Akai Professional launches Fire controller for FL Studio

Akai Pro FireAkai Professional has announced the Akai Fire, a dedicated hardware controller for the FL Studio music production software. In close collaboration with software manufacturer Image-Line, Fire is designed to speed up the creative workflow and enhance the overall user experience. Released shortly after the successful launch of FL Studio 20, Fire celebrates the highly-anticipated arrival […]

Sample Magic releases Soma Records: Sample Pack Part 1

Sample Magic Soma sample packSample Magic has announced the release of its latest sample pack, a collaboration with one of most the legendary labels around: Soma Records. Soma Records: Sample Pack Part 1 delivers over 450MB of royalty-free sounds that embody the essence of the seminal, legendary techno label. Expect an archive packed with pounding tech-beats, dark analogue synths, […]

Korg releases Minilogue sound library in collaboration with Sinevibes

The Deep Dive for Korg minilogueSinevibes and Korg have announced the release of The Deep Dive, a new sound library for the Minilogue polyphonic analog synthesizer. With this collection of 110 patches, Sinevibes founder and sound designer Artemiy Pavlov attempts to dive into the deepest depths of the minilogue and reveal its hidden superpowers. It includes meticulously crafted synths, leads, […]

Hal Leonard and Avid enter into five-year multi-million dollar agreement to distribute pro audio & video products

Hal Leonard AvidAvid and Hal Leonard have entered into a new five-year agreement that extends the reach of Avid’s market-leading creative tools with artists, creative professionals, aspiring pros and educational institutions through Hal Leonard’s large network of resellers around the globe. This long-term agreement, signed in July, is among Avid’s largest distribution deals to date and represents […]

Rast Sound intros Sounds of Mars collaborative sound library

Rast Sound Sounds of MarsRast Sound has announced the launch of Sounds of Mars a collaborative sound library project. Journey to Mars is closer than ever and we are designing the sounds of red planet in collaboration with all sound artists from Earth. All sound designers, engineers can send their sounds with the defined rules below. Every sound contributor […]

Denon DJ intros SoundSwitch and Resolume integration for StageLinq

Denon DJ ResolumeDenon DJ has announced that its proprietary StageLinq communication protocol now offers seamless ‘plug ‘n play’ integration with its SoundSwitch lighting and 3rd-party Resolume video software. This combination aims to give DJs absolutely unequaled, complete control over all their lighting and video effects. Following its successful collaboration with ‘Timecode’ software, StageLinq’s ability to feed data […]

VST Transit extends Cubase Cloud Service to everyone

Steinberg VST Transit Go projectsSteinberg has announced the extension of its cloud service that previously was exclusively available to users of Cubase. Both VST Transit Go and the beta version of VST Transit Join are now freely available to the community of online music collaborators, expanding the creative space where vocalists, instrumentalists and producers come together to work on […]

Roland announces PUMA RS-100 Roland, new 808-inspired sneaker

PUMA Roland RS-100 & RS-0Roland Corporation has teamed up with the global sports brand PUMA to unbox a second new TR-808-inspired sneaker, the PUMA RS-100 Roland. Roland’s partnership with PUMA kicked off earlier this year with the unveiling of their first sneaker collaboration, PUMA’s RS-0 Roland, also inspired by the legendary 808 drum machine. PUMA’s RS-100 Roland follows the […]

Native Instruments & MetaPop launch TRK-01 Producer Challenge

NI MetaPop TRK-01 contestNative Instruments has announced a contest in collaboration with MetaPop in which you have the chance to win a Komplete Kontrol S49 keyboard and a copy of TRK-01, the new creative kick and bass instrument. To enter, simply create a musical sketch using TRK-01 or the free TRK-01 demo and submit it by July 29th. […]

Pearl announces North American distribution deal with Keith McMillen Instruments

MKI DrumKit BopPadPearl Corporation has announced a distribution partnership with with Keith McMillen Instruments, to grow the availability and awareness of KMI products while expanding KMI’s reach into new markets. This new distribution connection between Pearl and Keith McMillen Instruments will enhance the availability of KMI products and grow Pearl’s ever increasing footprint in the MI landscape. […]