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.
This video, via sonicstate, takes a look at the Analog Engine section of the new Roland JD-XA synthesizer, the company’s new flagship hybrid analog + digital synth. featuring both a SuperNatural digital engine and 4 analog voices:
In this video, author Mark Jenkins (Analog Synthesizers) shares his take on the Roland JD-Xi synthesizer:
Hal 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.
The latest version of Google’s Chrome browser, released earlier this week, has added support for hardware MIDI – meaning that you can now use your MIDI controllers to play web-based music software.