Cakewalk Rapture Pro Synthesizer Review

This video, via Sonic State, reviews the Cakewalk’s Rapture Pro – a software synth the company describes as ‘the most advanced synth Cakewalk has ever produced.’

Rapture Pro combines algorithmic and sample-based synthesis, delivering the best parts of Dimension Pro and Rapture in one instrument. Continue reading

New W3C Music Notation Community Group Makes MusicXML, SMuFL Web Standards

does music notation still matter for electronic musicMakeMusic and Steinberg have announced the creation of the W3C Music Notation Community Group, tasked with maintaining MusicXML and SMuFL (Standard Music Font Layout) specifications as Web standards.

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is the international organization that creates and promotes standards for the World Wide Web.  Continue reading

Win a Copy of ‘Power Tools for Synthesizer Programming’

Power_Tools_For_Synthesizer_Programming_Jim-AikinHal Leonard has published a new edition of Power Tools for Synthesizer Programming.

And we’ve got three copies to give away!

Author Jim Aikin has been writing about electronic music gear for 30+ years, in Keyboard, Electronic Musician and other magazines. His new book takes a deep look at the fundamentals of synthesis and synthesizer programming. Continue reading