WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce that San Francisco-based hip hop group Audiopharmacy will tour Southeast Asia and the Pacific as part of the American Music Abroad program. With roots in hip hop, Audiopharmacy fuses live instrumentation and global musical styles, making […]
Category: Synth News
Stewart Audio announces technology licensing agreement with Audinate PTY, LTD for compact Networked Amplifiers
SILICON VALLEY, Calif. (MuseWire) – Stewart Audio, an innovator in small, compact Networked Amplifiers is pleased to announce a technology licensing agreement with Audinate PTY, LTD the inventors of Dante™ the award winning, digital media networking solution. Stewart Audio will be one of the first licensees to offer a Dante Ultimo™ solution in their line […]
Fulbright-mtvU Fellowship 2013-2014: U.S. Dept. of State and mtvU Announce Artists to Help Nominate Candidates
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, announce today musical artists Imagine Dragons, Rita Ora and Steve Aoki will help review and nominate candidates for the 2013-2014 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships. The Department of State sponsors Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships to promote music as a […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State is pleased to announce that ensembles of the Afghan National Institute of Music (ANIM) will travel to three cities in the United States from February 3-15 for performances and cultural exchange with American youth orchestras. The group will begin its tour with a small ensemble performance […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate is proud to announce the newest member of the Dante product family: Ultimo. Ultimo is a complete, fully-featured, ready-to-use Dante interface for networked audio products, integrated into a single 13 x 13mm chip. By providing an integrated, cost-effective networked audio solution over a 100Mbps Ethernet interface, Ultimo extends the benefits […]
ANAHEIM, Calif. (MuseWire) — WINTER NAMM: Korg USA announces the King Korg analog modeling synth. Focused on live performance, it features Korg’s new XMT (Xpanded Modeling Technology) engine, with many types of oscillators and filters that can accurately model sought-after vintage analog synths. With its controls laid out in easily identifiable sections, King Korg delivers the unique characteristics of a dedicated synthesizer, while remaining approachable to players who are new to synthesizers.
Native Instruments announces Reverb Classics, two premium-quality algorithmic reverbs inspired by renowned studio hardware
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) — Even though Native Instruments no longer attends NAMM to showcase new products, they can still time their news for the show. Native Instruments this week launched REVERB CLASSICS – two premium-quality algorithmic reverbs inspired by renowned studio hardware. While each effect has its own distinct sound, both provide a rich, harmonic character that adds dimension and depth to any source.
BATON ROUGE, La. (MuseWire) – PreSonus has announced that the company has licensed Audinate’s Dante digital-media networking technology and will incorporate Dante into optional networking cards for several of its new products. Audinate’s patented Dante solution is a combination of software, hardware, and standard TCP/IP protocols designed to transport many channels of high-resolution, uncompressed, low-latency […]
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.
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 […]