/MUSEWIRE – MUSIC TECH/ — French music hardware and software creators Arturia are celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and hosting an exciting competition to promote their new direction as “Sound Explorers.” Arturia’s “Your Experience, Your Sound” tagline has now been updated to “The Sound Explorers,” marking the company’s new focus and new direction that has developed over the years.
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Music Deals, Promotions, Contests and Related Synth Deals News
Texas Battle of the Bands 2018 Kicks off in October hosted by Hub Streat Plano and Texas Select Radio
NEWS: Texas Select Radio has announced the 2018 Battle of the Bands at Hub Streat, a full service Culinary Entertainment Center, featuring hand crafted cocktails, craft beer, a menu for every taste from a scratch kitchen, live entertainment and a dog friendly patio. The Battle of the Bands competition starts on October 3 and will run every Wednesday (7:30 to 10:30) until Nov. 14. Semi-Final Round will be held on November 7 and the Final Round on November 14.
Bob Moog Foundation launches charity benefit raffle for three iconic Moog Synthesizers to support music education
NEWS: The Bob Moog Foundation has announced a new 2018 charity benefit raffle for three iconic Moog Synthesizers to benefit music education including Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool, and the Moogseum. The raffle includes three winners for a vintage Memorymoog, Moog Source, and Moog Rogue keyboard.
NEWS: Summer is a great time to pick-up some awesome deals on music tech, much like the annual holiday sales. This is an ongoing “round up” of some of the best deals to be had during Spring/Summer 2018 including music software, plugins, virtual instruments, and more. (Updated 6.6.18)
SYNTH NEWS: The non-profit Bob Moog Foundation today announced launch of new raffle for 2018, of a vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer keyboard, signed by Rick Wakeman, the legendary progressive rock keyboardist whose 50-year career has inspired people worldwide. The raffle supports the music education efforts of the Foundation.
SYNTH NEWS: It’s that time of the year again, when some outrageous deals on synths – both hardware and software – plugins, FX, and music tech spin up for both “Black Friday” and the Holidays. For 2017, I’ve collected some great ‘early bird’ buys on synth gear for electronic musicians and other folk, too! (UPDATED 11.22.17)
SYNTH DEALS: In a return to form, I’ve brought back my monthly round-up of great deals on synth gear, such as virtual synths, plug-ins, samples, iOS apps, and more. This list is updated all during August, until the next month when a new list is started. Remember everything has an expiration date, and some offers are for existing users with an account from the respective brand / company / product.
MUSIC GEAR: Most modern musicians know that sometimes waiting for new gear can be tough when the magazines and videos demo a neato new software app, sample library or piece of hardware. This can lead to so-called “gas” (gear acquisition syndrome). Savvy folk know there are certain times of the year when deals are to be had. Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and often around NAMM and other music shows, or right before a new version is released. (UPDATED)
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 raffle will run from March 16 through April 20, 2015, and tickets are $20 each. According to the foundation’s announcement today, “The Moog Liberation is distinctive in its form and function […]
ECHT, The Netherlands (MuseWire) – Respected virtual instrument and plug-in developer Rob Papen has this week announced availability of two limited-edition synth plug-in bundles, EDM Synth Bundle and Urban Synth Bundle, each comprising three carefully-chosen Rob Papen virtual instruments with combined savings of around 45 percent. The aptly-named EDM Synth Bundle is a highly-flexible, Herculean […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Today, Audinate, the creators of Dante™ media networking solutions, have announced a special promotion for their popular Dante Virtual Soundcard software. The single seat license normally sells for $149.99 is now discounted 80% and can be purchased for $29.99 for a limited time. The Dante Virtual Soundcard allows a PC/Mac to […]
WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (MuseWire) – Arturia U.S. today announced a special promotion from May through June, 2012, for quite large product upgrades when purchasing either a Spark drum machine package, or any Analog Experience keyboard/software combo. According to Arturia, the package upgrades include: * If you buy Spark you will get a FREE V Collection […]
MELVILLE, N.Y. (MuseWire) – This year marks the tenth anniversary of the best-selling microKorg Synthesizer/Vocoder, which became the premier member of Korg’s “micro” family of products. As part of the year-long celebration, Korg USA is giving away a different micro-series product every month from May 1 through Dec 31, 2012! U.S. customers can enter the […]
KORG Announces microMADNESS Global Video Contest, celebrating the 10th birthday of its best-selling microKORG
MELVILLE, N.Y. (MuseWire) – Korg is celebrating the 10th birthday of its best-selling microKORG analog modeling synth this year. In honor of the occasion, Korg is inviting consumers to participate in a very special contest by sharing what the microKORG or microKORG XL means to them and how the product helps bring out their best […]
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) — Jonas Music Services today announced its first “Worst Press Kit Contest” with one selected winner receiving a custom designed press kit package worth $700. Jonas Music Services’ Executive Director, Dr. Ann Lathan Kerzner, explains, ‘Press Kits are so essential in the marketing success of musicians and bands, but they are often poorly understood by the groups creating them.’
Montebello, Calif. (MuseWire) — Tascam this week announced a line-up of holiday rebate promotions on their line of audio/recording gear. TASCAM’s Holiday mail-in Rebates include: DR-05: ($10), DR-07mkII: ($20), DR-40: ($15), US-2000, US-1800: ($25), US-600, US-200, US-144mkII, US-122mkII ($15).
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 […]
Celebrity Judges, Real-world Opportunities and Practical Prizes Highlight the 2011 Goodnight Kiss Music & Song Competition
HONOLULU, Hawaii (MuseWire) – An opportunity to play a three-song set at the Kona Music Festival in Hawaii is just one of the prizes awaiting the winner of the 2011 Goodnight Kiss Music and Song Competition which is now accepting entries. The Goodnight Kiss Competition (www.goodnightkiss.com/contest.html), now in its second decade of success, will this […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – The Bob Moog Foundation announced today that synthesizer and vocal sensation Tara Busch has donated a three song EP to support its mission of “igniting the innovator inside us all”. The ethereal electronica EP, “Rocket Wife,” created specifically for and donated to the Bob Moog Foundation, is available for download at […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today launched a time-limited special offer for its acclaimed TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 DJ system. Throughout the month of July 2011, all owners of a newly registered KONTROL S4 unit are eligible for a free “Scratch Upgrade Kit”, which allows users to mix and scratch with timecode control via directly […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – The Los Angeles Music Network (LAMN) announced this week a new sponsor of its upcoming ROCK and URBAN LAMN Jam Music Contests (“LAMN Jams”) launching June 7, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Send2Press(R) Newswire, a unit of Neotrope(R), will be the official press release service, helping to take LAMN Jams […]
Spectrasonics has launched a unique, multi-faceted tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – The Bob Moog Foundation today announced that music software developer Spectrasonics has launched a unique, multi-faceted tribute to honor the legacy of synthesizer pioneer Dr. Robert Moog. Spectrasonics has released the “Bob Moog Tribute Library” created by renowned artists for Spectrasonics’ Omnisphere(R) virtual instrument software, and also kicked off a contest […]
Soft Sampler Deal of the Decade: Xpansion Tank 2, New Sounds for SampleTank ‘Group Buy’ Promo is now 5 for the Price of 1!
MODENA, Italy (MuseWire) – IK Multimedia is proud to announce that the “XT 2 Group Buy Promotion” on the newly released Xpansion Tank 2 Titles is now FIVE for the price of ONE! From now until May 31st, 2010, when customers purchase and register one Xpansion Tank 2 title from the Sonic Reality sound library […]
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (MuseWire) – Â iZotope, Inc. and RZA are challenging you to utilize RZA’s music to create a brand new beat! With the kits provided in the iDrum: RZA of Wu-Tang app, RZA is encouraging you to mix your own beat and share it with friends. RZA will choose the winning beat to be […]
NAMM: Anaheim, Calif. (MuseWire) – Cakewalk, the world’s leading developer of powerful and easy to use products for music creation and recording, OurStage.com, and contest sponsor Intel Corporation have announced the winners of the Your Music Anytime, Anyplace Songwriting Competition held during the month of November, 2009. Artists in the Rock and Urban genres were […]
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (MuseWire) – Be gosh and begorra! 50 bands have taken their battle to YouTube to claim the title of “Best Irish Band 2009.” Organizers of this online battle of the bands competition – Strangford Lough Brewing Company (SLBC) and Diablo’s, of the Light Management Group (LMG) – have been overwhelmed by entries […]
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (MuseWire) – Strangford Lough Brewing Company (SLBC) and the Monte Carlo Casino Las Vegas Resort and Casino are launching a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition for bands who play Irish music. The prize is an amazing chance to play at Diablo’s in the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas! The […]
COLUMN: Here I am again with a bunch of new music instrument deals. Couldn’t wait a week for these since many of them are only good for a short time, or only during November. If you’re looking to buy yourself some gear for the holidays, or maybe go on a diet and eat a smaller […]
Modena, Italy (MuseWire -â€“ IK Multimedia is proud to announce the â€œMobile Groove Video Contestâ€ on YouTube, powered by GrooveMaker, FourTrack, MixMeister Scratch, DopplerPad and InstantDrummer apps for iPhone/iTouch! Post your iPhone/iPod Music Video on YouTube by December 15th, 2009 and you may win cool DJ gear and your share of over $6000 worth in […]
SYNTH DEALS: As many of you who know me already know, I’m a bit of a bargain hound, or deal hunter, or whatever you might call it. Every month I get a raft of “wow” deals on music gear, software, etc., and while I had started to do a special page on the site, (2009)
Los Angeles, Calif. (MuseWire â€” To commemorate a million CUBE amplifiers sold, Roland U.S. has launched a new contest where enthusiasts of the legendary CUBE-Series can win one of every CUBE amplifier currently being made. CUBE amplifiers are known for packing a sonic punch in a portable package, and Roland wants to know how players […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments has just launched the “Kompletely Insane” special for KOMPLETE 5, a time-limited special offer that gives producers access to the industry-standard instruments and effects bundle at a drastically reduced price while supplies last. KOMPLETE 5 is recognized as the leading software collection for contemporary music production, live performance and […]
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (MuseWire) – WorldSings unveiled a new social site (www.WorldSings.com) for music discovery and kicked off the official start to its first annual World’s Best Song competition with $1,000,0000 in prizes. The new site brings together artists and music fans from around the world in a rich social network that promotes self-expression, social […]
Los Angeles, Calif. — Roland is excited to announce the very first national Roland Atelier Organ Fest, to be held in Los Angeles in February 2009. If you’d like to compete, contact your Atelier dealer. Local festivals will be held at dealer locations throughout the U.S. From there, you may advance to the regional competition. […]
LOS ANGELES and Berlin — Native Instruments’ worldwide GUITAR RIG HERO video contest has just entered the public voting phase. Over 100 entries have been submitted to the dedicated YouTube channel by musicians from all over the world, reflecting the acclaimed versatility of GUITAR RIG with a wide range of musical styles, and showcasing astonishing […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — NOTION Music has announced that Dr. Mark Edwards Wilson, on the faculty of the School of Music at the University of Maryland, is the grand prize winner of the company’s second Realize Music Challenge, an annual orchestral composition competition that draws entries from composers across the globe. As the grand prize winner, […]
AUSTIN, Texas — Catering to the growing urban music scene, Open Labs will be hosting a two-day music event titled “Beats ‘N Treats Music Festival” at the Mohawk venue on October 24-25, 2008. The two day event will feature live bands and a beat competition called the “Gold Rush Beat Competition,” in which the winner […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — When NOTION Music, Inc. announced the winning video in the first annual Be a Rock Star contest, the prize went to an unlikely candidate: Randy Pate, who holds a button-down job in the Washington, D.C. area. As an attorney for the Health Care industry, Randy normally exhibits little in common with his […]
London, UK — The first â€˜Great EDIROL VJ Challenge’ recently took place at the London International Music Show with nine of Europe’s best VJs performing live in a bid to win nearly Â£2,000 worth of EDIROL gear. Winning the first ever EDIROL VJ Challenge is a dream come true for Christian Scullion from Belfast. Not […]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — The Los Angeles Music Network presents the URBAN & the ROCK Music Contests launching June 9. Taking its popular “LAMN Jams” to a new level, urban and rock artists are invited to perform original music for a panel of industry experts and receive live critiques. Monthly winners move up to the finale […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — NOTION Music, Inc., creators of NOTION music composition and performance software, has kicked off the second annual Realize Music Challenge. Again this year, composers from around the world will submit an orchestral piece completed in NOTION software for a chance to win a recording session with the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — DJs, remixers and music-lovers everywhere can share in the celebration surrounding the release of the new G-Man album “Crazed and Dazed” (UPC 6-75604-10252-0) by remixing one of the tracks and/or including it in a club or on-air “set” and sending a recording for consideration to G-Man Music in Los Angeles.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — NOTION Music is pleased to announce that Inal Bilsel of London is the grand prize winner of the company’s first Realize Music Challenge, a competition that drew entries from composers across the globe.
SEATTLE, Wash. — Kagi Media, producers of Mix It Like A Record, the enormously successful interactive mixing course authored by Grammy-winning engineer, mixer and producer Charles Dye, together with DUY, a leading developer of a broad range of plug-ins for Pro Tools, are sponsoring a contest in which three winners will receive a copy of the Mix It Like A Record mixing course and DUY’s Global Bundle.