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IKEA & Teenage Engineering Announce FREKVENS ‘Party’ Collaboration

The FREKVENS (frequency) collection, scheduled for release in February 2019, will feature items for facilitating a party. Initial design concepts include a vinyl player, guitar, speaker and party lighting.… Read More IKEA & Teenage Engineering Announce FREKVENS ‘Party’ Collaboration

New Standard, MIDI Capability Inquiry (MIDI-CI), Paves The Way For The Future Of MIDI

MIDI Capability Inquiry (MIDI-CI) is designed to provide your devices and software with a standard way to ‘talk’ with each other, to find out each other’s capabilities and to configure themselves automatically for the best compatibility. … Read More New Standard, MIDI Capability Inquiry (MIDI-CI), Paves The Way For The Future Of MIDI

Celemony Intros ARA 2, Letting Plugins & DAWs Share Information

The ARA interface extension allows plug-ins and DAWs to communicate more comprehensively with one another.… Read More Celemony Intros ARA 2, Letting Plugins & DAWs Share Information

MIDI Manufacturers Association Makes MPE Specification Official

The MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) has officially announced the ratification of a new extension to MIDI, MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE).… Read More MIDI Manufacturers Association Makes MPE Specification Official

Elektron Digitone FM Groovebox At The Winter NAMM Show

Here’s a hands-on demo of the Elektron Digitone from the NAMM Show, with examples that show how things like per-step patches and parameter locks let the Digitone do things that you might not expect from a FM synth. … Read More Elektron Digitone FM Groovebox At The Winter NAMM Show

Finegear Intros Mixerblocks DIY Modular Mixer

Mixerblocks is a new DIY mixer, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License…… Read More Finegear Intros Mixerblocks DIY Modular Mixer

Logic Pro X Updated With Smart Tempo & New Effects

Apple today announced an update to Logic Pro X, featuring new tempo detection technology and a number of new effect plug-ins.… Read More Logic Pro X Updated With Smart Tempo & New Effects

Synesthesia Intros Pipes, A Compact Sound Module, At 2018 Winter NAMM Show

Pipes features 48KHz 24bit stereo sample playback and is WAV, AIF and MDA compatible, with up to 20,000 samples always loaded and ready to be triggered.… Read More Synesthesia Intros Pipes, A Compact Sound Module, At 2018 Winter NAMM Show

ELK Music Operating System “The Android Of Musical Instruments”

MIND Music Labs has introduced ELK – an ultra-low latency operating system for musical instruments. They describe ELK as essentially “the Android of musical instruments”.… Read More ELK Music Operating System “The Android Of Musical Instruments”

Roland Cloud Adds TR-808, TR-909 VST, AU Plugins

Roland has created reproductions of the original TR-808 and TR-909 as VST and AU plugins.… Read More Roland Cloud Adds TR-808, TR-909 VST, AU Plugins