“Beats in School” DJ Contest Announced by Beatport

Beatport in collaboration with Point Blank Music School, AFEM, Mixcloud and Future Music launches BEATS IN SCHOOL, “a different class of DJ Contest”. Beatport is calling on ambitious DJ-producers to enter BEATS IN SCHOOL, a DJ competition, unlike all the others. Instead of a one-off prize, each Beats In School winner lands a year-long industry…

Traktor DJ Is Not Dead! It’s Back, & With Cloud Sync…

Native Instruments just released an update to its Traktor DJ app for the iPad. Now at 1.6.8, the newest version marks the return of cloud syncing for beatgrid, hot cue, BPM, and musical key data via Apple’s iCloud service. This lets you back up to the cloud for safekeeping, and for syncing to other iPads….

Steinberg updates Dorico Music Notation Software to v1.1

Steinberg has updated its music notation software Dorico to v1.1. This release introduces sophisticated support for chord symbols. While chord symbols are added by playing a MIDI keyboard or [Read More] Read the full story

ILIO releases Hardwired for Omnisphere 2

ILIO has released Hardwired, a new patch library for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2.1 from Jesse Scott of Summer Channel and Kris Northern (Magpie Modular) which they say is “showcasing the cutting [Read More] Read the full story

Free Virtual Instruments By Pulpo Audio (VST/AU Plugins)

via Bedroom Producers Blog: Pulpo Audio has released free D’Pinga Latin Percussion and Dry Aged Bass sample-based virtual instruments in VST and AU plugin formats for PC and Mac. Pulpo Audio is a new developer with quite a selection of freeware VST plugins. There are currently five of them – Bongo, Conga, Timbal, and Guiro…