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AAS gets ‘Pivotal’ with sound bank for Ultra Analog VA-2 by sound designer Daniel Stawczyk

SYNTH NEWS: Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) has announced PIVOTAL, a new soundbank (soundset) for its Ultra Analog VA-2 “virtual analog” synth, as well as free AAS Player. For this library, sound designer Daniel Stawczyk created a hefty 158-preset collection of focused and upfront sounds covering all the classic categories—arpeggios, basses, leads, synths, and effects are […]

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Brainworx celebrates 10 years of premium audio plugins for recording and performing with promotion

PLUGIN NEWS: Brainworx is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2017, and is offering fans and new users a promotion during August in celebration. The technical achievements of the last 10 years alone are noteworthy enough, but Brainworx’s success is also deep-rooted in company CEO Dirk Ulrich’s extensive experience as a producer and audio engineer, work […]

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Surfing an ‘Infinite’ Wave, Wolfgang Palm unleashes PPG Infinite Synth for iOS

Synth News: Wolfgang Palm, the “father of wavetable synthesizers,” has released his latest virtual synth, PPG “Infinite” for Apple iOS devices. To address limitations of past wavetable designs, the frequencies of the overtones created by Infinite can be totally freely defined. Now available. The post Surfing an ‘Infinite’ Wave, Wolfgang Palm unleashes PPG Infinite Synth […]

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Synth Memories: Bob Moog Foundation Summer 2017 Raffle Proffers Moog Memorymoog to Aid Charity

Today, the Bob Moog Foundation announced its Summer 2017 Raffle for a vintage Memorymoog Plus Synthesizer. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the non-profit Foundation’s educational and historic preservation initiatives. The vintage Memorymoog Plus synthesizer is described as a very unusual and powerful polyphonic synthesizer with six voices for each of the three oscillators, MIDI, […]

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RAINLINK Virtual Music Application joint-development announced by Roland Virtual Sonics and SONY

Beginning in early 2018, Roland Virtual Sonics will release a series of RAINLINK-enabled software products through Roland Cloud, featuring audio recordings made at Sony Pictures Post Production Services sound facilities in Culver City, Calif. These new RAINLINK products will be designed to assist audio professionals working in today’s mixed media industries. The post RAINLINK Virtual […]

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UVI announces Falcon expansion ‘Cinematic Shades’ for composers and modern producers

VIRTUAL SYNTH NEWS: UVI has announced “Cinematic Shades” for their Falcon virtual instrument/sampler software. A joint collaboration from sound designers Richard Gale and Carlo de Gregorio, Cinematic Shades dives deep into the “dark and experimental side of music and sound culminating from of over 15 years of sound design experience.” The post UVI announces Falcon […]

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Spitfire Audio Scares Up New Bernard Herrmann Composer Toolkit with Classic Sounds for Orchestration

MUSIC GEAR: Spitfire Audio has announced a new virtual orchestra sound sample library that brings to life the classic and iconic vibe of composer Bernard Herrmann, known for “Psycho,” “Vertigo,” and many other classic films. This is Spitfire’s first dry scoring stage ensemble library and the company worked closely with the Herrmann estate to examine […]

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4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator (SMR) for Softube Modular System offers Six Filter Channels

MUSIC TECH: Softube recently announced the new 4ms SMR for Modular plugin, which “can process audio like a classic filter bank, ring like a marimba when plucked/struck, vocode, re-mix tracks, harmonize, output spectral data, quantize other oscillators to scales and much more. It’s deep, versatile and infinitely expands what is possible to achieve with Modular.” […]

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Native Instruments’ New ‘THRILL’ Bites with Thrills and Chills in a Virtual Instrument Sound Design Tool

Native Instruments has unveiled THRILL, a new virtual sound design softare instrument that enables the introduction of “terrifying live scores to movies, games, sound installations, or theater productions.” THRILL was cooked up in the lab in collaboration with sound master Uli Baronowsky of Galaxy Instruments. The post Native Instruments’ New ‘THRILL’ Bites with Thrills and […]

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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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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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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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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 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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