News Round-Up: 9/9/16

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London club Fabric closes doors, Native Instruments announces Maschine Jam, a Soul Session at BPM, Reloop’s new Mixon 4 DJ Controller, and a free room-modelling reverb for Focusrite customers.

London superclub Fabric closed down by local council. Following its licence review, London club Fabric has been closed down. In the New Statesman, Emma Warren put the decision into context, describing it as “another downward notch in London’s cultural reputation post-Brexit”. Writing for the Guardian, former UK government drugs advisor (CHECK) David Nutt laid the blame at the country’s drugs policy. Meanwhile, the Museum of London and Islington Council addressed claims that property interests were behind the licensing decision. Fabric will appeal the verdict and are hoping to raise £500k to cover legal costs. Find out more here.

Native Instruments announces Maschine Jam. NI announces Maschine Jam, a modern production and performance system created for fluid, intuitive track sketching. It offers versatile workflow designed to swiftly capture, develop and arrange creative ideas using tactile step sequencing and touch-sensitive performance controls for the latest Maschine software. Watch it in action above, and find out more here.

Reloop’s New Mixon 4 DJ Controller. In collaboration with Serato and Algoriddim, Reloop announce Mixon 4, their new multi-platform, high-performance four-channel DJ controller. Use Mixon 4 to explore new innovative mixing tools and the latest expansion packs with Serato DJ software, or integrate with Spotify using Algoriddim djay PRO instead, and connect to iOS devices with a Lightning connection. More information here.

UNDRGRND Sounds release Real Deep. Inspired by the likes of DJ Koze, Axel Boman, Frits Wentik and Nicolas Jaar, Real Deep weighs in at 870 MB of rich, organic and idiosyncratic loops and samples crafted with classic hardware and unique found-sound recordings. New customers get 30% off their first order. More info here.

Spectrasonics ship Keyscape from September 12th. Keyscape is a new virtual instrument featuring the largest selection of collector keyboards in the world. From “holy grail” pianos to stunning keyboards this is a another extensive product from the Spectrasonics team. More details here.

Focusrite Brings Free Room-Modelling Reverb to Registered Customers. Focusrite‘s new Plug-In Collective offers exclusive deals from the world’s leading plugin companies to registered Focusrite customers.  For September, they’ve teamed up with Eventide to offer a free, distinctive and natural-sounding stereo reverb plugin worth $199. More details here.

Chilled-out Soul Session at BPM | PRO. Following the show at pro audio exhibition BPM, which is to be held in Birmingham this weekend, Locked In will host a chilled-out session with DJ and soul legend Des Grant and live sax. Find out more here. Purchase tickets here.

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