Yamaha Soundmondo Sound Sharing Site Now Compatible With Android Devices

2016 NAMM Show: At the NAMM Show, Yamaha announced some updates to Soundmondo, its social media site for synth patch sharing.

Soundmondo lets you connect your synth to the Internet, via Web MIDI, for patch sharing and more.

Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter gave us an update on Soundmondo: Continue reading

Free Online Roland Boutique JU-06 Editor/Patch Librarian

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Breadandbuttersounds, which recently introduced an online Roland Boutique JP-08 Editor/Patch librarian, has announced a similar web-based patch editor for the Roland Boutique JU-06.

The editor uses the Web MIDI API, so it requires a web browser that supports it. Chrome is recommended.  Continue reading

Yamaha Debuts Soundmondo, A ‘Social Sound-Sharing’ Site For Synths

yamaha-soundmondoYamaha has launched Soundmondo – a new website for Yamaha keyboard owners to share and find synth patches.

Initially, Soundmondo supports the recently introduced Yamaha Reface line of mini keyboards.

‘Soundmondo is social sound-sharing for synthesizers,’ says Nate Tschetter, marketing manager, Music Production, Yamaha Corporation of America. ‘Back in the day, synthesizers had patch sheets where sound re-creation was a manual process of duplicating settings from a printed diagram. Soundmondo instantly sends the sound to your instrument and visually shows you how to re-create it.’ 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

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