Tag: software

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Music-making platform BandLab now has 30m registered users

These are exciting times for the music creation tech space, which is growing its users and securing plenty of investment. BandLab is one of the most prominent startups in the sector, and yesterday it hit a new milestone:...
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Music software, sounds and services made $884m in 2019

‘Technology’ for making music is nearly as old as music-making itself – construct own ‘banging rocks round a campfire in the stone age was the GarageBand of its day’ Ted Talk here – but in 2020...
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Spotify’s Soundtrap relaunches free tier with unlimited storage

Soundtrap is the online music-creation software that Spotify acquired in November 2017. Now the company is relaunching its free tier, with the big change being unlimited storage for people’s music or podcast recordings....
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Yo! Hum rush the show: how Adobe can turn your horrible humming into mellifluous music

If, like Music Ally, your singing voice is akin to a circus sealion with a car horn and even your humming sounds like a fat bee trying to bench press a fridge, then technology could still make that unfulfilled pop career...
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Apple Music gets new features as part of iOS 12 software

Amid the hubbub around yesterday’s European Copyright Directive on this side of the Atlantic, it was easy to forget that it was also the day for Apple’s latest new-products announcement. Still, the various tech-news sites...
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Facebook enters ‘cat and mouse’ game with Adblock Plus

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it had developed technology to show ads even to people who were using ad-blocking software.
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Facebook makes its move to combat ad-blocking

Ad-blocking is the trend that has the entire online-news industry spooked, not to mention the advertising world. Now Facebook is making a significant move to push back against the trend for internet users to block ads.
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Sorry Mac users, you’ll need a hefty PC for Oculus Rift

Facebook’s Oculus VR division recently confirmed that its first commercial Oculus Rift virtual reality headset will go on sale in the first quarter of 2016. Now it’s announced the hardware required to run it: a PC with...
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What’s next for Android Wear smartwatches?

As Apple prepares to start selling its Apple Watch later this week, Google has announced some new features for its Android Wear software, which is used by a variety of smartwatch makers. The most notable is support for built-in...
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More than 720k Android Wear smartwatches shipped in 2014

Apple’s first smartwatch is on the way in April, but several of its rivals released devices last year, running Google’s Android Wear software. So how did they sell? Not a clue. But Canalys has some estimates for how many...
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Universal invests in ROLI for keyboard and music software development

Universal Music is among a group of strategic investors in the Seaboard Grand, a new type of keyboard where its rubber leys allow players to bend notes much like a guitarist would do. The ROLI has raised $12.8m in Series...
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Is Dropbox planning a music service?

This is more speculation than actual proof, but the launch of Dropbox’s new photo-sharing app Carousel has got Billboard chewing its pen and pondering what could come next. Or, more specifically, what Dropbox will do with...