Compensation for Amen break creator, Berghain’s walls welcome transcendence, and Bloc 2016 first wave line-up announced.

Bloc 2016 First Wave Line-up Announced. UK electronic music festival Bloc Weekend have released their first wave of line-up announcements for 11-13 March 2016, at Butlins, Minehead. So far the line-up includes Thom Yorke, Four Tet, Jeff Mills, Floating Points, Carl Craig and former world snooker champion Steve Davis. Watch the promo video above.

The World’s First Samplethon. WhoSampled have called out to all producers and beatmakers to take part in a first-of-its-kind event, Samplethon 2015, “the world’s first ever Hackathon for music”. Samplethon will provide producers with access to rare and sought after sample material from a leading music library, and mentorship from world class producers. Watch the promo video above, and find out how to apply here.

Berghain’s Walls Welcome Transcendence. In light of a new book, Art In The Club, published by Hatje Cantz and documenting Berghain‘s engagement with visual art, Crack Magazine compares the intersection of art and clubbing in Berlin and the UK, and examines the art of the legendary club’s notorious, decadent depths. Read the article here.

Carbon Sequencer and Performance System. Kilpatrick Audio have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them complete the hardware and software design, and ramp up the first production run of their sequencer, performance system and USB interface CARBON, which they claim will “change the way you compose and perform”. Watch the promo video above, and find out more here.

The Internet Compensates ‘Amen Break’ Creator. Thanks to a GoFundMe campaign started by a DJ involved with the UK breakbeat hardcore scene, Martyn Webster, the owner of the copyright to the widely used sampled ‘Amen Break’, The Winstons frontman Richard L. Spencer, has finally received £24,000 of compensation having never received any royalties or clearance fees. The Facebook page for the campaign has posted the a video of Spencer receiving his cheque, here.

Roland AIRA TB-3 Software Controller. A new AIRA software controller provides you with precise and detailed control of your Roland TB-3, from your Windows or OSX computer, allowing full automation of the unit’s four oscillators, its reverb, delay and more. Check it out here, and watch it in action above.

Novation Launchpad iOS ‘Remix This’ Competition. Novation have announced their first remix competition in collaboration with AIAIAI headphones. Pput your own take on an exclusive remix pack for Launchpad for iOS, upload and submit it for a chance to win a pair of AIAIAI headphones and a Bass Station II.  Watch the promo video above, find out more and download the remix pack here.

Cableguys Update Plugins. Cableguys have released updates to the UI and workflow of their Curve, FilterShaper and VolumeShaper plugins. These include a new drawing tool that allows you to quickly add steps to waveforms, the ability to resize waveform areas, a running light that shows the position within audio for FilterShaper and VolumeShaper, and more. Find out more and download the updates here.

Synchro Arts 30% Storewide Discount. Synchro Arts are currently offering a 30% discount across their range of unique audio processing software: VocAlign, Revoice Pro and Titan, which provide time-saving automated editing and alignment functions when working with vocals, dialogue and instruments. The sale runs until November 26th. Find out more here.

Finding the Future 2015. Taking place at London’s Covent Garden Apple Store, between the 18th and 20th of November, City Showcase has announced Finding The Future 2015, a free music seminar encouraging enterprise, entrepreneurs and employability in the music and entertainment industries. Find out more here.

13th November, 2015

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