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

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