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.
Avid announced Pro Tools 12 and Pro Tools First, a free version of Pro Tools at NAMM 2015. The Noise Room caught up with Marketing Director Tony Cariddi who to told us about the new products as well as the flexible licensing in Pro Tools, Avid Cloud Collaboration, and new services in the Avid Marketplace.
It’s that time of the year when gear manufacturers and retailers, along with musicians and other industry members travel to Southern California for the NAMM show. The Noise Room will be there exploring new products, meeting old friends, and shooting demonstation videos to share here on the website. If you’d like to say hello or show us your new product, feel free to contact us as we’d be happy to stop by your booth.
For more information on the NAMM Show, please visit www.namm.org
For 2015 we plan on doing more of the same plus adding a few new features. In late January we’ll be attending NAMM and in March we’ll be talking with artists heading to SXSW. Home Studio Sessions will be a new series dedicated to the music made at home and the gear used during the process. We’ll provide more information soon but if you’d like to find out more or be considered for the inaugural session, drop us a line.
Below, in no specific order, are some of our favorites from 2014. Thanks for reading and listening!
Whether playing live or working in the studio, you can learn new tricks by working with other people. This also comes into play when working on sessions other than your own. Avid and Puremix have put together a six-part videos series From Creation to Final Mix where they follow the South African band The Arrows and Grammy-nominated producer Fab Dupont as they turn a demo into a hit song with Pro Tools 11. You can download the complete session and produce your own version of the song.