We've seen some great products and apps released in recent times to help people who are stuck at home due to COVID-19 pass the time more productively. The latest release is from Sampleson, who released their Vintage B3 Organ free for homebound music makers.
There's no shortage of MIDI controllers on the market, but what if you want something truly unique that was made specifically for your own needs? If you have the do-it-yourself skills you could probably design and create such a controller yourself, but this is not an option for everyone. However, a company called Yaeltex believes that they have the answer with a web app called "The Factory." According to Yaeltex, The Factory will allow everyone to design, redesign, and directly buy their custom MIDI controllers, all within their system.
Acoustica is another in a long line of brands that are doing their best to make the COVID-19 situation a little more bearable. They have stated that they are making Mixcraft Temporary Student @Home Licenses are now available free to keep students engaged at home during school closures. Mixcraft Educators can contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org to request Temporary Mixcraft Student @Home licenses that can then be shared with their students.
Mike Dean might not be a name that is very familiar to synth enthusiasts, but hip-hop fans should know him well. He's famed for working with big names like Beyoncé, Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Madonna, and many others. However, despite his impressive hip-hop pedigree, it appears that the Grammy-winning producer also has a big soft spot for synthesizers. This is evident with the release of "4:20" his new solo instrumental synth album.
We are living in difficult times and self-isolation has become the norm for many in an effort to protect themselves and their loved ones from the coronavirus pandemic. However, social distancing is not as easy for some people as others, and spending more time at home can be a challenge. If you are one of the people who suddenly have more time on your hands than usual these following self-isolation tips might be useful.