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ASCAP to Distribute More Than $1.8 Million in Plus Cash Awards to reward writers whose works have a unique prestige value

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — More than $1.8 million in cash awards for 2012-2013 will be distributed to songwriter and composer members of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) by the Society’s ASCAP Plus Awards Panels, it was announced today by ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams. The purpose of […]

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ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER

Native Instruments bangs out latest KONTAKT instrument: ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER

BERLIN, Germany /Music Industry Newswire/ — Native Instruments today introduced ABBEY ROAD VINTAGE DRUMMER, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of two vintage drum kits from the 1940s. Both kits were recorded with a combination of state-of-the-art equipment and period microphones at Abbey Road Studios in London, providing a natural, open sound suitable […]

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StudioBLADE Generation 3 Music Workstations launched with 22-inch LED Multi-Touchscreen

AUSTIN, Texas /Music Industry Newswire/ — Music Computing, the makers of the StudioBLADE line of all-in-one music keyboard production stations announced today the Gen3 versions, which represents another leap in performance and value. The StudioBLADE Gen3 is all-in-one music production command and control center, which allow users to compose; record, mix, and master songs that […]

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Continuum Fingerboard 5.3

Haken Audio updates Continuum Fingerboard hands-on electronic instrument and MIDI controller to 5.30

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Haken Audio has announced the latest update for their Continuum Fingerboard hands-on electronic instrument and MIDI controller. The number of carefully crafted internal preset sounds has dramatically increased from 18 to 66. Included in these new sounds are designs using non-linear feedback filtering for wind physical models, granular sounds […]

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Doepfer Dark Energy II Analog Synthesizer

New Doepfer Dark Energy II Analog Synthesizer announced with ‘completely different filter type’ from original

GRAEFELFING, Germany /Music Industry Newswire/ — Audio hardware developer Doepfer has announced availability of its new Dark Energy II Analog Synthesizer, a redesigned version of the original Dark Energy, a standalone monophonic analogue synthesizer with built-in USB/MIDI interfacing and CV connectivity released to much critical acclaim in 2010. So why the need to redesign something […]

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Korg announces iPolysix App for iPad, recreates classic analog polyphonic synthesizer

MELVILLE, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Korg has unveiled the latest in its series of musical instrument apps. The new, intuitive iPolysix app evokes Korg’s legendary analog polyphonic synthesizer while taking full advantage of the iPad® interface. Up to eight instances of the synth can be used in conjunction with new features that include a […]

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Avid AAX Pack for Pro Tools

Plugin Alliance LLC contributes six multi-format plugins to Avid’s new AAX Pack for Pro Tools

WILMINGTON, Del. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The new American pro audio plug-in company Plugin Alliance LLC is proud to announce that it has contributed six multi-format (including AAX DSP/AAX Native) plug-ins to Burlington, Massachusetts-headquartered digital audio and video technology creator Avid’s recently-released AAX Pack, making it the main contributor to this 18-plug-in-strong bundle. The AAX […]

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Jogja Hip Hop Foundation

Indonesian Performers Jogja Hip Hop Foundation Bring Cultural Diplomacy to Main Street America

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State announced today that Indonesian performers Jogja Hip Hop Foundation is traveling from Yogyakarta, Indonesia to communities across America as part of a cultural diplomacy initiative, Center Stage, from November 15 to December 8. Center StageSM brings performing artists from Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan to […]

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Landon Gentry joins Audinate

Audinate announces first phase of its global expansion, adds new Manager of Global Support Services at US headquarters in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Audinate has announced the first phase of its new global expansion, with the addition of a new Manager of Global Support Services based out of its U.S. headquarters in Portland. Landon Gentry has joined Audinate to lead its worldwide support organization, and will take particular responsibility for directly supporting […]

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Chamber Group Real Vocal String Quartet to Tour with American Music Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with American Voices, announced that the San Francisco-based chamber group Real Vocal String Quartet will tour Europe over the next month. They will travel to Azerbaijan (November 18 – 23), Macedonia (November 24 – 29), Bosnia […]

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NUAGE: An Advanced Production System

Yamaha Pro Audio and Steinberg launch NUAGE: An Advanced Production System

Shizuoka, Japan /Music Industry Newswire/ — Today, Yamaha and Steinberg have joined forces to create an advanced production system – NUAGE – that empowers professionals in the television, advertising, film, and media industries with unprecedented capabilities and efficiency. Yamaha hardware integrates seamlessly with Steinberg software in a cohesive platform that ushers in a new era […]

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RODE the Reporter Mic

RØDE announces the RODE Reporter Microphone

SURRY HILLS, NSW /Music Industry Newswire/ — Australian audio equipment manufacturer RØDE Microphones has announced a new addition to its line of broadcast and AV products, the Reporter. Designed for handheld interview and presentation applications, the Reporter features an omnidirectional dynamic capsule that is designed to allow the user freedom of use, without the technique […]

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SESSION HORNS is a KONTAKT Instrument

Native Instruments introduces SESSION HORNS – a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of a four-piece horn section

Berlin, Germany /Music Industry Newswire/ — Native Instruments today introduced SESSION HORNS, a new KONTAKT instrument that features the sound of a four-piece horn section. Notable for its pristine and authentic sound, SESSION HORNS is designed to allow producers of all levels access to high quality horns, and includes a number of features that make […]

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Moog Music announces limited edition 10th Anniversary Minimoog Voyager

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Today, Moog Music officially announced their 10th anniversary special limited edition MOOG VOYAGER. According to the company, Moog created this 24 Karat gold Voyager with the finest materials, as a testament to American craftsmanship. The company is handcrafting 31 of these analog works of art, but only 30 are […]

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American Voices

U.S. Department of State Announces Bluegrass Group Della Mae to Tour with American Music Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with American Voices, announced that the Boston, Massachusetts-based Bluegrass group Della Mae will tour Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan this fall as part of the American Music Abroad series. Della Mae was recently nominated […]

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AUDINATE

Audinate Joins Open Control Architecture Alliance (OCA Alliance)

PORTLAND, Ore. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Audinate, the inventors of the patented digital media networking solution Dante, has joined the OCA Alliance as an Associate Member. The OCA Alliance was formed by professional audio companies who work in different product markets and represent a diverse cross section of vertical market positions and application use-cases. Founding […]

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Roland announces new ‘folding’ V-Drum Kit, the portable TD-4KP

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — This past week, Roland announced the new TD-4KP V-Drums Portable, a compact, easy-to-transport electronic drum set with a unique and innovative folding design. This new set offers players the industry leading V-Drums sound and performance with maximum mobility and ultra-quick setup time. The TD-4KP features a kick pad, […]

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Pro Audio DSP releases DSM V2

New Plugin Alliance partner Pro Audio DSP releases DSM V2 alongside Brainworx Limiter

WILMINGTON, Del. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The all-new American pro audio plug-in company Plugin Alliance LLC recently announced that it has welcomed fellow plug-in specialist Pro Audio DSP as its latest Alliance partner company, coinciding with the release of the latter’s extraordinary Dynamic Spectrum Mapper V2, plus two new plug-ins from Plugin Alliance founder member […]

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XILS-lab Announce LX122 Rotary Speakers ‘Leslie’ Emulation Plug-in

GRENOBLE, France /Music Industry Newswire/ — XILS-lab today announced their newest plugin which they describe as so: “Combining Tube based amplifier simulation, rotating speaker effects and room responses, the LX122 would not truly be an XILS-lab Instrument if did not offer a combination of authentic vintage sound and unique and innovative features you won’t find […]

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Moog 500 format analog Delay

Moog Music Announces First Analog Delay Designed for the 500 Series Pro Audio Format

ASHEVIILLE, N.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Moog Music has announced the release of the “Analog Delay,” the first delay designed and created exclusively for the 500 series pro audio format. The Analog Delay is a 100% analog signal path module that features 800ms of delay time, front panel MIDI control, and an assignable Tap Tempo/CV […]

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Universal Audio updates UAD-2 adds Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor and K-Stereo Ambience Recovery

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. /Music Industry Newswire/ — UAD-2 Powered Plug-Ins software v6.3.2 is here, Universal Audio announced today, featuring an exclusive emulation of the remarkable Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor developed by Brainworx, and the Precision K-Stereo Ambience Recovery plug-in, developed by UA and famed mastering engineer Bob Katz. New 6.3.2 Software Features: New! Shadow Hills […]

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U.S. Department of State’s American Music Abroad Program Now Accepting Applications

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announced today that the American Music Abroad program, an international exchange program that uses music as a means to engage underserved audiences worldwide, is now accepting applications for American musicians for the 2013-2014 season. Candidates may apply at […]

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Dante Controller v3.2.9.2

Audinate updates Dante Controller – New Controller software supports Yamaha HA Remote and Mac OS 10.8

PORTLAND, Ore. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Audinate, the inventors of the award winning, patented, digital media networking solution Dante(TM), are pleased to announce that Dante Controller v3.2.9.2 has been released for both Windows and Mac. This update now supports Yamaha HA Remote mode toggling for supported devices and also supports Mac OS X 10.8 for […]

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Kurzweil KORE 64

Kurzweil announces KORE 64 Upgrade ROM Expansion for PC3 and PC3K Synthesizer Keyboards

WALTHAM, Mass. /Music Industry Newswire/ — Announced today by Kurzweil Music Systems, the new Kurzweil KORE 64(TM) ROM option represents a complete expansion and reimagining of the PC3 and PC3K’s sonic potential. Pushing the limits of V.A.S.T. synthesis for both realistic and experimental electronic sounds, KORE 64 adds over 300 new programs, including stunning new […]

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RODE soundbooth - behind the scenes on the production

RODE Updates Soundbooth Online Application for Auditioning Broadcast Microphones

Surry Hills NSW, Australia /Music Industry Newswire/ — RØDE Microphones has announced the release of a new edition of their ground-breaking Soundbooth online application, extending the functionality so that users can hear and compare the complete range of RØDE broadcast and video microphones. Released almost a year ago, the original Soundbooth was the very first […]

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American Voices

Bluegrass-Americana Group the Boston Boys to Tour Middle East with American Music Abroad

WASHINGTON, D.C. /Music Industry Newswire/ — The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, in partnership with American Voices, announced that the Boston, Massachusetts-based Bluegrass/Americana group The Boston Boys will tour Morocco, Israel, Egypt, Cyprus, and Saudi Arabia this fall as part of the American Music Abroad series. Tour activities will include […]

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Native Instruments introduces ACTION STRINGS – a phrase-based instrument featuring a 60-piece string orchestra

BERLIN, Germany /Music Industry Newswire/ — Native Instruments today introduced ACTION STRINGS – a phrase-based instrument featuring a 60-piece string orchestra. Running in KONTAKT 5 or the free KONTAKT PLAYER, ACTION STRINGS delivers driving string phrases and short motifs with an extremely natural and expansive sound. The flexible instrument provides producers of all skill levels […]

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Native Instruments new TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 with 2+2 design unites analog and digital DJing techniques

BERLIN, Germany /Music Industry Newswire/ — Native Instruments today announced TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2, the world’s first 2+2 control mixer combining the industry’s leading DJ controller design with a high-quality soundcard and a host of new features, all housed inside an aircraft-grade aluminum chassis. New creative features inside the acclaimed TRAKTOR PRO software expand creative possibilities […]

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AUDINATE

Yamaha Dante-MY16-AUD Updated for Remote Head Amp Control

Shizuoka, Japan /Music Industry Newswire/ — The Audinate Dante-MY16-AUD Mini-YGDAI interface card marketed by Yamaha Corporation has been updated to allow remote head amp control. The updated version allows the head amps in the Rio3224-D and Rio1608-D I/O rack units to be remotely controlled from an M7CL or LS9 digital mixing console. The Dante network […]

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Musical Shout Out to Merle Haggard in ‘Play Some Merle’

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Showing love for one of the world’s most respected songwriters, Danielle Egnew has recorded “Play Some Merle,” a fast-paced country-rock song that demonstrates how performing a little music by The Hag will improve almost any situation, including calming hot […] The news release Musical Shout Out to Merle Haggard […]

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ASCAP launches ASCAP OnStage – New Program Delivers Royalties for Live Performances

NEW YORK, N.Y. /Music Industry Newswire/ — You can now receive royalties when your music is performed live at venues of all sizes throughout the country. Just provide the basic details of the performance and which of your songs were performed and you’ll receive an OnStage payment with your normal ASCAP distribution. It’s that simple. […]

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Halloween Songs for Kids Can Tickle the Funny Bone of the Whole Family

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For kids of all ages, Halloween is a spooktacular time of year and parents can easily create hours of good safe entertainment with the album called “Halloween Songs That Tickle Your Funny Bone.” From the pen of songwriter Ruth […] The news release Halloween Songs for Kids Can Tickle […]

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VirSyn announce Harmony Voice for iPad and iOS Devices

Pfinztal, Germany /Music Industry Newswire/ — Transform your voice into a choir with up to four voices using Harmony Voice from VirSyn, a pitch shifter and harmonizer with professional features including automatic tuning correction. A realtime visual intonation-display gives you feedback of the tunes you sing. You can sing and Harmony voice will add up […]

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Jane Bach Leads Songwriter Round at Bluebird Cafe with Sandra Piller, Kati Mac, and Billy Lee

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Songwriters from California, New York, and Nashville join in a country music tradition at the legendary Bluebird Cafe for “Jane Bach and Friends” on Saturday night, October 6. “This will be a fun evening featuring songs that were hits […] The news release Jane Bach Leads Songwriter Round at […]

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