News Round-Up: 15/9/17

Legowelt celebrates the Roland D-50. Modal introduce new DIY drum sampler. Could you make music at 10bpm?

‘Ello Roland. Legowelt has made a tribute film about Roland’s classic D-50 synth. He reveals when he first heard it, shows off what he can do with it and why he loves its “mysterious, pure and mellow” sound so much. Watch it above.
Drum-it-yourself. Modal Electronics have announced CRAFTRhythm, a DIY eight-track drum and percussion sampler that can be assembled in under ten minutes. It has a 16-step sequencer, low-pass filter, mixer section and more. Watch a video about it above.
Go slow. The composer and founder of G-Bop Orchestra, Greta Eacott has put out a call for producers to make and send her music at a frankly ridiculous 10bpm. Submissions will be played at a new nightclub in Copenhagen. Read more here.
Spoti-Bye. You can no longer use the Spotify web player in Safari after recent updates. The company haven’t said when, if at all, it will return. More here.
Update. Akai have released VIP 3.0, a pivotal update that opens their software to any MIDI controller alongside the VIP Native Plugin Map Standard. It provides you with unparalleled access to your VST virtual instrument and effect collection. Read more here.
Another update. BitWig Studio has released version 2.2, which offers Ableton Link and new ways to integrate with MIDI, plus a time shift device, new modulators and a major sound content update. Get a free demo here. Source:

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