MOTU at NAMM 2016

NAMM 2016 (#namm2016) will be held this Thursday through Sunday (January 21-24) at the Anaheim Convention Center. MOTU (Hall A, booth 6410) will be running a full schedule of product demonstrations each day, featuring NEW product updates and special guests, including composer and producer David Das, film composers Joey Newman and Frank Ferrucci, and musical phenom Jacob Collier, the one-man multi-instrumentalist who has dazzled millions of youtube viewers with his unique and fathomless talent.

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Chemical Brothers hit the road with MOTU gear

Following the release of their eighth studio album 'Born in the Echoes' earlier this year, the Chemical Brothers Live tour has been churning through daily music festival appearances and stadium dates promoting the seminal duo's "bold reinvention" of an evolving sound that spans a 25-year career full of multiple Grammy Awards, Top Ten singles and #1 albums. 

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Special pricing on the Encore Soundbank for a limited time

MOTU announces limited-time Black Friday pricing on the Bob Moog Foundation Encore Soundbank. The $99 library of over 200 sounds from rare vintage synthesizers and keyboards will be priced at $49 from Friday, November 27th through Friday, December 4th. Funding generated from the soundbank supports the Bob Moog Foundation’s expansion of its hallmark science and music education project, Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool.

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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Grammy Award winner Mervyn Warren and DP9

Simply put, 5-time Grammy-Award winner and 10-time Grammy nominee Mervyn Warren is living The Dream. From his humble childhood in Huntsville, Alabama, learning piano at age 5 and writing songs by age 10, to his breakout role as a founding member and central creative force in the iconic a cappella group Take 6, Merv has skyrocketed to the very top of the music business, with countless credits as an accomplished film & TV composer, record producer, arranger, songwriter/lyricist, pianist and vocalist. Merv's credits read like a who’s-who of pop, R&B, jazz, and country with names like Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men, Barbra Streisand, Rascal Flatts, Michael Bublé, Chicago, Queen Latifah, Al Jarreau, and Faith Hill, among many others. Through it all, Merv has relied on Digital Performer and MOTU hardware as the foundation for his creative production workflows.

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Introducing the MicroBook IIc

As the "c" appended to its name implies, the updated MicroBook IIc is now USB audio class compliant, which means that you can connect it to an Apple iPad with a standard Lightning to USB Camera Adapter for studio-grade audio I/O for your iPad music and audio apps. If you are serious about the music you make with your iPad and laptop, the MicroBook IIc offers the perfect combination of excellent analog audio quality, studio-grade connectivity and rugged, ultra-portable design and construction.

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MOTU and OS X El Capitan

Apple released OS X® El Capitan this week. MOTU has worked with Apple to ensure current MOTU products are compatible with OS X El Capitan, and to provide a smooth transition for your MOTU products when you upgrade to OS X El Capitan.

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Introducing the Stage-B16

MOTU is now shipping the Stage-B16, a flexible stage box, rack-mount mixer and audio interface with studio-quality analog performance up to 192 kHz, powerful DSP for mixing and effects processing, and connectivity to a digital snake, audio network or host computer through AVB Ethernet or class-compliant high-speed USB 2.0.

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MOTU and Windows 10

Are you thinking about upgrading to Windows® 10? Have you already made the jump? Current versions of all MOTU software products and hardware drivers available at motu.com/download (latest versions only) appear to be compatible with Windows 10, although final compatibility testing is still on-going. If you own a MOTU AVB interface and plan to use it with Windows 10, be sure to download and install the latest MOTU AVB Windows Installer.

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MOTU Artist Spotlight: Composer Richard Marvin and DP9

Richard Marvin has establish himself as one of the most in-demand composers for TV and film in Hollywood. Richard's career spans many genres, from feature films like U-571 (Matthew McConaughey), The Surrogates (Bruce Willis) and the 3 Ninjas franchise to some of network TV's most popular hit shows, including Grimm (NBC), Six Feet Under (HBO), In Treatment (HBO) and The O.C. (FOX). All told, Richard has composed for over 40 TV shows.

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