Why was Korg fined £1.5 million?

Last month, it was revealed that Korg, Roland and GAK had been collectively fined a total of £5.75million for enforcing the illegal practice of Resale Price Maintenance (RPM). The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has now published a report that details the case and how Korg was found to be breaking the law. Background The…

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Native Instruments and Orchestral Tools’s Arkhis creates compelling underscores

Two of Berlin’s elite music software developers have collaborated on a powerful cinematic sound design tool, Arkhis. Orchestral Tools and Native Instruments combine pristinely recorded sounds at Teldex Scoring Stage and an easy-to-use layering engine that’s designed to excel in creating textural, storytelling sounds. Specialising in creating everything from ominous neo-noir scores to feel-good fantasy…

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PreSonus Sphere offers members access to its complete software collection

Hot on the heels of Studio One 5’s release, PreSonus has announced the launch of a brand new membership program dubbed PreSonus Sphere. The service offers its members complete access to the brand’s collection of recording, mixing, scoring and production software – including both Studio One Professional and Notion. Additionally, PreSonus Sphere members gain access…

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Blue Cat Audio’s dynamic plug-ins just got a performance-boosting update

French software developer, Blue Cat Audio, has just announced an update across four of its dynamic processing plug-ins. Blue Cat’s MB-5 Dynamix, MB-7 Mixer, Protector and Dynamics plug-ins all receive new preset handling and workflow enhancements. The update boosts performance across the aforementioned plug-ins, plus brings new GUI technology that makes navigating the plug-in a…

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Symphonic AI brings a new kind of intelligence to your DAW

Sample Logic has introduced a new Kontakt orchestral library with a twist. With symphonic samples recorded by Red Room Audio in Bulgaria, Symphonic AI blends orchestral sounds and wavetable synthesis with ‘Animated Intelligence’. The process pushes the Kontakt engine to the limits, cleverly weaving organic and electronic sounds together, then setting them in motion for…

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Skulpt gets MPE compatibility in 2.0 firmware update

Modal Electronics has launched the 2.0 firmware update for the Skulpt, bringing MPE compatibility to the compact device to make it “now the most affordable MPE polyphonic hardware synth on the market,” according to the brand. Along with this, the firmware update also introduces feature updates to the device’s arpeggiator and improves the Skulpt’s ability…

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Behringer’s Coolaudio brings an analogue synth to just one chip

Uli Behringer’s analogue and mixed-signal IC design company, Coolaudio, has announced its success in designing an “analogue synth on-a-chip”. Dubbed as the V3397, the chip is based in the Curtis CEM3396, found most notably in the Oberheim Matrix synths and the Cheetah MS6. Behringer took to Facebook to share details of the chip in the…

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