software. Jimmy Landry was kind enough to demonstrate some of the new features of Sonar along with some of his favorites.
The Noise Room caught up with MXL Microphones at NAMM 2015 to take a look at their latest mics. While at the booth, MXL showed us the MXL CR89, a large diaphragm condenser microphone wrapped in sharply contrasted black and chrome, the MXL R144 which incorporates a Figure-8 polar pattern and a 1.8-micron aluminum ribbon, and the MXL CR20 which features a “tube” switch to change the characteristics of the tonality. It’s a solid state mic with the option of adding tube character.
One of the highlights for me during the 2015 NAMM Show was having the chance to see and listen to the new Gibson Les Paul Reference Monitors. These monitors satisfy the needs of true audio professionals and music enthusiasts, alike. The monitors represent superior definition combined with iconic Les Paul styling, diamond-like carbon coated titanium tweeters, non-woven carbon woofers and custom-made amplification.
The Les Paul Reference Monitors sound as good as they look. They will be available in three different sizes and multiple color variations – cherry, tobacco sunburst and cherry sunburst – beginning early 2015.
The Noise Room stopped by the Danelectro booth at NAMM 2015 to get a look at the new Baby Sitar. This is a really fun instrument to play and it sounds great. If you’re a guitar player, it’s got six strings and is tuned like standard guitar for easy playability. Other features include:
The Noise Room got to see the new FAT RAT distortion guitar pedal at NAMM 2015 which features switchable clipping between Silicon and Mosfet, a FAT Switch to provide significant low end boost, and socketed Op amp to allow for quick & simple modifications.