News Round-Up: 07/09/18

Native Instruments release a vast update. PRS asks musicians for their support. Help the world’s biggest synth collection find…

News Round-Up 31/08/18

DJs cancel on Meteor festival, Moogerfooger to be discontinued and Fabric upgrades Room Three.…

Ableton Live 11 Brings Long-Awaited New Features, Devices

The significant update to Ableton Live promises new features like comping and MIDI Polyphonic Expression, new devices, performance enhancements, expanded probability functionality, and new sounds.

Spitfire Audio Samples A Broken Upright Piano For Its Newest Instrument Firewood Piano

Firewood Piano is the latest installment in the artist-created Originals range and it features multiple presets aimed at capturing the unique piano’s resonances and physical traits.

News Round-Up: 24/8/18

Good news.  London nightclub, The Nest, is set to reopen under new ownership and be renamed UNDR. The developments include…

News Round-Up: 17/8/18

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin dies aged 76. Trouble on the horizon for Spotify. More closures for the night…

Moog Make Their Most Affordable Synth Available Again

The Moog Werkstatt-01 analogue monosynth is back on the market for $199, and now includes the CV Expander for interfacing with Eurorack and other semi-modular Moogs.

Spitfire Audio Partners With Abbey Road Studios For New Virtual Instrument Recorded In the Iconic Studio One

A full orchestra featuring 90-plus musicians performed during the recording of the audio for this new library, aptly named Abbey Road One: Orchestral Foundations.

News Round-Up: 10/8/18

Where does the music industry revenue go? Is drill music really the cause of London’s wave of violent crime…

News Round-Up: 20/7/18

Ableton announce Loop artists, Arturia announce DrumBrute Impact and Hackney Council announce more restrictions. …

England-based DJs And Producers Eligible To Receive Grants Of Up To £10,000 From Arts Council England

Applicants to the Art Council’s Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) program can receive a grant of £2,000-£10,000 from the total budget of £18 million.

Novation Comes To Daddy With The Limited Edition AFX Station

Novation’s 2013 Bass Station 2 gets remixed by Richard D James with new graphics and AFX Mode pre-loaded.

News Round-Up: 13/7/18

Scuba opens up. Solomon apologises. Andreas Schneider posts a statement.…

Mixes Of The Week: 25/6/18

This week’s top mixes include Objects Limited’s experimental electronics, Dâm-Funk’s Funkmosphere and DJ Haus live…

Spitfire Audio Releases Spectrum, A Virtual Instrument Made In Collaboration With Afrodeutsche

Spectrum contains 50 presets of multi-textural synth sounds ranging from pads to tempo-synced loops and drums, all programmed by Afrodeutsche.

Sequential Renews The Prophet-5 And Introduces The Prophet-10

Sequential this week announced the reintroduction of its most famous and beloved instrument: the Prophet-5. Timed to coincide with founder Dave Smith’s 70th birthday, the instrument stays faithful to the original while adding new features based on its revisions over the years.

Introducing the sub-$1000 Moog Grandmother

Introducing the Moog Grandmother: the sub-$1000 synth that took us all by surprise.…

Superbooth 2018: Coming of Age

The Berlin Superbooth show comes of age with a host of major launches and an overwhelming display of modular synth…

Rebekah Launches #ForTheMusic Campaign To Combat Sexual Harassment and Assault In Dance Music

In an open letter to the industry on the DJ and producer describes obstructions women have regularly faced and underlines that now is the time to choose to be on the right side of history

Rave Game Invites You To Dance And Die

The party soon turns deadly in Strobophagia: Rave Horror, a PC game that drops you into a deadly and psychedelic occult forest rave.

Ableton Loop Heads to Los Angeles

Ableton’s annual music conference moves from Berlin to California for 2018.…

Mixes Of The Week: 30/4/18

This week’s top mixes include James Holden’s Inspirational Performances, Legowelt’s Masterpiece Society and Andy Garvey’s Melbourne…

New Japanese Company Tweets Images Of A Prophet-mini In The Works

The Prophet-mini appears to be a battery-powered and condensed Prophet-5, featuring four voices, 37 keys and built-in speakers.

Arturia Announce PolyBrute, A Morphing Analogue Polysynth

The French brand’s follow-up to 2016’s MatrixBrute boasts polyphony, preset morphing and new options for modulation with expression.

News Round-Up: 27/4/18

Darude – Sandstorm.…

Mixes Of The Week: 23/4/18

This week’s top mixes include Shake live at Midwest Freaks, LDLDN’s jazz fusion Special and RP Boo’s…

Pioneer DJ Introduces The MPU-Powered CDJ-3000

Pioneer DJ’s latest DJ multi player features an MPU processor, a nine-inch touchscreen, and a number of overall improvements.

Native Instruments Announce Maschine+, The First-Ever Standalone Version Of Their Flagship Groovebox

Maschine+ is the first embedded product from Native Instruments, bringing the company’s instruments, effects, and sounds into an entirely hardware-based workflow.

Mixes Of The Week: 19/3/17

This week’s top mixes include Visible Cloak’s Sanpo Disco, Chrissy’s Back In Time Mix and µ-Ziq’s…

NAMM 2018: Best New Releases

The NAMM 2018 show played host to a number of major new product releases. We pick our favourites, including polyphonic…

UDO Audio’s New Analogue-Hybrid Synthesizer, The Super 6, Hits The Market

The Super 6 is a 12-voice polyphonic binaural analog-hybrid synthesizer with replaceable wavetables.

Fold And Corsica Studios Among 135 Venues Saved By Culture Recovery Fund

135 UK venues will receive support from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.…

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