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MIDI 2.0 is on the way, but will it launch in 2020?

This year MIDI gets even better bringing more capability to instruments, better connections that communicate both ways, and much more. MIDI connections have been a vital part of electronic music, particularly with modern production and the long-awaited upgrade will soon transform how instruments from the biggest music tech makers work. Whether you’re plugging your keyboards in to computers or drumming onto launch pads you’re creating MIDI music. It’s been the standard for 35 years but j...
Tags: Music, Launch, Software, Instruments, MMA, Midi, Roland, Controllers, Namm, MIDI Controller, AMEI, MIDI Manufacturers Association, MIDI Manufacturers Association MMA, Midi 2.0, Midi Keyboard, Instruments & Hardware

The best USB audio interfaces/mixers under $400

Bring the recording studio into your home with these fantastic devices that make studio recording possible on your terms. We’ve brought together the audio interfaces and mixers that plug straight into your computer and offer a full package for recording music and audio that we think top the lot at the best prices available. If you’re after an even cheaper option then check out our updated. list of the best audio interfaces for under $200. PreSonus Studio 1810c – $369.99 The...
Tags: Music, Usb, Instruments, Microphones, Recording, Zoom, Studio, Audio Recording, Mixers, Producers, UAC, Clarett, Apogee, Focusrite, Mixer, Audio Interface

Make Your Own Toddler Musical Instruments

I assume my son must have had a least a couple of rattles or shaky noise makers during his baby and toddler years. I don’t really remember them, though. What I do remember is the thing we created for him that quickly became his all-time favorite noise-maker. It was a pill bottle (with a child-proof lid) partially…Read more...
Tags: Music, Diy, Lifehacks, Instruments

New Tunable Laser Spectroscopy Technology for Surface Emissions Monitoring Lightweight device filters out other VOCs so they do not affect methane concentration readings

By Carl Ellison, Product Marketing Manager, and Dustin Pickering, Environmental Products Application Specialist, QED Environmental Systems, Inc. Special to The Digest Landfill operators are required to capture and control landfill gas (LFG) as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s New Source Performance Standards (NSPS). These rules are focused on reducing emissions of methane-rich landfill gas from new, modified, and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The r...
Tags: Wikipedia, Epa, Hydrogen, Instruments, Thought Leadership, U S Environmental Protection Agency, LFG, Carl Ellison, Dustin Pickering, Environmental Systems Inc, NSPS, EPA Method

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Ginormous diamonds, living robots made from frog stem cells, and more from around the web Preserving the Scents of Everyday Life Researchers at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage are working double-time to identify and catalog scents that exist all around us—from the smell of an old book, to a pub at a particular time of night, and worn-in leather. Many of these are disappearing …
Tags: Art, Wearables, Weather, Music, Science, Design, Air Travel, Medicine, Video Games, Tech, Diamonds, Airplanes, Stem Cells, Meteorology, Exhibitions, Airbus

The best USB audio interfaces under $200 to record/produce music in 2020

You don’t need a studio to record your music anymore, it’s 2020! We’ve got you sorted for the top recording interfaces at the best value for money. The barriers to recording high quality channels of your instruments and voice have been broken down. Recording studios are still great, but you can get a quality, multi-track recording all from the comfort of your home for just a few hundred dollars and a little mixing know-how. Here we’ve compiled our list of the best audio interfaces which...
Tags: Music, Produce, Production, Instruments, Sound Card, Midi, Audio Recording, Daw, Yamaha, AG, Scarlett, Music Production, Audio Interface, USB Audio Interface, Recording Music, Marketplace / Discounts

Korg Briefly Resurrecting ARP 2600 Synth

After a 39-year absence, the legendary ARP 2600 is being resurrected by Korg—albeit for a limited run. The semi-modular synth (designed by Dennis Colin for Alan R. Pearlman) was groundbreaking as, at the time, other modular systems had to be bought separately and wired together; the ARP 2600 was pre-wired internally. The synth has “three oscillators with options for sawtooth, square, triangle, sine, and pulse …
Tags: Music, Design, Tech, Records, Retro, Instruments, Synths, Composition, Linkaboutit, Music Tech, Korg, Alan R Pearlman, Dennis Colin

Roland have re-designed the Grand Piano for 2020

The Grand Piano has never looked more different with this prize-winning design come to fruition by Roland. Roland have premiered the GPX-F1 ‘Facet’ grand piano, a concept that has been years in the making. The piano looks entirely different to any piano you’ve seen before and looks like it’s fresh out of a sci-fi comic book based on musicians of the future. The design of the Facet Grand Piano is based upon Jong Chan Kim’s design that won the competition for Roland Digital Piano Design A...
Tags: Music, Design, Ces, Kim, Piano, Instruments, Futuristic, Roland, Redesign, Facet, Grand Piano, Roland Roland, CES 2020, Instruments & Hardware, Future Design, Facet Grand Piano

PO-33 KO! Micro-Sampler

With a built-in microphone and 40-second sample memory, Teenage Engineering pocket-sized micro-sampler provides hours upon hours of entertainment. Craft your own beats and tunes on this portable device, which offers simple instructions on the back. There are also plenty of helpful tutorials online too.
Tags: Music, Design, Devices, Beats, Instruments, Composition, Teenage Engineering, Samplers, Music Composition, Pocket Samplers, Song Composition, KO Micro Sampler

Korg’s Wavestate brings the sound of 90s vector synths back to 2020

Korg have announced the exciting return of one of their shortest lived, yet most influential, synths in a bigger and badder build. Korg’s Wavestation made the unique sounds cemented in time by the X-Files theme and the music of Genesis and Depeche Mode. With it’s unique form of synthesis the sound laid a distinct blueprint for it’s users to experiment with. Using vector synthesis, Korg combined samples together to create Wave Sequencing and a whole new world of sound. By cross-fading mu...
Tags: Music, Keyboard, Instruments, Synthesizer, Korg, Namm, Lane, Synth, Synthesiser, Music Equipment, Instruments & Hardware, Wavestate, Wavestation, Vector Synthesis, Wave Sequencing, Wavestate Wave Sequencing

FAO Classic Guitar

With six color-coded strings that allow kids (three and up) to learn about rhythm, practice songs, create original melodies and play around with sounds, this little guitar features cheerful, stylish motifs, too. Though it stands at just under 22 inches tall, it’s a proper instrument that sounds just like those made for adults.
Tags: Music, Design, Kids, Instruments, Guitars, Musical instruments, Educational Toys, Childrens Toys

Holiday Gift Guides 2019: Musicality

From headphones to records, books, beat-makers and beyond, products for those who love music Music inspires. It awakens the spirit and binds moments together. It soothes, excites and supports—and it’s a fundamental for many, including us at COOL HUNTING. Whether sharing our favorite songs, looking for records, testing headphones and speakers, playing instruments or reading about a favorite band, there are no limits to the …
Tags: Music, Design, Electronics, Speakers, Clothing, Tech, Rock, Pop, Soul, Albums, Headphones, Hip-hop, Records, Vinyl, Merch, Rb

A simple guide to building your first drum kit

Drum Kits are expensive, we all know that, but in this post I’m going to go through the best ways to create your own drum kit as cheaply as possible. Drum Kits are broken down into many parts: Bass Drums, Toms, Cymbals, and Hardware, all of which can be very expensive – but look in the right places and you can build yourself a drum kit for not so much at all. The best way to separate purchasing these items is into three categories: Shells, Cymbals and Hardware. These are some of the bes...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Music, Hardware, Christmas, Sales, Equipment, Musicians, Offers, Instruments, Drum, Pearl, John Bonham, Roger Taylor, Drums, Zildjian

Man Restoring a Classic Synthesizer Goes On a 9-Hour Acid Trip After Accidentally Touching LSD-Covered Knob

There are plenty of wild rumors, mythologies, and eyebrow-raising stories from the long history of music, including claims that parts of synthesizers designed by electronic music pioneer Don Buchla had been dipped in LSD. But as engineer Eliot Curtis recently discovered, those claims might actually hold some truth.Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Electronics, Drugs, Instruments, Lsd, Synthesizers, Don Buchla, Eliot Curtis

Get a whole new library of virtual instruments free with LABS

Expand your library with an infinity of virtual instruments to breathe new life into your music and DAW. The LABS programme comes from British music tech company, Spitfire Audio. Specialists in sound sampling and virtual instruments they have combined their versatile knowledge of music to create an always expanding range of software instruments that you can get totally free. From a modular piano to synth pads to strings, each instrument is meticulously recorded to sound amazing and vers...
Tags: Music, Free, Download, Software, Instruments, Artist / Label News, Daw, Virtual Instrument, Spitfire Audio, Labs, VSTS, Virtual Instruments, Spitfire Audio Specialists

Native Instruments Launches NOIRE

Nils Frahm’s custom concert grand piano gets transformed into an inspiring software instrument Nils Frahm—known for blending traditional and electronic instruments to reach ethereal dimensions—will tell you that no two pianos, even of the same model, sound the same. “Even the best manufacturers struggle to make instruments of the same quality,” he says. “It is a very, very complex physical system and you need a …
Tags: Music, Design, Tech, Software, Electronic Music, Piano, Instruments, Native Instruments, Kontakt, Nils Frahm, Native Instruments Launches NOIRE

Warning: music therapy comes with risks

Bob Marley sings, “One good thing about music—when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Although this may be the case for some people and in some circumstances, we dispute this statement as a global truth. After all, couldn’t any phenomenon commanding enough to alleviate human pain (ostensibly instantaneously) also harbor the potential to catalyze undesirable, even injurious, effects? And couldn’t this influence then logically extend to music employed within the context of a therapeutic process? As m...
Tags: Books, Music, Featured, Therapy, Journals, Bob Marley, Instruments, Health & Medicine, Music Therapy, Concordia University, Percussion, Science & Medicine, Psychology & Neuroscience, Journal of Music Therapy, Music Therapy Practitioners, Percussion Instruments

Here are some of the weirdest musical instrument ideas from NAMM

Trade shows can be a strenuous onslaught of noise, cost, and crowds – but then it’s often the weirdest stuff that makes it worth it. And no one finds strange quite like Barry Wood and his annual NAMM Oddities. Barry impressively tracks every kind of freakish appearance at the enormous US music instruments show, and it’s worth digging through his whole NAMM Oddities guide category by category ($1.2 million-dollar guitar straps and all). I’ve taken the liberty of picking some of my favorites fro...
Tags: Asia, Music, Germany, Animals, US, Stories, LEDs, Nashville, Instruments, Barry, Ukulele, Oddities, Instrument-design, Controllers, Namm, Pianos

Yamaha Music Australia Headquarters – Incorporating Their Instruments in the Design

Yamaha Music Australia’s new headquarters in South Melbourne is a homage to their company’s culture, values and history. Here is a quick look throughout their office and how they have incorporated their instruments throughout the design. The post Yamaha Music Australia Headquarters – Incorporating Their Instruments in the Design appeared first on RouteNote Blog.
Tags: Music, Design, Office, Instruments, Artist / Label News, Yamaha, South Melbourne, Yamaha Music Australia Headquarters, Yamaha Music Australia

You Can Build These Analog Synthesizers Like Nintendo's Cardboard Labo Toys

If you’ve never played around with Teenage Engineering’s tiny synthesizers—like its iPod-sized Pocket Operators or the impressively-capable OP-1—you’re missing out on some fun, accessible ways to get into music. And the company is now expanding its Pocket Operators line with a series of new build-it-yourself modular…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Music, Science, Diy, Audio, Tech, Nintendo, Instruments, Sequencers, Consumer Tech, Synthesizers, Teenage Engineering, Pocket Operators

Once a Musical Oddity, the Stylophone Is Now a Fully-Capable, $350 Analog Synthesizer

The Stylophone started life as a kitschy electronic toy instrument—the digital version of the kazoo, if you will—but over the years has slowly developed new sounds and features making it more than just a novelty. The new Stylophone Gen R-8 is an evolutionary leap compared to previous versions of the instrument, and…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Electronics, Tech, Instruments, Consumer Tech, Stylophone, Dubreq, Stylophone Gen R 8

You Can Ask Alexa to Change Sounds on Roland's New Keyboard While Your Hands Keep Playing

Voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa have been baked into a lot of questionable gadgets that don’t really need to be controlled through voice commands. But one device where hands-free operation makes a bit more sense is a digital piano where a user’s hands are preoccupied making music, so Roland’s adding Alexa to its…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Gadgets, Music, Science, Keyboards, Tech, Ces, Instruments, Alexa, Roland, Consumer Tech, Pianos, CES 2019, Ces2019

Sphero's Sensor Ring Turns Everything Into an Instrument For Fidgety Finger Tappers

Hello. My name is Andrew Liszewski, and I’m an incessant finger tapper. Almost anything in reach can become an impromptu drum kit when I’m burning off nervous tension. It’s often incredibly annoying to those unfortunate enough to be in earshot, but soon my anxious behaviors could yield a future hit on the club scene…Read more...
Tags: Gadgets, Toys, Science, Tech, Ces, Sensors, Instruments, Sphero, Consumer Tech, Andrew Liszewski, Specdrums, CES 2019, Ces2019

Get a free Ableton pack this Christmas

Here’s another gift to go in your stocking this Christmas and pad your digital instrument collection out with a collection of vintage synths for Ableton free to Live 10 users. Bring in the new year with new synthesizers to play with as Ableton are offering an early Christmas present free to all Live 10 users. Ableton have specially prepared a selection of single-sample vintage synth-instruments to make 2019 a great year with awesome new sounds to play and create with. Singularities features ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Free, Gift, Production, Software, Live, Instruments, Pack, Sampler, Midi, Ableton, Synths, Samples, Roland, Virtual Instrument

Get 2 instruments on Roland Cloud for life these holidays

These holidays sign up to Roland’s digital instrument suite subscription and get two digital instruments for life whether you stay a Roland Cloud user or not. Roland Cloud offers up an incredible range of virtual instruments from digital recreations of some of their most famous and greatest synths to virtual drum machines emulating their storied history of influential drum machines. The Japanese instrument makers offer this suite of digital music potential as a subscription that you can opt-...
Tags: Cloud, Music, Holidays, Digital, Production, Software, Jupiter, Instruments, Subscription, Synths, Promotion, Drum Machine, Offer, Roland, Vst, Synth

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Musicality

For makers, listeners and lovers of music Be it battling over the office Sonos system or sharing our favorite tracks every day, music holds an important position in our lives. Beyond searching for new artists and discovering interesting or obscure tunes, we also seek out equipment to make the listening (or music-making) experience even better—from speakers to headphones, synths and more. Of course, as music lovers …
Tags: Books, Music, Design, Speakers, Prints, Albums, Headphones, Records, Vinyl, Earphones, Instruments, Gift Guides, Synths, Gift Boxes, Gift Guides 2018

Save BIG on ROLI’s amazing Seaboard and their innovative Blocks

ROLI make some of the most innovative instruments to come out in recent years. It all began with their ‘Seaboard’ keyboards featuring an entirely pressure sensitive board with responsiveness between keys and plays to every touch and shape. It transformed the traditional keyboard into a flowing, modular, instrument full of capability and redefining the way keys can be played. With Amazon’s Cyber Deals week in full swing you can nab yourself some of ROLI’s amazing instruments at an unbeatabl...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Cyber Monday, Music, Sales, Sale, Tech, Equipment, Controller, Live, Keyboard, Cyber, Deal, Instruments, Discounts, Discount

Get singing this Cyber Deals Week with the best microphone discounts

Amazon are keeping the discounts coming all through the week with Cyber Monday Deals Week. Whether you’re looking for performance microphones to take to the stage, a quality microphone for your home studio, or a professional vocal microphone for podcasting/vlogging – We’ve found their best deals on microphones for you to snatch up and get recording with. Electro-Voice ND76 Dynamic Cardioid Vocal Microphone – $79 (39% off) The ND76 is a robust, high-performance, large-diaphragm dynamic ...
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Cyber Monday, Music, Sales, Sale, Tech, Equipment, Stand, Offers, Boom, Instruments, Microphones, Mic, Discount, Week

Start recording with 33% off Steinberg USB interface for instruments

Nab yourself Steinberg’s 2 channel USB interface this Cyber Monday for a great discount and start recording your instruments and microphones, the perfect introduction to your own home recording studio. With Steinberg’s line of USB 2.0 connectivity interfaces, you’ve got it all covered: the UR range comprises a 19” rack-mounted studio solution, a desktop production interface, an ultra-compact mobile unit and an advanced portable production studio — all engineered and crafted to meet the most ...
Tags: Music, Tech, Computer, Usb, Record, Instruments, Microphones, Recording, Interface, Daw, Yamaha, Steinberg, Mixer, Home Studio, Steinberg USB, Yamaha Corporation D PRE Mic Preamps

Synth Kit

Recommended for ages 14+, this kit, designed by Little Bits and KORG, lets young music-lovers build their own modular synth. Featuring a delay, filter, micro-sequencer, oscillator, synth speaker and much more, the builder has limitless options as far as sound and execution go. Learning how to build a synth is only the first step; playing it is second—and both are equally educational and enjoyable.
Tags: Music, Design, Instruments, Synths, Korg, Synthesizers, Synth Kit, Kids and Pets, Little Bits