News Round-Up: 27/4/18

Darude – Sandstorm.

LOLZ. Someone wants to build a sandstorm detector that delivers alerts by playing Darude’s 1999 eurotrash anthem ‘Sandstorm’ at varying speeds depending on the level of threat. More here.

Sound af! The BBC have made more than 16,000 sound effect samples available from their vast archive, all for free. Grab them here.

Deck-cellent. If you’re looking for a virtual cassette deck effect, look no further. Klevgrand has a new one that offers different noise levels, tape types and more. Read the details here.

It was all a stream. Although the jury still seems to be out for many, the Guardian claims that streaming has saved the music industry. Read the piece here.

Field day. Native Instruments promise that new Traktor hardware and software is coming later in the year after the company took stock and decided to rewrite the whole digital DJing platform from the ground up. Read a statement from NI’s director of products here.

Touch me, baby. Arches want to manufacture a tactile interface that offers sliders, lightstrips, lightplanes and thumbpads amongst much more, all powered by a high speed micro-controller. But they need your help. Read about it on Kickstarter here.

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