Yamaha 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… Read More Yamaha Debuts Soundmondo, A ‘Social Sound-Sharing’ Site For Synths
Breadandbuttersounds has released a free online Roland Boutique JP-08 Editor/Patch librarian. The editor uses the Web MIDI API, so it requires a web browser that supports it. Chrome is recommended.
This video, via ProckGnosis, is a review of the Dreadbox Hades Bass Synthesizer. Despite the name, the Hades Bass Synthesizer is in no way limited to just bass synth duties.
NSFW: Reader Patrik Veltruský shared this Novation Launchpad Pro teardown video. The video features a detailed look at taking apart the new MIDI controller, followed by reassembly and testing.
The latest episode of the BBoy Tech Report is a video review of the CME XKey37 MIDI control keyboard.
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.
In these Sonic Labs video reviews, Nick Batt takes a look at two new Eurorack modules from Studio Electronics. In the first video, above, Batt takes a look at the Oscillation oscillator.
MakeMusic 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.