News Round-Up: 27/10/17

Bob Moog’s daughter on discovering her famous father. Why most ecstasy users are well-educated young adults. Korg tease new product release.

God-father. In her TED talk, the daughter of synth pioneer Bob Moog reveals how she only really got to know her father after he passed away. Watch above.

Native Investment. Native Instruments have announced a $50 million investment in their company by a private equity firm. Read the full statement here.

Ecstasy survey. A new study suggest that most people who take pills tend to be young adults with higher education. Read more here.

Singular sound. There have been a recent spate of electronic albums made with just one synth at their core. Pitchfork rounds them up here, including efforts from the likes of Cloudface and Benjamin Brunn.

New release? Korg have suggested that a new product may well be arriving at NAMM 2018 in the latest instalment of their microKAST podcast series. Listen to find out more above.

Advert Twin. Aphex Twin’s classic ‘Windowlicker’ has been licensed for use in a new road safety advert for TV.  It’s a rare sync deal for the cult producer and you can watch the advert above.

Cop of the pops. Meanwhile, in Montreal, a man has been fined for singing ‘Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)’ while driving. Read the story here.

Free sounds. Snacks From Mars is a free to download same pack including hits from 12 drum machines, 10 multi-sampled synths and more. Get it here.

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