News Round-Up: 28/7/17

Aphex Twin shows how he made one of the tracks on Drukqs. Surgeon explains his live hardware setup. Is there a new Roland synth on the way?

We Need You. In the wake of SoundCloud laying off employees, WeTransfer hope to drive progress in music tech by offering them $10,000 grants in exchange for exciting proposals. Find out why in company president Damian Bradfield’s Medium post here.

I spy? People are getting excited about a potentially new Roland Boutique instrument which has been spotted in an Instagram Story. Is it a new version of the SH-101? Judge for yourself here.

Windowlicker. Aphex Twins offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how he made ‘Vordhosbn’ from his 2001 album Drukqs. Watch above.

Super pills. The Guardian looks at how ecstasy tablets with different quantities of MDMA are causing problems for clubbers. Read it here.

Insight. Surgeon explained his current live setup to a lucky audience at cult Berlin synth shop, SchneidersLaden. Watch it here.

Update. Moog has released new firmware for its much loved Minitaur, with new LFO waveforms and the ability to use the filter envelope as a modulation source. More info here.

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