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

Steinberg VST Connect Pro 3 Streamlines Internet Collaborations

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Steinberg has released VST Connect Pro – a complete remote recording solution that lets you collaborate with any musician with an Internet connection and a computer.

According to Steinberg, ‘data encryption, multi-track recording, live video chat, audio stream protection and MIDI support make geographical distance irrelevant to studio production workflows.’ Continue reading

Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface Overview & Demo

On the latest episode of the iOS Update, host Mitch Gallagher takes a look at the Steinberg UR44 Audio Interface.

The Steinberg UR44 is a 6-input audio interface for iOS, Mac, and PC. It offers 24-bit/192kHz recording, with USB 2.0 connectivity, and onboard DSP effects.  Continue reading

Steinberg Granular Guitars For Padshop

granular-guitars-padshop-pro-padshopSteinberg has introduced Granular Guitars – their second VST Sound Instrument Set created by sound designer, composer and multi-instrumentalist Simon Stockhausen.

Adding to the sound libraries of Padshop and Padshop Pro, Granular Guitars spans nearly three gigabytes worth of samples, covering various acoustic and electric guitars as well as providing more exotic instruments like psaltery, celtic harp and oud played in traditional styles, plus experimental ways of treating the guitar. Continue reading