News Archive


A different kind of concert

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

This September sees Soho-based Yamaha Music London hosting a very different kind of piano concert series. Four concerts throughout September will feature an eclectic combination of jazz and classical performed by acclaimed pianists Thomasz Zyrmont, Eren Önsoy, Andrew Zolinsky and Varvara Tarasova.

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Korg Grandstage piano

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Korg has introduced a new stage piano featuring its flagship piano sound engine and meticulously selected keyboard sounds. The new Grandstage features looks that pay respect to acoustic pianos, yet also “convey the ingenuity and individuality of electronic instruments”. Korg says the stage piano...

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AudioBlast’s AcidBox

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Searching for the perfect software emulation of Roland’s TB-303 could almost become a full-time occupation, so numerous are the options available to you. The latest hat to be thrown into the squelchy bassline ring belongs to Audio Blast, which has just released AcidBox. Promising the classic 303...

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The legendary synth powerhouse

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Cutting-edge virtual instrument delivers iconic synthesizers and string machines with unique synthesis engine and stunning sound quality, available as a collection or separate instruments. July 20, 2017  IK Multimedia is proud to announce that Syntronik, the legendary synth powerhouse for Mac and...

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pick the perfect digital piano

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

As any musician knows, buying a new instrument requires a lot of research. For most of us, it involves figuring out what features we need, what options are available in our price range, and getting as much advice as we can about what specifications will work best for our needs.

Choosing any...

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Children feel happier when they learn a musical instrument

Friday, July 21st, 2017

School children who are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument in a group or ensemble feel happier and make more friends. That’s according to a new survey conducted by The Music Service, part of Birmingham not-for-profit charity Services for Education. The Music Service surveyed a...

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‘Everyone should have the chance to be alive in and through music’

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

Earlier this month, music lovers were treated to fantastic performances from some of the world’s leading young musicians at ABRSM’s Shine event. Shine was hosted in partnership with the Barbican and Classic FM, and celebrated the best of music and music education.

Over 200 young musicians...

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Just How Prevalent Is Music Piracy in the Age of Streaming?

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Haulix is in the business of fighting piracy. The company was founded to reduce promotional costs for labels and artists while also ensuring unreleased music does not leak online. This was long before streaming came into existence (2008), but with each passing year since streaming came of age with...

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Audified Synergy R1

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Host application and audio effects developer Audified is proud to announce (upcoming) availability of SYNERGY R1 — representing its first foray into hardware with a ‘remote-controlled’ software/hardware hybrid digital (REVERB)/analogue (SATURATOR) processing module for the 500 series modular...

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UltraTap Plug-in

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

Lifted from its H9 Harmonizer pedal, Eventide’s UltraTap is a new multi-tap effect plugin that can be used to create everything from rhythmic delays and glitchy reverbs to pad-like volume swells. Real-time control is the order of the day here, with a ribbon controller enabling you to program two...

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Free Move Create

Friday, July 14th, 2017

A new collaborative campaign has launched, representing over 30,000 musicians and artists from across the memberships of The Artists Information Company (a-n) and the Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM). #FreeMoveCreate aims to protect freedom of movement for all who work in the creative industries.

At...

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The Touché

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Expressive-E is best known as the maker of the Touché expressive instrument and controller. Touché is a new category of instrument, which offers a unique way to experience, play, and create electronic music. Touché translates gestural control, from broad movements to an extremely light touch,...

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Technical Sales Commercial Audio

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Yamaha Music Europe-UK is looking to employ an experienced field based technical sales professional with the ability to discuss & present, specify , train and demonstrate Commercial Audio products and their applications. Yamaha Commercial Audio is a world leader in the manufacture and supply...

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Ask Your MP to Support Free Movement for Musicians

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Over 40 MPs and Peers have committed to protecting musicians’ right to move freely and easily in the European Union (EU) after Brexit. That’s great – but there’s...

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Impact Soundworks sizzling-hot summer sale savings

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Impact Soundworks’ stakes its hard-won reputation on being a maker of finely-crafted sample libraries, created by composers for composers. From acoustic instruments to synthetic sounds, all are deep-sampled affairs, featuring exhaustive articulations, dynamic layers, round robin variations, and...

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