If you consider yourself a fan of Major Lazer but don’t know who Vybz Kartel is, then you’ve got some homework to do. That said, your first Google move is likely gonna turn up today’s news, which is that the Jamaican dancehall vocalist has been convicted of murder. Read more about it, along with news from Jackmaster, Tensnake, and Musikmesse, in today’s roundup.
French software and hardware developer Arturia has just introduced the MicroBrute, a 100% analog synth that appears to be one compact but powerful machine.
Some days we ply you with pics Deadmau5 and Kat Von D; other days we tease you with Daft Punk rumors. And then other days still, like today, all we wanna do is tell you about some amazing new music that’s set to come your way. So get strapped in, because there’s a whole lot of awesomeness to cover.
Trailblazing artists, genre-blending DJs, and world-class clubs are the forward-facing trends that shape our industry. But behind the scenes, new production tools are the unsung drivers of progress in electronic music. For example, Native Instruments’ Massive softsynth is at the core of both dubstep and complextro, while Roland’s classic TR-808/909/303 boxes arguably served as the launchpad for everything we hear in clubs today.
So, if you want to get the inside track on the future sounds of dance music, you need look no further than the newest toys of the trade. Accordingly, here’s Beatport News’ take on the most interesting and innovative musical products of 2012.
The software sophisticates over at Arturia have just announced one heck of a deal for summer shoppers.
From July 1 to August 31, they’re running a promotion that adds new dimensions to the word “value.”
If you buy any one of their current line of softsynths, you can select a second synth for free.