Steinberg has released Dorico, their new music notation application, tailored to the needs of composers, arrangers, engravers, copyists and educators.… Read More Steinberg Intros Dorico, ‘The New Standard In Scoring Software’
Spitfire Audio has introduced Albion V Tundra – a new orchestral sound library, inspired by the work of Arvo Pärt, that explores “sounds at the edge of silence”.… Read More New Orchestral Sound Library, Albion V Tundra, Explores The Edge of Silence
Warsaw duo Hicut Cake (Tomasz Robaczewski and Szymon Orfin) created this video song style take on Chopin’s ‘most famous and vigorous etude’.… Read More Switched-On Chopin – Étude Op. 10 No. 12 (Revolutionary)
Glass is receiving the award for his ‘groundbreaking contributions to music and composition. One of the most prolific, inventive, and influential artists of our time, he has expanded musical possibility with his operas, symphonies, film scores, and wide-ranging collaborations.’… Read More Composer Philip Glass To Be Awarded The National Medal Of Arts
This video captures his switched-on style classitronica arrangement of the 2nd Movement of Beethoven’s String Trio in E flat major, performed on 2 Meeblip SE synths and an Access Virus A.… Read More Switched On Beethoven, For Two Meeblip Synths & An Access Virus
Swar Systems has introduced Swar Studio 3, a major update to its Mac & Windows DAW for making Indian music Swar Studio 3 features 41 virtual instruments, 17 of which are Indian ones: Accordion, Bansuri, Bass, Bells, Brass Section, Brightness, Cello, Chimta, Choir Aahs, Clean Guitar, Dhol, Dholak, Drums, Duff, Duggis, Dulcimer, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar,… Read More Swar Studio, A DAW For Indian Music, Gets Major Update
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, from 1997, captures a then 9-year old Carolina Eyck playing Romanze, by Natalja Baklanova.
Synthesist Isao Tomita – best known for a series of albums featuring synthesizer arrangements of classical works – has died at the age of 84. Tomita (22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016) died of chronic cardiac failure, with family at his bedside.