2016 NAMM Show: At the NAMM Show, Yamaha announced some updates to Soundmondo, its social media site for synth patch sharing. Soundmondo lets you connect your synth to the Internet, via Web MIDI, for patch sharing and more. Yamaha’s Nate Tschetter gave us an update on Soundmondo:
Breadandbuttersounds, which recently introduced an online Roland Boutique JP-08 Editor/Patch librarian, has announced a similar web-based patch editor for the Roland Boutique JU-06. The editor uses the Web MIDI API, so it requires a web browser that supports it. Chrome is recommended.
Yamaha 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… Read More Yamaha Debuts Soundmondo, A ‘Social Sound-Sharing’ Site For Synths
Breadandbuttersounds has released a free online Roland Boutique JP-08 Editor/Patch librarian. The editor uses the Web MIDI API, so it requires a web browser that supports it. Chrome is recommended.
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.
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.
Google has released Inside Abbey Road, a virtual tour of the iconic Abbey Road Studio.
Gibson Brands, the parent company of Gibson, Cakewalk, TASCAM, TEAC, KRK and other music gear companies – has acquired music news and forum site Harmony Central. “Harmony Central will not be a ‘Gibson site’; we already have that,” says Gibson CEO and Chairman Henry Juszkiewicz, “Think of it as Gibson providing a place to throw a party, and… Read More Gibson Buys Harmony Central