Friday, April 28, 2017

Industry Headlines

Industry Headlines
Music Industry News Headlines including press releases and announcements from companies, labels, organizations and individuals.
Eplex7 DSP announces Particle Collider SX7 VSTi

Eplex7 DSP announces Particle Collider SX7 VSTi Synthesizer with a Futuristic Wavetable Oscillator

MUSIC TECH: Eplex7 DSP has announced their new Particle Collider SX7 VSTi Virtual Synthesizer for Windows OS. According to the company, "Particle Collider SX7 is special FX and Experimental synthesizer for creating modern sci-fi FX sounds, atmospheric pads, robotic sounds, psytrance and psychedelic FXs, sweeps."
STEMS Audio Format

Native Instruments and LANDR Partner to Offer Mastering for Revolutionary Stems Audio Format

MUSIC TECH: LANDR Audio and Native Instruments today announces a partnership to offer instant mastering for the Stems format. As of January 30th, 2017, Stems mastering will be available directly on LANDR.com. Files created in Native Instruments’ free Stem Creator application can be dragged and dropped onto LANDR.com for instant sound optimization.
Ether Fields expansion for Falcon

UVI announces Ether Fields expansion for Falcon with presets by sound designer Simon Stockhausen

MUSIC GEAR: UVI has announced "Ether Fields," a new expansion pack for Falcon which "delivers a stunning selection of expertly designed patches" by one of the world’s preeminent sound designers, Simon Stockhausen. The collection includes bells, pads, soundscapes, granular and hybrid sounds, wavetables, sequenced sounds and more; perfect for those looking to expand their library of ready-to-play patches and ideal for those looking for inspirational starting points for their own sound design.
SPITFIRE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Break Out the British Blockbuster Symphonics with Spitfire Symphony Orchestra

New for 2017, Spirfire Audio have announced their latest "symphonic masterpiece," with "Symphony Orchestra." The company describes this new collection as "A definitive mega-anthology of tools to create blockbuster symphonic works for TV, film, games and radio in a single and encyclopaedic core-level professional product."
Chris Hein Solo Viola

Best Service announces Chris Hein Solo Viola, Solo Cello and Solo Strings Complete

MUSIC GEAR NEWS: Best Service today announced a new series of symphonic performance sample instruments compatible with KOTAKT and ideal for scoring, multimedia and general music. The three new offerings include Chris Hein - SOLO VIOLA, Chris Hein - SOLO CELLO and Chris Hein – SOLO STRINGS COMPLETE. The latter includes Volin, Viola, Cello and ContraBass.
RADIANT HORIZON MASCHINE Expansion

Native Instruments launches RADIANT HORIZON MASCHINE Expansion for Trap, Moombahton, and Bass Music

MUSIC TECH: Native Instruments today introduced RADIANT HORIZON – a new MASCHINE Expansion featuring percussive and effect-focused kits with sounds tailored to contemporary urban pop productions rooted in trap, moombahton, and bass music. The expansion focuses on diverse and easily interchangeable Caribbean-inspired rhythms as a backbone for bass-driven, forward-thinking pop.
Damien Wilson

Damien Wilson Named CEO of RODE Microphones and Freedman Electronics Group

NEWS: RØDE Microphones’ Sales & Marketing Director Damien Wilson has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Freedman Electronics Group, home to pro audio brands RØDE, Aphex, Event Electronics and SoundField.
Korg Welcomes Soundiron

KORG announces Soundiron vocal libraries for Kronos 2 Keyboards

MAKING MUSIC: KORG has announced a new line of add-on sample sound upgrades for the powerful KORG KRONOS 2 workstation keyboard, from Soundiron, who has been making awesome sample libraries for many years. Korg welcomes Soundiron to our growing family of sound developers, and is pleased to present their first two EXs libraries for Kronos.

The Blue Danes Release Alt-Rock Album: Invisible and Untouchable

Chicago-based alt-rock band, The Blue Danes have released their debut album “Invisible and Untouchable” on label Loki Valhalla Productions. This haunting lyrical masterpiece includes the highly anticipated release of the popular single “Beautiful and Sad,” which has earned over 26,000 YouTube views.

ASCAP Names Paul Rourke Executive VP and CFO

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers Authors and Publishers, today announced the appointment of Paul Rourke as its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial...

Garth Brooks is First Country Artist to Earn SoundExchange Digital Radio Award

SoundExchange this week announced that Garth Brooks, the number one selling solo artist in U.S. history, has added another achievement to his recording career. After the country music artist amassed more than one billion performances on more than 2,500 digital radio services, SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe presented Brooks with the company’s prestigious Digital Radio Award. He is the first country music artist to be honored with this award.

ASCAP names Nicole George-Middleton and Shawn Lemone as Senior VPs, Membership for 2016

ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, announced that Nicole George-Middleton and Shawn LeMone have both been promoted to Senior Vice President, Membership. They will continue to report directly to ASCAP EVP, Membership, John Titta.

UVI announces FALCON, a virtual instrument with 15 oscillators covering both synthesis and sampling techniques

NEWS: As a likely response to the popular Omnisphere 2, UVI have announced their own hybrid synthesis+samples instrument, Falcon, which they describe as a "fully-featured hybrid instrument with 15 oscillators covering both synthesis and sampling techniques, over 80 effects, extensive modulation control and more."

Native Instruments releases KOMPLETE KONTROL 1.5 with NKS integration and Arturia Promotion

NEWS: Native Instruments today released a number of new advancements to their KOMPLETE KONTROL product family, while also announcing a special offer for folks to purchase competitor Arturia's virtual synth lineup at a special price, marking Arturia's updates for compatibility with the NKS protocol.
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RODE Microphones acquires Aphex, famous maker of Aural Exciter

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.

Native Instruments launches information portal for ‘Stems’ multi-channel audio format for creative live performance

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 Industry Guru Loren Weisman announces launch of new ‘Music Business For Dummies’ book with Florida event

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...

Golden Kingdom Expansion for N.I. MASCHINE touts EDM sound styles for ultra-commercial modern hip hop

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."

WMC 2015 Miami: Native Instruments presents live stream event with Dubfire, Marc Kinchen, and Uner

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 announces new album release, ‘7’ – a soft and soulful review of a 7 year life cycle

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 to make your Akai MPC into a Casper-friendly beat box

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

Bob Moog Foundation announces charity raffle for rare Moog Liberation Synthesizer Keytar

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...

Autistic singer Autumn Sky Wolfe creates amazing music while tackling autism and being a teenager

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.

NEON DRIVE Expansion for MASCHINE with 80s-inspired sounds announced by Native Instruments

NEWS: Native Instruments today introduced NEON DRIVE – a new MASCHINE Expansion providing a "collection of tailored 80s-inspired sounds for producers working in contemporary pop, electronic, and R&B styles," according to the company.

Arturia’s KeyLab 88, its new 88 key flagship virtual instrument keyboard controller now shipping

NEWS: Arturia today announced availability of its new KeyLab 88 — its top-of-the-range, professional-grade, 88-note hammer-action hybrid MIDI keyboard controller that comes complete with Arturia’s acclaimed Analog Lab software synthesizer solution and more besides — as of February 24, 2015.

Canadian Producer Chris Noxx Lands record with Legendary Mogul Dr Dre

NEWS: Quietly over the last decade, Nova Scotia native Chris Noxx has been building his resume. As a producer, composer and arranger he started making trips to and from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia and Music hub Los Angeles, California.
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Ohio’s Trebius Promotions Announces New Membership with Americana Music Association

TIPP CITY, Ohio, -- With a shared goal of lifting up the works of today's musicians and singer-songwriters, Trebius Promotions announces their new membership with the Americana Music Association.

At NAMM 2015, Music Computing updates world’s most powerful keyboard production station, offers touchscreens with MacOS X multi-touch

Music Computing today announced updates for its "world's most powerful keyboard production station" and now offers touchscreens with MacOS X multi-touch gestures. Expanding on...

ATC launches SCM45A Pro high-performance three-way compact active loudspeaker system

At NAMM 2015 in Anaheim: U.K.-based specialist British loudspeaker drive unit and complete sound reproduction system manufacturer ATC (Acoustic Transducer Company) today announced the...

Music of Claude Bolling and Others Performed by the Pit Stop Players

NEWS: The Pit Stop Players, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will present 'Bolling Night,' an evening of music by the legendary Claude Bolling, plus pieces by other composers who combine jazz and classical idioms. The event will take place Monday, February 9, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York City.

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