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Win A 1 Year Pass For The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

This is a great chance for all you classical music buffs…
Since the opening of the Digital Concert Hall in 2008, the Berliner Philharmoniker have broadcasted more than 250 concerts live.
Nearly all the great conductors and soloists of this time and more than 1,000 works can be found in the concert archive of the Digital Concert Hall.

A particular emphasis of the current season is the film section, which has been expanded to include numerous documentary films on current topics – such as the concert »Violins of Hope« and Wim Wenders’s portrait of the Philharmonie.

The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall video streams classical music concerts to your tablet, smartphone, smartTV or PC.
You can test the service for free (to make sure your connection is fast enough) and subscribe for €14.90/month or 149.00 €/year (also available, 7 and 30 days options).

A unique look
I’ve been at the Philharmonie, and nothing beats being there BUT… the Digital Concert Hall offers a unique (and much closer) look at the orchestra’s performance.
The streaming service is rock solid, and you can capture every nuance of what’s happening on stage (not to mention the interviews with directors and musicians, the archive, etc.).

Trust me, if you love (classical) music, the Digital Concert Hall is simply a must!
This is why we’re really excited to offer you the chance of winning 3 12 Month Tickets (149.00 € value!)

How to win
Enter the competition following the instructions below.
Pro Tip: boost your chances using all social options (FB and Twitter) ;-)

The competition expires on October 7th at 12:00 AM Berlin Time. Good luck!

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Digital Brain Instruments releases Voxpat – Monster, Creature and Robotic Voice Designer

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

Digital Brain Instruments has released Voxpat, a standalone software tool developed to create high quality monster, other world creatures and robotic voices for games, films, music, multimedia [Read More]

Acon Digital Equalize Updated to Version 1.1.12

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Acon Digital has released version 1.1.12 of Equalize, a versatile equalizer with unique features. This release contains important bug fixes and improvements. New in Version 1.1.12: Fixed occasional [Read More]

Watch the fusion of analog and digital in monome teletype videos

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Teletype Studies Part 1 from tehn on Vimeo.

We have inherited from the last century a whole language built from the archaic details of office machines.

And we use all of these for music. We patch together telephone cords between modules, via the tactile interface once used to connect calls. We type on keyboards and point with devices like mice. We have grids of pixels, constructions that once plotted the trajectory of missiles before they were repurposed for simply games about missiles (and email, and Facebook, and everything else). We use code, and language, and turn dials, and press light-up buttons.

What’s beautiful about the work of Brain Crabtree (tehn) on monome is the way in which all of this is reduced to its barest elements, like poetry.

Teletype Studies Part 2 from tehn on Vimeo.

Teletype Studies Part 3 from tehn on Vimeo.

In “Teletype Studies,” you learn how to use code, typing ultra-simple commands in order to make music that evolves algorithmically. But you also see the elegance of some of the important musical objects of our time. A small shelf of Eurorack modules connected by a lattice of cables produces sound. A monome grid acts as the world’s most minimalistic display/touch UI, its low-resolution grid blinking in time. A Roland Space Echo does a cameo with its rich delays. And the Teletype module and display sit mostly untouched, a few simple codes causing whole musical worlds to unfold. The cassette tapes, I assume, can be safely assumed to be nostalgic decoration, or perhaps a technological momento mori, reminder of the impending obsolescence of storage media and musical expressions themselves.

It’s all old, but new, but somehow both.

This is now how futuristic music looks today, precisely because it’s so mindful of the past. In some generations, you imagine someone will make this music in the way people pick up a baroque violin today. (Hopefully not in some post-apocalyptic bunker as one of the last surviving humans, but you get my point.) They’ll do so because typing some code and turning a knob and pressing a button are as second-nature as bowing a string.


It’s fun to read the tutorials and understand the structure even if you’ve no intention to buy the hardware. And it is oddly entertaining. In a line or two of code, you produce lists, or do some math, or create edges and shapes. All of it then turns into musical patterns — some frantic and nervous, some slow and, well, noodle-y.

And from the digital numbers and code, you’ll also be messing about with volts — there’s your analog bit. Turn knobs, produces voltage to run through wires, and the skeleton of the number and logic structure made in digital form turns into the analog synth-y stuff.

Teletype Studies Part 4 from tehn on Vimeo.

Teletype Studies Part 5 from tehn on Vimeo.


Teletype [documentation, monome.org]

Teletype Studies

plus part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5. Part 6 coming soon.

and our previous coverage: This Teletype Eurorack from monome is the Nerdiest Module Ever (intended, truly, as my highest form of compliment)

teletype introduction from tehn on Vimeo.


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MOTU updates Digital Performer to v9.0.1

Friday, August 21st, 2015

MOTU has updated Digital Performer for Windows and Mac OS X to v9.0.1, which provides many improvements, optimizations, and refinements. Highlights in 9.0.1: Fixed a crash inserting continuous [Read More]

HoRNet releases HDD-1 – Guitar Stompbox Digital Delay

Monday, July 27th, 2015

HoRNet has released HDD-1, an emulation of one of the first guitar pedal digital delays from the 80s when digital became affordable. The internal ADC is a 12bit one that stores the sampled data [Read More]

Vibrant Digital Engineering updates Diode-108 Drum Machine to v1.3.0 for iPad

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Vibrant Digital Engineering has updated Diode-108 for iPad to version 1.3.0 with the following new features: Advanced FX mode. Many FX can be changed 4 times per step with a touch & multitouch [Read More]

Vibrant Digital Engineering updates Diode-108 Drum Machine for iPad to v1.2.0 with New Features

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Vibrant Digital Engineering has updated Diode-108 for iPad to version 1.2.0 with three new features: A “Choke Grid” (a flexible new approach to choke groups minus the limitations and confusion). [Read More]

Enter To Win Slate Digital Virtual Mix Rack!

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

This is exciting! We’ve partnered with Slate Digital to offer you the chance to win 2 copies of one of our favorite plugins, the Virtual Mix Rack (VMR)* ($ 199 value!).
The ‘VMR’ includes four world-class mix modules, including two classic equalizers and two versatile mix compressors, with more modules to be developed. The ‘VMR’ operates as a Virtual 500 series rack with hot-swappable modules.

How to win? All you have to do is…

— Read the interview with Steven Slate we’ve just published
— Come back to this page and answer the question: how would you describe Steven’s personality? Leave your answer in the comments here below.

NOTE: if you’d like to double your chances, follow @audionewsroom on Twitter AND click here to tweet about the giveaway.

The giveaway expires on Sunday, June 28th, 11.59 PM (PST).
* VMR requires an iLok 2. The iLoks 2 is NOT included in the giveaway.


MOTU ships Version 9 of Digital Performer – Now includes MX4 Multisynth, New Plug-ins and Workflow Enhancements

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

MOTU is now shipping Digital Performer version 9, a major upgrade to their flagship audio workstation software. Version 9 now includes MOTU’s powerful MX4 MultiSynth, plus five new plug-ins, [Read More]