News Round-Up: 1/9/17

Boiler Room faces backlash. Technics set to release premium turntable. New granular synth from Ableton.

Spoiler Room. During carnival week, a campaign was launched against Boiler Room, their apparent appropriation of culture, use of Arts Council funding and streaming people without their permission. It included graffiti, and a Medium post, amongst other things.

(Un)Safe. Meanwhile, the Guardian write about how overcrowding and underfunding could lead to some serious disasters at the Notting Hill Carnival in future.

Deck-heads only. Technics are set to issue their “most premium analogue, direct drive” turntable. The SP-10R, loosely based on the original 1970s SP-10, is meant to deliver the best signal-to-noise ratio in the world and comes with a separate power pack in order to reduce hum and vibration. Read more here.

Update. Moog have upgraded their Sub 37 with more headroom, ladder filter gain staging, a new keyboard, new software editor and more. It comes in at $1,499 and more is revealed in the video above.

Big little noise. Iota is a new granular looping instrument for Max For Live that promises endless creative potential from even the simplest of samples. You can loop, layer, process and soundscape them all, as well as much more. Check it out above and read more here.

Making moves. Output’s Movement synth has been updated with new reverse delay function, a high-pass/low-pass EQ and faster load times. It is available for $149 and the update is free for existing customers here.

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