News Round-Up: 18/8/17

SoundCloud receives funding to stay in business. Moog Minitaur updated. British festivals offer drug testing.

Stay of execution? SoundCloud has received some major investment which will reportedly keep the platform afloat. Read the details here.

Beastly update. The 2.2 update to Moog’s Minitaur bass synth is a hefty one that offers new modulation sources, the ability to save up to 128 presets and more. Watch the video above for further info.

Mute. Damaged vocal cords seem to be an increasingly common problem for the world’s most famous singers. The Guardian investigates why here.

Testing, testing. Boomtown is one of a handful of British festivals offering people the chance to find out what’s in their drugs in an effort to prevent overdoses and deaths. Channel 4 investigated. See their brief report in the video above.

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