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Rob Papen Predator2 reboot

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016

Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of Predator2  successor to Predator, the natural-born, killer-sounding soft synth that has inspired so many composers and artists, adding musical bite to countless tracks, thanks to its cutting-edge...

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Wavesfactory is proud to announce availability of Mercury

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Wavesfactory is proud to announce availability of Mercury — an aptly-named sample-based grand piano virtual instrument for Native Instrument’s industry-standard KONTAKT PLAYER platform featuring Queen frontman Freddie Mercury’s favoured Fazioli F228 grand piano, professionally recorded to the...

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Rob Papen eXplorer4 software bundle

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Virtual instrument and effects plug-in developer Rob Papen Soundware is proud to announce availability of eXplorer4 — taking the fourth incarnation of its all-encompassing eXplorer software package to even deeper depths of musical inspiration by combining all of its award-winning virtual synths...

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Casio pushes Grand Hybrid tour

Sunday, November 27th, 2016

Casio’s latest initiative celebrates the achievements of teachers and their determination to motivate students all over the UK. #ActionInMusic focusses on the work of music teachers nationwide and aims to get more people involve in music making. Last month, we reported that Casio has teamed up...

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Music Education Hub investment

Saturday, November 26th, 2016

The Musicians’ Union (MU) has said the continued investment in Music Education Hubs from the Government will provide ‘welcome relief’ to those working in the sector. Responding to the announcement that the Government will inject £300 million into 212 Music Education Hubs in England over the...

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Turn Your Back Catalog of Songs Into Tons of YouTube Videos

Friday, November 25th, 2016

Doing YouTube “right” takes a lot of work… and a lot of content. One trick to having more videos – which usually equals more plays, meaning more money from the Google-owned giant – is to find ways to turn your back catalog into YouTube gold. There’s so much potential in every...

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Reasons Why You Definitely Need a Dedicated Workspace as a Musician

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

If you’re scoffing at the idea of having a separate area just for musical activities, keep in mind that, as a professional musician, you’re going to be spending a lot of your time doing anything but actually creating music, especially in the early stages of your career.

Booking shows, ensuring...

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Jamie Cullum launches the Yamaha Enspire in London

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Yamaha Enspire has been launched in London by the award-winning pianist, songwriter and Yamaha Artist Jamie Cullum. He put the new instrument through its paces in an explosive performance with his band at London’s iconic Shard building. Yamaha Enspire is the 7th generation of Disklavier pianos....

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Arturia MiniLab MkII

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Arturia are excited to announce the imminent release of MiniLab MkII: a space-saving, high-quality controller that’s perfectly suited to small home studios and musicians on the move. The latest in Arturia’s range of game-changing controllers, MiniLab MkII combines an expressive two- octave keyboard,...

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The K-Board Pro 4

Sunday, November 20th, 2016

Innovative hardware and software developer Keith McMillen Instruments is inviting capital investment for its innovative K-Board Pro 4  a four-octave MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) keyboard controller that is MPE (Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression) compatible with multiple dimensions...

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Spitfire Symphonic Strings

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Spitfire Audio, purveyors of the finest virtual instruments from the finest musical samples in the world, is proud to announce availability of Spitfire Symphonic Strings  quite literally the ultimate encyclopaedic compendium of symphonic strings sampling, with blockbuster content originally recorded...

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From Samplephonics New! Downtempo Movements

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Downtempo Movements is an elegant, expansive, and other-worldly Ambient sample pack of beautifully crafted evolving loops and one shots. Perfect for providing an evocative sense of calm, clarity and reflection, this delicate sample collection effortlessly glides between genres and styles whilst consistently...

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FabFilter Pro-R reverb plug-in

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

FabFilter is proud to announce availability of FabFilter Pro-R, a high-end algorithmic reverb plug-in with musical controls and a very natural sound. Its advanced algorithms have been carefully designed to blend well with the source and fit easily into a mix. FabFilter Pro-R is bursting with innovations...

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Smart Ways to Make Money in Music

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Waiting for your music career to take off is a tough game of patience and perseverance. You’ve got fans who believe in your work and genuinely want to support you and see you succeed. Maybe you have fans like this all over the world! You might be making some revenue off of your music, but it’s...

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Leon Russell dies

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Leon Russell, who emerged as a rock ‘n’ roll star in the 1970s after working behind the scenes as a session pianist for other musicians, died Sunday in Nashville, his wife Janet Bridges said. He was 74. Russell died in his sleep, his wife said in a statement posted on his website. Honey...

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