LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is pleased to announce the new PK-6 Dynamic Pedalboard, an impressive MIDI controller that puts the excitement and versatility of live bass performance with full MIDI control within reach of any musician. The new PK-6 MIDI Pedal controller is the successor to the popular PK-5A, and preserves many of […]
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ROLAND announces TD-30KV and TD-30K V-PRO Series V-DRUMS, with SuperNATURAL sounds and Behavior Modeling technology
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is pleased to announce the TD-30KV and TD-30K V-Pro Series V-Drums, the new flagship kits in its industry-leading lineup of V-Drums electronic percussion. Featuring SuperNATURAL sounds with Behavior Modeling technology, improved V-Hi-Hat® and V-Pads™, and many more enhancements, the TD-30KV and TD-30K kits offer serious players the ultimate V-Drums […]
MUSIC GEAR: Roland and Fender are proud to introduce the VG Stratocaster G-5, an amazingly versatile electronic guitar that fuses traditional design with the latest in digital music technology. Combining Roland’s revolutionary COSM modeling with Fender’s classic Stratocaster guitar, the VG Stratocaster G-5 gives players instant alternate tunings, a wide selection of electric, acoustic and 12-string guitar models, and more—all easily accessible with standard controls on the front.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland, the premier manufacturer of quality organs for home, church, and stage, is pleased to announce the most recent addition to their MUSIC ATELIER family. The AT-900 ‘Platinum Edition’ boasts a newly-designed cabinet, expanded voice palette and features including SuperNATURAL sounds, improved user interface, and Roland’s latest arranger technology – […]
Music Industry Newswire NEWS: Akai this week revealed their second of three new MPC-flavored products, as a follow on to the groovy new MPC Renaissance “Music Production Controller.” The small, and shiny, MPC Studio is a slimline (one inch thick) controller that has traditional MPC style control buttons to right side of the familiar 4×4 MPC drum pads, then instead of knobs or sliders on left, are larger DJ-friendly dial-knobs.
Paris, France (MuseWire) — Emulation II features a set of unique instruments to reproduce that typical music from the 80s: from warm digital sounds to the most analog-ish textures. Sounds were recorded and carefully selected from the authentic restored instrument, with the very best analog and digital gear.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) — Moog Music has announced the release of Minitaur, the newest addition to Moog’s Taurus Bass Synthesizer family. Minitaur is a compact and powerful analog bass synthesizer that features a classic one knob per function layout.
Akai announces next generation MPC-Style Drum Controller and Software, the MPC Renaissance and iPad app
Music Industry Newswire NEWS: Just in time for the 2012 January NAMM show, Akai Professional has announced a new line of MPC-branded music gear, starting with the gorgeous ‘MPC Renaissance’ which looks like the Borg step-child of a MPD MIDI controller and the MPC-5000, but better. The Music Production Controller claims to fuse ‘legendary MPC production with the power of your computer’ with a Vintage Mode changing the sound character to MPC3000, MPC60 (8 to 16-bit sound), with 16 backlit MPC pads, 16 Q-Link controls, and adjustable backlit LCD screen.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (MuseWire) – Based out of mostly sunny San Diego, Calif., Mr. Mike Shirk, an artist and former ad exec, is living with an illness called inclusion body myositis. To deal with his health issues he launched a blog called lifedisabled.com and created a music video called “I won’t stand for that.” As […]
NEW GEAR: Inventor and iOS app developer Alex Smith of Alkex Instruments is back with his latest foray into MIDI controllers, with his ‘Ball Beats’ MIDI step sequencer product. Unlike his somewhat failed stab at creating a wood and knobs controller for virtual instruments earlier this year, this new product looks polished, and has a boutique coolness…
GRENOBLE, France (MuseWire) — Arturia, in partnership with the late Bob Moog, made a faithful reproduction of one of the most famous series of synthesizers: the Moog Modular. Version 2.6 expands the already amazing feature set with: MIDI Control Assignment Improvement; Support for 64-bit VST and Audio Unit; Support for Pro Tools 9 and 10; Support for Mac OSX 10.7 (Lion).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (MuseWire) – iZotope, Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, announces the release of Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced. Ozone 5 is an update to iZotope’s critically acclaimed software mastering suite. Ozone 5 Advanced is a professional mastering suite that expands Ozone’s feature set with individual component plug-ins, extended features, […]
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) – Open Labs, LLC, the industry leader and pioneer for nearly a decade in all-in-one music production workstations, is proud to expand its product line by introducing, Music OS 3.0. Music OS 3.0 or MOS (moss) is the world’s first music creation and live performance software designed specifically to address the needs […]
Music Industry Newswire COLUMN: Smoothly written and dynamic, Sean Wilentz’ book is full of insight, commentary, and historical perspective about songwriting’s greatest poet. Like his subject, the work is reflection and refraction of fact, fancy, and fable.
Music Industry Newswire COLUMN: Storytellers are to be cherished and Clark Terry should be on a pedestal for his thoroughly entertaining autobiography. Brimming with life, love, music, and great characters, this book is as much a history of the twentieth century as it is a history of his ninety years (and counting!) .
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) – Music Computing, the makers of all-in-one keyboard production stations and multi-touch touchscreens announced today its new line of Mac OS X compatible keyboard and music production stations. ControlBLADEs are all-in-one music production stations complete with piano keys, drum trigger pads, knobs, sliders, thousands of sound presets and software for live and […]
MuseWire REVIEW: With so many XLR to USB adapters now available on the market, it’s tough to decide upon which interface will be the best bang for the buck. The Shure x2u XLR to USB Adapter has shot out in front of the pack, acting not only as a pocket-sized adapter that can turn any […]
BERGEN, Norway (MuseWire) – The third volume in the Octagon series: “Battle Without Dishonour” is an instrumental hip hop album and contains some of Age Rissnes’ all-time favourite tracks in the dance genre – Harlequins Enigma refuses to leave the dance scene as of yet. The album was mastered at Last Drop Mastering, Safeandsound mastering […]
Risskov, Denmark (MuseWire) – From classic power metal over ultra-tight thrash riffs to a complete riot of unleashed power, this pedal is the ultimate one-stop station for all things heavy! TC Electronic’s Rottweiler Distortion goes the extra mile and delivers an unparalleled sound that will inspire any hard rock and metal guitarist to be shredding […]
GRENOBLE, France (MuseWire) – ARTURIA has announced its fourth and most sophisticated keyboard in the Analog Experience series: Analog Experience THE LABORATORY 61 keys, is now shipping. Analog Experience THE LABORATORY 61 is a 61-note MIDI keyboard with velocity and aftertouch-sensitive keys that is designed to easily integrate into any studio and stage environment. Packaged […]
NEWS (MuseWire) – KV331 Audio announces the release of version 2.5 of their semi-modular synthesizer and effect plug-in SynthMaster – finally out of BETA. With version 2.5, SynthMaster becomes a cross-platform plug-in running on Windows (32/64 bits) and Mac OSX (32 bits) operating systems in VST and AU formats. The latest version comes with 400 […]
MuseWire REVIEW: Mysterious goth band The Catholic Comb created a disturbing smoky concoction in 2005 and then apparently remained underground. Yeah, I hadn’t heard of them, either, but now that I know, I’m a convert. Sometimes a good album goes unnoticed. For a while. This one came to me purely by chance. I say by […]
MuseWire COLUMN: Larry John McNally uses emotion like a paintbrush when creating songs. You may not know his name, but you’ve heard his work performed by Eagles, Bonnie Raitt, Don Henley, Aaron Neville, Joe Cocker, Rod Stewart, Jennifer Warnes, Atlantic Starr, Average White Band and more. When a songwriter emphasizes emotional truth in his songs, […]
DENVER, Colo. (MuseWire) – Singer/author Dee Dee Phelps is now performing in Doo Wop Shows nationally. “Dick and Dee Dee” will appear at the Denver Paramount Theatre as part of the Ultimate Doo Wop Show on October 29, 2011 at 8 p.m. Also on the show are: The Fleetwoods, The Crystals, The Marcels, The Olympics, […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today announced DAMAGE, a new instrument that provides hard-hitting cinematic percussion for professional movie scoring and high-impact music production. Created by premier sound design house Heavyocity and powered by the latest KONTAKT 5 engine, this unique sonic resource expertly combines industrial sounds and orchestral percussion to add true wide-screen […]
Steinberg releases CMC series of Cubase controllers: Dedicated modular controller system comprising six slim control units
HAMBURG, Germany (MuseWire) – Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today released its new CMC controllers. Dedicated to Steinberg’s Cubase advanced music production system, the six USB-powered CMC units offer an integrated control solution that provides a desirable degree of flexibility and configurability. The CMC controllers are equipped with a combination of control elements that provide tactile […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – A raffle to benefit the Bob Moog Foundation begins today. Two lucky winners will each receive the new impOSCar2 Controller from Touch Digital Controllers and an entire suite of five virtual instruments from GForce software—a prize package valued at nearly $2,500. The raffle will continue until all 500 tickets have been […]
MuseWire COLUMN: Until a few days ago, Nektar was nothing more than a puzzling footnote to me. According to everything I had read, this band was a standout progressive rock outfit in Europe during the nineteen seventies. Not making it big in the United States, their fame remained underground to many stateside music lovers, including […]