SYNTH LEGEND DAVE SMITH HAS DIED AGED 72 He designed the first-ever programmable poly synth the Prophet-5 and co-invented MIDI Dave Smith, founder of Sequential Instruments, which created the Prophet-5 among other influential synths, and the co-inventor of the MIDI protocol still in use today, has died. A short statement from Smith’s family read: “It […]

The probe was initiated by the UK government after a report last year The UK’s Competiton and Markets Authority (CMA) has formally begun its investigation into the UK music streaming market. A report by the DMCS Committee into the dominance of major labels within the streaming market and the low rates paid to artists last […]

The new microsite documents the creation of some of electronic music’s most iconic kit   Roland will turn 50 years old in 2022 and to celebrate they’ve launched a new website, covering the development and emergence of some of their most influential hardware of the past five decades. The new site covers the 70s through […]

The DDJ-REV-1 and the DDJ-REV-7 are totally new designs from Pioneer DJ   Pioneer DJ has launched two new Serato controllers with a totally new design – the DDJ-REV-1 and the DDJ-REV-7. Aimed at opposite ends of the experience spectrum, both controllers are designed with battle-style DJs in mind, mimicking the layout of two turntables and […]

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