News Archive


The Newly Evolved kaossilator 2S

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Use the touchpad to perform intuitively, the loop recorder to keep overdubbing, then export your recorded phrases to Ableton Live and polish them into a song! With undo/redo functions and support for exporting as multi-track data or in Ableton Live format, the kaossilator 2S means that serendipitous...

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UVI Announces Cameo Phase Distortion Suite

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Cameo’s 3 instruments each provide a unique synthesis approach, delivering a wealth of sounds ranging from exquisitely sampled patches from vintage synthesizers including the Casio CZ1, CZ101, CZ1000, CZ2300S, CZ3000 and CZ5000 to modern phase distortion synthesis using the advanced oscillators...

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The Element 2.0 Virtual Analog Synth

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Waves Audio a leading provider of digital signal processing solutions, is now shipping the Element 2.0 Virtual Analog Synth, an analog-style polyphonic instrument designed to deliver the fat, warm sounds of classic analog synths, with all the precision, flexibility and control of a cutting-edge software...

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Merry Christmas from MMS!

Monday, December 28th, 2015

We hope you’ve all had a thoroughly enjoyable Christmas, and that you’re finding time to kickback and relax this festive period.  Now if you’re not one for getting crushed in the Boxing Day sales (we aren’t) then don’t worry we’ve done the hard work for you! Check...

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The Korg MS-20M Kit

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

The evolution of the MS-20, delivering even more powerful synthesis. A module that you assemble, with a step sequencer included. The classic MS-20 analog synthesizer that appeared in 1978 has been reborn as a perfect reproduction of the original circuit, first in 2013 as the mini-sized MS-20 mini,...

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Spitfire Audio adds ultimate piano to trailblazing Signature range from Hollywood hotshot Hans Zimmer

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of HZP – HANS ZIMMER PIANO — its fourth collaboration with Oscar- or Academy Award-winning Hollywood film-scoring supremo Hans Zimmer, this time turning...

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Merry Christmas From My Keyboard Lessons.

Friday, December 25th, 2015

Happy Xmas all of you wonderful piano and keyboard players. Here is a special Christmas surprise for all of you piano teachers and students, its funny keyboard photos to put a Christmas smile on your face. Like Santa you’ll be saying “Ho, ho, ho” at these hilarious pianist pictures...

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Spitfire Audio ÓLAFUR ARNALDS EVOLUTIONS

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of ÓLAFUR ARNALDS EVOLUTIONS — BAFTA award-winning Icelandic composer, multi-instrumentalist, and electronic artist Ólafur Arnalds’ haunting namesake take...

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The KORG Pa3X Le Arranger

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The Pa3X Le has a huge collection of onboard sounds, and provides a generous 192MB of space for either your own samples, or widely available add-ons. With over 410 built-in Styles (and room for 1,200 in total), you can cover almost any musical style imaginable. The Pa3X Le’s impressive feature set...

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The Trusts Final Young Musicians’ Concert

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Go along and join the trustees at a Young Musicians’ Concert being promoted at The United Reformed Church, Princes Street, Norwich NR3 1AZ, on Sunday 31 January 2016 at 2.30 p.m.  Those expected to be taking part are Charlie Caine (piano) Tom Isaac (‘cello) Finlay McEwen (Saxophone) Ragnhild...

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IK Multimedia releases Miroslav Philharmonik 2 for Mac/PC

Monday, December 21st, 2015

IK Multimedia is proud to announce that Miroslav Philharmonik™ 2 for Mac and PC is now shipping. Made in conjunction with master musician, jazz legend and sampling luminary Miroslav Vitous, Miroslav Philharmonik 2 is an emotionally charged orchestral workstation that takes the groundbreaking virtual...

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‘Get funding ready’ for 2016

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

After successfully piloting a seminar on funding in summer 2014, Sound Connections, the Musicians’ Union and Community Music are coming together to host a ‘Get Funding Ready’  a full-day seminar at the Brady Arts & Community Centre, 192-196 Hanbury St, London E1 5HU on Tuesday 23 February...

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Omar Hakim selects SCM50ASL Pro pairing for personal studio after ATC factory visit

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Specialist British loudspeaker drive unit and complete sound reproduction system manufacturer ATC is proud to announce that Omar Hakim has installed a pair of SCM50ASL Pro three- way active monitors in his personal studio The OH-Zone — sited at his New Jersey home, having had a guided tour...

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Arturia adds V Collection 4 to ‘Music Through The Ages’ discount deals throughout the Holiday Season

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Music software and hardware developer and manufacturer Arturia is proud to announce that its irresistible ‘Music Through The Ages’ promotional pricing campaign now includes V Collection 4 — its premium software collection of keyboards and drum machines, available to duly download for half price...

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The secrets of subtractive synthesis “The 4 Element Synth”

Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Rob Papen is a globally renowned sound designer whose sounds and virtual synthesizers are used and loved by many synthesizer players and music producers.  This 200+ page book, which is accompanied by four DVDs with over 10 hours of content, gives an in-depth insight into his approach of working with...

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