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VirtuosoWorks Launches Composition Contest

VirtuosoWorks, Inc., makers of Notion music composition and performance software, has launched a new composition competition and a chance to win a recording session with the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. Dubbed the Notion Realize Music Challenge, the competition will run from June 30 to November 30, 2006, during...

Kenton Reveals New DJ MIDI Controller Prototypes

Kenton has created a couple of prototype MIDI DJ controllers intended for use with Ableton Live or other music software. Although the names are temporary, Kenton does give some specs on the prototypes: AB Mini The AB Mini communicates via USB, has 9 endless rotary encoders, 9 push buttons and a joystick. It is USB powered for convenience. The 9 encoder knobs...

EMI Rejects Warner Music Buyout

Warner Music Group officially confirmed its attempt to buyout EMI yesterday. Just one day earlier, Warner had floated an acquisition offer of 320 pence per share, or $4.6 billion (£2.54 billion) at current share valuations and exchange rates. “The WMG board agrees with EMI that there are potential merits in combining the businesses of WMG and EMI, but...

Crystal Method Fuels New Nike Running Soundtrack

Nike and The Crystal Method today announce the release of Drive: Nike + Original Run via the new Sport Music section of Apple iTunes Music Store. Drive is an original soundtrack composed by The Crystal Method to guide athletes through a 45-minute run, from warm-up through cool down. The new album from The Crystal Method will join downloadable coaching mixes...

Alienware Announces Core Duo Notebooks

Alienware has enhanced its notebook line with three new systems: the Area-51 m5750, Area-51 m5550, and Sentia m3450. Ranging in screen size from 14.1″ to 17″, Alienware’s newest notebooks pack powerful Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology and the latest in gaming, multimedia, and wireless technology into stylish, easy-to-carry cases. Area-51...