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  • Song Fight! Celebrates Milestone with 1000th Title

    Song Fight! Celebrates Milestone with 1000th Title

    In an exciting development for musicians and songwriters, Song Fight!, a more or less weekly online songwriting and recording competition, has posted its 1000th title today. This milestone represents a significant achievement for the platform, which has been a hub of creative expression and friendly competition since its inception in 2000. Song Fight! operates on…


  • EP-133 K.O. II Update 1.2.0

    EP-133 K.O. II Update 1.2.0

    Teenage Engineering’s K.O. II was updated today to 1.2.0 with the following: example: when doubling length from two to four bars, the two new bars will be copies of the two first bars. This update wasn’t without issue, as a major bug causing an inability to move to the next sequence without error was present, but…


  • #Jamuary: A Month-Long Celebration of Musical Creativity

    #Jamuary: A Month-Long Celebration of Musical Creativity

    As we welcome in the New Year, musicians and music enthusiasts around the globe are gearing up for an annual tradition that sparks creativity and celebrates the joy of making music. Welcome to #Jamuary, a social media challenge that encourages participants to create and share a song every day throughout the month of January. Inspired…


  • Waves Plugins Offered Only On Subscription Causes Backlash With Musicians

    Waves Plugins Offered Only On Subscription Causes Backlash With Musicians

    NOTE: Due to the storm of protests, Waves has now dialed back the subscription-only model and will continue offering package licenses as before (alongside a subscription for those who prefer that option). The following article was written prior to that decision. Waves suite of plugin effects has long been the defacto choice for professional engineers…


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  • Song Fight! Celebrates Milestone with 1000th Title

    Song Fight! Celebrates Milestone with 1000th Title

    In an exciting development for musicians and songwriters, Song Fight!, a more or less weekly online songwriting and recording competition, has posted its 1000th title today. This milestone represents a significant achievement for the platform, which has been a hub of creative expression and friendly competition since its inception in 2000. Song Fight! operates on…

  • EP-133 K.O. II Update 1.2.0

    EP-133 K.O. II Update 1.2.0

    Teenage Engineering’s K.O. II was updated today to 1.2.0 with the following: example: when doubling length from two to four bars, the two new bars will be copies of the two first bars. This update wasn’t without issue, as a major bug causing an inability to move to the next sequence without error was present, but…

  • #Jamuary: A Month-Long Celebration of Musical Creativity

    #Jamuary: A Month-Long Celebration of Musical Creativity

    As we welcome in the New Year, musicians and music enthusiasts around the globe are gearing up for an annual tradition that sparks creativity and celebrates the joy of making music. Welcome to #Jamuary, a social media challenge that encourages participants to create and share a song every day throughout the month of January. Inspired…

  • Waves Plugins Offered Only On Subscription Causes Backlash With Musicians

    Waves Plugins Offered Only On Subscription Causes Backlash With Musicians

    NOTE: Due to the storm of protests, Waves has now dialed back the subscription-only model and will continue offering package licenses as before (alongside a subscription for those who prefer that option). The following article was written prior to that decision. Waves suite of plugin effects has long been the defacto choice for professional engineers…