TECH

ARTURIA ANNOUNCES NEW FX PLUGIN BUNDLE

Arturia has announced a new series of plugins – FX Collection 2. The new bundle adds seven more plugins to the existing 15, taking the total to 22 individual plugs. The new FX units include a clone of the Juno chorus, Mu-tron Bi-phase pedal and what appears to be a clone of the SSL buss compressor – busFORCE.

PIONEER DJ LAUNCH NEW STUDIO AND DJ MONITORS

Pioneer DJ has launched a new series of near-field DJ and studio monitors, the VM range. The VM comes in three sizes: five-inch cone, seven-inch cone and eight-inch cone and all three sizes come with DSP technology to ‘tune’ the speaker to the space that they’re placed in.

SPOTIFY LAUNCHES CLUBHOUSE RIVAL, GREENROOM

Spotify has launched a new Clubhouse competitor service called Spotify Greenroom. The new service mimics Clubhouse’s functionality of live audio discussion ‘rooms’, allowing listeners to ask questions live to any host or guests, or take part in the discussion.

Brand New Virtual DJ Academy App and Web Platform SEEDJ Launches

SEEDJ is a game-changing “digital acceleration” app that cuts through the noise and marks out a simple and effective path to the top for all emerging DJ talents.

DJ software VirtualDJ, unveil the new “2021 Summer Edition” of its flagship software.

Atomix Productions, the company behind the popular DJ software VirtualDJ, just unveiled the new “2021 Summer Edition” of its flagship software.

Find the Perfect Sound, Faster – Loopcloud 6

Loopmasters has announced the latest update to its cloud sampling service Loopcloud. Version 6 sees a new major addition: AI search technology, meaning users can search for samples with more meaningful terms than just bpm and key, such as tone, stereo width, length, swing, rhythmic density, and more. It’s designed to make it easier to find samples that match your current project. 

ARTURIA ANNOUNCES PIGMENTS 3 SYNTH PLUGIN

Arturia has also added new in-app tutorials for new users to get the most out of the ultra-powerful synth. There are also 200 new presets for new and experienced users alike to get stuck into the plugin. 

Serato DJ Pro 2.5 + Lite 1.5 | Overview

The DJ software also adds support for wireless DVS system Phase 

deadmau5 Launches OSC/PAR, a New Performance Tool for Digital Artists and Musicians

World-renowned electronic music producer deadmau5 has announced his latest technical product OSC/PAR is available now.  OSC/PAR is an AU/VST3 plugin for macOS and Windows that broadcasts your real-time musical events from your favorite DAW into any OSC-capable client over the network.

RELOOP ANNOUNCES NEW SERATO CONTROLLER READY

Reloop has announced a new, small two-channel controller for Serato called Ready. The new unit is designed to sit over your laptop keyboard and offers two deck control with eight pads per deck, three-band EQ, dual-band filter per channel, tempo sliders, transport and FX control and mini jog wheels. 

BEATPORT’S NEW WEB APP LETS YOU DJ AND ORGANISE SETS IN YOUR BROWSER

Beatport has launched a new web app called Beatport DJ that mimics DJ software and lets you organise playlists, discover tracks and browse the Beatport catalogue.

IZOTOPE AND NATIVE INSTRUMENTS JOIN FORCES UNDER NEW AUDIO CREATOR GROUP

Unprecedented alliance of top brands opens up new creative possibilities for musicians, producers, and audio engineers

Woov redefines the way people enjoy live music together through innovative audio technology

Woov unveils game changing redesign by introducing worlds’ first audio venues — giving fans and artists a digital place to get together again.

DENON DJ SC6000 ADDS FULL SERATO DJ PRO SUPPORT

Denon DJ has added Serato DJ Pro integration to their flagship SC6000 and SC6000M players.

ABLETON ANNOUNCES LIVE 11 RELEASE DATE

Ableton has announced that the latest version of their popular music-making software – Live 11 – will be available from February 23rd.

Spotify HiFi will offer “CD-quality” streaming

Spotify is launching a new high-quality version of their streaming service called Spotify HiFi. The service will be available to Spotify Premium subscribers in select markets “later this year”.

The ATEM Mini Extreme is the latest in Blackmagic’s ATEM range

Blackmagic has launched a new eight-input live production switcher, perfect for streaming DJ sets and other live-streamed events.

Roland JUNO-60 Software Synthesizer in Roland Cloud

Roland has added the Juno-60 to their Roland Cloud range of synths and plugins and as part of their PlugOut format for the System-8 synth. 

VAUGHTY releases a new interpretation of ‘1984’

Following the anticipated 2022 release of the deluxe album ‘Dark Society’, VAUGHTY returns in 2023 with new genre-defying single ‘1984’ – the feature and title song to a 5 track EP – released January 2023 on Aggro Monkey records.  STREAM THE ORIGINAL ‘1984’ NOW! With the re-release of 1984 showcasing an anthemic melody of synth…

African Women Acting Celebrates Black History Month With Film and New Single at ADA Slaight Hall Feb 18

All honourees will be in attendance and available for media interviews in advance and on-site. Out February 17: Sonia Aimy single  “TRACE (Tracing Rare African Canadian Extraordinaire)” YouTube and Spotify TRACE is a DOCUMENTARY & celebratory project aiming to recognize the work and efforts of seven Black Canadians in diverse sectors including business, entrepreneur, academic,…

Martyn Heyne’s ‘Eight Reflections in Darkness’, released 14th April via Tonal Institute / AWAL Sony

‘Eight Reflections in Darkness’, released 14th April via Tonal Institute / AWAL Sony, is the latest solo electric guitar record from Martyn Heyne, in which he presents a series of introspective, personal vignettes. When the Berlin-based artist first recorded the album, he ventured to a church, capturing the reverberation of his guitar. But he realized that…