London mayoral office to create Night Czar role as Fabric launch independent review following drug deaths.
Fabric’s Independent Review Following Drug Deaths. Following the death of two young club-goers, seemingly due to drug overdoses, Fabric releases a statement informing the public that an investigation is underway and promising an independent review of procedures, explaining they’re “undertaking a thorough review of the lessons [they] can learn”. Read the full statement here.
London Mayoral Office Creates ‘Night Czar’ Role. The London mayor’s office is calling on applications for a new Night Czar role. Its holder will be required to “champion the value of London’s night time culture [and] developing and diversifying London’s night time economy”, working with various government agencies to “create a vision for London as a 24-hour city”. Find out more here.
Erica Synths’ New Valve-Based Eurorack Modules. The new Fusion VCO fuses the great tuning of a digital VCO with the warm, unique sound of valves. The module is one of the key units of Erica Synths‘ Fusion Drone System, a tube-based Eurorack modular synth designed for raw, esoteric soundscapes. Watch them in action above, and find out more here.
Audified’s Analogue Circuit and Valve Modeling Plugins. Originally prepared for TC PowerCore but now running on native platforms, Audified‘s affordable inValve plugin effects are part of a second generation of plugins simulating proven valve devices. Find out more here.
The Most Influential Song of the 21st Century? Reflecting on New York art-punk outfit Yeah Yeah Yeahs‘ 2003 hit ‘Maps’, Popbitch tells the story of its impact, going on to provide an in-depth analysis of each part of the track’s musical and poetic content, and what makes it so effective. Check it out here.
MIDI Design Plugin Liquid Music On Sale. On sale from August 23rd to 31st with 50% off, Liquid Music is a powerful software plugin that helps you evolve song ideas in real time using five layers of control. Watch it in action above and find out more here.
Launchpad Pro Firmware Update Brings Scale Mode. Introduced as part of its latest firmware update, Novation brings scale mode to the popular Launchpad Pro MIDI controller, enabling any Ableton Live-based producer – no matter what their level of music theory ability – to play and record perfectly in-key basslines, melodies, chords and leads. Watch it in action above and learn more about scale mode here.
Kurtis Blow, Jazzy Jeff and Scott Storch added to the ADE Beats program. Hip-Hip pioneer Kurtis Blow, legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, multi-platinum producer Scott Storch and manager extraordinaire Anthony Saleh (Nas, YG and Future among others) will talk extensively about their careers and vision. These speakers will join previously announced headliners including Hudson Mohawke, Om’Mas Keith, Soulection and many more. Find out more here.