Cubase gets an update. Reach for the stars in Camden. Sven Marquardt had the winning hand.

Cubase 10. Steinberg has unveiled Cubase 10 the latest release in their 30-year history which combines Cubase Pro 10, Cubase Artist 10 and Cubase Elements 10. The updates are vast but standouts include easier sidechaining, MixConsole snapshots for recall, audio alignment and large updates to the channel strips. We’ll be getting our hands on a copy for a full review but you can check the full updates here.

On the go. Audio Technica has released the ATH-M5xBT wireless headphones. Designed for studio and on the go, at £179, they offer an alternative in the marketplace for wireless headphones. With the Audio Technica seal of quality, they are worth a look. More here.

Hollywood Market. Camden, in north London, with it’s rich musical heritage spanning most popular genres is to host the Hollywood-style Music Walk of Fame from early next year. It will run from Chalk Farm to Mornington Crescent and will celebrate over 200 artists. Critics suggest it will become the Disneyland of London. Time will tell. More here.

Hooray for MIDI. The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) has announced plans for a “major update” to MIDI. The announcement was paired with news that Ableton, Native Instruments have joined the likes of Google, Apple, Moog and Korg in developing the update. Having been an industry standard since 1983,  MIDI has largely remain unchanged. With no release date other than ‘soon’ electonic instruments will be easier to configure… soon. RA have the story here.

Expanded opportunities. Spotify and SoundGirls have announced a global networking database called EQL Directory. At a time when less than five percent of audio professionals, this new intitiative and partnership strives to work towards gender parity across the industry. More here.

Busted. Beware Of Ninja, the company behind the Berghain-inspired card game Bergnein, has been ordered to pay €15,000 in damages to bouncer Sven Marquardt. The card game included his imagery and players performed his role as bouncer choosing who does and who does not get in. Marquardt never agreed to this and has subsequently won €15,000 with all copies of the game being destroyed. More here.

Lost stories looking for support.  Introducing ‘God Said Give ‘Em Drum Machines: The Story Of Detroit Techno’ a new documentary that explores the dark side of the industry and “the lost stories of the Detroit underground.” The team are looking for your support and if you like the trailer, below, visit their Kickstarter page to get involved.

From Austria with love. Austrian startup ‘birdkids’ are looking for your support to bring their 100% analogue, semi-modular voice ‘Raven’ to market. Having been making instruments since 2015, the team hope to raise circa £33,000. For more information visit their Kickstarter page.

The big reveal. Originally emerging earlier this year, Polymod, the anonymous producer who released ‘No Other’   has now been revealed to be none other than Shadow Child. We can now all sleep peacefully but before you nod off why not check out the release on Pets Recordings.

Becoming Autechre. Xmas came early for Autechre fans as the group have made available system files that can be used to recreate their lives sets at home. To use them, you’ll need Elektron’s Monomachine and Machinedrum instruments, the Nord Modular G2 and MPC1000. To grab the files, head to Autechre’s Bleep store homepage,

16th November, 2018

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