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All entries to The Music Technology Chronicle.

  • A New MacBook Pro

    Apple updates the MacBook Pro.

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  • AEG builds Magnetophon

    AEG demonstrates the Magnetophon at IFA.
  • AKAI MPC X and MPC Live Released

    AKAI have announced the release of the MPC X and MPC Live.

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  • Ableton Live 9 Released

    Ableton release version 9 of Live.

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  • Ableton Live 9-1 Released

    Ableton release version 9.1 of Live.

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  • Ableton Push Released

    Ableton release the Push Instrument.

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  • Ableton Release Live Version 9.5

    Ableton have announced the release of Live version 9.5

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  • Ableton release Live 9.2

    Ableton have released Live version 9.2 as a free update including latency compensation and Max 7.

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  • Apple Acquires Emagic

    Apple Acquires Emagic.

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  • Apple Announce Music Streaming Service

    Apple have announced the release of a streaming service along with various changes to music on iOS.

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  • Apple Music Arrives Today

    Apple Music is now available in the UK with a free 3 month trial.

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  • Apple Release iTunes

    Apple releases iTunes.

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  • Apple Shuts Down Beats Music

    Apple has announced the shut down of beats Music as of the end of November 2015.

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  • Apple Streaming Contract Details

    Details of the default Apple streaming service contract have leaked.

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  • Apple Will Pay

    Taylor Swift secures payment for Artist in the Apple Music three month trial.

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  • Apple announce the iPhone 7.

    Apple have announced the release of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus.

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  • Ardour 4 Released

    Version 4.0 of Ardour has been released, now on Windows and without JACK.

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  • Au Clair de la Lune recorded on the Phonautograph

    Au Clair de la Lune recorded on the Phonautograph and finally heared in May 2010.

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  • Audacity 2.1.0 Released

    Spectral selection in Spectrogram view, much improved Noise Reduction, Real-Time Preview for effects and effects can now be used in Chains.

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  • Audacity Release 2-1-1

    Audacity 2.1.1 release adding scrub and seek and backwards playback.

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  • Audiobus Supports iOS 9

    Audiobus announce support for ios 9.

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  • Audiobus and iOS 9

    Audiobus have announced that iOS9 support is on the way as it is currently in app review.

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  • BBC Charter Review Possible Furture Music Streaming Service

    As part of the BBC charter review the possibility of a BBC streaming service has been documented.

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  • Bitwig 1.2 Release

    Bitwig release version 1.2 as a free update including improved browsing, additional samples and many other improvements.

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  • Bolt Tear Down Countefeit Headphones

    The Beats headphones in the Bolt tear down were counterfeit so what difference does it make?

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  • Church publishes, An unsolvable problem of elementary number theory

    Alonzo Church publishes, An unsolvable problem of elementary number theory in American Journal of Mathematics.

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    • (Accessed: 2019-02-03).
  • Colossus Mark 2 Operational

    The Mark 2 Colossus enters operational service at Bletchley Park.

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  • Colossus Operational

    The Colossus enters operational service at Bletchley Park.

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  • Colossus Prototype first works

    Built by T. Flowers and his team at Dollis Hill Post Office Research Station.

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  • Cubase 9 Released

    Steinberg have announced the release of Cubase 9.

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  • Cubase Elements 8

    Steinberg have released Cubase Elements 8 featuring Groove Agent SE4, HALion Sonic SE 2 and ASIO-Guard 2.

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  • Cubase Pro 8

    Cubase Pro 8 released.

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  • EFF Busts the Podcasting Patent

    The EFF bust the Personal Audio, LLC podcast patent.

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  • ENIAC Produces feasibility study of weapon

    ENIAC designed at University of Pennsylvania US calculates thermonuclear weapon design feasibility.

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    • (Accessed: 2019-02-03).
  • Electronic Music Studios Established

    Peter Zinovieff, Tristram Cary and David Cockerell establish the Electronic Music Studios (London) Ltd (EMS).

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  • FL Studio Update 12.4

    FL Studio Update 12.4

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  • FL Studio Version 10

    FL Studio version 10.0 released.

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  • FL Studio Version 11

    FL Studio version 11.0 released.

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  • FL Studio Version 12

    FL Studio version 12.0 released.

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  • FL Studio Version 4.0

    Fruity Loops version 4.0 released.

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  • FL Studio Version 5.0

    FL Studio version 5.0 released.

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  • FL Studio Version 6.0.4

    Fruity Loops version 6.0.4 released.

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  • FL Studio Version 7.0

    FL Studio version 7.0 released.

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  • FL Studio Version 8.0

    FL Studio version 8.0 released.

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  • FL Studio Version 9.0

    FL Studio version 9.0 released.

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  • FabFilter Pro-C 2 Released

    FabFilter announce the release of the version two update of Pro-C.

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  • FabFilter Pro-R Reverb

    FabFilter have announced the release of FabFilter Pro-R.

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  • Fairlight CMI

    The Fairlight CMI a digital sampling sythesiser is released.

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    • Good Vibrations (Accessed: 2014-11-15).
  • Fairlight CMI Series II

    An upgrade Fairlight CMI featuring a sequencer.

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  • Fairlight CMI Series IIx

    An upgrade Fairlight II, the Fairlight IIx featured MIDI and SMTP.

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  • First BBC Broadcast

    First BBC broadcast from London, station 2LO.

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  • First CDs in Europe

    First CDs arrive in Europe.

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    • An International History of the Recording Industry (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
  • First CDs in Japan

    First CDs arrive in Japan.

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    • An International History of the Recording Industry (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
  • First CDs in USA

    First CDs arrive in the USA.

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    • An International History of the Recording Industry (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
  • First MIDI Demonstration

    The first MIDI connection demonstration.
  • Fritz Pfleumer Tape Patent

    Fritz Pfleumer gets patent for magnetic tape.
  • Fritz Pfleumer Tape Prototype

    Fritz Pfleumer puts iron oxide on thin paper with lacquer as glue, magnetic tape.
  • Fruity Loops Version 1

    Fruity Loops version 1 released.

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  • Fruity Loops Version 2.0.1

    Fruity Loops version 2 released.

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  • Fruity Loops Version 3.0

    Fruity Loops version 3.0 released.

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  • Future Logic 7 Technologies

    Apple demonstrates Ultrabeat, Sculpture and Guitar Amp.

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  • G5 Power PC

    Apple announces the G5 Power PC processor.

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  • GarageBand Update

    Apple are expected to release a GarageBand update June 30th.

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  • GarageBand Update for iOS

    Apple have update Grageband for iOS to version 2.1. It now includes support for the new Music Memos as well as Live Loops and Drummer.

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  • Ghostly Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas

    New Scientist has an interesting article about auditory illusions and why you can hear things that are not there.

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  • Google Play Music with Songza

    Google announces the intergation of Songza technology into the Google Play Music App.

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  • Grooveshark Shuts

    Grooveshark has announced its closure after many years of fighting and trying to settle music copyright and piracy issues.

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  • HISSandaROAR SWISH TWO released

    HISSandaROAR release SWISH TWO 28GB of 192kHz dopplers and swishes.

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  • Happy Birthday Not Under Copyright?

    Happy Birthday may not be under copyright!

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  • Harry Nyquist Publishes

    Publication of 'Certain topics in Telegraph Transmission Theory' establishing the Nyquist–Shannon sampling theorem.

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    • Wikipedia (Accessed: 2015-03-09).
    • by Harry Nyquist (Accessed: 2015-03-09).
  • Invention of the Phonograph

    Edison's announced the phonograph, the first device capable of recording and playing back audio.

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    • (Accessed: ).
  • Jesnsen Turntable Top Seller for Amazon

    This years top selling home audio product at Amazon is the a turntable.

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  • LightLead KickStarter

    A new kind of lead using optics rather than cable.

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  • Logic 3.5

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  • Logic Express 6

    Apple announces Logic Express 6.

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  • Logic Express 7

    Apple announces Logic Express 7.

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  • Logic Express Discontinued

    Logic Express Discontinued.

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  • Logic Platinum 5

    An update of logic which saw Track Automation view and other work flow improvements.

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  • Logic Pro 6

    Apple announces Logic Pro 6.

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  • Logic Pro 7

    Apple announces Logic Pro 7.

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  • Logic Pro 8

    Apple releases Logic Pro 8 with Main Stage.

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  • Logic Pro 9

    Apple releases Logic Pro 9.

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  • Logic Pro only available from App Store

    The boxed version of Logic Pro is discontinued along with Logic Express.

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  • Logic X

    Logic Pro X Announced.

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  • Louis Le Prince Disappears.

    Louis Le Prince is last seen boarding a train to Paris.

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  • MIDI 2.0 Prototyping

    MMA and AMEI announce the prototyping of v2 of MIDI.
  • MIDI Specification Announced

    The original midi specification, a language, a file format and a connector.
  • MIDI Technical Grammy Award

    Ikutaro Kakehashi and Dave Smith recognised for MIDI development.
  • Manchester Baby Operational

    Manchester Automatic Digital Machine, or MADM later Manchester Baby becomes operational introduced as the electronic brain.

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    • (Accessed: 2019-02-03).
  • Marshall Release Digitally Modelled Amps

    Marshall jump in to the physically modelled game with their Plexi Super Lead plugin.

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  • Marshmello Fortnite Concert

    Marshmello perfroms a virtual concert in free-to-play Fortnite.
  • Max 7.1 Released

    Cycling 74 have announced the release of Max version 7.1 featuring a new Package Manger and full patch Snapshots.

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  • Miraweb Release

    Miraweb links Max and the web.

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  • Mitsubishi X-80

    One of the first 2 track digital recorder.

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  • Mitsubishi X-850

    A 32 Track digital recorder.

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  • Multilayer Graphene Condenser Microphone Research

    A recent peer reviewed published article discussing the use of multilayer Graphene in microphone membranes.

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  • Native Instruments releases KOMPLETE 11

    Native Instruments have released KOMPLETE 11, KOMPLETE 11 ULTIMATE, and KOMPLETE 11 SELECT the supreme music production suite.

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  • Nektar update Panorama Cubase Integration

    Nekatr have announced an update to Panorama Cubase integration to version 1.5

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  • New MOTU Soundcards 624 and 8A

    MOTU have announced two new audio interfaces the 624 and 8A.

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  • OS X

    Apple releases OS X

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  • OS X Jaguar

    Apple releases OS X Jaguar 10.2

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  • OS X Leopard

    Apple releases OS X Leopard 10.5

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  • OS X Lion

    Apple release OS X Lion 10.7.

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  • OS X Mavericks

    Apple release OX Mavericks 10.9.

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  • OS X Mountain Lion

    Apple release OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.

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  • OS X On Intel

    Apple switches to Intel Processors.

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  • OS X Panther

    Apple releases OS X Panther 10.3

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  • OS X Public Beta

    OS X Beta

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  • OS X Snow Leopard

    Apple releases OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.

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  • OS X Tiger

    Apple releases OS X Tiger 10.4

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  • OS X Unveil

    OS X Unveiled

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  • OS X Yosemite

    Apple release OS X Yosemite 10.10.

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  • On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem

    Alan Turing publishes, On computable numbers, with an application to the Entscheidungsproblem in Proceedings of the London mathematical society.

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    • (Accessed: 2019-02-03).
  • PCGG starts broadcasting

    In The Hague PCGG starts regular broadcasting, the first commercial radio station.

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  • PRS For Music and SoundCloud

    PRS, MCPS and SoundCloud have reached a royalties collection agreement.

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  • Pandora Announces Pandora Premium

    Pandora announces Pandora Premium another music streaming service.

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  • Pfleumer grants patent use to AEG

    AEG gains permission to use Pfleumer patent.
  • Philips CD Demonstration

    Philips demonstrates an optical CD.

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    • An International History of the Recording Industry (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
    • Philips Research Site (Accessed: 2014-11-14).
  • Philips Compact Cassette Tape Demonstration

    Philips demonstrates the Compact Cassette at the Berlin Radio Show.

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  • Phonograph Patented

    Edison's patents the Phonograph .

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  • Portions of Illiac Suite Premiered

    Portions of the Illiac Suite string quartet are premiered after having been composed by the University of Illinois ILLIAC I.

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  • Presonus Announce the Release of Studio One Version 3

    Presonus have announced the release of Studio One version 3 with pattern style arranging.

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  • Pro Tools First

    Avid announces Pro Tools First.

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  • ProTools 12.1 Released

    Avid have announced the release of ProTools 12.1.

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  • ProTools Release 12.6.1

    ProTools 12.6.1 has been released improving Core Audio functionality.

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  • ProTools Release 12.7

    ProTools 12.7 has been released with Loopmasters samples and Soundbase.

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  • Propellerhead Updates Take to Version 2.0

    Propellerhead have announced version 2.0 of Take for iOS.

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  • Propellerheads Reason 8.3 Public Beta

    Reason 8.3 is entering public beta testing on June 9, 2015 and will be released to the public on June 30th.

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  • Prophet 600

    Sequential Circuits Prophet 600 the first MIDI Keyboard.

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  • Push Button Bertha Performance

    Adventure Tomorrow, on KCOP Channel 13 LA, includes a performance of the composition Push Button Bertha composed by a Datatron 205.

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  • Quasar M8

    A synthesiser built by a founder of Fairlight.

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  • REAKTOR 6 Released

    Native Instruments announces the release of REAKTOR 6.

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  • ROLI Announces BLOCKS

    ROLI have release BLOCKS a music creation system for all.

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  • ROLI Seaboard Splash Down

    The ROLI Seaboard GRAND Stage is available to try and buy in selected UK music stores

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  • ROLI Unveils Seaboard RISE

    ROLI have release the Seaboard RISE a next generation musical instrument in a more portable size and affordable price.

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  • ROLI unveils Equator

    Roli introduce Equator as the world's first cross-platform, multidimensional sound engine.

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  • Rdio to close as Pandora seeks purchase

    Pandora have signalled their intention to purchase elements of Rdio as part of a planned winding up of the company.

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  • ReBirth Alpha

    Propellerhead release an alpha version of ReBirth.
  • ReWire Created

    Propellerhead and Steinberg create ReWire.
  • ReWire Re-Licensed

    Propellerhead and Steinberg re-license ReWire to allow third party use without license fee.
  • Reason 5

    Propellerhead announce Reason 5.

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  • Reason 6

    Propellerhead announce Reason 6.

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  • Reason 6.5

    Propellerhead announce Reason 6.5.

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  • Reason 7

    Propellerhead announce Reason 7.

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  • Reason 8

    Propellerhead announce Reason 8.

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  • Reason 8.2 Released

    Propellerhead announce the release of Reason 8.2 with support for larger Rack Extensions but also the end of the line for 32 bit systems.

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  • Reason 8.3

    Propellerhead announce Reason 8.3.

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  • Roland TR-606 Drumatix

    A drum machined designed to be used alongside the TB-303 which became a legend.
  • Roundhay Garden Scene

    Frenchman Louis Le Prince recorded the silent film known as Roundhay Garden Scene including Mrs Sarah Whitley deceased 24 October 1888.

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  • Royal Castle of Laeken Broadcasts

    Robert Goldschmidt oversees broadcast of short-lived weekly concert series ended due to the facility destruction due to WWI.

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    • (Accessed: 2019-02-04).
  • SONAR Home Studio Released

    Cakewalk have announced Sonar home studio featuring Windows touch support, with 1000s of loops and easy Lenses setup.

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  • Sennheiser Amebo VR Mic

    Sennheiser announces the Amebo VR Mic an Ambisonics compatible microphone.

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  • Sequencer 128 Released

    EMS demonstrate the Sequencer 128 a protoype of the Sequencer 256 .

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  • Sequential Circuits Sold to Yamaha

    California based Sequential Circuits (SCI) is sold to Yamaha by Dave Smith
  • Shure Release MOTIV Series Microphones and Interfaces

    Shure have announced the release of the MOTIV series of interfaces and microphones for iOS, Mac and PC.

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  • Shure SM 58

    The legendary SM58 that continues to find use in both live and studio settings for vocals and speech.
  • Sibelius 8.5 Released

    Avid has released Sibelius 8.5 with an upgraded Inspector panel and flexible staff sizes.

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  • Signaling Transmission by Homer Dudley.

    US application 2151091 awarded to Homer Dudley of Bell Labs part of Vocoder work.

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  • Signaling system by Homer Dudley.

    US application 2098956 awarded to Homer Dudley of Bell Labs part of Vocoder work.

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  • Softube Reset Used Demos

    Softube have announced that all trial periods for plugins have been reset, so you try again if you like.

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  • Softube update Console 1

    Softube announce an update to Console 1 due in May 2015.

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  • Some Possible Forms of Phonograph

    Oberlin Smith publishes an article in The Electrical World theorizing magnetic tape.

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  • Sonys Spotify Contract

    The Verge have details about Sonys contract with Spotify.

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  • Spotify Sued

    Spotify have a class action lawsuit filed against them.

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  • Steinberg Research GmbH Founded

    Steinberg Research GmbH is founded by Manfred Rurup and Karl Steinberg.
  • Stem Creator Released

    Native Instruments announces the release of Stem Creator.

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  • SuperCollider is 20 Years Old

    Twenty years ago today James McCartney announced the release of SuperCollider.

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  • Synth 100 Released

    EMS release the Synthi 100 designed by David Cockerell.

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  • Synthi A Released

    EMS release the Synthi A in a Spartanite attache briefcase.

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  • T-RackS Stealth Limiter

    IK Multimedia have announced the release of the T-RackS Stealth Limiter.

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  • Tascam Portastudio 244

    The TASCAM Portastudio 244 four track cassette tape recorder including dbx noise reduction.

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  • Tascam Portastudio TEAC 144

    The TASCAM Portastudio TEAC 144 first four track cassette tape recorder.

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  • The Gramophone

    The Gramophone used a side to side movement of the diaphragm for encoding and reading the sound.

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  • The Phonautograph

    A device which created a visual recording of a sound wave in the air but offered no method of playback.

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  • The Tone Test Concert

    Thomas Edison's Phonograph undertakes its first tone test concert.

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    • Perfecting Sound Forever [Page: 4] by Greg Milner (Accessed: 2014-11-11).
  • Tidal Loses Interim CEO

    Peter Tonstad interim CEO at Tidal has moved in without a replacement being found.

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  • Tidal Streaming Service

    Jay-Z has announced the relaunch of the recently acquired Tidal streaming service offering high definition streaming but no free to use tier.

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  • UK Albums Chart Includes Streaming Data

    The UK Album chart now includes streaming data as well.

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  • UK Official Vinyl Chart Launched

    The Launch of the UK Official Vinyl Charts for Album and singles.

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  • USI Specification

    The publication of the USI specification at the 70th AES.
  • VCS3 Released

    EMS release the VCS3 designed by David Cockerell.

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  • Vinyl Outsells Downloads

    Vinyl sales beat downloads for the first time.

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  • Waves Abbey Road Vinyl Plugin

    Waves releases the Abbey Road Vinyl Plugin a model of the vinyl cutting and playback of the famous Abbey Road studio.

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  • Will LPs save Music and Tescos?

    The rise of vinyl continues as Tesco announces plans to sell vinyl.

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  • Windows 10 and the Future of Audio

    New audio features we can expect in Windows 10.

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  • Windows 2.0 Released

    Microsoft releases Windows 2.0.

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  • Windows 3.0 Released

    Microsoft releases Windows 3.0.

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  • Windows 7 Released

    Microsoft releases Windows 7.

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  • Windows 8 Released

    Microsoft releases Windows 8.

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  • Windows 8.1 Released

    Microsoft releases Windows 8.1

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  • Windows 95 Released

    Microsoft releases Windows 95.

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  • Windows 98 Released

    Microsoft releases Windows 98.

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  • Windows 98SE Released

    Microsoft releases Windows 98SE.

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  • Windows ME Released

    Microsoft releases Windows ME.

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  • Windows Vista Released

    Microsoft releases Windows Vista.

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  • Windows XP Released

    Microsoft releases Windows XP.

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  • XILS-lab launches miniSyn'X

    XILS-lab launch miniSyn'X.

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  • Yamaha Acquires Steinberg Media Technologies

    Yamaha acquires Steinberg Media Technologies
  • Yamaha CS1x

    Blue and covered in knobs this 90s hit was a child of its time and sounds just as you would expect it to.

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  • Yamaha SY99

    Very heavy but none the less a legend of 90s synthesis offering lots of flexibility, AFM and AWM2.
  • Yamaha W7

    Featuring GM sounds these were amongst the first workstations and started the shift from synthesizer with sequencer to workstation.
  • YouTube Music

    Google or is Alphabet have announced the release of YouTube Music the long awaited YouTube Music streaming service.

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  • iOS 9 will fully support Audio Units

    9to5mac are reporting the iOS9 will include complete support for audio units.

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  • iPad Announced

    Apple announced the iPad

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  • iPod Announced

    Apple Announces the iPod.

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  • iPod Discontinued

    Apple discontinues the iPod classic.

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