News Round-Up: 12/1/18

More new cloned synths from Behringer. New drum synth from Moog. Why Spotify are exploiting musicians.

Attack of the clones part 933892389. Company founder Uli Behringer confirms his company have plans to clone the Oberheim OB-Xa after “overwhelming requests.” More here.

Night-mare. Expert lawyer and licensing specialist Philip Kolvin has stepped down from London’s Night Time Commission, saying it hasn’t been given the independence required to succeed. News here.

Behind the scenes. LA producer Katie Gately talks about her creative process and love of field recordings in the latest videos from Ableton. Watch the first video above and check out more on Ableton’s YouTube channel.

Watch and learn. In a recent talk, Music Thing Modular man Tom Whitwell discusses the history of synthesisers and how the technology first emerged. Watch above.

Spoti-cry. Journalist reports on a meeting in which he took Spotify to task for their exploitation of musicians; piece gets taken down. However, you can read a cached version of the original Huffington Post article here.

Drummer from another mother. Moog have announced production of the DFAM, first shown at last year’s Moogfest. They describe it as “a highly-interactive, Semi-Modular Analog Percussion Synthesizer”. Watch it in action above and find out more here.

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