Download IK Multimedia’s Syntronik Memory-V sampler synth for free

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Declan McGlynn

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – 12:32

You can get IK Multimedia’s Memorymoog sample instrument Memory-V by signing up for their newsletter. The plugin usually costs £49.99 and is based on the classic Moog synth with 18 oscillators and features over 5GB of samples with 146 presets and over 6,000 samples. The Memorymoog was used by Jean-Michel Jarre, 808 State, The Orb, Jan Hammer, INXS and more.

The instrument runs through IK’s sampler plugin Syntronik and you’ll need version 1.2 or higher for the plugin to work. Download the Memory-V here

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Black Coffee teams up with VR platform Sensorium Galaxy for PRISM shows

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Black Coffee is the latest in an array of world class DJs selected to join Sensorium Galaxy’s PRISM, a conceptual virtual content hub for digitally produced electronic music shows.

Joining the likes of Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, David Guetta, Calvin Harris, Martin Garrix, Avicii, and Armin van Buuren, the South African DJ will be virtually molded into a photorealistic avatar with the use of state-of-the-art motion capture technology and Epic Games Unreal Engine. The avatar will later be archived for pre-recorded and live performances within the virtual stages of Sensorium Galaxy. Addressing the VR-related market, Black Coffee stated,

“So exciting to see Sensorium is leveraging the power of music and technology to bring people together. While the pandemic brought a divide in unity physically, a platform like this can reunite those connections whilst removing the physical limitations of the real world. I’m so excited to be a part of this exciting journey into the VR world.”

Sasha Tityanko, Art Director at Sensorium Corporation, said,

“By performing in PRISM, Black Coffee will be able to establish deeper connections with his global audience. This collaboration will equally support the creativity of Black Coffee as a producer, giving him the tools and the opportunity to create shows that aren’t subjected to the rules of the real world.”

The start-up, Sensorium, has amassed more than $100 million in funding with backing by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, and club tycoon Yann Pissenem, the creator of Ushuaïa Ibiza & Hï Ibiza. The revolutionary new platform is certain to make it’s presence known with PRISM and its AI-produced DJs as it schedules to launch in early 2021. Find out more here.

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David Guetta unveils third charity livestream, ‘United At Home,’ for New Year’s Eve

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Following his two wildly successful livestream charity events in both Miami and New York for United At Home, David Guetta has locked in a third, this time on New Year’s Eve in the ever-amorous city of Paris. In partnership with PS5 and Xiaomi, the streamed production promises a major spectacle.

Breaking the Guinness World Record for most-liked DJ on Facebook, as well as the most-watched DJ set via Facebook, Guetta secured a virtual crowd of more than 50 million fans worldwide during his previous UAH performances. Already raising $1.5 million, the next staging will benefit UNICEF and Les Restos du Coeur, meaning “Restaurants of Love,” a leading charity in France that provides food packages to those in need.

Releasing his ninth collaboration with Sia back in September, “Let’s Love,” Guetta exhibits an agenda of hope, healing, and a genuine desire to create a better world.

The global livestream event will take place on Thursday, December 31 at 6:00 p.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. PST.

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Flux Pavilion launches quirky fan activation site ahead of ‘.wav’ release

Flux Pavilion launches quirky fan activation site ahead of ‘.wav’ releaseFlu Pavilion

Flux Pavilion is taking fan engagement to a new level with the launch of his brand new fan activation site, “Flux needs your WAV.” The theme of the site is fan engagement; Flux wants to hear fans’ voices, and the site supports just that by allowing visitors to not only answer a variety of questions on the website but also submit voice recordings.

The questions that fans can answer are nothing short of random, such as “what is the weirdest sound you can make?” as well as “what color should Flux die his hair” and “what did one rat say to the other rat?,” among others. Flux reportedly plans to highlight fan responses in future livestreams and songs, meaning that participants just might hear their answers put to use at a later date. Either way, those looking for an engaging and creative exercise will certainly be able to find it on the producer’s site.

Flux needs your WAV has been launched ahead of the artist’s 16-track album .wav, set to be released on January 21, 2021. The album is his second full-length body of work and it succeeds his 2015 debut, Tesla.

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Destructo to stream Sunrise Sermon set on New Year’s Day

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At the first sunrise of 2021, Destructo will stream his Sunrise Sermon set to ring in the new year on a bright note. The performance will begin at 8:00 a.m. EST / 5:00 a.m. PST and will be available to watch on Destructo’s Twitch channel.

The upcoming stream is far from Destructo’s first sunrise gig. The Los Angeles-based producer has been performing Sunrise Sermons routinely, with the streams dating back as far as 2015. His most recent Sunrise Sermon came just this summer, as the morning washed over the California desert. The New Year’s Day stream also follows Tchami’s recent sunrise livestream from Miami’s highest point.

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Beatport acquire sample company Loopmasters

The merger includes Loopmasters’ other brands Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique

Declan McGlynn

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – 16:04

Beatport has acquired sample company Loopmasters, including their umbrella brands Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique. Beatport has been in the producer samples game since Beatport Sounds launched in 2010 but this move sees Loopmasters’ library folded into the digital DJ store. 

CEO of Beatport Robb McDaniels said: “The entire Loopmasters team are world-class people who have built amazing products for the producer community that simply belong in our ecosystem. The phenomenal growth of Plugin Boutique, the leading global seller of virtual instrument plug-ins, and the recent launch of Loopcloud, an innovative subscription service for the samples market, is a testament to the talent of their team, and we couldn’t be happier to welcome them to the Beatport family.”

Financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed. 

How Beatport implement Loopmasters – specifically Loopcloud and Plugin Boutique – into their current Beatport LINK offering will be an interesting development. Beatport could eventually offer a DJ/producer subscription that included samples, plugins and their entire music library. It’s an exciting proposition. 

Secrets Of The Voice Of The Daleks

Secrets Of The Voice Of The Daleks
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Nicholas Briggs – the actor that’s voiced Doctor Who’s Daleks for several decades – shared this video, taking an entertaining look at how he creates the iconic Dalek voice.

Briggs covers his process in detail, exterminating any doubt about how the iconic Dalek voice is done.

Briggs uses a Moog Moogerfooger MF-102 Ring Modulator to process his voice, but that only gets him halfway there. The unique sound of the Daleks isn’t just an effect, but the result of how Briggs acts while speaking through the ring modulator effect.

Briggs also recreates some of his favorite lines as a Dalek.

Check out the video and share your thoughts in the comments!