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Open Labs Announces SoundSlate

Open Labs has announced SoundSlate, a virtual instrument player and hardware Digital Audio Workstation for your keyboard workstation or MIDI controller, contained in a 1U rackmountable case. Open Labs’ claim that SoundSlate “redefines music production and performance by incorporating Open Labs’ music operating environment including the...

Access Announces Limited-Edition, Polar Version Of Desktop Ti2 Synth

Access has just announced a new, limited-edition version of the company’s excellent Ti2 Virus Desktop Synth. Only 100 of the gorgeous, “polarized” Desktop Virus will be produced. No pricing has been announced. Just in time for the Christmas season, Access Music, the company behind the award winning Virus TI line of synthesizers announced the...

Unofficial: Panasonic To Cease Production of Technics Turntables

Although, there has not been an official announcement, it appears that Panasonic will cease production of all Technics turntables in early 2010. Legendary decks, the Technics SL-1200 and SL-1210, will got the way of the DoDo bird… The DMC site has this to say: We have just heard the sad new from Panasonic (the manufacturer of Technics) that production of...

Native Instruments Drastically Reduces Prices On Soft Synths

Native Instruments has launched “Synthsgiving” — a limited-time offer that significantly reduces prices on their software synthesizers. Until November 30th, ABSYNTH 5, FM8, MASSIVE and REAKTOR 5 will be available for download purchase in the NI Online Shop for $99 / €99, a discount of up to 75% on the regular pricing. More information on...

Think Geek Unleashes Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer

“If HAL 9000 mated with R2-D2 and their electronic offspring was tutored by Kraftwerk it would probably end up something like the Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer.” —Think Geek’s Crack Marketing Team Think Geek’s new Bliptronic 5000 8-Bit synthesizer/sequencer is the first musical instrument by the eclectic cataloger. With an...