SnapCab® Offers Quiet Escape at Recent NAMM Trade Show

SnapCab at NAMM

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) hosted the 2018 NAMM Show from Jan. 25 to 28 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. The annual show features a range of companies, products and experts from the music and sound industry. This year’s show was the largest in NAMM history — it welcomed more than 7,000 brands, a total of 115,000 registered attendees, tons of opportunities for industry education and one rather unsuspected attendee: SnapCab!


How SnapCab Joined the 2018 NAMM Show

We scattered a few of our Pods throughout the convention center for NAMM, and they were a huge hit. As one of the most massive music shows in the country, it’s safe to say it’s also one of the loudest. Ironically, noise is the enemy when you’re trying to sell musical instruments, as well as when you’re looking to purchase one. Enter SnapCab.

The C. F. Martin & Co. booth was one that appreciated our presence. As a leading guitar manufacturer, the Martin booth was one of the busiest at the entire trade show. They invested in one of our Pods and was completely blown away by its capabilities. Martin used the Pod as an intimate, quiet space to show off the delicate, buttery sound of its instruments. This allowed them to provide musicians with an area to play their instruments away from the loud tradeshow floor.

Martin is just one of the booths that benefitted from our Pods by using it to better hear the sound coming from a single instrument. Other businesses, attendees, performers and industry experts utilized the peace and quiet of SnapCab Pods to:

  • Get work done: Sometimes, company representatives must man their booths for an entire day — or across multiple days — during NAMM. When they need to get some work done between shifts, which probably involves music, a quiet area to work and listen is a necessity. SnapCab® Pods filled this need for all kinds of people at this year’s show.
  • Take a break: Whether you want to have a conversation, make a phone call or just enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet, SnapCab Pods® provided a place for people at NAMM to go when they needed a break.
  • Recharge electronics: Our Pods have a variety of charging ports and outlets, so you can charge virtually any device while you relax or talk.

Portals at NAMMWith SnapCab® Pods’ contemporary look, comfortable seating and glass walls, you don’t feel like you’re sitting in a box — you still feel like you’re part of the action. After all, you probably didn’t choose to attend one of the largest music shows in the nation to seclude yourself from everything.

Contact SnapCab to Learn How Our Pods Can Work for You

The applications for SnapCab® Pods are endless. Whether you need a quiet space in your noisy office to seal business deals, make phone calls or just enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet, our Pods are the perfect solution. Contact our team today to learn more and get more information on a SnapCab® Pod for your facility.


Video Transcript

Corinna, it’s really loud in here.

Yeah, what did you say?


What did you say?

Hey, Scott Theweiler here, from the Martin Guitar Company, we’re winding down on the fourth day of NAMM 2018 out here in Anaheim, California.

A successful weekend for us, I want to thank everybody who helped us put this together, including SnapCab.

It’s the first time we utilized the silent cabinet on the floor to really hear our delicate instruments, the way they should be here.

Everything was perfect.

So, I stepped in there and being at NAMM, there’s no peace and quiet anywhere.

In the SnapCab, that’s it – it’s peaceful, it’s resonant, you can hear everything.

It’s wonderful. It was, it was a nice sort of sound bath to take after NAMM.

I like the fact that there’s glass because you’re going to get the people like me who are super claustrophobic.

We don’t want to go in there, but if you, if you’ve got that panel of glass, you’re safe.

You know that you can get helped.

I used Cabbies when I was in Frankfurt and there was another big mess– a fair, just like this.

The music mess and – but this one works really better than the one that I used in Frankfurt.

I needed to get a little bit of work done on my laptop, listen to some songs – I work at a Church and I do the music at the church.

And so, I came in found it, it was like immediately like a quiet space like just awesome place where I can just get some work done, I know that others are coming in and you know talking about different deals.

What we liked about this pod today in the 2018 NAMM Show is not only the contemporary look, but the chrome and the glass.

But It’s very quiet inside, it’s gives you a lot of privacy. As well as HDMI presentations on the flat monitor that’s integrated as a part of the wall.

That’s very nice.

We also like the fact that it has an RG-11 computer plug, if you don’t have WIFI or Bluetooth available.

It’s nice, it’s refreshing. It’s a nice break from the noise out there.

It’s relaxing.

Great, thank you.

It was nice to take a coffee break – sit here, charge our phone and hear ourselves think instead of being out in the noise. Very good.


This is incredible, I mean there is absolutely no sound that’s coming from there that interferes with conversations.

Um, it’s – you still feel part of the environment, but here you are, like able to have a quiet conversation right here at NAMM – that’s impossible.

But it’s possible actually.

Wow, SnapCab – if I was doing a live performance, I would love to have one of these to conduct business.

It’s very quaint, very secure and quiet, abnormally quiet.

Um, so with all of this amazing music and stuff going on around, like to actually get a place where I can talk and communicate – it’s cool, it’s pretty cool.

We’re at the 2018 NAMM show in Anaheim California, with shadow guitars.

 We had a SnapCab in our booth for the first time ever, we love it.

We’re able to conduct meetings, show off our guitars, listen to them in a quiet environment.

We got more business done in the SnapCab than anything we’ve ever been able to rent from Freeman before or build ourselves.

A highly recommended, great company to work with, quiet and stayed cool in here.

Thank you.

This is the best I had in the last 47 years of a NAMM show.

It helps to be able to speak to people and you have a quiet environment.

It’s very personal, very private, lovel