In a new interview, electronic music pioneer and president of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) Jean Michel Jarre shared his thoughts on the Internet, intellectual property and how they relate to the future of music.
“Our fight and our battle about intellectual property is not defending the rights of rich artists…sitting on their pot of gold. It?s something far beyond this,” argues Jarre. “It’s questioning the future of creation, the future of our identity, whoever we are…” Continue reading
In this video, from Oxygene: Live In Your Living Room, Jean Michel Jarre demonstrates many of the synths that he used in the production of his album Oxygene. Continue reading
Novation has announced the release of two new free sound packs for their MiniNova and UltraNova keyboard synthesizers. The new Supernova sound banks are made up of sounds from the original 1998 rack mount Supernova synthesizer, created by the Supernova’s original sound designer, Phil McDonald.
McDonald created the iconic sounds of the Supernova that powered classics by Orbital, ATB, Jean Michel Jarre and A Guy Called Gerald, among others.
The first of the two soundpacks, with 64 sounds, is available now, as part of Novation’s 21st Anniversary celebration. The second pack will be released later in the year.
Here is a SoundCloud demo of the sound bank: Continue reading
In a new interview, synth music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre explains why, despite all the advances in electronic music technology, he still has a love for vintage gear: Continue reading