Happy New Year everyone! I wish to you and your families all the best during the new 2015 and thanks for reading my blog!
For me, 2015 started with a new website. I just released my new Avid Eleven Rack Presets and Rigs sharing and community platform – a project that I worked on during the past couple of weeks. Avid is a renown name in the music production world and their Eleven Rack unit is praised by the guitar community worldwide. To the ones, who don’t understand what’s the word about – check this detailed review from Musician’s Friend and also processor’s home page for extensive info.
From my side, I’d say that after years of experimenting with guitar effects, stompboxes, DAWs and different effect processors (BOSS, Line 6, Behringer, DigiTech, Zoom, etc), the Eleven Rack is so far the best, competing with and comparable only to Fractal Audio’s AXE FX and Kemper Profiler.
To be honest, one of the reasons that I started this project was because I wanted to experiment with some HTML5 features (HTML5 Web Components, History API, Object.observe() etc). Creating a website, dedicated to sharing presets and rigs for my favorite guitar effects processor was the perfect reason and playground. So this is how it happened.
Here are a few features of Avid Eleven Rack Presets and Rigs platform:
- Fully asynchronous, using the HTML5’s History API.
- Intuitive UI and easy navigation.
- Preset categories – metal, blues, rock, jazz, country, bass, vocal, acoustic, etc.
- Search by keywords, preset title, artist, author and artist.
- Sharing tools.
- Upload tools.
- Communication with the server via REST API.
- Custom-built HTML5 Web Components.
- Client-side templates.
- PHP backend.
As a bottom line – I am really happy with the project, and I had a lot of fun developing it. Hopefully 2015 is a good start, and the website will kick in. Got a cool Avid Eleven Preset? Submit it and become famous!