Arturia Intros KeyLab MK2 MIDI Controllers

Today Arturia announced the latest in their KeyLab MIDI controller series, KeyLab MKII. Available in a 49-key or 61-key version, KeyLab MkII combines the control of Arturia’s original KeyLab with the streamlined workflow and features of KeyLab Essential, while adding new features (detailed below): Arturia KeyLab MKII Core Features: MIDI- and USB-compatible controller with Mackie… Read More Arturia Intros KeyLab MK2 MIDI Controllers

Casio Mourns Passing of Co-Founder Kazuo Kashio

Kazuo Kashio, one of the four brothers who founded the consumer electronics and synthesizer manufacturer, Casio Computer Co., has died at age 89, the company said earlier today. Mr. Kashio, who was chairman and served previously as president, died at a Tokyo hospital on Monday of aspiration pneumonia. A Wall Street Journal article credits Mr.… Read More Casio Mourns Passing of Co-Founder Kazuo Kashio

SympleSound and Carma Studio Join Forces With Synthwave For Roland System-8

Carma Studio and Symplesound have announced the release of Synthwave for System-8, a collection of 96 presets for both the Roland System-8 and Roland Cloud software synthesizers. This first collaboration between Symplesound and Carma Studio (aka acclaimed sound designer Francis Preve and sample library legend Jim Stout) is available as a single bundle for multiple… Read More SympleSound and Carma Studio Join Forces With Synthwave For Roland System-8

Ableton Loop Is Coming To The US For The First Time – Here’s What To Expect

We talked with Craig Schuftan, the program lead for Loop 2018, who gave us a preview of what to expect at the first Ableton Loop Summit in the Western Hemisphere.… Read More Ableton Loop Is Coming To The US For The First Time – Here’s What To Expect

Behringer Wants People To Stop Calling Them Shameless Copycats

Chinese computer music portal Midifan says they’ve received a cease and desist letter from Behringer lawyers, asking the site to stop describing them as shameless copycats. … Read More Behringer Wants People To Stop Calling Them Shameless Copycats

Registration For Ableton Loop 2018 Opens Today

Ableton has opened registration for its fourth Loop event. Loop is Ableton’s annual conference for music makers, a three-day summit featuring talks, performances, hands-on workshops and studio sessions focused on sharing ideas on music, technology and creative practice. Loop 2018 will explore, in-depth, the wide range of solutions for computer-based performance, creative collaboration, and how… Read More Registration For Ableton Loop 2018 Opens Today

Max For Cats Intros Color, ‘Sound Texture Device’

Max for Cats has recently introduced Color, a “sound texture device” for bringing the feel of analog media such as vinyl or tape to the user’s digital recordings. Color adds different types of vinyl noises, hiss, drive, wobble, and filter effects to music. Conceived and developed by Berlin musician, vintage gear aficionado and programmer Christian… Read More Max For Cats Intros Color, ‘Sound Texture Device’

Output Releases ARCADE, Playable Loop Synth

Today Output announced ARCADE, their new playable loop synthesizer. A project two and a half years in the making, developers describe Arcade as a sort of “Netflix for musicians,” with new content being continually added to the core set of inventive music-making tools. Output simplifies a musician’s workflow by eradicating extra folders and websites from… Read More Output Releases ARCADE, Playable Loop Synth

Audiomodern Releases Morph, “Electronic Dust and Lo-Fi”

Audiomodern has released Morph, a sample collection “loaded with nostalgic lo-fi goodness.” The pack combines a raw and retro aesthetic with deep and emotive musicality and music loops which are soaked in saturation, character and vibe. Morph’s 623MB collection is contains what Audiomodern describes as “cassette-crunched melodics, mutated basslines, foley-infused drum patterns & percussion, dusty… Read More Audiomodern Releases Morph, “Electronic Dust and Lo-Fi”

KV331 Audio releases SynthMaster One iOS, Wavetable Synth for iPad and AUv3 Extension

KV331 Audio has released SynthMaster One iOS, the mobile version of their SynthMaster One wavetable synthesizer. The iOS app is available for iPad as a standalone app and AUv3 extension. SynthMaster One iOS is KV331 Audio’s first full blown synth app for the iPad. In the new product announcement, KV331 Audio developers said that the… Read More KV331 Audio releases SynthMaster One iOS, Wavetable Synth for iPad and AUv3 Extension