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
Reader Luke Teaford let us know about TANGUY – a browser-based synthesizer. You play it with the QWERTY keyboard. – and + shift octaves up and down. OSC 2’s FM comes from the sine wave of OSC 1 (so it has to be up to hear FM on OSC2).
A new sample source, 808 Kicks – The Boom Boutique, has launched and is giving away a free sample library to introduce their work. Here’s what they have to say about the 808 Kicks: The Boom Boutique pays tribute to the original boom box – the legendary TR-808. We offer the highest-quality drum sounds and kits,… Read More New Site, 808 Kicks, Offers Free ‘Transistor Kicks’ Sample Library
Looking for someone to rave with? EDM-Date is – wait for it – an EDM dating service, promising to help match ravers up with the ‘party kids’.
A Sound Effect is a new site that offers a catalog of independent sound effect libraries. “These libraries are usually spread out over a huge number of individual sites, making it really tricky to find relevant sfx from the independent community,” says creator Asbjoern Andersen. “I thought it was a real shame, as they do some… Read More New Site, A Sound Effect, Offers Catalog Of Independent Sound Effect Libraries