MOTU Artist Spotlight: Virtual Boy

LA-based duo Virtual Boy is back in New Mexico working on a new album, using MOTU audio interfaces in their desert studio. They also rely on MOTU hardware for their live shows. Watch Virtual Boy's intriguing "Memory of a Ghost" music video and find out what makes these eclectic, electronic music artists tick.

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A leading soundware developer goes exclusive with MachFive 3

MachFive 3 offers an impressive selection of new and enhanced tools, providing users with unprecedented sonic flexibility and power. Some of the new features include a massive 45 GB sound library, a new synth engine offering 12 types of synthesis, time-stretching and pitch-shifting technology licensed from the IRCAM research institute, and convolution reverb. But it's not just the user who benefits from this ground-up rebuild of MOTU's hugely successful sampler.

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Multi-platinum Producer Teddy Riley Talks MOTU

Co-producer on Michael Jackson's Dangerous album and many other multi-platinum releases, Teddy Riley is one of the most successful R&B producers of all time and is widely recognized as the father of New Jack Swing. In this video interview, filmed at a recent West LA Music Expo in Santa Monica, Teddy talks about his latest projects, including the recently released posthumous Michael Jackson album Michael, and his trail-blazing work at the forefront of music production technology using cutting edge tools like MOTU's BPM beat production software and MOTU audio interfaces.

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Jordan Rudess rocks Ethno 2

Ethno 2 is now shipping. Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess was so inspired by Ethno 2, he shot twelve new videos to demonstrate the breadth and depth of version 2's massively expanded 21 GB sound library. See and hear Jordan work his magic once again in these compelling Ethno 2 video presentations.

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Beyoncé: at the top of her game

Beyoncé is on fire. According to Billboard Magazine, she's racked up numerous milestones in her career over the past 12 months, from appearances at the 2009 presidential inauguration to a worldwide tour grossing $53.5 million with no end in sight. Her latest album "I Am...Sasha Fierce" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last November with a string of Billboard Hot 100 spin-offs, including "If I Were a Boy," "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" and "Sweet Dreams." After bestowing their annual Woman of the Year Award on Beyoncé earlier this month at a gala event in New York City, Billboard's editorial director Bill Werde quipped, "It is theoretically possible that someone on some other planet had a better year than Beyoncé, but I'm not buying it."

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Blues album mixed in Digital Performer wins a Grammy

At the 2009 Grammy Awards, Dr. John won Best Contemporary Blues Album for City That Care Forgot (429 Records), which, according to Rolling Stone Magazine, "is the New Orleans soulman's impassioned lament about the natural destruction of Hurricane Katrina and the man-made tragedy of the aftermath. Over ominous funk ('Land Grab'), gospel-inflected blues ('You Might Be Surprised') and horn-boosted R&B ('Time for a Change'), Dr. John's bourbon-and-sandpaper vocals reflect the bitterness of a man who can sense that 'the smell of death still hangs on the honeysuckle vine.'" With guest-star appearances from Ani DiFranco, Willie Nelson, Terence Blanchard, and Eric Clapton, the album represents the latest of many accomplishments from Dr. John (aka Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr.), a legendary artist whose career dates back to the 1950s. This Grammy-winning album was mixed entirely in Digital Performer by Jeff Jones, "The Jedi Master."

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