SANTA MONICA, Calif. (MuseWire) – Coming to Santa Monica, California on Sunday March 25, 2012, The Art of Music presents “Sounds like Music.” Art of Music is a groundbreaking series presenting “criminally overlooked specialty music for film, TV, video game and other media.” It gives music supervisors, film composers, film directors, game designers and other […]
Category: Synth News
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (MuseWire) – Kurzweil Music and American Music and Sound today announced version 2.10 of the operating system (OS) for the PC3 and PC3K line of music keyboards. The upgrade is free to all PC3/K owners through the Kurzweil website. Kurzweil PC3K/PC3 2.10 Feature Highlights for March 2012: ENHANCED LIVE PERFORMANCE TOOLS Display: […]
Frankfurt, Germany (MuseWire) – Dynaudio Professional introduces DBM50 – the perfect active desktop monitor featuring a 7.1 inch woofer and a 1.1 inch soft dome tweeter. All aspects of its design point towards desktop use – from the perfectly angled front over the ingenious waveguide around the tweeter to the optional addition of a level […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate, inventor of the award winning Dante networking technology and TEQSAS, a leading German professional audio solutions company with core competencies in delivering high quality audio products, are pleased to announce a new Dante AES breakout module for their cyberTEQ – m-family of digital audio interconnect solutions. yberTEQ – m is […]
Frankfurt, Germany (MuseWire) – Dynaudio Acoustics has been catering to audio and broadcast professionals with state-of-the-art monitoring solutions for 20 years. Now, it is time for a change of name: Dynaudio Acoustics has now become Dynaudio Professional. However, rest assured that the focus on pristine audio recreation, high-quality craftsmanship and innovation will remain. As part […]
Meylan, France and Portland, Ore. (MuseWire) – AuviTran, the Audio networking specialist, and Audinate, the inventors of the award winning Dante media networking solution, announces today it is adding Dante technology to its Audio Toolbox product range. Audinate was chosen to accelerate AuviTran’s development towards new networking technologies. “The integration of Dante technology into our […]
Berkshire, UK (MuseWire) – GForce Software has announced a new sound pack for existing users of M-Tron Pro, “The Streetly Tapes.” According to GForce, The Streetly Tapes – Vol 1 Expansion Pack for M-Tron Pro contains 24 tape banks curated from the original EMI tape-based ‘Tron archive by John Bradley and Martin Smith and made […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – Audinate, the inventors of the award winning Dante digital media networking technology and Four Audio, the German manufacturer of audio and loudspeaker management systems, are pleased to announce the launch of Four Audio’s new DBO1. The DBO1 is a Dante enabled breakout box with 8 analog output channels. It allows the […]
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) – Hollywood often writes checks the real world just can’t cash, but not this time. You’ve seen them in movies like Avatar and Iron Man…those wonderful semi-transparent touchscreens, and have wondered if they are ever going to be available for the common person. ClearVIEW mini is the latest addition to Music Computing’s […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today announced TRAKTOR KONTROL F1, a pad-based, USB-powered hardware controller built to control the advanced Remix Decks in the included TRAKTOR PRO 2.5 software. TRAKTOR KONTROL F1 provides 16 multi-colored, touch-sensitive LED pads, an advanced global control section as well as an ergonomic mixer section including four volume faders […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the non-profit organization American Voices, is pleased to announce the ensembles selected for the 2012-2013 season of American Music Abroad. Twelve American musical groups chosen for their musical excellence and educational capability will visit more than 40 […]
MONTREAL, Quebec (MuseWire) – AAS announces KitNetix, their first sound bank title for Chromaphone, and renewing their collaboration with renowned sound designer Martin Walker! KitNetix is a “macrophonic sound bank that zooms into an intricate new world.” The 128-preset collection features drum kits made from exotic materials, percussion unleashed from reality, soundscapes from dark beginnings […]
Pfinztal, Germany (MuseWire) – VirSyn has announced version 2 of iVoxel for Mac; with both OSX and iPad versions of the app avaialble in the App Store. iVoxel is not only an amazingly sounding vocoder – the unique concept of iVoxel turns this vocoder into a singing machine. iVoxel is a combination of a voice […]
Haifa, Israel (MuseWire) – V-Plugs updates Mr. Soundman ear training game to v1.1. Mr. Soundman is a powerful tool for assessing and improving frequency detection, a critical skill for mixing, recording and producing music. It also enables users to win excellence awards and prizes, and to participate in Mr. Soundman special competitions. Mr. Soundman v1.1 […]
Music Computing announces New MotionCOMMAND Gen2 Line – Cross-platform Touchscreens for MacOS and Windows
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) – Tired of reaching up to your computer screen to move things around with your hand and then realizing it’s not your smart phone? Well, you can finally give your computer the finger. MotionCOMMAND (Gen2) is the latest update to the popular MotionCOMMAND line of multi-touchscreen products from Music Computing. The MotionCOMMAND […]
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) – NARIP (National Association of Record Industry Professionals) president Tess Taylor leads a delegation of creative music executives from New York to London this week for meetings to create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture. Feb. 28 […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments this week released EVOLVE, a KONTAKT-based instrument created by premier sound design house Heavyocity, the team behind DAMAGE and the EVOLVE MUTATIONS series. EVOLVE offers a full-scale resource for cinematic sound design that brings together a vast selection of sounds, rhythms and FX, designed specifically for film composers and […]
US Dept. of State and MTVU Announces Artists to Help Nominate Candidates for 2012-2013 Fulbright-MTVU Fellowship
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and mtvU, MTV’s 24-hour college network, announced today the musical artists who will review and help nominate candidates for the 2012-2013 Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships. This year’s artists include Foster the People, J. Cole, B.o.B. and Diplo. ECA sponsors the Fulbright-mtvU Fellowships to promote the […]
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) – While Michelle Moog-Koussa is touched by her father’s enduring legacy as the godfather of modern electronic music, she is driven to see that legacy expand by inspiring children to learn the science of sound through the magic of his music. She’s looking to IndieGoGo.com and Boob Moog fans across the country […]
Berlin, Germany (MuseWire) – Native Instruments today released DARK PRESSURE, a new MASCHINE Expansion, created in association with the acclaimed DJ and producer Steve Lawler and sound design house Loopmasters. The pack brings the sound of tough underground dance music to MASCHINE and MASCHINE MIKRO, containing an expertly crafted selection of kicks, snares, hi-hats and […]
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) – The Official Ceremony for the UAE 40th National Day saw Zayed Sports Stadium full to capacity as thousands turned out to celebrate the achievements of the nation, and Audinate’s Dante was there to make sure all the networked audio delivery functioned without a hitch. The 360 degree stadium production placed complex […]
SWEDEN (MuseWire) – The Sweden based music rights organization STIM presents WOI, a new portal for multi-territorial composition rights licensing of independent publishers rights. The WOI portal is a smart solution to collectively provide better negotiating leverage, higher influence over deal terms and more transparency – good news for independents looking to maximize European earnings […]
Risskov, Denmark (MuseWire) – Long-time TC guitar effects user John Petrucci has joined forces with TC, taking their collaboration to a whole new level. John Petrucci was one of the first artists to join TC’s revolutionary TonePrint concept. In total, John created 5 personal TonePrints in early 2011 – two for Corona Chorus, two for […]
MuseWire REVIEW: Yes, OK, it took him a long time to get them done, and some people still haven’t gotten theirs from the initial production run. I am pleased to advise, though, that it is well worth the wait. Ours arrived from Europe in good order with sturdy packaging, nothing to be worried about as […]
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.’
Bob Moog Foundation Announces Pilot Program of Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool Curriculum in Asheville City Schools
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (MuseWire) — The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) proudly announces the launch of a pilot program of its hallmark educational project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool (formerly known as MoogLab), at Asheville City Schools’ (ACS) 2nd grade classrooms.
MuseWire NEWS: Italy-based Studiologic has announced a new virtual analog keyboard, combining their popular keyboard action (Fatar) with a virtual analog synth engine from Waldorf. While the engine spec sounds familiar to those who have used the Waldorf 3-oscillator type virtual analog structure (Blofeld, Q, Largo, etc.), what is most surprising about the new keyboard […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – Waldorf has announced a new digital-analog MIDI synth module, the PULSE 2. Available Summer 2012, the Pulse 2 features three analog oscillators in combination with a true analog cascading filter. The promo from Waldorf reads like so: “Sometimes they do come back, and this time, it’s with even more brute-strength power […]
BERLIN, Germany (MuseWire) – To conincide with the Winter NAMM in Anaheim, German synth wizard Jürgen Michaelis, of JoMoX GmbH, has previewed his latest creation, the Moonwind Analog Filter Tracker. According to Michaelis, “Moonwind is a true analog stereo filter with built-in step sequencer, a fantastic sounding digital FX chip, 2 LFOs and envelope modulation. […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to introduce the CM-220 and CM-110 CUBE Monitors, two portable 2.1 speaker systems for playing, practicing, and recording musicians. Outfitted with two satellite speakers, a subwoofer, and multiple stereo inputs for electronic musical instruments and other devices, the versatile CM-220 and CM-110 systems are perfect for practice […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to announce the release of its very first backing keyboard, the BK-5, the latest in a series of Roland musical instruments with intelligent backing-track technology. Hundreds of great music, rhythms, and tones from around the world are available at the touch of a button. With exceptional sound […]
Meylan, France (MuseWire) – At the Winter NAMM 2012 show in Anaheim, Calif., Arturia will announce their first analog keyboard, the MINIBRUTE. Arturia announces the upcoming release of MINIBRUTE. The pure analog, multi-wave oscillator combined with a huge sounding classic multi-mode filter, and wide range of modulation capabilities will bring new life into your recordings […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is proud to introduce the LX-15 Digital Piano, an elegant upright-style instrument with grand piano sound and attitude. The LX-15 boasts Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, plus a newly developed Acoustic Projection sound system that delivers an inspiring multi-dimensional sound field never before available in this instrument class […]
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 […]
Roland Announces RP301R Digital Piano with SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine and Ivory Feel-G keyboard
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – Roland is pleased to introduce the RP301R Digital Piano, an attractive, fun, and affordable instrument that will please players of all levels. Featuring the SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine, Ivory Feel-G keyboard, and built-in rhythm accompaniments, the RP301R is perfect for beginning piano students, families, and anyone that wants to have […]
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 […]
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (MuseWire) – BOSS is pleased to announce the TU-10 Clip-On Chromatic Tuner for guitars and basses, the first of its type available from the industry leader in electronic tuners. A number of unique and useful features, along with legendary BOSS accuracy and reliability, make the TU-10 a true standout among clip-on style […]
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 – […]
Recording industry event, VOICE 2012, a conference for voice actors to be held June 13-16 at Disneyland Hotel
ANAHEIM, Calif. (MuseWire) — Voices.com steps up to the microphone as a Premier sponsor of VOICE 2012, a conference for voice actors to be held June 13-16 at The Happiest Place on Earth(R) – The Disneyland(R) Hotel and Resort in Anaheim, California. Stephanie Ciccarelli, Co-founder of Voices, served as a panelist at VOICE 2010, on a panel devoted to business and service providers.
PORTLAND, Ore. (MuseWire) — Following the success of similar events in recent years, key manufacturers including Lab.gruppen, Peavey Commercial Audio, Bosch Communications Systems, Yamaha Commercial Audio, Audinate and ASL, will be hosting an all day event on Tuesday 31 January at the Holiday Inn Amsterdam.
Risskov, Denmark (MuseWire) — Now available for Android OS devices, the new app compiles all TonePrints for TC Electronic’s TonePrint enabled guitar pedals in one place and allows users to ‘beam’ new TonePrints to their pedals in a matter of seconds. The idea behind the technology is as simple as it is ingenious: Each TonePrint has been converted to a unique-sounding magnetic impulse that can be beamed via the phone’s internal speaker, through the pickup of a guitar and directly to a TonePrint pedal.
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.
Music Industry Newswire NEWS: AUSTIN, Texas — Music Computing introduces ControlTOUCH, “your laptop’s new best friend.” The world keep changing and that’s no different for music production and performance, says the company. Traditional instruments are giving way to computer-based alternatives and the key is to bridge the two worlds without stifling creativity or getting lost in the technology.
Seoul, South Korea (MuseWire) — DEELEEBOB Music Products, is exhibiting for the first time at Winter NAMM 2012, Booth #3496 – The Effect Rack. This new product provides benefits musicians / technicians and music enthusiasts. The bracket device allows for safe carriage and easy access to a variety of devices normally placed hap-hazard on top, or beside an amplifier.
LONDON, U.K. (MuseWire) — Sample Magic has announced the full line-up for the first ever London Electronic Music Event (LEME 2012), with appearances from Ben Watt, Toolroom Records, Dom Betmead (The Nextmen), SoundCloud, Hal Ritson (Dizzee Rascal), DJ Magazine and more.
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.
AUSTIN, Texas (MuseWire) — Austin based Music Computing this week announced a new ‘souped up’ version of their computer-based keyboard music workstations, the StudioBLADE Gen2, with a ‘TypeR’ trim package. While it might not tear up the Nurburgring like a Nissan GTR, it does come with carbon fibre and custom livery like many glammed up sports machines.