Superbooth 2020 has officially been cancelled

Berlin’s annual synth showcase, Superbooth, has been cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. A message on the Superbooth site reads: “Due to the current health situation and the worldwide development of the Coronavirusthere will be no SuperBooth event in 2020.All ticketholder can give their already purchased tickets back for a full refund”. Last year…

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Apple closes retail stores for two weeks

If you were planning to try out a new Mac, iPhone or iPad – or take an existing one in for repair – in the next two weeks, you’re out of luck. The electronics giant has closed all of its nearly 460 retail stores outside China until March 27 in a bid to slow the…

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Synclavier Go! For iPad gets AUv3 and Soundfile support

Descended directly from the codebase of the Synclavier II Digital Synthesizer, Synclavier Go! is an iPad instrument that evolves to v1.30. The main improvements with this update include AUv3 client compatibility, Soundfile support and even a $10 price drop. Mobile MJ sounds The original Synclavier synth was an 80s hit-making machine, found most famously in…

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Creative sidechaining in Ableton Live made easy

Sidechain is a key feature in a lot of modern music – the ‘pumping’ effect you get every time a kick drum hits is thanks to sidechain compression. But, it’s possible to use sidechain in a multitude of ways in Ableton Live 10, due to the inclusion of the feature across its devices. This week’s…

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Covid-19: Loop 2020 postponed until next year

The Ableton Loop event will be postponed until April 2021, confirm organisers. The Ableton-spearheaded music-making summit has been pushed back due to growing concerns surrounding the global Covid-19 pandemic. It was due to begin on April 24. However, unlike the debacle surrounding SXSW tickets, Loop ticket holders have two options: to receive a new ticket…

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