Jonas Tempel Leaves Beatport

Jonas Tempel Leaves Beatport

Oct 29, 2010

Jonas Tempel, the founder and former CEO of Beatport, has officially left the company. Tempel built Beatport into the industry-leading, dance music online store and was credited with developing several digital music innovations in his tenure with the company. Beatport officially launched in January of 2004 with about 80 labels and then literally exploded as...

Celemony Updates Melodyne Editor – 64 Bit Support

Celemony has updated their awesome Melodyne Editor to version 1.2, providing 64-bit support and improved transfer handling as well as extending MIDI export to the plug-in implementations of Melodyne editor and assistant. Melodyne essential supports additional plug-in formats and can now also be operated in stand-alone mode. The highlight of Version 1.2 is...

Technics Officially Dead

Technics Officially Dead

Oct 27, 2010

Panasonic officially announced that they are discontinuing their Technics division. We’ve heard chatter that this had already occurred within the Japanese concern in January of this year, but now it’s official. Apparently, Panasonic has sold over 3.5 million 1200s to date since its introduction in 1972, but sales have dropped off substantially. In...

Waldorf Announces PPG Wave 3.V Plug-In

Waldorf has announced the PPG Wave 3.V, a reincarnation of the lPPG Wave synthesizer developed by Wolfgang Palm as a VST or Audio Unit plug-in. The PPG Wave 2 was the first digital wavetable Synthsizer with analog filters. Unfortunately, the technical limitations of the time, created issues such as aliasing noise, which could not be avoided then, but now make...

Mixed In Key Announces 2nd Annual Harmonic Mixing DJ Contest

Mixed In Key has launched their second annual Harmonic Mixing DJ contest. DJs around the world are invited to showcase their skills in a 10-15 minute mix that will be judged by some of the top talents in the industry. The winner and the runner-up will receive DJ packages worth more than $6,000 in combined retail value. The First Place winner will receive:...