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These EDM Headlines Are Not Actually April Fools’ Jokes

I had a fantasy today that I’d tune into my favorite time-wasting dance music site, wundergroundmusic, and discover that they were celebrating April Fools’ Day by posting actual news. (wundergroundmusic is to dance music as The Onion is to world events. It is, with all apologies to myself, the best thing on the Internet.) Sadly, that didn’t happen. So, I was curious what it would look like. In the easiest CDM article research I’ve ever done, this is what I’ve turned up from the last days alone. These are … real headlines, not April Fools’ jokes – a stunning number …


Abletinder Puts Dating Right Inside Ableton’s Max for Live

From the wonderful tomcosm, at last we have a Max for Live plug-in you knew was waiting to happen. Functionality: Abletinder Live is a real time hook up service for producers and DJs looking to meet that special someone. Once the patch is open, you are presented with a selection of other users who are currently online, allowing you to either “Like” or “Nope” them. When you first run Abletinder Live, it quickly gathers various information about your production habits and finds appropriate matches from our growing database off current online producers and DJs. If you “Like” someone who has …


Five Musical Tech April Fools’ Jokes We Almost Wish Were Real

Like the proverbial Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day, it seems that music tech writers this year saw their shadow and decided to stay in their hole rather than deal with the yearly deluge of fake news that arrives on April Fools’. That’s a shame. Because this year, a few ideas are preposterous enough that we wish they weren’t jokes. (Turning that fool into something real was something I proposed last year, too – and just heard we might see some fruits out of that. Stay tuned.) Emerson, Fake, and Palmer. Moog Music has a tradition of jests on the holiday, …


04/01: Toyota Buys Windows Audio Developer Cakewalk

In a surprise announcement, Toyota Motor Corporation announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Twelve Tone Systems, Inc. (commonly known as Cakewalk) in a cash and stock transaction for an estimated $324 million. Boston-based Twelve Tone Systems is the industry-leading provider of software for creating music and sound on the desktop, with award-winning products used by more than 1,000,000 professional and home users around the world. Tokyo-based Toyota Motor Corporation is "one of the world's leading automakers", with diverse offerings from minivehicles to large trucks, along with the Lexus, Daihatsu, and Hino brands, plus prefabricated housing …


04/01: New Moogerfooger Guitar Effect Generates Analog Silence

I've been a big fan of the Moogerfooger effects units, so you can imagine my excitement at the release of the Moogerfooger MF-4'33". There's simply no better way to improve the sound of an electric guitar than feeding it through this unit: dig that "pure warm analog silence." Really, guitarists: this is the single best thing you can do for your sound. (Sorry; I promise next week, I'll stick to viola jokes) US$433.00 and available only through April 1, but can you put a price on silence? Analog silence really does sound better than digital. (via Music Thing, which points …


04/01: Digidesign Announces Stadion

Digidesign|Stadion is the new ultra-pro audio product from Digidesign, featuring an integrated mixing console, mix engine, Standion|I/O inputs and outputs with 1024 mic inputs for mixing down to 128 buses, 75,000 seats, a retractable roof, and proprietary Digiturf(TM) HD artifical turf system, plus integrated recording and playback option for industry-standard Digidesign Pro Tools systems. MRSP and availability are currently not announced, though pricing is expected to be about US$750,000,000.00 (plus shipping) with availability expected in time for the 2012 Olympics. This is clearly a big move by Digidesign parent Avid to dominate the stadium audio business with a truly vertically-integrated …