ANAHEIM, Calif. (MuseWire) — WINTER NAMM: Today Korg announced a new analog synthesizer, in a bite-size form factor. Korg’s MS-20 monophonic synthesizer, first introduced in 1978, is still coveted to this day for its thick, robust sound, powerful, iconic analog filter, and versatile patching options. It has now been reborn as the new MS-20 mini. The same engineers who developed the original MS-20 have perfectly reproduced it in a body that’s been shrunk to 86% of the original size, yet retains the distinctive look of the original.
Category: Synth News
Arturia announces MiniLab, a new optimized portable MIDI keyboard controller with touch strip modulators
GRENOBLE, FRANCE (MuseWire) — WINTER NAMM: Music software and hardware company Arturia is proud to announce the NAMM 2013 launch of MiniLab, a stylishly compact and bijou Universal MIDI Controller that’s far from being short on features. MiniLab is a USB bus-powered powerhouse, featuring 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keys alongside brand-new pitch and modulation touch-strip controls for maximising musical expression in a highly-portable package.
Winter NAMM 2013: Bob Moog Foundation will present ‘Exploring Bob Moog’s Archives with Michael Boddicker’
ANAHEIM, Calif. (MuseWire) — At this year’s Winter NAMM in Anaheim, The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) will celebrate the indelible nature of the synthesizer pioneer’s legacy where NAMM attendees will have opportunities to see and hear demonstrations of vintage Moog instruments and explore rarely seen archival material from the Bob Moog Foundation Archives. Front and center at the Foundation’s booth at NAMM (#5307) will be rock musician Erik Norlander’s modular Moog synthesizer known as the Wall of Doom.
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate announced today, that as part of its global expansion, it has hired Gary Southwell as its new Vice President of Product Management. Audinate is revolutionizing the way that AV systems are connected, by transporting high-quality media over standard IT networks. Audinate and its award winning, Dante digital media networking solution, […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – SoundExchange today announced a new record with total year-end royalty payments reaching approximately $462 million (up 58 percent from the prior year) for 2012. Fourth quarter 2012 distribution also increased with more than 22,000 payments totaling approximately $134.9 million, a nearly 10 percent increase from its Q3 2012 distribution of $122.5 […]
VICTORIA, B.C. (MuseWire) – Vocal processing expert TC-Helicon and audio specialist Sennheiser today unveiled their partnership in the field of vocal effects microphones. Combining their extensive expertise in creating tools for vocalists and microphone technology, the two companies have been working on joint research projects since 2011, and will launch a joint product at NAMM […]
ANAHEIM, Calif. /MuseWire/ — Extron Electronics is pleased to introduce three new DMP 128 Digital Matrix Processors with Dante network connectivity from Audinate. The DMP 128 is a 12×8 audio mixer featuring Extron ProDSP™, automixing, I/O expansion capabilities, and available AEC – acoustic echo cancellation. The three new DMP 128 AT models provide efficient scalability […]
Over 25 Industry Consultants and Manufacturers Network Audio Uses Cases at AV Networking Congress 2013
PORTLAND, Ore. /MuseWire/ — For the third straight year, the AV Networking Congress will be in session Tuesday, 29 January, at the Holiday Inn Amsterdam. This daylong event will feature real-world use cases and presentations, as well as interactive demonstrations and workshops. The panel discussions will be conducted by over 25 leading industry design consultants, […]
ASCAP Launches New PLAY MUSIC Licensing Campaign with Low-Cost, No Reporting License for Websites and Mobile Apps
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) today announced the launch of the ASCAP PLAY MUSIC License for Websites and Mobile Apps. Designed to make obtaining an ASCAP license easier and more affordable for individuals and small businesses, the new agreement is available now at www.ascap.com/licensing/digital. In just […]
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (MuseWire) — Leading Audio Video Bridging platform provider Lab X Technologies announces the launch of Xavity™ AVB connectivity. Xavity (pronounced “zav-i-tee”) provides turnkey AVB platforms for an expanding list of silicon devices for use in AVB-enabled audio, video, and switching products.
RISSKOV, Denmark (MuseWire) – TC Electronic this week announced their new Ditto Looper, a looper “that has been made by guitarists specifically for guitarists.” Ditto Looper is the first looper to combine fun, simplicity and great sound quality with a feature-set and functionalities designed for guitarists. What puts Ditto Looper miles ahead of the looper […]
Audinate Expands Worldwide Team, Steve Greenall joins Audinate as Director of Sales for EMEA and ASEAN countries
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – In order to support the proliferation of Audinate’s Dante media networking solution across the AV industry, Steve Greenall has joined Audinate as Director of Sales for Europe. Greenall, who resides in the UK, will also be responsible for leading sales activities in the Middle East, Africa and ASEAN countries. “Over the […]
TOKYO (MuseWire) – International music technology manufacturer Native Instruments is pleased to announce the opening of its dedicated Japanese branch in Harajuku, Tokyo. Established to directly serve the company’s long-standing Japanese user base and business partners, the new office is also intended to further expand the company’s footprint in the crucial Japanese market for music […]
MuseWire NEWS: 123creative releases Transhaper X3 – transient shaping / designing system, VST plug-in for Windows. According to the developer: “Transhaper X3 allow you boost transients (spikes of audio signal) of your drums, percussions or any other instruments. Are your drums or percussions sounding too deep and flat and you want to make them modern, […]
BERLIN (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today introduced SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS, a new KONTAKT instrument featuring the sound of a Rickenbacker 4003 bass guitar. Sampled by bassist and instrument designer Thomas Skarbye, SCARBEE RICKENBACKER BASS is also the first software version of this bass to be approved by Rickenbacker®. SCARBEE RICKENBACKER® BASS delivers the sound of […]
MuseWire NEWS: Soundlib this past week announced a new version of their G-Player sample instrument, originally designed to enable playback of Gigastudio samples and instruments on Mac OS and Windows. The new version is a free upgrade for registered users. New features include: New stack editor with independent VCA and VCF control, new Audio Mixer […]
Music Industry Newswire NEWS: Moog Music this past week announced the latest version of their iOS app for iPad, the ANIMOOG V2. According to the company: This major update to the TEC-Award Nominated iOS synthesizer is a free update for existing Animoog users and includes many user requested features and product enhancements.
MuseWire NEWS: Liine has announced new features for Lemur on iOS, including In-App Editor and new Skins. Update available now on iTunes. Legendary multi-touch controller Lemur’s templates now editable directly from your iPad, + new skins, + LiveControl 2, free download in early 2013. In-App Editor: Lemur has evolved. Now you can design your templates […]
Music Computing releases ControlBLADE Gen3 Keyboard with 22-inch Touchscreen and with Mac OS or Windows On-board
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) – Austin based Music Computing this week announced their latest portable keyboard workstation, the ControlBLADE Gen3, with a complete PC inside running Windows or Mac OS, with a 22-inch touchscreen, and a breakthrough price point of US$1899. Options include SSD and Intel i5 or i7 processors. The company describes their ControlBLADE Gen3 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – Part of American Music Abroad, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced that Kensington, Maryland-based folk group Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, with Barbara Lamb, will tour Asia and the Pacific Islands. Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have won two GRAMMY® Awards and fourteen consecutive GRAMMY® […]
Paris, France (MuseWire) — UVI’s Vintage Legends has been announced and contains samples from many rare and desirable electronic synths. It’s desccibed by UVI as “Six brand-new soft synths with the brilliant depth and character of classic hardware. Instantly call up inspiration from: the Yamaha CS-70M, CS-40M and CS-20M, the crazy Italian Elka Synthex, the Rhodes Chroma, the king of FM – the Yamaha DX1, the rare DK Synergy and the classic K250 revisited.”
MELVILLE, N.Y. (MuseWire) – This week Korg announced 64-bit native capabilitiy for their popular Legacy Collection virtual music instruments. Korg’s Legacy Collection is a complete software recreation of five legendary KORG Synthesizers – the MS-20, Polysix, Mono/Poly, M1 and WAVESTATION – complemented by the included MDE-X Effects Suite, which boasts 19 different effects algorithms. UPDATE […]
MELVILLE, N.Y. (MuseWire) – Korg announces updates to all Korg iPad music apps that include Audiobus support, iCloud data backup, virtual MIDI (for most apps), Retina support and more. These updates are also available as a free download for existing users. A broad range of features is now included across all apps: * Background audio […]
MuseWire NEWS: SuperPan is a special panning effect that enables users to place sounds out of the speakers. Based on sophisticated psychoacoustic methods, SuperPan can be used for the creation of unnaturally wide mixes, for special ‘pop out’ effects, and for adding unusual motion effects within regular and distorted spaces. Many surprising pre-made ‘spacey’ presets […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – MOOG MUSIC SETS SIGHTS ON MOOGFEST 2013: Moogfest was founded in 2004 by Moog Music Inc. in honor of the company’s founder and the man whose name the festival bears, Dr. Bob Moog. Moog Music is excited to work closely with The Bob Moog Foundation, the City of Asheville, our fans […]
New Book: Sample Magic announces ‘Classic Tracks – The Real Stories Behind 68 Seminal Recordings’ by Richard Buskin
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) – Sample Magic has announced the publication of its latest book, Richard Buskin’s “Classic Tracks” (ISBN: 978-0-9564460-2-2; 420pp). In “Classic Tracks,” New York Times best-selling author Richard Buskin unearths the true stories behind 68 seminal recordings. “Classic Tracks” includes more than 350 colour and black-and-white images across 420 pages. What really went […]
SWEDEN (MuseWire) – Toontrack today announced a new addition to the Superior Line: New York Studios Vol.3 SDX. Described by the company as so: Straight from the Avatar Studios in the heart of Manhattan comes breathtaking drums recorded by the same team that did Superior Drummer and the Vol.2 SDX – engineer duo Neil Dorfsman […]
ASCAP to Distribute More Than $1.8 Million in Plus Cash Awards to reward writers whose works have a unique prestige value
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) – More than $1.8 million in cash awards for 2012-2013 will be distributed to songwriter and composer members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) by the Society’s ASCAP Plus Awards Panels, it was announced today by ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams. The purpose of these special […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) — Native Instruments today introduced ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of two vintage drum kits from the 1940s. Both kits were recorded with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and period microphones at Abbey Road Studios in London, providing a natural, open sound suitable for contemporary productions.
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) — Music Computing, the makers of the StudioBLADE line of all-in-one music keyboard production stations announced today the Gen3 versions, which represents another leap in performance and value. The StudioBLADE Gen3 is all-in-one music production command and control center, which allow users to compose; record, mix, and master songs that are ready for radio or direct Internet distribution.
Haken Audio updates Continuum Fingerboard hands-on electronic instrument and MIDI controller to 5.30
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (MuseWire) — Haken Audio has announced the latest update for their Continuum Fingerboard hands-on electronic instrument and MIDI controller. The number of carefully crafted internal preset sounds has dramatically increased from 18 to 66. Included in these new sounds are designs using non-linear feedback filtering for wind physical models, granular sounds based on predefined timbre data, and sounds which take advantage of the other new design options available in 5.30.
New Doepfer Dark Energy II Analog Synthesizer announced with ‘completely different filter type’ from original
GRAEFELFING, Germany (MuseWire) – Audio hardware developer Doepfer has announced availability of its new Dark Energy II Analog Synthesizer, a redesigned version of the original Dark Energy, a standalone monophonic analogue synthesizer with built-in USB/MIDI interfacing and CV connectivity released to much critical acclaim in 2010. So why the need to redesign something so successful […]
MELVILLE, N.Y. (MuseWire) – Korg has unveiled the latest in its series of musical instrument apps. The new, intuitive iPolysix app evokes Korg’s legendary analog polyphonic synthesizer while taking full advantage of the iPad® interface. Up to eight instances of the synth can be used in conjunction with new features that include a sequencer, drum […]
WILMINGTON, Del. (MuseWire) – The new American pro audio plug-in company Plugin Alliance LLC is proud to announce that it has contributed six multi-format (including AAX DSP/AAX Native) plug-ins to Burlington, Massachusetts-headquartered digital audio and video technology creator Avid’s recently-released AAX Pack, making it the main contributor to this 18-plug-in-strong bundle. The AAX (Avid Audio […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State announced today that Indonesian performers Jogja Hip Hop Foundation is traveling from Yogyakarta, Indonesia to communities across America as part of a cultural diplomacy initiative, Center Stage, from November 15 to December 8. Center StageSM brings performing artists from Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan to the United […]
Audinate announces first phase of its global expansion, adds new Manager of Global Support Services at US headquarters in Portland
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate has announced the first phase of its new global expansion, with the addition of a new Manager of Global Support Services based out of its U.S. headquarters in Portland. Landon Gentry has joined Audinate to lead its worldwide support organization, and will take particular responsibility for directly supporting U.S. based […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with American Voices, announced that the San Francisco-based chamber group Real Vocal String Quartet will tour Europe over the next month. They will travel to Azerbaijan (November 18 – 23), Macedonia (November 24 – 29), Bosnia and Herzegovina […]
Shizuoka, Japan (MuseWire) – Today, Yamaha and Steinberg have joined forces to create an advanced production system – NUAGE – that empowers professionals in the television, advertising, film, and media industries with unprecedented capabilities and efficiency. Yamaha hardware integrates seamlessly with Steinberg software in a cohesive platform that ushers in a new era of post-production […]
SURRY HILLS, NSW (MuseWire) – Australian audio equipment manufacturer RØDE Microphones has announced a new addition to its line of broadcast and AV products, the Reporter. Designed for handheld interview and presentation applications, the Reporter features an omnidirectional dynamic capsule that is designed to allow the user freedom of use, without the technique related issues […]
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) – MIDI utilities specialist Kenton is proud to announce availability of its new SYNC-5 Active DIN Sync Splitter. As implied by name, the SYNC-5 Active DIN Sync Splitter has one DIN Sync input and five DIN Sync output ports to enable users to easily connect several DIN Sync devices to one DIN […]
Native Instruments introduces SESSION HORNS – a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of a four-piece horn section
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today introduced SESSION HORNS, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of a four-piece horn section. Notable for its pristine and authentic sound, SESSION HORNS is designed to allow producers of all levels access to high quality horns, and includes a number of features that make it a […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – Today, Moog Music officially announced their 10th anniversary special limited edition MOOG VOYAGER. According to the company, Moog created this 24 Karat gold Voyager with the finest materials, as a testament to American craftsmanship. The company is handcrafting 31 of these analog works of art, but only 30 are available for […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with American Voices, announced that the Boston, Massachusetts-based Bluegrass group Della Mae will tour Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan this fall as part of the American Music Abroad series. Della Mae was recently nominated for The […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate, the inventors of the patented digital media networking solution Dante, has joined the OCA Alliance as an Associate Member. The OCA Alliance was formed by professional audio companies who work in different product markets and represent a diverse cross section of vertical market positions and application use-cases. Founding OCA Alliance […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – This past week, Roland announced the new TD-4KP V-Drums Portable, a compact, easy-to-transport electronic drum set with a unique and innovative folding design. This new set offers players the industry leading V-Drums sound and performance with maximum mobility and ultra-quick setup time. The TD-4KP features a kick pad, a snare […]
WILMINGTON, Del. (MuseWire) – The all-new American pro audio plug-in company Plugin Alliance LLC recently announced that it has welcomed fellow plug-in specialist Pro Audio DSP as its latest Alliance partner company, coinciding with the release of the latter’s extraordinary Dynamic Spectrum Mapper V2, plus two new plug-ins from Plugin Alliance founder member Dirk Ulrich’s […]
GRENOBLE, France (MuseWire) – XILS-lab today announced their newest plugin which they describe as so: “Combining Tube based amplifier simulation, rotating speaker effects and room responses, the LX122 would not truly be an XILS-lab Instrument if did not offer a combination of authentic vintage sound and unique and innovative features you won’t find anywhere else.” […]
ASHEVIILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – Moog Music has announced the release of the “Analog Delay,” the first delay designed and created exclusively for the 500 series pro audio format. The Analog Delay is a 100% analog signal path module that features 800ms of delay time, front panel MIDI control, and an assignable Tap Tempo/CV jack on […]
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. (MuseWire) – UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins software v6.3.2 is here, Universal Audio announced today, featuring an exclusive emulation of the remarkable Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor developed by Brainworx, and the Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery plug-in, developed by UA and famed mastering engineer Bob Katz. New 6.3.2 Software Features: New! Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the American Music Abroad program, an international exchange program that uses music as a means to engage underserved audiences worldwide, is now accepting applications for American musicians for the 2013-2014 season. Candidates may apply at www.americanvoice.org/ama. The […]