Shoom comes to Electric Brixton. BBC Symphony Orchestra now available. French Senate tightens rave laws.

The return on Shoom. UK heads will love this. Acid House pioneer Danny Rampling has announced his legendary club night Shoom is to return to Electric Brixton on 8th November featuring very special guests Inner City. Inspired by the now legendary trip to Ibiza in the Summer of ‘87, as told in The Second Summer of Love, Rampling’s Shoom is the stuff of legend that re-created the hedonistic experience found on the White Isle but in South London. Re-live the experience this winter. Tickets here.

More than just a license fee. Announced over the summer, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the orchestral package by rapidly rising Spitfire Audio is now available. The package comes as a standalone plugin or as a hard drive. With over 200 hours of recordings resulting in over 1,000,000 samples it’s available as an AAX-, AU-, VST2-, and VST3-compatible, NKS-ready plugin that loads directly into any DAW. For a limited time there is an introductory promo price of £679.00 (inc. VAT) that runs till 7th Nov. Get to know more here or watch the video below.

Elektron’s free updates. Elektron have released a crop of new features for Analog Rytm and Analog Four with one of the most noticeable additions the ability to now control external gear with their onboard sequencers. Furthermore, the updates have rolled out the scale per track mode, which is already found on Digitakt and Digitone, the ability to randomize parameter pages and more. All for free for MKI AND MKII over on the Elektron website.

Traktor Kontrol S3. NI have released Traktor Kontol S3 a four-channel entry level controller for DJs. This is the perfect piece of gear to help grow your performance to include live takes, layering beats and more. The controller comes bundled with the full version of flagship DJ software Traktor Pro 3 . Pre-orders are open now via the Native Instruments website

Hail to the SH-101. Superlative Instruments have revealed a nearly complete version of their all-new keyboard instrument SB01. It’s got the undeniable spirit of the classic Roland SH-101 yet is packed full of modern feature in a wonderful sleek shell. In terms of synth design its more a clone than anything else so for synth design progressives perhaps this one isn’t for you. But, for the look alone as well as the company’s indie status and commitment to good causes, it’s worth a look (below). Check out their Kickstarter and website. For fans of the SH-101 you might enjoy the SH-101 we released (also below).

SH-101 Pin Badge
Roland SH-101 Pin Badge

Pas cool. The French Senate has passed strict legislation targeting raves. According to French publiser Trax Magazine, the new measures include: requiring “meetings” of 500 people or fewer to “declare” with the local mayor’s office at least a month in advance; and changing parameters on noise levels, administrative deadlines and other criteria. Not complying with the new regulations could be punishable by a €3750 fine and seizure of equipment, such as soundsystems. More here (in French).

Good step. Facial recognition is to be prohibited at 40 music festivals including larger events such as Coachella, Bonnaroo and SXSW. A notable festival who did not support this movement is Burning Man. The movement is the result of the activits group Fight For The Future. You can learn more about the group and support them here.

26th October, 2019

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