PSPaudioware Updates PSP sQuad Bundle

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PSPaudioware has re-released its PSP sQuad bundle, which includes four EQ plug-ins, and is available in Audio Units, VST and RTAS formats for Mac OS X (Universal Binary); and in VST and RTAS formats for 32- and 64-bit Windows systems. PSPaudioware is offering PSP sQuad bundle as a free update for registered PSP sQuad users, while prospective users can try a fully operational 14-day demo.

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Preview: Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion, Robotic Ensemble from Upcoming Album

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Legendary artist Pat Metheny has gone to robotics for his next album, and you can finally see a first glimpse at what the results look like. The Orchestrion is a project by the musical robotic specialists LEMUR (League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots). That’s all I’ll say for now, but I definitely will be working to cover this story in more detail.

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Preview: Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion, Robotic Ensemble from Upcoming Album

REVIEW: Magma DJ Controller Bag

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As technology miniaturises the DJ scene, it’s less about cramming several flightcases into the back of a minivan and doing 1 gig, and much more about throwing your DJ crap in a bag and taxiing (or even flying) from gig to gig in the same night. But that bag must keep your crap safe, and Magma’s DJ Controller bag will most definitely do that.

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REVIEW: Magma DJ Controller Bag

Tablets, Slates, Multi-touch Everywhere, But Details Scant; Round Up of New Offerings

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Could your next music controller be a tablet or slate? Dell’s “concept” points the way to what that might look like, but the wait continues for more shipping products

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Tablets, Slates, Multi-touch Everywhere, But Details Scant; Round Up of New Offerings

SM Pro Audio, Violet Audio Open U.S. Office

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Australia-based Sound and Music—parent company of the SM Pro Audio and Violet Audio brands of music and audio equipment for the recording, live and installed sound markets—has opened a new U.S. office. The move is intended to provide North American retailers with prompt and convenient order fulfillment, direct communication with sales and support personnel, and easy access to a broad range of training programs.

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WK-Audio Announces ID-Console Controller for Nuendo

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German manufacturer WK-Audio calls the ID-Console its “new flagship” product. Created in late 2009, the ID-Console builds on features in the company’s ID-Controller Nuendo control surface.

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Put a Hex on You: New Game, Crazy Music Sequencer with Hexagons

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Hexagons are the new squares. After years of square grids, music is discovering the hexagon in a big way.

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A Free, Futuristic Music Compilation for SyFy’s Caprica; Stories Behind the Tracks

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This is the (real) Shanghai, but it makes a perfect stand-in for the imagined Caprica City from the Galactica universe. And that’s where a new music compilation begins: as the future is now

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Trifonic’s Music, Beat Slicing Technique, Free Bass Patch

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Trifonic: Editing Beats – Part 1 from Next Step Audio on Vimeo . No more secrets: that could well sum up the zeitgeist of music making in 2010. So it is that Trifonic, aka virtuoso beatmeister brothers Brian and Laurence Trifon of San Francisco, share their technique for chopping up and glitching out audio.

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CDM’s Biggest Music Tech Stories of 2009

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Running a daily website is something of a controlled experiment in the passions of an enthusiastic community. 2009 was a year in which musicians pulled no punches in debating the merits not only of tools themselves, but of the ideas behind them. What follows is not the “best” of 2009, but the “biggest” – the stories that inflamed passions and got readers clicking and commenting

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CDM’s Biggest Music Tech Stories of 2009