SoundCloud announces that DJ mixes will no longer be taken down. Tim Exile celebrates five years of Flow with a free giveaway. Elektron updates Overbridge.

DJ mixes will no longer be removed from SoundCloud. After negotiating the terms for SoundCloud Go, company founder Eric Wahlforss has announced that DJ mixes will no longer be taken down for copyright infringement, RA reports. Wahlforss told Groove that the company had reached deals with various licensing groups. In recent years, artists and DJs had their mixes (and, in some cases, whole accounts) removed from SoundCloud for containing copyrighted material. You can read the whole interview with Wahlforss (in German) on Groove.

Vinyl indignity: record sales are up, but small labels don’t see the benefit. Vinyl is outselling digital downloads in the UK for the first time since iTunes was launched in 2004, but the truth is not as simple as the claim suggests. The Guardian sheds light on why independent label owners are finding it harder to sell records than ever before. Read the full story here.

Tim Exile gives away free loop sequencer. To celebrate five years of Flow Machine, Tim Exile is giving away Flows for Reaktor Player. You can download Flows for free, or you can make a donation. You will need to download Reaktor in order to use Flows. To find out more click here or watch the video below

Elektron announces Overbridge update. Version 1.15 adds support for the stereo analogue sound processor Analog Heat. In addition, the update adds Mac OS Sierra support and a host of improvements and fixes for both the Analog Rytm and Analog Keys/Four hardware. To find out the full list of updates and features, click here.

BMW announces 2017 line-up. Brighton Music Conference has announced its first wave of exhibitors, partners and sponsors for the 2017 edition. The two-day conference will take place at the Brighton Dome on the 27th and 28th of April. To see the full line-up for both the conference and the associated club nights, click here.

BPM Pro announces 2017 event. Typically a mid-September event, the organisers have announced that the BPM show is to be held in October from next year to avoid clashes with DJs’ summer schedule. To learn more and pre-register, click here.

AAS make Ultra Analog NKS-ready. Applied Acoustics Systems have released an NKS-ready version of the Ultra Analog VA-2 synth plugin. The key parameters have been mapped in order to provide hands-on control of its engine. The preset library now appears in the tag-based browsers of Maschine and Komplete Kontrol. Read more here.

16th December, 2016

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