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Roland Announces Juno-G Version 2.0- Free download

April 30, 2009

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Roland has announced the release of a major system upgrade for the Juno-G Workstation Keyboard, adding Fantom-series audio sampling functionality that you can use alongside all the other Juno-G features.

The Version 2.0 software upgrade is a free download.

Included in the Juno-G Version 2.0 upgrade are these new features:

  • Sample audio from external sources or import audio phrases from the removable flash memory.
  • Samples can be assigned to trigger from the Juno-G’s function buttons or the Juno-G’s keyboard.
  • Velocity and note number can be assigned individually for each sample.
  • Adjust Start, End and Loop points using the Juno-G’s front panel control knobs.
  • Advanced sampling editing such as Truncate, Normalize, Emphases, Sample Chop and Combine are included.
  • Samples can automatically match bpm in real time to changes made to the tempo of your song.
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Nine Inch Nails may have changed the Business Model for Music, It’s FREE

February 10, 2009

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Since completing his earlier major record label contract, musician Trent Reznor has been experimenting with a variety of new and unique business models for his band, Nine Inch Nails, to reach and connect with fans. This case study explores Reznor’s experiments, examining what has worked and what has not – and why. Speaker: Michael Masnick (Editor/President & CEO, Techdirt Blog/Floor64)

Its basically means this:


Connect With Fans (CwF) + Reason To Buy (RtB)
= The Business Model ($$$$)

Entitled ‘The Slip’, the 36-track instrumental record, recorded in a ten-week period last year, is available in a variety of download options and as a physical copy.

The options are a free download featuring the collection’s first nine tracks, a $5 download featuring the whole album, a $10 two-CD set (either via the website or in shops from April 5) and a $75 deluxe edition, including a hardcover book and a data DVD and a Blu-ray disc featuring high definition recordings and a slide show.

There is also an “ultra deluxe” limited edition version for £300 which features the same items as the $75 version, but also signed and numbered by Trent Reznor.

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Isle Of Man Charging One Pound Per Month For Unlimited Music

February 3, 2009

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Isle Of Man Charging One Pound Per Month For Unlimited Music

Rebuilding copyright for the digital age. It’s a massive task, but perhaps crafting a new and digitally coherent way of protecting content for creators while exploiting the web’s distribution network would be easier than trying to batter a centuries old system into something that will work today.

One conceptually intriguing but practically complex solution would be an internet tax, payable through every web connection to cover all copyrighted material online.

Content owners would have to register their work with some giant central rights database (surely YouTube has made a start with that?) but users could download anything and everything they fancied, in whatever form and through whichever platform they preferred. It would legitimise file sharing amongst others.

But where in the world would this tangled web of online content ever become a reality?

In the Isle of Man, says the New York Times, where a proposal would allow the population of 80,000 to pay £1 per month on top of their broadband charge and have unlimited music downloads.

‘Blanket licensing’ was proposed in France in 2006 but turned down after furious lobbying from copyright owners. They prefer the ‘disconnect them’ approach, which seems rather Canutist in the face of illegal music that accounts for 95% of digital music, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

Its chief executive John Kennedy dismissed the proposal as “a state-imposed tax that would be unworkable in practice and discriminate against consumers who want Internet access without music services”.

Meanwhile, the Isle of Man’s inward investment department has started talks with record labels.

Given the island’s record in launching 3G phones before the rest of the world and its 70% broadband penetration, this could become a fascinating experiment.