Behringer teases their first Eurorack module and modular synth case. Blond:ish gets huge industry support for plastic initiative. Facebook to pay royalties. Gershon Kingsley passes away.

What a difference a week makes. Despite our recent lighthearted jibes, Behringer has had a good year. Their latest reveal, and we had to wait a whole week for new Behringer news, is the Euroack Go, a modular synth case and “beefy” power supply. Prices and availability are not yet announced but we suspect the price will be attractive. In the video, they also tease their first Eurorack module which appears similar to a Moog-style ladder filter with low-pass and high-pass filters which makes plenty of sense having cloned Moog synths already. Check out the video below.

“Eco-Rider”. Vivie-Ann Bakos, founder of Bye Bye Plastic has successfully acquired the signatures of 1500 DJs to sign her #PlasticFreeParty which includes a single-use plastic-free “eco-rider”. DJs to have signed up include Richie Hawtin, Cassy and Honey Dijon in a community-wide pledge to reduce the use of single-use plastic in the nightlife community. Bakos, known by many as Blond:ish, unveiled her free #PlasticFreeParty last year. Watch the video below for more:

Gershon Kingsley dies. Much loved pioneer of electronic music and the Moog synthesizer, Gershon Kingsley, passed away on December 10th his family have announced on Twitter. The composer was the founder of the First Moog Quartet and arguably most famous for his 1969 track “Popcorn”. His album Music to Moog By is also one of his most enduring, most sampled and most respected works. What Van Halen was to guitarists, Kingsley was to synth players. His legacy will live on. Listen to Music to Moog by below:

Not fake news. PRS has announced that the first-ever payment of Facebook royalties will be included in this December’s distribution. Till now the social media platform haven’t been able to provide information on what music is being used on the site and are still in the process of setting up a music reporting system. To broadly capture the type of music played on Facebook, PRS are paying out based on data from Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Google Play. This payment covers music used up to the end of 2018.

Reaper 6 is out now. Reaper 6 is out now for only $60. Considerably cheaper than other more popular DAWs, Reaper has gained a cult following. Upgrades include: MIDI CC envelopes can now send curved messages to your hardware or software devices, a new time-stretching algorithm, a graphic patchbay for advanced routing, embedded plug-in displays and improved performance with large projects. Find out more details on the Reaper website.

Moogfest cancelled. Moogfest has been canceled for 2020. The annual music and tech festival held in Asheville, North Carolina has been put “on hold” for “technical reasons”. Ticket holders who pre-purchased access for Moogfest 2020 can email moogfest@moogmusic.com for information regarding obtaining a refund.

14th December, 2019

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