Wednesday, July 29, 2015

GEAR NEWS

Peter Freedman and Davie Wiener

NEWS: RØDE Microphones acquires Aphex. It was a surprise today to see two of my favorite brands come together. Australian pro-audio company RODE Microphones today announced its acquisition of legendary audio technology manufacturer, U.S.-based Aphex.

NEW MUSIC

Paula Cole 7

NEWS: Musical artist, mother, activist, Grammy-winner Paula Cole has announced her new album, "7" is now available. Featuring Cole's original band members and musical soul mates Jay Bellerose and Kevin Barry, with upright bassist Dennis Crouch complementing the bottom-end, "7" is about the songs, says Cole.

REVIEWS

Oberheim Matrix-12

REVIEW of Matrix 12V: When Arturia recently announced and then released their latest V-Collection 4 of virtual instruments, and announced one of the new products would be a recreation of the venerable Oberheim Matrix-12, I was both overjoyed and impressed they had actually tackled this beast.

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

COLUMN: You are driving through town, one eye on the traffic and the other on the stereo, when suddenly you hear something every musician...

INTERVIEW: Writing and producing songs, composing film themes, and creating music for advertising are distinct art forms. Or perhaps they are commercial enterprises. Or...

WHAT'S NEW ON MUSEWIRE

Peter Freedman and Davie Wiener

NEWS: RØDE Microphones acquires Aphex. It was a surprise today to see two of my favorite brands come together. Australian pro-audio company RODE Microphones today announced its acquisition of legendary audio technology manufacturer, U.S.-based Aphex.

NEWS: Native Instruments (NI) today announced the public launch of a new information portal on the "Stems" audio format. The website outlines what the heck the new format is for, and NI describes the new multi-channel audio format as being 'for creative DJing and live performance.'
Music Business for Dummies

Long-time musician (drummer/producer) and music biz "guru" Loren Weisman has announced a June release party event in Florida for his new book, "Music Business...

NEWS: According to an announcement this week from Native Instruments, their latest expansion pack for its MASCHINE, GOLDEN KINGDOM, delivers "a wealth of sound for contemporary mainstream hip hop."
Winter Music Conference TRAKTOR

NEWS: Native Instruments has announced live streaming event which will include house and techno artists Dubfire, Marc Kinchen, live from Red Bull's Guest House, and will be broadcast from the Winter Music Conference (WMC) in Miami, on March 26, 2015 (Thursday).
Paula Cole 7

NEWS: Musical artist, mother, activist, Grammy-winner Paula Cole has announced her new album, "7" is now available. Featuring Cole's original band members and musical soul mates Jay Bellerose and Kevin Barry, with upright bassist Dennis Crouch complementing the bottom-end, "7" is about the songs, says Cole.
MPCstuff announces white-out kits

Venerable Akai MPC supply company MPCstuff have announced some new replacement parts for select MPC models to whiten and brighten your drum machine. The...
Moog Liberation Synthesizer

The non-profit Bob Moog Foundation in North Carolina today announced a new charity fund-raising raffle for a rare white Moog Liberation Synthesizer "keytar." The...
Oberheim Matrix-12

REVIEW of Matrix 12V: When Arturia recently announced and then released their latest V-Collection 4 of virtual instruments, and announced one of the new products would be a recreation of the venerable Oberheim Matrix-12, I was both overjoyed and impressed they had actually tackled this beast.
Autumn Sky Wolfe

NEWS: When teenager (now 18) Autumn Sky Wolfe was diagnosed with autism, the last thing on her mind was a singing career. Yet she now has an EP on iTunes, has been nominated by New Music Weekly magazine as "Best New Adult Contemporary Artist," as well as "Crossover Artist of the Year," and she's working with talent agency Starmaker Machinery in Los Angeles.