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THREE CHEERS FOR WAVES Waves, one of the orig­i­nal plugin de­vel­op­ers, have just turned 25 years old. They cel­e­brated by reis­su­ing three ‘vin­tage’ ef­fects – Q10, Au­dioTrack and L1 Ul­tra­max­i­mizer – which some of us are old enough to re­mem­ber when they were new. WIN­DOWS OF OP­POR­TU­NITY Ap­ple do it, and now it ap­pears that their great ri­vals Mi­crosoft might fancy the idea of de­vel­op­ing their own mu­sic soft­ware. The com­pany were re­cently ad­ver­tis­ing jobs as au­dio soft­ware engi­neers and pro­gram man­agers, so some­thing’s got to be com­ing, right? THE SINGING KEYTAR Yamaha’s Y Vocaloid soft­ware has taken ta on a life of its own in Ja­pan, so much m so that the com­pany is now launch­ing laun a keytar with the ‘singing synth’ tech­nol­ogy built in. It’ll prob­a­bly probab never be re­leased in the UK, and we prob­a­bly wouldn’t buy one, but we’re still kind of glad it ex­ists.


DJ Calvin Har­ris was less than im­pressed that his Ri­hanna col­lab­o­ra­tion This Is What You Came

For was played dur­ing the re­cent Con­ser­va­tive Party con­fer­ence: “I do not support nor con­done happy songs be­ing played at such a sad event,” he ex­plained in a Tweet.


Things weren’t look­ing good for Chi­nese pi­anist Lang Lang re­cently, when he suf­fered an arm in­jury that left him un­able to use it at a con­cert at New York’s Carnegie Hall. The day was saved by his 14-year old pro­toge Maxim Lando, who stepped in to play the left hand parts.


Mys­tery now sur­rounds the story of Blade Run­ner 2049’ s sound­track. This was orig­i­nally set to be com­posed by Jóhann Jóhanns­son, but just be­fore the film’s re­lease, it was an­nounced he was no longer in­volved, and that Hans Zim­mer and Ben­jamin Wall­fisch had taken over.

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