News Round-Up: 19/5/17

MP3 format retired by its creators. Moog launch new synth. Plus find out what DJs would look like if they ever smiled.

Happy DJs. A new instagram account is editing DJ promo pics and adding smiles in place of the usual moody grimaces. It’s funny and heartwarming. Take a look here.

Dead sound. To mixed reactions, the MP3 format has been retired by its creators. Read about it and get the full statement on The Fader.

Sound job. “I am a manual laborer if not for musicians. I’m down at the docks if not for musicians.” Music Business Worldwide speak to Interscope Records founder Jimmy Iovine, finding out how he became an assistant engineer to John Lennon and started out on his enviable career in music. Read the story in full here.

Waxing lyrical. “I guess the only person in here truly impressed by record collectors is another record collector.” The first ever TED talk on vinyl happened recently and you can now watch back to celebration of all things vinyl, above.

Mo’ Moog. The legendary company has announced a limited-edition redesign of the ultra-powerful Sub 37 analogue synthesiser. To get more info on the new piece, head here.

Bitwig update. Bitwig Studio 2 users can now enjoy a free update to their software that promises new sounds, presets and bug fixes. Get the lowdown here.

Spring sale. Eventide are offering various discounts on a number of their products at different stages throughout May. For May 15th – 21st, the Tverb has a huge discount. Find it here.

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