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This low-latency OS could change how music gear is made

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Tue 30 Jan 2018 8:01 pm

You want the flexibility of PC software, but the performance of standalone gear? A new music OS is the latest effort to promise the best of both worlds.

Sure, analog gear is enjoying a happy renaissance – and that’s great. But a lot of the experimentation with sound production occurs with software (iOS or Windows or Mac) simply because it’s easier (and cheaper) to try things out on an Intel or ARM chip. (ARM is the architecture found in your iPhone or iPad or Android phone, among others; Intel you know.) Some manufacturers are already making the move to standalone hardware based on these architectures – at AES last year, I saw Eventide’s massive coming flagship, which is totally ARM-based. But they’re typically rolling their own operating system, which provides some serious expertise.

MIND Music Labs this month unveiled what they called ELK – a Linux-based operating system they say is optimized for musical applications and high performance.

That means they’re boldly going where… a lot of players have tried to go before. But this time, it’s different – really. First, there’s more demand on the developer side, as more makers have grown intrigued by off-the-shelf CPUs. And developer tools for these options are better than they’ve been. And hardware is cheaper, lower-power, and more accessible than ever, particularly as mobile devices have driven massive scale. (The whole world, sadly, may not really feel it needs an effects processor or guitar pedal, but a whole lot of the world now has smartphones.)

ELK promises insanely low latencies, so that you can add digital effects without delaying the returning signal (which for anything other than a huge reverb is an important factor). And there are other benefits, too, that make music gadgets made with the OS more connected to the world. According to the developers, you get:

Ultra-low latency (1ms round-trip)
Linux-based, using single Intel & ARM CPUs
Support for JUCE and VsT 2.x and 3.x plugins
Natively connected (USB, WiFi, BT, 4G)

That connectivity opens up possibilities like sharing music, grabbing updates and new sounds, and connecting to wireless instruments like the ROLI line. There’s full MIDI support, too, though – and, well, lots of other things you can do with Linux.

(JUCE is a popular framework for developing cross platforms, meaning you could make one really awesome granular synth and then run it on desktop, mobile, and this platform easily.)

Now, having done this for a while, I’ve seen a lot of claims like this come and go. But at least ELK last week was demonstrated with some actual gear as partners – DVMark, MarkBass, and Overloud (TH-U).

1ms latency claims don’t just involve the OS. Here, ELK delivers a complete hardware platform, so that’s the actual performance including their (high-quality, they say) audio converters and chip. That’s what stops you from just grabbing something like a Raspberry Pi and turning it into a great guitar pedal – you’re constrained by the audio fidelity and real-time performance of the chipset, whether the USB connection or onboard audio. Here, that promises to be solved for you out of the box.

DVMark’s “Smart Multiamp” was the first real product to show off the platform. Plugin Alliance and Brainworx have signed on, too, so don’t be surprised if you’re soon looking at a dedicated box that can replace your laptop – but also run all your plug-ins.

And that’s the larger vision here – eventually ELK has its own plug-in format, and you should be able to move your favorite plug-ins around to connected devices, and access those gadgets from Android and iOS, But unlike using a computer or iPad on its own, you don’t have to sweat software upgrades or poor audio performance or try to imagine a laptop or tablet is a good music interface live.

This leaves of course lots of questions about how they’ll realize this vision and more questions if you’re an interested developer or manufacturer. I’m hopeful that they take the Eurorack market as a model – or even look at independent plug-in and app developers – and embrace a model that supports imaginative one-person developers, too. (A whole lot of the best music software and module ideas alike have come from one- and two-person shops.)

I at least like their vision – and I’m sure they won’t be alone. Best line: “Whether your idea of music is to be shut in a studio that looks like the bridge of a Klingon cruiser or you are a minimalist that wants everything to sound exactly like in 1958, we think you will be surprised at just how much smartness is going to affect us as musicians.”

I’ll throw this out here for now and let you ask away, and then we can do a follow-up soon. Loads more info at their site:

https://www.mindmusiclabs.com/elk/

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SoundExchange to Audit Records of Streaming by Alpha Media, Music Choice, and Google

Delivered... David Oxenford | Scene | Tue 30 Jan 2018 5:52 pm

Last week, the Copyright Royalty Board published a Federal Register Notice announcing that SoundExchange was auditing broadcaster Alpha Media as well as Music Choice and Google to assess their compliance with the statutory music licenses provided by Sections 112 and 114 of the Copyright Act for the public performance of sound recordings and ephemeral copies made in the digital transmission process. From the notice, it appears that SoundExchange is auditing only the webcasting activities of these organizations. Music Choice also provides a music service usually delivered with cable or satellite television services; a service that is subject to separate royalty rules though part of the same section of the statute. Google is somewhat of a surprise as most people don’t think of it as providing a noninteractive webcasting service – the kind of service subject to the statutory royalty which SoundExchange collects – but it must be doing so for it to be audited.

SoundExchange may conduct an audit of a licensee for the prior three calendar years in order to verify royalty payments. While, by statute, the notice of the royalty must be published in the Federal Register, the results usually are not made public. The decision to audit a company is not necessarily any indication that SoundExchange considers something amiss with that company’s royalty payments – instead they audit a cross-section of services each year (see our past articles about audits covering the spectrum of digital music companies here, here and here). SoundExchange is not the only royalty collection group who can audit music companies – though its audits are different because announcements are published in the Federal Register. All of the other performing rights organizations (e.g. ASCAP, BMI and SESAC) can conduct audits from time to time. Audits are not limited to music, as television stations and other video companies can be audited to assess their compliance with program royalty obligations. We wrote more extensively about the royalty audit process here. So read our summary of the audit process, talk to your attorneys and accountants about the records you are keeping, and maintain those books and records to show that you have paid what you owed, as any company, big or small, could be the subject of a future audit to assess its compliance with its royalty obligations.

Sula-fest to send its fest-goers on an adventure-coaster – NYOOOZ

Delivered... "Indian Electronic Music" - Google News | Scene | Tue 30 Jan 2018 12:31 pm

Sula-fest to send its fest-goers on an adventure-coaster
NYOOOZ
Ranking Roger who have lent their music to some big, starry movies, Gypsy Hill- a band that plays an intoxicating mix of Balkan brass, Mediterranean surf rock, ska & swing, Grain- Gaurav Raina's solo project after the Midivial Punditz establishes him ...

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Sula-fest to send its fest-goers on an adventure-coaster – Times of India

Delivered... "Indian Electronic Music" - Google News | Scene | Tue 30 Jan 2018 11:42 am

Times of India

Sula-fest to send its fest-goers on an adventure-coaster
Times of India
Ranking Roger who have lent their music to some big, starry movies, Gypsy Hill- a band that plays an intoxicating mix of Balkan brass, Mediterranean surf rock, ska & swing, Grain- Gaurav Raina's solo project after the Midivial Punditz establishes him ...

and more »

Sula-fest to send its fest-goers on an adventure-coaster – Times of India

Delivered... | Scene | Tue 30 Jan 2018 9:00 am
Sula-fest to send its fest-goers on an adventure-coaster  Times of India

With the end of an entire decade of the country's most groovy and uniquely aesthetic music festival, it is now time for the 11th edition of SulaFest! .

THE UNTZ FESTIVAL LINEUP IS OUT!

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 30 Jan 2018 12:00 am
Caspa, KOAN Sound and Mala headline! Also check out Joker B2B Hatcha B2B Youngsta B2B J:Kenko, Thriftwork, Mad Zach, Chee and more!

THE ULTRA MIAMI RESISTANCE LINEUP IS OUT!

Delivered... Spacelab - Independent Music and Media | Scene | Tue 30 Jan 2018 12:00 am
Adam Beyer and Carl Cox headline! Dubfire B2B Nicole Moudaber B2B Paco Osuna, J.E.S.u.S., Jamie Jones, Joseph Capriati, Maceo Plex, Sasha and John Digweed are also in!
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