Denver Synth Meet Coming March 14, 2015

denver-synth-meetOrganizers have announced Denver Synth Meet – a synth meetup and electronic music event that they say should be ‘a fun day filled with blinky lights, patch cables, knobs and keys and friendly faces.’

Planned events for the March 14th event include:

  • Synth DIY class by Synthrotek
  • Manufacturer demos by WMD, Audio Damage, Grayscale, NIIO Analog & Soundtrack Loops
  • Buy/Sell/Trade/Promote area
  • Evening electronic music performances

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Avid Announces Sibelius Cloud Publishing For Sharing & Selling Scores

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Avid introduced Sibelius Cloud Publishing, a new publishing technology that’s designed to make it easy for you to publish sheet music online.

Once published, you can share the score or embed it on your site, and people can view, play, transpose, print, and purchase scores, using any current web browser or mobile device, including Android, iOS, and Linux. Continue reading

Aphex Twin Wins 2015 Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy


Among the early announced 2015 Grammy Awards, Aphex Twin (Richard D. James) has received the Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy, for Syro. 

The other nominees included:

  • While (1<2), Deadmaus
  • Nabuma Rubberband, Little Dragon
  • Do It Again, Röyksopp and Robyn
  • Damage Control, Mat Zo

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Call For Musicians – The Spring Equinox 2015 Live Streaming Event

spring2015_649Jacob Watters, the Program Director for the Spring Equinox 2015 Live Streaming Event let us know that they are looking for musicians to perform during the event.

The Event will be held on March 21, starting at 15:00 GMT. It offers electronic musicians a chance to perform for a live audience that listens to the stream from around the globe. All genres of electronic and electro-acoustic music are welcome. Continue reading

Ray Kurzweil Awarded Technical Grammy Award

ray-kurzweilInventor Ray Kurzweil will receive the 2015 Technical Grammy Award Sunday, Feb 8th, for his work in the field of music technology.

The Technical Grammy Award is a Special Merit Award presented by vote of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Trustees, for contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field.

Kurzweil is a best selling author, futurist, computer scientist and inventor. He is credited as a principal innovator of omni-font optical character recognition, text to speech synthesis and speech recognition technology.

He founded Kurzweil Music Systems in 1982 and in 1984 introduced the Kurzweil K250, a computer based instrument that could realistically create sounds of a grand piano and other orchestra instruments.  Continue reading