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

Gibson Buys Harmony Central

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Gibson Brands, the parent company of Gibson, Cakewalk, TASCAM, TEAC, KRK and other music gear companies – has acquired music news and forum site Harmony Central.

“Harmony Central will not be a ‘Gibson site’; we already have that,” says Gibson CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz, “Think of it as Gibson providing a place to throw a party, and everyone—musicians, the industry, competitors, educators, anyone involved in music and sound—is invited and welcome.” Continue reading