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NAMMER TIME The 2018 NAMM Show takes place be­tween 25 and 28 Jan Jan­uary, and is sure to yield new mu­sic tech­nol­ogy prod­ucts aplenty. We’ll tell you about the best of them in 254, but in the mean­time, check Mu­ for all the big news as it hap­pens. STREAM BIG The mu­sic stream­ing busi­ness model might not be per­fect, with many artists com­plain­ing that they don’t re­ceive a large enough slice of the pie, but it helped to in­crease UK mu­sic rev­enues by 9.6% in 2017. Rev­enues from stream­ing ser­vices were up by more than 41%. XG AND YOU KNOW IT If you fancy a new mul­ti­touch dis­play, how do you like the sound of a 39-inch trans­par­ent panel atop an all-glass stand? That’s what you get with Touch In­no­va­tions’ XG se­ries, if you can pony up the $6,000 it takes to buy one... RIP RICK HALL One of the ar­chi­tects of the Mus­cle Shoals sound, pro­ducer Rick Hall was also the founder of the leg­endary FAME Stu­dios. He left a defin­ing mark on mu­sic his­tory, work­ing with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Candi Sta­ton and Duane All­man, and will be sadly missed. CP-BLUE There was panic in Jan­uary when it was re­vealed that se­cu­rity flaws in count­less CPUs could leave them vul­ner­a­ble to at­tack. The story was play­ing out as we went to press, but the nam­ing of the flaws – ‘Melt­down’ and ‘Spec­tre’ – wasn’t ex­actly re­as­sur­ing. BEHRINGER’S BOO-BOO Hav­ing posted de­tails of mul­ti­ple clas­sic synth and drum ma­chine em­u­la­tions on their web­site re­cently, con­fu­sion reigned when the com­pany swiftly re­moved them. They blamed a tech­ni­cal glitch, but not every­one was con­vinced...

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