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Book Review: Who's in Charge of Our Laws? 'Nobody' • Ga-Ga

Book Review: Who's in Charge of Our Laws? 'Nobody' • Ga-Ga | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
REVIEW (by John Scott G) : The U.S. is drowning in laws, laws, and more laws. So says Philip K. Howard in his fast-paced "The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government" (ISBN-13: 978-0-393-08282-1). He calls for some common sense changes of attitude and makes a good case for constitutional amendments as part of the cure., by John Scott G for Ga-Ga
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New UVI Augmented Piano Virtual Instrument Features 1909 Pleyel Grand Piano | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

New UVI Augmented Piano Virtual Instrument Features 1909 Pleyel Grand Piano | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: UVI Augmented Piano is a new one-of-a-kind piano workshop including 24 configurations recorded on a 1909 Pleyel Grand Piano. Full 88-key preparations cover brushed, finger-plucked and muted preparations to haunting eBow resonances and brilliant metallic sounds by way of tacked hammers. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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ContinuuCon 2018 touches down and up in Paris at IRCAM for users and fans of Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

ContinuuCon 2018 touches down and up in Paris at IRCAM for users and fans of Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: ContinuuCon 2018 comes to Paris at IRCAM for users and fans of the Haken Continuum and Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE). The event will explore the uniquely expressive instrument through music, workshops, lectures and more. Dr. Lippold Haken, inventor of the Continuum, and Edmund Eagan, developer of the Continuum’s synthesis engine EaganMatrix, share their knowledge, history and musical talents. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Synth Legend Rick Wakeman Signed Vintage Minimoog to be Raffled in Support of Bob Moog Foundation | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Synth Legend Rick Wakeman Signed Vintage Minimoog to be Raffled in Support of Bob Moog Foundation | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: The non-profit Bob Moog Foundation today announced launch of new raffle for 2018, of a vintage Minimoog Model D synthesizer keyboard, signed by Rick Wakeman, the legendary progressive rock keyboardist whose 50-year career has inspired people worldwide. The raffle supports the music education efforts of the Foundation. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Native Instruments Expansions offer genre-specific sound packs for MASCHINE, BATTERY and MASSIVE | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Native Instruments Expansions offer genre-specific sound packs for MASCHINE, BATTERY and MASSIVE | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: Native Instruments today announced release of "Expansions." Based on the acclaimed MASCHINE Expansions series, these 50+ genre-based sound packs contain everything a musician needs to create a full track in a specific style. From preloaded drum kits to specially-designed synth presets, construction kits, samples, and song patterns, Expansions have been designed to fully integrate with a range of popular NI products. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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More Swell! UVI Release METEOR Virtual Instrument for Swells and Impactful Visual Scoring | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

More Swell! UVI Release METEOR Virtual Instrument for Swells and Impactful Visual Scoring | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: UVI has announced release of "Meteor," a swell and impact designer for creating rich and immersive cinematic sound effects for film, games, music and more. Meteor includes a comprehensive library of exclusive sounds and recordings that can be near-endlessly combined and edited through a featured and ergonomic user interface. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Native Instruments announces NKS-ready Effects from Major FX Plugin Manufacturers | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Native Instruments announces NKS-ready Effects from Major FX Plugin Manufacturers | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
NAMM 2018: Native Instruments today announced availability of the first NKS-ready effects at the annual NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Calif.. As of Q2 2018, key effects manufacturers, including Waves, Softube, Eventide, and Sugar Bytes will adopt the Native Kontrol Standard (NKS) format, with dozens more planned for 2018. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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NAMM 2018 - Antelope Audio announces EDGE Strip breakthrough bundle debut | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

NAMM 2018 - Antelope Audio announces EDGE Strip breakthrough bundle debut | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
NAMM 2018: High-end professional audio equipment manufacturer Antelope Audio is proud to announce its EDGE Strip — a breakthrough bundle comprising its DISCRETE MP Discrete Dual Ultra-Linear Microphone Preamp and already-available, trailblazing EDGE modelling microphone. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Apple Updates LOGIC PRO X to 10.4 with new beats, reverb and smart tempo | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Apple Updates LOGIC PRO X to 10.4 with new beats, reverb and smart tempo | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
MUSIC NEWS: Apple has announced a new update to its class-leading DAW for MacOS, LOGIC PRO X, to 10.4 with new virtual drummer profiles, smart tempo features and a host of new useful effects plug-ins for both tracking and mastering. Free for existing users. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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ResonanceCircuits launches latest one-off bespoke drone synth, the GEIGER LAB | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

ResonanceCircuits launches latest one-off bespoke drone synth, the GEIGER LAB | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it

SYNTH GEAR: ResonanceCircuits has launched its latest one-off bespoke drone synth, the GEIGER LAB, for January 2018. Described as a "bespoke sound generator capable of producing dense, rich dronescapes, haunting evolves, ghostly atmospheric echoes and swelling atmospheres." The Geiger Lab can also be used for ambient, tranquil sound creation and ethereal backdrops. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons

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Spitfire Audio takes flight with ORCHESTRAL SWARM, a creative collaboration with Bleeding Fingers | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Spitfire Audio takes flight with ORCHESTRAL SWARM, a creative collaboration with Bleeding Fingers | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: Spitfire Audio has announced their latest orchestral instrument library, ORCHESTRAL SWARM, the direct result of a creative collaboration with Bleeding Fingers, a next-generation composer collective who wanted to create a new Swarm library in pursuit of composing a perfect soundtrack to the oceanic goings-on featured on the groundbreaking BBC "Blue Planet II" natural history television series. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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AAS gets 'Pivotal' with sound bank for Ultra Analog VA-2 by sound designer Daniel Stawczyk | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

AAS gets 'Pivotal' with sound bank for Ultra Analog VA-2 by sound designer Daniel Stawczyk | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) has announced PIVOTAL, a new soundbank (soundset) for its Ultra Analog VA-2 "virtual analog" synth, as well as free AAS Player. For this library, sound designer Daniel Stawczyk created a hefty 158-preset collection of focused and upfront sounds covering all the classic categories—arpeggios, basses, leads, synths, and effects are all there. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster One wavetable synth to v1.0.5 with AAX support, new presets | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

KV331 Audio updates SynthMaster One wavetable synth to v1.0.5 with AAX support, new presets | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: KV331 Audio today announced a major update to the SynthMaster One wavetable synth to v1.0.5 with AAX support for Pro Tools 10 (and above) users plus 100 new factory presets by DeJaVu Sound and BigTone Studios. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Surfing an 'Infinite' Wave, Wolfgang Palm unleashes PPG Infinite Synth for iOS | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Surfing an 'Infinite' Wave, Wolfgang Palm unleashes PPG Infinite Synth for iOS | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
Synth News: Wolfgang Palm, the "father of wavetable synthesizers," has released his latest virtual synth, PPG "Infinite" for Apple iOS devices. To address limitations of past wavetable designs, the frequencies of the overtones created by Infinite can be totally freely defined. Now available. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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New Tracktion Waveform 9 Music Production Software DAW adds Multi Sampler Instrument | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

New Tracktion Waveform 9 Music Production Software DAW adds Multi Sampler Instrument | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: Tracktion has announced their latest DAW release, Waveform 9 Music Production Software, which adds a Multi Sampler Instrument and Modular Mixing Tool. The expanded capabilities of the popular MIDI pattern generator include a global chord track, a custom plug-in faceplate designer, macro parameters and track loops / presets. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Spitfire Audio walks on the 'alt' side with new ALTERNATIVE SOLO STRINGS for Film and Game Scoring | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Spitfire Audio walks on the 'alt' side with new ALTERNATIVE SOLO STRINGS for Film and Game Scoring | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: Spitfire Audio recently announced their new virtual instrument and scoring library ALTERNATIVE SOLO STRINGS — an "alternative take on a sampled solo strings library" putting performances of four of the most interesting and progressive string soloists in London into an easy-to-use tool to access Violin (Warren Zielinski), Viola (Joel Hunter), Cello (Chris Worsey), and Double Bass (Mary Scully). | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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IK Multimedia Announces Syntronik J-60 new bonus content available with 1.2GB of new oscillator samples | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

IK Multimedia Announces Syntronik J-60 new bonus content available with 1.2GB of new oscillator samples | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: IK Multimedia today announced that registered users of the Syntronik J-60 synth can download a free update from their User Area and enjoy 42 all-new instrument sounds and an additional 1.2GB of new oscillator samples. The J-60 is based on the Roland® Juno-60, one of the most popular polyphonic synths of all time, used by artists like The Cure, Howard Jones, Eurythmics, Billy Idol, INXS, Ultravox and many others. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Coffeeshopped Adds Yamaha FS1R Editor in Patch Base 2.10 Update | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Coffeeshopped Adds Yamaha FS1R Editor in Patch Base 2.10 Update | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: Chadwick Wood over at iPad software developer Coffeeshopped recently announced that the latest update to the awesome PATCH BASE synth editor, now includes the somewhat rare FM synth, the FS1R from Yamaha. According to Chad, "Patch Base 2.10 adds an editor for the most complex FM synthesizer I've ever encountered: the Yamaha FS1R. This thing is a beast. First of all, it has 8 operators for FM synthesis! Imagine the possible chaos." | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Output Releases ANALOG BRASS & WINDS - Blurs Line from Powerful Orchestral Sounds and Legendary Synths | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Output Releases ANALOG BRASS & WINDS - Blurs Line from Powerful Orchestral Sounds and Legendary Synths | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: Output Inc. has announced ANALOG BRASS & WINDS, "a virtual instrument for those who dare." The new "Next Level Air" instrument "blurs the line between powerful orchestral sounds and legendary synths." The company sampled an 18-piece brass section, 18-piece wind section, and hand-selected soloists at the stunning BMC Hall in Budapest. The meticulously sampled recordings range from traditional techniques to wildly unusual ones. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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January Treats: Spectrasonics Updates Virtual Instruments with Standalone Modes and Remote Controls | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

January Treats: Spectrasonics Updates Virtual Instruments with Standalone Modes and Remote Controls | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: After many years of user requests (and whole forums filled with workarounds) Spectrasonics has released new Mac and Windows standalone applications of the company’s award-winning Keyscape, Omnisphere 2, Trilian and Stylus RMX virtual instruments. Perfect timing for NAMM 2018. A new smart updater feature makes it far simpler to know if there are version updates/fixes. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Music Expo, the conference to inspire music makers returns to Miami in 2018 | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Music Expo, the conference to inspire music makers returns to Miami in 2018 | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
MUSIC NEWS: Music Expo Miami, the conference to inspire music makers, announced today its second Miami edition to be held March 24, 2018 at SAE Institute. Hosted in association with Sound On Sound Magazine, the all-day conference will feature production and mixing workshops, music business panels, product demos as well as a beat battle. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Veteran Cosmic Rocker, Ray Thomas, of The Moody Blues passes away in Surrey | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Veteran Cosmic Rocker, Ray Thomas, of The Moody Blues passes away in Surrey | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
MUSIC NEWS: It's with great sadness that I learned today that an original member of one of my all time favorite bands, The Moody Blues, Ray Thomas, has passed away on Jan. 4, 2018 at his home in Surrey. His passing was confirmed today by his record label (Cherry Red Records and Esoteric Recordings). | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Early Black Friday 2017 and Holiday Synth Deals | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Early Black Friday 2017 and Holiday Synth Deals | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: It's that time of the year again, when some outrageous deals on synths - both hardware and software - plugins, FX, and music tech spin up for both "Black Friday" and the Holidays. For 2017, I've collected some great 'early bird' buys on synth gear for electronic musicians and other folk, too! | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Toontrack announces The Rock Foundry SDX for Superior Drummer 3, by Bob Rock | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Toontrack announces The Rock Foundry SDX for Superior Drummer 3, by Bob Rock | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
For Toontrack's annual "Metal Month" 2018, they have announced their first SDX for Superior Drummer 3, "The Rock Foundry" SDX by Bob Rock. According to the company, The Rock Foundry SDX features a staggering 65 GB of raw, unprocessed drum sounds recorded by arguably the most notable, influential and sought-after engineer/producer of our time: Bob Rock. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Super Audio Cart PC virtual synth brings chiptune funtime with waves from 80s and 90s PCs | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Super Audio Cart PC virtual synth brings chiptune funtime with waves from 80s and 90s PCs | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
SYNTH NEWS: Impact Soundworks announces "Super Audio Cart PC" retro PC sampled instrument for KONTAKT, with NKS support. The most complete set of retro computer samples ever produced. Building on the success of Super Audio Cart this NEW instrument features EIGHT legendary sound sets from 80s and 90s hardware. Includes standalone SNESVerb plugin for FREE. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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Brainworx celebrates 10 years of premium audio plugins for recording and performing with promotion | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine

Brainworx celebrates 10 years of premium audio plugins for recording and performing with promotion | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine | Neotrope News Network | Scoop.it
PLUGIN NEWS: Brainworx is celebrating their 10th anniversary in 2017, and is offering fans and new users a promotion during August in celebration. The technical achievements of the last 10 years alone are noteworthy enough, but Brainworx’s success is also deep-rooted in company CEO Dirk Ulrich’s extensive experience as a producer and audio engineer, work which continues to this day. | MuseWire - the Synth Magazine - article by Christopher Simmons
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