This weeks news headlines for the music production scene including stories from Roli, Arturia, Sennheiser and more!
In this weeks’ industry news, Arturia go Back to Black with their line up of Step controllers and Moog One get all artsy with the release of their new synthesizer. DJs finally get recognition from Apple Music and Spotify, Sennheiser update their Control Cockpit software and Roli release a beat makers kit.
Arturia Step Limited Black Edition
Arturia have announced a `reissuing` of their much loved Step Midi and CV sequencing controllers this week, now available in Black. The Keystep, Beatstep and Beatstep Pro have all been given a paint job and are said to include `a unique bundle of extras` according to the Arturia press release. Who knows what a unique bundle of extras means but you can check the controllers out on their website here.
Source: Arturia Press Resources October 5, 2018 link
Moog One Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer
Moog has released a movie to promote their new Moog One this week, featuring a number of artists such as Jeff Bhasker, Robert Glasper and Dr. Lonnie Smith. The Moog One is a tri-timbral, polyphonic, analog synth and can apparently `unlock portals to vast new realms of sonic potential`. Check out the film posted on YouTube below.
Source: Moog Press Resources October 11, 2018 link
Paid DJ Mixes on Spotify and Apple Music
Proton have implemented a new technology allowing DJs to upload their mixes to Spotify and Apple Music and get paid for their work. The original artists still get paid the same amount as they would for a regular play, and DJs get paid a share out of what Proton gets paid as a distributor. This technology will be released in different phases, the first being for mixes published by labels containing music only from their own catalogs. Later releases will expand the functionality out to multi label mixes.
Source: Medium.com/ProtonRadio October 4, 2018 link
Sennheiser Control Cockpit 2.0.0
This week Sennheiser has released version 2.0.0 of their Control Cockpit software, offering many benefits to the professionals who deal with many wireless microphones at a time. The new software version is compatible with G4 wireless microphone systems, and backwards compatible with G3 wireless systems. It also includes new battery management features and a redesigned user interface with password protection. The new version is available as a free download from the Sennheiser website here.
Source: Sennheiser Press Release October 11, 2018 link
ROLI launches Beatmaker Kit
This week Roli released a Hardware and Software bundle aimed at all levels of music production enthusiasts. The Kit contains ROLI’s Lightpad Block and Loop Block, a 6 Month free subscription to the skill-building program Melodics and a special software pack including Ableton Live Lite. Check out the kit for yourself on the Roli website here.
Source: Roli Press room October 11, 2018 link