A research team at streaming platform Deezer has unveiled a new tool called Spleeter that can help people to split finished, recorded tracks into separate stems for vocals, drums, bass and other elements.
The tool which has been developed using AI-related techniques makes it easier than ever for amateur producers to produce their own unofficial remixes and mash-ups of tracks of their choosing, allowing them, for example, to take the vocals from one track and place them over another.
A new handheld video game system with a built-in sequencer and synthesiser has been launched.
The Analogue Pocket is a modular gaming system which comes with the chiptune synth Nanoloop. You can get an idea of how it works via the video below.
The device is compatible with Game Boy, Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance cartridges, and also has the capability to be used with systems such as Game Gear and Neo Geo Pocket Color via adaptors. Gamers will also be able to dock the device to big screens so they can get a clearer view of the games they're playing.
Three years ago, a map aimed to help people find the best clubs in the cities they were travelling to went viral. Now, its creator is developing the idea into an app.
The Techno Travellor Map, as it was originally known, is to become Clubeling, with its creator, Matthieu Rodrigues hoping to offer a "community-based tool" that is "accessible to all", so that people can answer the question of what nighttime venues they'd be best off spending their time at while on their travels.
A symphony has been composed from multiple iPhones by San Francisco multimedia artist Jon Leidecker, AKA Wobbly.
'Monitress' will land via the Chicago label Hausu Mountain Records, marking the producer and improviser's debut on the imprint, and his first release under said moniker since 2002.
The remarkable work involved a number of Apple's iconic devices running pitch-tracking apps and synthesisers. Each was sent an audio signal that was converted into MIDI data, driving the synth. Using an analogue mixer, those sounds were then routed together.
Amazon music has launched a high-definition streaming service, making 50million songs available in CD-quality audio.
Subscribers to the new offering will have access to the complete Amazon Music Library, with this the first of the major music streaming platforms to offer HD tracks, scoring points over rivals Apple Music and Spotify. Deezer, France's Qobuz and Tidal are among the smaller databases already giving users the option of perfect fidelity.
Musicians, festivals and venues have joined the campaign to ban facial recognition at concerts.
Recently, it was announced that Ticketmaster, owned by Live Nation, the same company as Bonnaroo and Electric Daisy Carnival, would be investing in facial recognition technology.
Digital rights advocates, Fight For The Future, have started a campaign entitled Ban Facial Recognition, opposing the introduction of the technology to venues, events and clubs.
Apple Music has long been a thorne in Spotify’s side. While Spotify has twice the subscribers than its main competitor, Spotify is now extending free trials of its Premium services to three months to match Apple’s offer.
Spotify previously only offered a 30-day free trial. But it’s now hoping to bring in more users who will then become long-term paid subscribers.
Beatport has announced it will remove all tracks released before 2019 that have never sold.
The first of a new 'yearly storage clean-up procedure' for the online giant will take place before January, but will not impact other platforms.
A new app has been launched which combines your listening habits on Spotify or Deezer to put together your ideal festival line-up.
Take Me Here Festival uses your listening habits to piece together your most listened-to artists before then arranging the names into specific days across two stages.