Schlagwort: Make Music

6. September 2019 Aus

Georgia give away sample pack used to make new album Side Tracks

Von Scott Freedom

Featuring modular synth, studio FX and a rooster. New York experimental duo Georgia are giving away the samples used to make their latest album, Side Tracks, which is released today on Métron Records. Side Tracks takes a slightly different approach from previous albums on Palto Flats and Fircracker Recordings, with the duo of Justin Tripp […]

5. September 2019 Aus

Roland revisits its classic synths in new Jupiter-X range

Von Scott Freedom

It emulates the Juno-106, SH-101, XV-5050 and more. Roland is reviving the Jupiter brand for a new range of synths under the Jupiter-X name. The new line features two synths: the high-end Jupiter-X with 61 full-size keys and smaller Jupiter-Xm model with 37 slim keys. While the branding references the iconic Jupiter-8 synth, both models […]

5. September 2019 Aus

Roland’s latest Boutique synth combines the Juno-60 and Juno-106

Von Scott Freedom

Two classic synths in one. Roland’s latest Boutique synth combines both its classic Juno-60 and Juno-106 synthesizers in a single module. The JU-06A is a new and improved take on its JU-06 Boutique model, released back in 2015 as part of the first wave of Roland’s pint-sized synth replicas. The limited-edition JU-06 was one of […]

5. September 2019 Aus

Roland revives MC Groovebox series with two new models

Von Scott Freedom

Synths, drum machines and sequencer in one box. Roland has revived its MC Groovebox series as part of the AIRA line with two new models: the full-size MC-707 and portable MC-101. Roland’s original Groovebox models offered a way for DJs to make a track with just one piece of gear, incorporating a sound module capable […]

4. September 2019 Aus

Korg launches DIY synth brand Nu:Tekt with NTS-1 digital kit

Von Scott Freedom

It also allows you to upload your own custom oscillators. Korg has officially launched a new line of DIY-focused instruments under the Nu:Tekt brand, starting with the $99 NTS-1 programmable synth kit. The synth, which first appeared at this year’s Superbooth show in Berlin, can be self-assembled without the need for a soldering iron. It […]

4. September 2019 Aus

Native Instruments cuts 20% of its staff in shift to “platform” strategy

Von Scott Freedom

Around 100 jobs have been cut across the music tech giant’s offices worldwide. Native Instruments has laid off 20% of its workforce worldwide as part of a shift towards what it describes as a “platform” strategy. In a statement sent to CDM, the company behind Maschine, Traktor and Massive said the layoffs (which amount to around […]

30. August 2019 Aus

NI’s limited edition flame orange Maschine is available next week

Von Scott Freedom

But you’ll have to be quick. Earlier this month, Native Instruments announced it was celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Maschine controller with a highly limited, flame orange edition of the MK3 model. This week, the company revealed when you’ll be able to buy one: Tuesday, September 3, at 3pm CEST. According to NI, you’ll […]

27. August 2019 Aus

Reason 11 will let you use the Reason Rack as a plugin in any DAW

Von Scott Freedom

Propellerhead is also now known as Reason Studios. Reason 11, the latest version of Propellerhead’s popular music-making software, will arrive next month with a standalone Reason Rack plugin. The move will let anyone using Live, Bitwig Studio or Logic Pro X use Reason instruments such as the semi-modular Thor synth, Roland x0x-esque Redrum drum machine […]

23. August 2019 Aus

Behringer clones Korg’s classic MS-20 synth

Von Scott Freedom

Behringer‘s surprise synth is ready to ship now. Behringer’s latest synth clone is a Eurorack format version of Korg’s classic MS-20. In a departure from its usual strategy of teasing its instruments extensively before release, Behringer surprised its fans by revealing it has a batch of 2,000 units of the K-2 ready to ship. “We […]

22. August 2019 Aus

MasterSounds launches handmade two-valve compact DJ mixer

Von Scott Freedom

Originally published on The Vinyl Factory. “Designed for clubs and DJs… with ‘no compromise’ audio fidelity.” MasterSounds has unveiled a new mixer in its Radius range, called the TWO VALVE. Priced at £1,495, the TWO VALVE features two channel strips with aux send, two 36mm illuminated VU meters, a 3-band master EQ/isolator, a Penny & […]

20. August 2019 Aus

MeeBlip launches simple USB MIDI interface, cubit go

Von Scott Freedom

Aimed at mobile music-makers. Synth manufacturer Blipsonic and music tech site CDM have added a new USB MIDI interface to their family of MeeBlip devices. The cubit go is a simple $59 USB MIDI device for sending note and clock data to four outputs, aimed at mobile music-makers. According to MeeBlip, it has “incredibly tight […]

19. August 2019 Aus

Yamaha CS-80 Eurorack clone Deckard’s Voice gets companion module, Rachael

Von Scott Freedom

A Yamaha-inspired ring modulator for Eurorack. Deckard’s Voice, the Blade Runner-referencing synth voice for Eurorack based on Yamaha’s classic CS-80, is getting a companion module called Rachael. Named after the replicant character from the 1982 film, Rachael is based on the ring modulator from the CS-80. According to Black Corporation, it also has its own reference […]

14. August 2019 Aus

Roland and Serato team up on controller aimed at mobile DJs

Von Scott Freedom

The DJ-707M also features built-in Roland drum sounds. Roland and Serato have teamed up on the DJ-707M, a controller aimed specifically at working mobile DJs. “Mobile DJs don’t just play music—they’re also the MC, sound tech, lighting designer, and sometimes the event organizer too,” Roland says of the target market for the DJ-707M, which combines […]

8. August 2019 Aus

Pioneer DJ’s new Serato controller has CDJ-style jog wheels

Von Scott Freedom

Pioneer DJ and Serato DJ collaborate on another controller. Pioneer DJ’s latest controller for Serato DJ aims to give users “a taste of a club setup at home” thanks to a set of CDJ-sized jog wheels. The DDJ-1000SRT​ also inherits a four-channel mixer section from Pioneer DJ’s DJM series mixers, which works alongside 16 pads […]

6. August 2019 Aus

Yamaha CS-80 clone Deckard’s Dream is getting turned into a Eurorack module

Von Scott Freedom

Get Vangelis’s favorite synth in your modular. Deckard’s Dream, the Blade Runner-referencing synth clone based on Yamaha’s classic CS-80, is being trimmed down and turned into a Eurorack module. According to Deckard’s Dream manufacturer Black Corporation, Deckard’s Voice is an “entry level semi-modular synth” that shares the “same paradigm and circuit” as its larger, rack-mounted […]

23. Juli 2019 Aus

Music gear marketplace Reverb acquired by Etsy for $275 million

Von Scott Freedom

The popular music store will continue to operate as a standalone business. New and used music gear marketplace Reverb has been acquired by e-commerce website Etsy in a deal worth $275 million. According to a press release, Reverb will continue to run as a standalone business after the deal is closed with Etsy, which is […]

11. Juli 2019 Aus

ALM Busy Circuits releases Squid Salmple, eight-channel Eurorack sampler

Von Scott Freedom

An audio and CV sampler for £399. ALM Busy Circuits‘ latest Eurorack module, an eight-channel sampler featuring kits from artists including Russell Haswell and Solid Blake, is finally available to buy. A prototype of Squid Salmple was first revealed at Superbooth 2018 and shown in its final form at this year’s show. According to ALM, […]

10. Juli 2019 Aus

Ableton Loop returns to new Berlin venue in 2020

Von Scott Freedom

Loop moves to Berlin’s Silent Green venue next April. Loop, Ableton’s “summit for music-makers”, will return to Berlin next year at a new venue following a visit to Los Angeles in 2018. Loop 2020 will take place across April 24-26 at Silent Green, a crematorium turned arts venue in Berlin’s Wedding neighborhood. Previous Berlin editions […]

2. Juli 2019 Aus

Beatport’s DJ subscription service now in beta for Rekordbox

Von Scott Freedom

Six million tracks available to stream into your DJ set. Beatport LINK, the new subscription streaming service aimed at DJs, is now available as a public beta for Mac users of Pioneer DJ’s Rekordbox software. The new service was announced in May, and allows DJs to access six million tracks from Beatport’s catalog for $14.99 […]