Amazon Music and Lil Nas X will host a series of holiday concerts

By Amazon Music, engadget, entertainment, foo fighters, foofighters, holiday plays, kiana lede, lil nas x, miley cyrus, mileycyrus, music, News

Unfortunately, many of us will forego holiday concerts and plays this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. While it won’t quite be the same, Amazon Music’s latest series of performances could help to make up for it.Fresh off his successful Roblox concert…

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Recommended Reading: Apple’s AR secret weapon is already in your pocket

By apple, AR, augmented reality, engadget, gear, iPad, iPhone, location data, music, music industry, privacy, recommended reading, record label, record labels, recreading, us military, ussocom

Apple’s secret weapon in AR is right in front of usScott Stein, CNETSure, Apple is supposedly working on an augmented- or mixed-reality headset that’s been rumored repeatedly, but the company is flexing its AR muscle with a device you already have. C…

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Some of Arturia’s best software is half off until December 3rd

By analog labs, arturia, bfcm20, commerce, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, holiday20, holidaydeal20, music, pigments, synths, thebuyersguide, vmholiday2020

It’s that time of year again where every single brand discounts its products ahead of Thanksgiving in the US. If you plan to spend money on Black Friday, why not put it toward something that will let you be creative? Enter Arturia. The company…

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Beyoncé and Peloton team up to gift fitness classes to HBCU students

By beyonce, beyonce knowles, curation, engadget, fitness, gear, hcbus, historically black colleges and universities, music, peloton

Beyoncé and Peloton are teaming up for a “multi-year partnership” with the aims of boosting the fitness platform’s music credentials and building “pro-social initiatives.” The first project as part of the team-up will see Peloton commemorating…

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Moog’s Werkstatt-01 synth is back and it’s more affordable than ever

By analog synth, analog synthesizer, analogsynth, analogsynthesizer, engadget, gear, music, synth, synthesizer, werkstatt-01, werkstatt01

Moog is once again shipping the Werkstatt-01 analog synthesizer, and it’ll leave you less light in the pocket this time around. The kit had a short commercial run back in 2014. It cost $329 back then, but Moog is now flogging it for $199. As such, th…

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Teenage Engineering is making Capcom-themed pocket synths

By engadget, gaming, gear, mega man, megaman, music, pocket operator, pocketoperator, sampler, samplers, street fighter, streetfighter, synth, synths, Teenage Engineering, teenageengineering

Teenage Engineering has teamed up with Capcom for its latest series of pocket-sized synths. The PO-128 Mega Man and PO-133 Street Fighter models, which each cost $89, include samples and animations from the respective game franchises. The Stre…

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Apple Music, Spotify and other services pull racist music after investigation

By apple, apple music, deezer, engadget, entertainment, gear, google, Internet, music, News, racism, services, spotify, Streaming, youtube, youtube music

Streaming music services had only limited success in purging racist songs from their catalogs. The BBC has discovered through an investigation (via AppleInsider) that Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer and YouTube Music were all offering racist and …

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Porsche bakes Apple Podcasts and Apple Music lyrics into its Taycan EV

By apple, apple music, apple podcasts, applemusic, applepodcasts, engadget, gear, lyrics, music, Music Streaming, musicstreaming, News, podcasts, porsche, porsche taycan, porschetaycan, taycan, tomorrow

Porsche Taycan owners can stream Apple Podcasts without having to connect their iPhone over CarPlay. The automaker says it’s the first native integration of the Podcasts app into any car.If you link your Apple ID to your Taycan, you can continue list…

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Apple Music TV is a 24-hour stream of music videos, shows and events

By apple, apple music, apple music tv, apple tv, applemusic, applemusictv, appletv, engadget, entertainment, music, music videos, musicvideos, News, Streaming

Apple has rolled out a free music video channel called Apple Music TV. It’s available in the browse tab on both the Apple Music and Apple TV apps, or you can check it out on the web.The channel will stream a curated selection of videos around the clo…

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Disney gets its own hub in Apple Music full of soundtracks and playlists

By apple, apple music, applemusic, disney, disney music group, disneymusicgroup, engadget, entertainment, music, Music Streaming, musicstreaming, News, streaming music, streamingmusic

Disney and Apple have long had close ties — Steve Jobs was Disney’s largest single shareholder and Bob Iger was an Apple board member. The companies have cosied up a bit more this week. Apple started selling 4K Disney films through its movie s…

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B&O is bringing back a turntable from the ’70s and it costs $11,000

By B&O, Bang and Olufsen, bangandolufsen, beogram 4000, beogram4000, classics initiative, classicsinitiative, engadget, gear, music, News, restoration, restored, turntable

Bang & Olufsen is giving a new life to one of its classic turntables: the Beogram 4000 series. It has tracked down and restored 95 units of the device, which it created in the early ’70s. If you’re interested, you’ll be able to get your hands on…

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Cooper FX Arcades review: Plumbing the depths of lo-fi guitar effects

By arcades, cartridge, console, cooper fx, engadget, fv-1, gear, guitar, guitar pedal, lofi, multi-effects pedal, music, musical instruments, review, stompbox

Let’s get one thing out of the way right up front: Yes, the main conceit of the $329 Cooper FX Arcades is a little gimmicky. It’s a guitar pedal into which you stick cards to apply different effects, kinda like a game console. But while the so…

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Soundtrap Capture simplifies mobile recording and music collaboration

By app, audio recorder, audio recording, capture, engadget, gear, mobile recording, music, News, recording, soundtrap, soundtrap capture, spotify

Since its debut in 2013, Soundtrap has offered a simplified way to make music online. The cross-platform, web-based recording studio has a streamlined look that isn’t intimidating for beginners — a departure from most modern digital audio work…

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Roland’s portable TR-6S replicates classic ’80s drum machines on a budget

By drum machines, drums, engadget, gear, music, News, roland, sequencers, tr-06 drumatix, tr-606 software rhythm composer, tr-6s rhythm performer

Roland has unveiled a pair of drum machines that recreate sounds from classic models like the TR-606 and TR-909, updated with modern features like real-time recording. The first model is the $400 TR-6S Rhythm Performer (above), essentially a s…

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Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use

By engadget, gear, guitar, jamstik, jamstik studio midi guitar, midi, midi controller, mpe, music, musical instruments, review, studio midi guitar, synth, synthesizer

The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar is, as the name implies a guitar. But to be clear, if you’re just looking to buy a guitar, there is no reason to get one. It’s serviceable, but nothing special. The mahogany body and rosewood fretboard feel decen…

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The first music video shot on Snap Spectacles 3 is a rumination on love

By AR, art, augmented reality, bosco, engadget, entertainment, music, music video, News, slug global, slug records, snapchat, snapchat spectacles

Over the years, we’ve seen music videos and movies shot on iPhones, GoPros, and even in a few disappointing cases, Google Glass. Long story short, if a gadget has a camera, people will use it to make art, and that streak continues today with a new mu…

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Apple One bundle offers Arcade, Music, TV+ and iCloud for $15 a month

By apple arcade, apple music, Apple News, apple one, apple tv, applewatch2020, engadget, entertainment, games, gaming, gear, icloud, music, News, storage, Streaming, subcriptions, subscription, television

The rumors were true. At its September event today, Apple officially announced its “Apple One” subscription bundle: a combination of Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple TV+ and iCloud (50GB) for $14.95 (£14.95) a month. That’s the individual plan…

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The Grammy Museum built a streaming service to share its archives

By archives, artists, concerts, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, entertainment, grammies, grammy museum, Interviews, music, News, performances, Streaming, streaming service, subscription

Since the Grammy Museum closed at the beginning of the pandemic, most of the filmed interviews and performances in its archives have remained locked behind its downtown LA doors. The museum is working to change that with a new subscription-bas…

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YouTube Music will suggest songs to make your playlists even better

By engadget, entertainment, gear, google, music, Music Streaming, News, playlist, Playlists, services, Streaming, youtube, youtube music

There’s a real art to building playlists — especially ones you plan to share with other people. Picking the right songs and finding the perfect flow isn’t always easy though. To help you out, Google is employing its AI smarts for a YouTube Mus…

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Native Instruments crams its powerful music-making software in a standalone groovebox

By daw, drum machine, engadget, gear, groovebox, komplete, maschine, midi controller, music, musical instrument, native instruments, News, sampler, sequencer, synth, synthesizer, virtual instrument, vst

Basically everyone in the music world right now is trying to break away from the PC. It’s not that DAWs and VSTs don’t have their place. But there’s a growing desire to put actual hardware in front of people and all the better if that hardware…

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Epic built a real-life soundstage for in-game ‘Fortnite’ concerts

By concerts, dominic fike, engadget, Epic Games, epicgames, fortnite, gaming, music, News, party royale, partyroyale, soundstage, studio

Epic Games is getting more serious when it comes to in-game Fortnite concerts. It built a soundstage in Los Angeles, where artists can put on a show that’ll be broadcast in the Party Royale mode.Fortnite, of course, has hosted a number of big …

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Arturia’s KeyStep Pro is a near-perfect MIDI controller for hardware synths

By arturia, engadget, eurorack, gear, keystep, keystep pro, midi, midi controller, modular synthesizer, music, musical instruments, review, sequencer, synth, synthesizer

For hardware synth and drum machine enthusiasts, there are two controllers that stand above most of the competition: Arturia’s KeyStep and BeatStep Pro. Their combination of USB, MIDI and control voltage connections mean they play nice with ev…

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