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UVI release Quadra Modular, a multi-instrument blending the raw sound of modular synths with cross-fading ‘vector’ style interface

/MUSEWIRE – Music Tech News/ — One of the most interesting new virtual instruments I’ve seen in awhile, UVI’s Quadra Modular synthesizer allows you to choose, modify, then combine four different highly-sampled instruments, then cross fade and modulate among them in realtime. UVI’s “Quadra series” instruments are designed to be immediately inspiring, delivering 4 customizable […]

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UVI release Quadra Modular, a multi-instrument blending the raw sound of modular synths with cross-fading ‘vector’ style interface

/MUSEWIRE – Music Tech News/ — One of the most interesting new virtual instruments I’ve seen in awhile, UVI’s Quadra Modular synthesizer allows you to choose, modify, then combine four different highly-sampled instruments, then cross fade and modulate among them in realtime. UVI’s “Quadra series” instruments are designed to be immediately inspiring, delivering 4 customizable […]

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New ONKYO TX-8470 2-Channel Network Stereo Audio Receiver Blends Modern Connectivity with Audiphile Specs

/MUSEWIRE – Home Audio News/ — ONKYO has announced its new TX-8470 Network Stereo Receiver for 2024. According to the company it has been “built by and for audiophiles.” The TX-8470 seamlessly combines exceptional audio fidelity for music lovers with modern connectivity options for hassle-free home entertainment. The TX-8470 offers 2-Channel, 110-watts per channel, and […]

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New ONKYO TX-8470 2-Channel Network Stereo Audio Receiver Blends Modern Connectivity with Audiphile Specs

/MUSEWIRE – Home Audio News/ — ONKYO has announced its new TX-8470 Network Stereo Receiver for 2024. According to the company it has been “built by and for audiophiles.” The TX-8470 seamlessly combines exceptional audio fidelity for music lovers with modern connectivity options for hassle-free home entertainment. The TX-8470 offers 2-Channel, 110-watts per channel, and […]

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Jazz Vocalist Sybil Evans Stages Comeback at Age 90, Performing at the Annual 2024 Park Avenue Day in New York

NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — While some industrious individuals are busy looking for their second act, 90-year-old Sybil Evans, longtime resident of Manhattan’s Murray Hill section is still going strong, forging ahead into her third with the Sybil Evans Trio. The dynamic, Brooklyn-born and raised nonagenarian singer was inspired by her 90th birthday […]

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For its 25th anniversary, Arturia launches ASTROLAB stage synthesizer keyboard with 13 iconic instruments onboard

/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — ARTURIA today announced a new, innovative stage and studio synthesizer keyboard, they call ASTROLAB, an “Avant-garde Stage Keyboard,” as part of their 25th anniversary in the music instrument business. Accorsing to the company, “Astrolab offers a vast spectrum of classic and modern sounds. AstroLab is a 61-key stage keyboard combining […]

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2024 ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards Now Open for Voting, Nominees Announced

NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Honoring the musical storytellers scoring the past year’s top films, television series and video games, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced this week the nominees for the 2024 ASCAP Composers’ Choice Awards. A first-of-its-kind program among US performing rights organizations, the ASCAP Composers’ Choice […]

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The Crow Hill Company’s New Small String Gestures Sample Library Enhances Composing for Film, TV and Pop

EDINBURGH, UK /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Take control of an intimate string section performing an evocative collection of shifting musical passages with The Crow Hill Company’s new Small String Gestures sample library, the second release in what they are calling a “hysteresis” approach to sample collection and music instrument playing. It’s a complement to […]

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Gibson Garage London is a new flagship store for all things Gibson: a place to explore Gibson’s 130-year music history, outside the US

LONDON /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Opening to the public Feb. 24, 2024, the new Gibson Garage London is a ground-breaking flagship store for all things Gibson, located in historic London. At the Gibson Garage London kickoff event, Gibson announced it has entered into a collaborative partnership with one of the most influential musicians in […]

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Lowell Chamber Orchestra premieres new edition of Julia Perry’s SYMPHONY FOR VIOLAS AND BASSES, from new edition by LCO music director Orlando Cela

LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music News / — On Sunday, February 18, 2024, 3 p.m., The Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present the first Massachusetts performance of Julia Perry’s “Symphony for Violas and Basses,” from a new edition by LCO’s music director Orlando Cela. The new edition looks to celebrate Perry’s centenary of her birth, and […]

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ContinuuCon 2024 Electronic Music Conference Scheduled for Pittsburgh in April, with Tickets Now on Sale

MUSEWIRE – Music News / This year’s ContinuuCon 2024 Electronic Music Conference will take place in the U.S. for those who have been unable to avail themselves of some of the exotic locales around the world of prior years. The sixth international Haken Continuum Conference, is returning to the U.S. on April 26–28. This year’s […]

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Music News: Infinite Creativity: HitPaw Voice Changer 1.4.0 Newly Released with AI Cover Feature

NEW YORK, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE/ — HitPaw, a company specializing in digital multimedia solutions, has now launched HitPaw Voice Changer 1.4.0 with the exciting update of AI Cover feature. The newest 1.4.0 version of HitPaw Voice Changer allows users to transform their audio files into the styles of various iconic artists like Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, […]

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Music News: Lowell Chamber Orchestra Receives Three-Year Funding for Advancement Of BIPOC Composers

LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra (LCO) has been inducted into the Barr Foundation’s “Creative Vitality Grant Program,” in order to continue its mission of providing the greater Lowell area with the most diverse classical music. The post Music News: Lowell Chamber Orchestra Receives Three-Year Funding for Advancement Of BIPOC Composers appeared first […]

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Music News: Guided By Voices Fans to Celebrate Band at Special Boston-Area Event

BOSTON, Mass. /MUSEWIRE/ — The venerable indie rock band Guided By Voices (GBV) recently celebrated 40 years of music with several thousand fans in its hometown of Dayton, Ohio, performing two sold-out shows at the Dayton Masonic Center over Labor Day weekend. In the spirit of bringing that celebration to Boston, four local fans (calling […]

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Music News: HitPaw Voice Changer V1.2.0 Released: Dive into the Music World with HitPaw

NEW YORK, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE/ — We are thrilled to announce the release of HitPaw V1.2.0, a significant update to our already popular software that expands its capabilities. With this new version, we are introducing two exciting new features, adding to our existing functionality and offering even more versatility and creativity to our users. The post […]

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Music News: Charles E. Smith Life Communities Sets the Stage for Artful Living

ROCKVILLE, Md. /MUSEWIRE/ — Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC) today announced the launch of a new LifeLAB program offering complimentary community classes, events and webinars for today’s modern elder. The program offers fun and interactive learning opportunities to tour and learn about the benefits of living at Charles E. Smith Life Communities while enjoying […]

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Music News: Renowned pianist and conductor, Boris Cepeda, relocates to Atlanta and unveils European Piano Academy

ATLANTA, Ga. /MUSEWIRE/ — Boris Cepeda, an accomplished pianist and conductor, will now call Atlanta home. It’s a groundbreaking move made possible through a “genius” visa designated for individuals with extraordinary abilities. This move marks a significant chapter in his illustrious career. The post Music News: Renowned pianist and conductor, Boris Cepeda, relocates to Atlanta […]

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The McGrath Project Releases 6th Album for International Release at the end of September

FORT WORTH, Texas /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The McGrath Project is back! Three years after the band released its last album, “Golden Goose,” in 2020, the band has emerged from this post pandemic world with new life. The new album titled, “Oh My,” will be released internationally on September 26, 2023, with pre orders […]

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The Lowell Chamber Orchestra Inaugurates Fifth Season with a Concert that Redefines the Symphony

LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra opens its fifth season Saturday, September 16, 2023, with music that redefines the symphony as genre. The evening will feature music by Brittney Benton, Yoko Nakatani, Vincent Persichetti, and Arnold Schönberg, bringing a historical approach to the ever changing façade of this genre. The […]

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Pompano Beach Arts Announces Headliners for Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024 – Branford Marsalis Leads an All-Star Internationally Acclaimed Lineup

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Pompano Beach Arts is proud to announce the headlining acts for Jazz Fest Pompano Beach 2024. Grammy(r) Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis, one of the most iconic jazz musicians of our time, leads a stellar lineup of internationally renowned artists including Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, David […]

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A Love Song for the Ages

TAMPA, Fla. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — “A Love Song” is a one-of-a-kind song that shares the blessing of marriage for over 50 years and a loving call of encouragement for true love between a man and a women for the ages Christian Film Producer, Patrick R. Carberry has released his second single “A Love […]

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Avantone Pro announces PLANAR THE II Reference-grade Open-Back Headphones with Planar Drivers

/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Avantone Pro has announced availability of their new “Planar the II” headphones, reference-grade open-back headphones with Planar Drivers designed for both studio use and critical listening in audiophile home environments. Planar drivers offer an incredible set of advantages over traditional moving coil drivers. Amazing accuracy, high-end detail, clarity, natural bass, […]

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The Wallis and The ASCAP Foundation Present MUSICAL THEATRE FEST 2023: Two Weeks of Musical Theatre Events

/MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The Wallis and The ASCAP Foundation Present MUSICAL THEATRE FEST 2023: Two Weeks of Musical Theatre Events. The first ever ASCAP Foundation Musical Theatre Fest gives emerging musical theatre composers the chance to learn from the industry’s leading lights. Happening Jul 11, 2023 – Jul 20, 2023. All sessions are […]

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In Support of Women In Music Nonprofit, Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour 2023 Heats up the Summer

/MUSEWIRE – Music News / — The Smirnoff ICE Relaunch Tour 2023 continues this summer headlining a delicious duo of Smirnoff ICE and star-studded musical performances. As part of the concert lineup featuring both the chart-topping latest hits and nostalgic anthems, all proceeds from ticket sales for the newly announced tour dates will directly support […]

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Quick Review: MP MIDI Controller, version 2A, previewed at Superbooth23 Berlin, is now shipping

/MUSEWIRE/ — The folks at MP MIDI have announced that their latest iteration of the innovative MP MIDI Controller, version 2A, previewed at Superbooth23 Berlin, is now shipping. The 2A version adds glass flat top minimal design, increased viewing angle, encoders through glass, optional rack mount kit and additional power port. The post Quick Review: […]

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80s R&B Pop Singer Bunny DeBarge Releases Bio Memoir ‘The Fame Years’

MOTOWN, USA /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Famed Motown songwriter, recording artist and lone female member of legendary R&B sibling singing group, DeBarge, Bunny DeBarge has released her newly revised, tell all memoir, “The Kept Ones: DeBarge, The Fame Years.” The post 80s R&B Pop Singer Bunny DeBarge Releases Bio Memoir ‘The Fame Years’ appeared […]

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Soundfly teams with LA Pianist and Producer Elijah Fox for new course, taking students through his process of writing, improvising, and producing hip-hop infused jazz

BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE/ — Pianist and producer Elijah Fox welcomes musicians into his exciting new course with online music education hub Soundfly. In it Elijah explores his singular approach to writing, improvising, and producing the “Impressionist” music for which he’s become widely known; a style that has hypnotized fans around the world, been championed by […]

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Lowell Chamber Orchestra in MA announces winners of its 2023 Call-for-Scores and Concerto Competition

LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra congratulates composers Cory Brodack and Martin Max Schreiner for winning the orchestra’s 2023 Lowell Chamber Orchestra Call-for-Scores, and marimba player Wei-Hsing Nikki Huang, for winning the 2023 Lowell Chamber Orchestra Concerto Competition. The post Lowell Chamber Orchestra in MA announces winners of its 2023 Call-for-Scores and Concerto […]

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One of the Top Guitarists of All Time, Ben Weinman, Has New Course with SOUNDFLY on How to Make a Living in Art Without Making Compromises

NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — Online music learning platform Soundfly has released a brand new course with Ben Weinman, guitarist, songwriter, and founding member of The Dillinger Escape Plan, on the business of making art without compromising one’s values or integrity. The Business of Uncompromising Art is a course like no other, and […]

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ContinuuCon 2023, the fifth international Haken Continuum Conference, announced by Haken Audio

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — ContinuuCon 2023, the fifth international Haken Continuum Conference, is slated for May 17–19 in Palmela, Portugal, Haken Audio announced this week. This year’s focus will be on every electronic musical instrument that features the Continuum’s internal sound engine, the “EaganMatrix.” This includes the new Osmose synthesizer from French […]

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Arlington Philharmonic premieres 242 year-old work in upcoming Feb. 11, 2023 concert

ARLINGTON, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music News/ — The Arlington Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the United States premiere a composition written in 1781 by Marianna Martines, a student of Franz Joseph Haydn. Martines work is the overture to her oratorio “Isacco.” This edition by the Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music Director Orlando Cela aims to preserve as much […]

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Houston Music Educator and Composer Melvin Johnson Journeys to New Heights, Shares Family Wisdom in Debut Album: ‘Little Red Wagon’

HOUSTON, Texas /MUSEWIRE – New Music/ — On February 17, 2023, Houston, Texas pianist/composer Melvin Johnson will offer a gift to the world with his debut album, “Little Red Wagon,” overflowing with musical narratives on family love and the life lessons they provide. Johnson, who once thought of himself as only a live performer, found […]

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Modern Drumming, Production, and Branding Course on Soundfly launched by ‘The Pocket Queen’

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire) — The newest online music education course from Soundfly, is: “The Pocket Queen: Moving at Your Own Tempo” as part of the platform’s digital subscription library. This course, led by drummer, producer Taylor Gordon, aka “The Pocket Queen,” (PQ) teaches modern rhythm and drumming concepts and music production, […]

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Composer Gabriele Vanoni and Lowell Chamber Orchestra announce new multimedia music performance contemplating immigration and history

LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Nearly 40% of Americans can trace at least one ancestor to Ellis Island, and the Lowell Chamber Orchestra will present a work based on three actual stories of the famous islands that encompass the immigrant experience. Composer Gabriele Vanoni spent half year researching for his work “Island […]

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Golden State Pops Orchestra presents 2022 HOLIDAY POPS: timeless holiday film music, traditional favorites, and snow

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Golden State Pops Orchestra rings in the holiday season with joyous music and high spirits on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at 8 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California. Celebrate the holiday season with Maestro Steven Allen Fox, Resident Choir Maestra Marya […]

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Modbap Modular releases Trinity and HUE as latest Eurorack synthesizers and FX in growing product portfolio

LOS ANGELES /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Modbap Modular releases Trinity and HUE as latest Eurorack synthesizers in its expanding line-up of music making tools. Trinity is the fourth Eurorack entry in its growing product portfolio as a three-channel DIGITAL DRUM SYNTH ARRAY that use various types of synthesis: Analog Inspired, Additive, FM and […]

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NAMM Foundation announces Make Music Winter 2022, a free outdoor musical celebration on the Winter Solstice

BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Make Music Alliance and NAMM Foundation announces Make Music Winter 2022, a free outdoor musical celebration with exuberant and participatory parades, performances, and events throughout New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and dozens of U.S. cities, will return next month on the Winter Solstice, Wednesday, December 21. […]

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Realitone NIGHTFALL hybrid organic strings toolkit for contemporary composers now shipping

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Realitone has announced their new flagship sample library, NIGHTFALL – hybrid organic strings toolkit, is now shipping. A collection of unique sustains, drones, textures, soundscapes, shorts, signatures, sound design effects, repetitions, pulses and loops, combined with our flexible 2-layer blending system and intuitive effects controls makes NIGHTFALL […]

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Spitfire Audio bangs the drums again with ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION

LONDON /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced availability of ABBEY ROAD ORCHESTRA: LOW PERCUSSION, part of the company’s brand-new flagship Professional Composer Series and which they describe as “the most detailed sample library that we have ever created.” Featuring cinematic percussion performed by British world-class percussionist Joby Burgess (“Black Panther,” and […]

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Gibson Wins Another Definitive Ruling On Its Iconic Guitar Shapes and Trademarks

NASHVILLE /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Court puts Gibson in a position to own their legacy innovations and be future focused: On July 28, 2022, the court issued an injunction permanently enjoining Armadillo (known as Dean Guitars) from the manufacture, advertisement, and/or sale of its guitars that infringe on Gibson’s ES, SG, Flying V, […]

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UVI Gets Spacey with Alesis Andromeda inspired MISSION 6 Virtual Synthesizer

PARIS /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — UVI has announced release of “Mission 6,” a new virtual synthesizer instrument inspired by the most audacious 16-voice analog synthesizer, the venerable Alesis Andromeda keyboard. The late-great Andromeda had 16 voices with 16-part multitimbrality, both SEM and Ladder-style filters per voice, and an expansive mod matrix and built-in […]

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Composer Ryan Lott of Son Lux Unveils His Secrets for Making Evocative Music and KONTAKT Virtual Instruments

BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — U.S.-based Online music school Soundfly has joined forces with Son Lux founder and bandleader, Ryan Lott, to release a new, in-depth course exploring Lott’s unique approach to making emotionally compelling music by starting with custom-built digital instruments. “Ryan Lott: Designing Sample-Based Instruments” is available today as part […]

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The Recording Academy has announced five new GRAMMY Awards categories to be awarded at the 2023 GRAMMYs

/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Recording Academy has announced five new GRAMMY Awards categories to be awarded at the 2023 GRAMMYs, officially known as the 65th GRAMMY Awards, including the newly added Songwriter Of The Year (Non-Classical) and Best Score Soundtrack For Video Games And Other Interactive Media categories, among other new categories […]

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Moog Music announces Mavis: a powerful build-it-yourself semi-modular analog synthesizer

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Moog Music has announced Mavis: a powerful, low-cost ($349 USD), build-it-yourself semi-modular analog synthesizer that invites creatives to begin their journey into the Moog ecosystem or expand their existing synth setup. With the legendary Moog sound and quality, Mavis delivers serious value in the form of an […]

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IKEA OBEGRANSAD is a music desk your studio can’t refuse, thanks to Swedish House Mafia

SWEDEN /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — This week (June 9), IKEA revealed new products including desk and record player from the upcoming OBEGRÄNSAD collection in collaboration with Swedish House Mafia. Together, they explore music and creativity at home to make everyday life easier for those who produce, perform, play or love music. The post […]

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‘Make Music Day’ Updates Schedule for 40th Anniversary: 5,000+ Live, Free Outdoor Music-Making Events to be Held Nationwide

NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Make Music Day, the worldwide festival of music held annually on the summer solstice, has announced its updated schedule of unique, exciting and culturally diverse events for its 40th anniversary celebration and full in-person return on June 21, 2022. Encompassing more than 5,000 free outdoor concerts, performances, […]

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Spitfire Audio releases RESONATE with premier solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie – a cinematic percussion library that really resonates

LONDON /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio releases RESONATE – a collaborative project with premier solo percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie described as a cinematic percussion library that really resonates like no other. RESONATE unlocks the other-worldly mystery, magic, and tension of orchestral percussion’s power of resonance. The post Spitfire Audio releases RESONATE with […]

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Qu-Bit Electronix AURORA Spectral Reverb in Eurorack Ventures from Lush Caverns to Alien Textures

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — ‘Future Coast’ modular synth-maker Qu-Bit Electronix has announced AURORA — a powerful spectral reverb capable of a wide palette of sounds: from lush caverns and whale songs, to alien textures, according to the company. The post Qu-Bit Electronix AURORA Spectral Reverb in Eurorack Ventures from Lush […]

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New UVI Augmented Orchestra pushes deep into the creative world of hybrid instrument design, carving out new realms of twisted symphonic technique

PARIS /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Discover UVI Augmented Orchestra, a bold new hybrid orchestral instrument. Melding a world-class orchestra with processed and synthetic sounds, Augmented Orchestra delivers imaginative timbres and breathtaking soundscapes. Sporting a powerful new engine and an exclusive library including hundreds of expertly designed instrument layers, discover an expansive sonic playground […]

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Arturia Announces V Collection 9 suite of professional software music instruments, with 4 new and 4 updated, 32 in total

Grenoble, France /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Arturia today has announced their new V Collection 9. They describe it as a “premium suite of professional software instruments ranging from modern hybrid synth engines to emulations of the most evocative instruments ever made, enhanced for today’s production workflow.” The latest iteration includes four entirely new […]

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Spitfire Audio launches FINK – SIGNATURES an acoustic guitar toolkit

LONDON, U.K. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced the launch of “FINK – SIGNATURES,” an acoustic guitar toolkit sample libarary presented in Spitfire Audio’s award-winning, dedicated plugin — compatible with any DAW. The library is based on performances and playing by Fin Greenall, aka “FINK,” who started as a DJ and […]

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Synthwave music icon Com Truise partners with SOUNDFLY for new online music course

BROOKLYN, N.Y. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Online music school Soundfly has teamed up with dynamic producer Seth Haley, more popularly known as Com Truise, to release a new course on creating sci-fi-inspired electronic music. “Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk” is available today as part of Soundfly’s premium course subscription program, where students […]

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Cantabile 4 Electronic Music Performer Platform and VST Host Announced

NSW, Australia /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Topten Software has recently announced Cantabile 4, the Electronic Music Performer Platform, is out of BETA and now available. Notable enhancements are primarily for Cantible Performer. Cantabile is a powerful and flexible VST host designed for live performing stage musicians who want to perform better. The post […]

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Spitfire Audio releases ABBEY ROAD ONE: THEMATIC TRUMPETS as part of its series of smaller standalone orchestral libraries

LONDON, UK /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced availability of ABBEY ROAD ONE: THEMATIC TRUMPETS — taking another step further forward in its ongoing ABBEY ROAD ONE: FILM SCORING SELECTIONS series of smaller standalone orchestral libraries capturing the iconic sound of cinema in one of the finest acoustic spaces in the […]

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Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival 2022 Comes to Dallas Area with Collective Soul and Le Freak

RICHARDSON, Texas /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Presented by the City of Richardson, The Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival will return as a live festival May 20-22, with tickets on sale today. Festival attendees will enjoy a variety of musical performances from both local legends and internationally renowned artists, a battle of the bands, […]

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Lowell Chamber Orchestra partners with Universal Edition Music Publishing in 2022 Call for Scores

LOWELL, Mass. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra and Universal Edition have partnered to give composers an unusual opportunity to promote their works in print. The orchestra recently announced its second call-for-scores in order to stimulate the creation of new works for chamber orchestra. The post Lowell Chamber Orchestra partners with […]

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Rhythm Music Producer Jerrilynn Patton, who performs as Jlin, releases new course on creativity with online music school Soundfly

BROOKLYN, N.Y., /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Music education platform Soundfly and experimental producer and composer Jlin have teamed up to launch an online course covering Jlin’s artistic process and approach to creating groundbreaking rhythmic music. Jerrilynn Patton, who performs as Jlin, came up through the Midwest’s footwork scene, and has evolved into one […]

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Haken Audio EaganMatrix Module Eurorack Synthesizer Now Shipping

/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Music instrument innovator, Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum Fingerboard and its various child incarnations, announced this week his latest product, the Haken Audio EaganMatrix Module, a eurorack format hardware synthesizer has started shipping. The EaganMatrix is a modular digital synthesizer invented by Edmund Eagan, utilizing a DSP engine […]

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Synthesizer Junkies Rejoice: UVI releases Vintage Vault 4, now including the sounds of 255 hardware machines

PARIS /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — UVI releases Vintage Vault 4, a massive update to their premier vintage synth collection, now including the sounds of 255 hardware machines. New virtual instruments in the collection include: Bit Zone, Hybrid 6000, prime8+, Emulation II+, Sunbox, Super-7, PX Memories, and Program 24. The post Synthesizer Junkies Rejoice: […]

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Dynamic rock singer and instrumentalist GRANDO Releases New Single ‘Time’

OTTAWA, Ontario /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — GRANDO has announced release of the 2nd SINGLE titled “Time” from the forthcoming ALBUM “By Your Side.” The Single is available on all Streaming Services. Urgent and filled with authentic emotional depth, this single and forthcoming album “By Your Side” is sure to enthrall the earbuds of […]

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OLIVOIX Releases Debut EP ‘GODDESS’ with front-woman actress singer Monica Olive

NEW YORK /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — The menacingly dramatic opening notes of OLIVOIX’s new EP “GODDESS” immediately give away front-woman Monica Olive’s extensive background on stage and screen. She is a charismatic performer, capable of turning a room pin-drop silent with a single line. The post OLIVOIX Releases Debut EP ‘GODDESS’ with front-woman […]

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Flyvito releases album ‘Collection’ to all streaming platforms

NEW ORLEANS /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Flyvito® a well-established producer based in New Orleans, just announced the registering of his trademark Flyvito. This comes after years of working on major projects with artists worldwide. In an effort to verify the brand Flyvito, the producer has decided to register his trademark, and business Flyvito […]

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tHinc. Records Announces New Album, ‘Soul In Exile Redux’ from Singer-songwriter The Hesh Inc.

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Independent record label tHinc. Records is excited to announce the release of the latest album from The Hesh Inc., “Soul In Exile Redux.” The Hesh Inc. is a NJ/NY–based act led by singer-songwriter Heshy Rosenwasser (best known by his online moniker Hesh Meister), performing songs about exile, […]

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1010music Announce nanobox desktop synthesis modules, including lemondrop Polyphonic Granular Mini Synth

LOS ANGELES /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — California-based 1010music has announced two new desktop mini synthesizers, including their new lemondrop, a Polyphonic Granular Mini Synth in shocking yellow livery, and the nanobox fireball Polyphonic Wavetable Mini Synth in a fiery red case. These polyphonic mini synthesizers offer intuitive touchscreen control, 4 voice polyphony and […]

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Behringer Eurorack Module (Delicious) BRAINS with 20 Synthesis Engines is Now Shipping

/MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire / — Behringer’s new BRAINS eurorack module, a high-resolution multi-engine oscillator module for Eurorack with 20 synthesis engines, 96 kHz sound quality and OLED oscilloscope is now shipping. The Behringer BRAINS is an amazingly versatile digital sound source for creating percussion sounds, leads and basses, as well as drones and […]

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Spitfire Audio announces ORIGINALS CINEMATIC FROZEN STRINGS ideal for scoring icy Scandinavian style film and TV drama

LONDON /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Innovative sound instrument company, Spitfire Audio, has put out a new library of ‘chill’ instruments for their Originals Series, as CINEMATIC FROZEN STRINGS. Recorded using “Super Close” and additional mic techniques to provide detailed and precise “next-level detail and definition.” The post Spitfire Audio announces ORIGINALS CINEMATIC FROZEN […]

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Coffeeshopped Patch Base synth editor updated with support for Waldorf Micro Q

AUSTIN, Texas /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Coffeeshopped Patch Base synth editor has been updated with support for Waldorf Micro Q, Chadwick Wood, company founder, announced today. Patch Base for Mac (v1.17) and iPad (v3.23) now include editors and librarians for the Waldorf Micro Q virtual analog synthesizer. The post Coffeeshopped Patch Base synth […]

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MuseWire ranked by Feedspot as among the top 60 Music Industry Blogs on the Web

TEMECULA, Calif. /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — MuseWire has been selected by the panelists at Feedspot as one of the Top 60 Music Industry Blogs on the web. MuseWire (aka Music Industry Newswire) covers music makers, music gear, the music business and related topics. Edited and published by Christopher Simmons, a working tech journalist […]

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Erica Synths Announces series of educational DIY kits under the brand name ‘mki x es.EDU’

Latvia /MUSEWIRE – Music Industry Newswire/ — Erica Synths and Moritz Klein have developed a series of educational DIY kits under the brand name “mki x es.EDU” with one specific goal in mind: to teach people with little-to-no prior experience how to design analog synthesizer circuits from scratch. The post Erica Synths Announces series of […]

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Bob Moog Foundation celebrates 15th anniversary with 2021 year in review video

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Bob Moog Foundation (BMF) celebrates its 15th anniversary with a 2021 year in review video. 2021 marked Bob Moog Foundation’s 15th year, and after 15 years, this endeavor has reached people from over 50 countries, and the impact is worldwide. We are ready to take on the next […]

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HMB Players Release First Album, ‘Daddy’s Margarita Rose’ – a mix of original work and popular cover songs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. /Music Industry Newswire/ — High Mountain Breezes recently announced the release of their first album, “Daddy’s Margarita Rose.” “Daddy’s Margarita Rose” is a compilation of new original High Mountain Breezes songs and a blend of traditional popular cover songs. Available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube. The post HMB Players Release […]

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Music Theater Works Presents BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL in Chicago, through Jan. 2, 2022

SKOKIE, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Theater Works shall present “Billy Elliot: The Musical” at the North Shore Center For The Performing Arts In Skokie illinois from December 23, 2021 through January 2, 2022 as the final production of the 2021 Season. “Billy Elliot” is an inspirational story about the power of being true […]

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Musician and viral TikTok sensation Nick Serena and his band ASTRO INN, Perform Slithering, Sauntering Rock Music

HOUSTON, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — Nick Serena and his sister, Kaelynn, made a TikTok of Nick imitating Joe Goldberg, America’s “favorite serial-killing romantic” and the protagonist of Netflix’s hit show, “YOU,” as played by Penn Badgley. That TikTok video has already attracted over a million views and counting! Now he’s using his viral fame […]

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UVI release ‘Quadra – Metal and Wood’ a creative 4-part instrument and sequence designer focused on resonant wood and metallic sounds

PARIS /Music Industry Newswire/ — UVI have announced their new virtual instrument: ‘Quadra – Metal and Wood,’ a creative 4-part instrument and sequence designer focused on resonant wood and metallic sounds. Designed to be immediately creative, Quadra series instruments deliver 4 completely customizable instrument layers with mappable keyzones, XY and dynamics morphing. The post UVI […]

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BOB MOOG FOUNDATION launches Exploring the Moog Liberation virtual event examining legendary keytar synthesizer

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Bob Moog foundation has announced its “Exploring the Moog Liberation” virtual event for Dec. 11, 2021, delving into the now-legendary keytar synthesizer originally released by Moog Music, Inc. in 1980. Former Moog Music Engineer, August Worley will examine the historical, technical, and musical aspects of this lesser-known instrument. […]

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Enhancia has announced PLUME, a VST Host with inspiring sounds specifically designed for Neova MIDI ring controller

/Music Industry Newswire/ — Enhancia SAS has announced PLUME, a VST Host that comes with a selection of inspiring sounds specifically designed for its Neova MIDI ring controller. Every gesture has already been assigned for you so you will not waste your time creating configurations. By simply scrolling presets, you can explore the richness of […]

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W.A. Production launches MultiBender plugin with tempo-synced creative delay and multi-band processing

PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC /Music Industry Newswire/ — W.A. Production, producers of high-end professional samples, instrument and effect plug-ins, DAW templates, and more, recently announced its MultiBender plugin — producing “tempo-synced solution creative delay processing like no other, thanks to delicious-sounding multi-band processing and four simultaneous delay modules making for truly epic effects.” The post W.A. […]

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Spitfire Audio launches QMF division with Trinz-curated TRINZ – COLOURS PST sample library

LONDON, UK /Music Industry Newswire/ — Spitfire Audio has announced availability of TRINZ – COLOURS PST — as the first sample library thanks to its bespoke range of inbuilt sound-sculpting controls and effects despite its roots being firmly planted in the UK drill scene, successfully curated by distinctive-sounding drill producer Trinz for beat-makers and producers […]

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Bob Moog Foundation and Moogseum, a nonprofit music educator, launches Membership Program for supporters

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Bob Moog Foundation and Moogseum have announced a new Membership Program for its supporters to engage in the legacy of Bob Moog at a new level. Membership packages offer both in-person and virtual benefits specifically for BMF supporters from all over the world. The post Bob Moog Foundation […]

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Bass Player Clint ‘Payback’ Sands Rallies Hip Hop Legends for 2021 Diabetes Awareness Month

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Chuck D and Flavor Flav of Public Enemy, Coolio, Kid Frost and the Dogg Pound’s Kurupt are just a few of the hip hop pioneer veterans who responded when bass player / music producer Clint “Payback” Sands reached out to his friends, inviting them to sound the alarm […]

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Singer-Songwriter Sue Larsen Releases Third Pop Single, ‘You Will Always Be There’ Which Pokes Fun at Not Accepting Relationship Ending

NORTH CASTLE, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Bijoux Music Group LLC announced Sue Larsen’s next pop single, “You Will Always Be There” is being released today, under the Bijoux Music Group LLC label and produced by Sue Larsen. It can be found on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora and all other streaming platforms. It […]

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DJ Expression, a Texas ‘Master of Mixtapes’ Drops New Release: Traffic Light – AFROBEAT Vol.14

DALLAS, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — DJ Expression, also known as Peter O Okeke, has vowed to make a difference and to add value to the music industry by pushing the AfroBeat genre. Nigerian-born, this musical artist has developed a unique style where he’s created a signature blend of mixes and sounds. Now, he’s excited […]

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PSP Audioware announces new audio plugin, PSP Saturator to bring more heat to your music productions

POLAND /Music Industry Newswire/ — PSP Audioware has announced their new audio plugin, PSP Saturator, designed to bring more heat to your music productions. According to the company, PSP Saturator brings its refined algorithms and pushes the quality of saturation to a new level and can virtually heat up your production. The post PSP Audioware […]

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Coffeeshopped Announces update to PATCH BASE, Supporting Classic KORG Prophecy Physical Modeling Synthesizer

AUSTIN, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — Chadwick Wood of Coffeeshopped announced this week an update to PATCH BASE, supporting the classic “KORG Prophecy” Physical Modeling Synthesizer. Patch Base for Mac (v1.15) and iPad (v3.21) now include editors and librarians for the Korg Prophecy, a virtual analog lead/monophonic synth released in 1995. The post Coffeeshopped Announces […]

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Actor-Singer Tony Hightower Brings Real Jazz to The Young Generation on ‘Legacy’ Release

ATLANTA, Ga./ Music Industry Newswire/ — Singer/Songwriter Tony Hightower is taking up the mantle to be a bridge that ushers R&B audiences into Jazz – Real Jazz. With years of experience as a singer, drummer, and actor (easily recognizable from his work in Tyler Perry movies/TV/stage productions), Atlanta-native Hightower is still just getting started. The […]

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The Lowell Chamber Orchestra in Massachusetts awarded third place in The American Prize Competition for the Performing Arts

LOWELL, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Lowell Chamber Orchestra has been awarded third place in The American Prize Competition for the Performing Arts. The orchestra was recognized for their performances in its inaugural season, in a division that appraises professional orchestras around the United States. The post The Lowell Chamber Orchestra in Massachusetts awarded […]

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Best Alternative Gospel Group: See Your Shadow Songwriting Win at 14th Prayze Factor Awards

PITTSBURGH, Pa. /Music Industry Newswire/ — On Saturday, September 19, 2021 the winners for the 14th Prayze Factor Awards were announced. MTS Management Group is proud that they, along with their client, See Your Shadow Songwriting, were selected among the winners. See Your Shadow, headed by Michael Coleman, was named Best Alternative Gospel Group for […]

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HMB Players Releases Track, ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’ off Album, ‘Daddy’s Margarita Rose’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. /Music Industry Newswire/ — High Mountain Breezes today announce the release of their second pre-sale song “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” a track from their soon to be released record “Daddy’s Margarita Rose.” The track is now available on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, You-Tube and many other major streaming services. The post […]

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Social Influencer RoarJMcKay Reveals The Keeping Tabs Awareness Campaign: Rotting Rationality

FLINT, Mich. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Jonathan McKay, better known by his social influencer tag RoarJMcKay is a psychedelic multimedia content creator hailing from Flint, MI. Harnessing the influence of psychedelia, McKay has begun to apply concepts of geometric structure and interconnectedness visually in abstract ways. After surviving the disastrous “Flint Water Crisis” and fighting […]

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16-year-old Songstress Jaiimoni Starr releases single ‘Stop and I Go’ to Launch Career

ST. LOUIS, Mo. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Jaiimoni Starr, who sung solo songs and performed praise dances at church, and began her career doing cover raps, launches her first professional rap single with “Stop and I Go.” She is 16. Allen Daugherty, Daugherty Entertainment, is managing the artist. Starr presented her first solo rap at […]

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RodthaGreat’s ‘The Garden’ Recently Hit the iTunes Charts with VIP Recordings

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — RodthaGreat after recently signing a distribution deal with VIP Recordings, currently distributed by a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment, recently peaked the iTunes Hip-hop/Rap Song Charts at #57 with his release of “The Garden.” The post RodthaGreat’s ‘The Garden’ Recently Hit the iTunes Charts with VIP Recordings appeared […]

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Expressive E and AAS have announced a new virtual music instrument, IMAGINE, to create imaginary acoustic landscapes

France /Music Industry Newswire/ — Expressive E and Applied Acoustic Systems (AAS) have announced a new virtual music instrument, IMAGINE, offering hundreds of instrument layers, meticulously modeled to bring their very own character. Each preset combines two of these instrument layers to offer unprecedented acoustic timbres. The post Expressive E and AAS have announced a […]

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Ashun Sound Machines announces flagship synthesizer keyboard, the HYDRASYNTH DELUXE with Polyphonic Aftertouch

LOS ANGELES and HONG KONG /Music Industry Newswire/ — Ashun Sound Machines (ASM) has announced their latest flagship synthesizer keyboard, the HYDRASYNTH DELUXE, offering a dual sound engine setup and the largest ASM PolyTouch polyphonic aftertouch keybed to date. The user interface is designed with the utmost attention to detail and offers a rapid workflow. […]

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Pop Band, ‘A Bleeding Sky’ Wins Push Global Entertainment’s 2021 Listening Party Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Push Global Entertainment is proud to have hosted “2021 Listening Party Las Vegas” a music performance competition in Las Vegas, Nevada that saw some of the brightest Rock, Hip-Hop and R&B rising stars compete for major label distribution and a marketing budget. The post Pop Band, ‘A Bleeding […]

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G-Sonique has released its new Mid-Side: Creative Stereo-Phase filter+ VST effect unit plugin

/Music Industry Newswire/ — G-Sonique’s new Mid-Side: Creative Stereo-Phase filter+ is a VST effect unit that offers new creative ways of stereophonic sound modulation. It creates special 3D modulation effects with phasing / filtering and the illusion of effected sound that will fly around your head while the center (mid) of the sound stays untouched. […]

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SOMA laboratory recently released an innovative electronic music synthesizer instrument, ENNER, using the human body as ‘patch cables’

/Music Industry Newswire/ — In July 2021, SOMA laboratory released the unique instrument — ENNER. Controlled by ‘human patch cables,’ ENNER = combination of words Inner + Energy. The main concept was to create an instrument that’s closely connected to the performer’s emotional state, our inner energy. This idea belongs to the founder of SOMA […]

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