Tracklib gets a major overhaul and 1,000s of new songs to sample

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Stockholm-based sample service, Tracklib, is a one-of-a-kind service that lets you instantly find and legally clear samples. A complete overhauled user interface and an upgraded pricing model offers improved functionality and loads more music to sample. If you’re tempted by the service, Tracklib is now offering a free trial period that allows users to download […]

Is Splice planning to make an online DAW?

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Splice has become a go-to resource for countless producers and musicians, thanks to an extensive library of samples and rent-to-own plug-ins. And an announcement on 13 May could reveal that the brand has plans to progress into new territory, with the acquisition of audio tech company Superpowered. Superpowered provides powerful development tools for creating interactive […]

Facebook to launch ‘online ticketing’ plan for live videos

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Facebook appears to be rolling out a new feature which will allow content creators and business Pages to charge a ‘ticket’ price to Live video events. This upcoming plan was made known in a blog post on 24 April, when Facebook announced its new Messenger Rooms feature. In their post, Facebook wrote: “To support creators […]

Roli Sells Off Acquisitions, Secures Bridge Funding & Launches New Lumi Keyboard

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Roli, the UK music concern mostly known for their innovative Seaboard Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) MIDI controller, has suddenly gone on a diet shedding several of their enterprises that they acquired after receiving more than $130 million dollars in debt and equity financing from TriplePoint… Read More

Spotify now lets you tip artists

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Spotify has announced the launch of Artist Fundraising Pick, where fans can directly donate money to an artist, or to a good cause selected by the artist. The move is in light of the COVID-19 crisis and follows news of the streaming giant’s new COVID-19 Music Relief scheme. The Fundraising Pick feature will function similar […]

InMusic acquires BFD drum instrument from ROLI-owned FXpansion

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ROLI has sold acclaimed virtual acoustic drum instrument BFD by FXpansion to InMusic, the parent company of Akai Pro, Alesis, Denon DJ and more. The sale will see the popular FXpansion BFD drum software along with its sample libraries, and its development staff of four, move over to InMusic. The remainder of FXpansion titles, such […]

Reverb goes green with carbon offset shipping scheme

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Reverb has launched an eco-conscious scheme to offset all of its shipping-related carbon emissions by investing in three carbon-absorbing projects. Starting on 22 April (Earth Day), the company will be making investments toward forest conservation projects in order to balance out its shipping-related carbon emissions. The offset investments – which will be made by Reverb’s […]

Why should you care that ROLI sold JUCE to PACE?

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JUCE, the audio development toolkit acquired by ROLI in 2014 has been sold by the Seaboard maker to PACE, who is best known in the pro audio world for iLok anti-piracy dongles. But what does this mean for music apps and for ROLI itself? Why is the JUCE sale significant? You may not realise it, […]