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Stanford’s MacBook orchestra exposed

This is kind of interesting, an orchestra at Stanford University that uses laptops to create their music, and collaborates with other orchestras for ‘live’ performances over the internet.

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Musinaut offers free MXP4 training sessions

Musinaut will host free training sessions for artists interested in using its all-new multimedia format, MXP4.
 
Since its launch in September almost 5,000 artists have downloaded MXP4Creator, an interactive solution that lets creatives embed other content into their songs, and enables new forms of creative expression.
 
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Musinaut opens next-gen digital artist cafe..

Paris-based digital audio firm Musinaut has introduced its new online community, the MXP4Café for artists using its new MXP4 digital audio format.

The company has also made it possible for artists and fans to embed MXP4 tracks inside their blogs, MySpace pages or websites and plans training days for musicians in London in November, artist users already include Margaux.
 
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SmartMusic 11 music teaching tool ships

MakeMusic has introduced SmartMusic 11, a free update to its music learning software for bands, orchestras and choirs.

This new version is easier to set-up with fewer screens, but its real advantage lies in the extended library of songs which has been extended, new method books and much better assessments than before.

Students also get automated weekly rhythm assignments and printable gradebook reports along with support for files created in Finale 2009, which makes it easier for teachers to create their own assessable SmartMusic content.
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Musinaut launches interactive music format

Move over MP3, there’s a new music format in town, at least that’s the message from French firm, Musinaut, which today introduced its MXP4 (Multiplied Experience Platform in 4D) digital audio format.

What’s interesting about MXP4 is that it combines both high-quality audio with a series of additional features designed to make files themselves more interactive and capable of multimedia deployments than existing formats.

The technology enables musicians and record labels to provide listeners with more engaging content, such as the original song along with multiple versions of the composition, graphics and text (lyrics and so on), all within a single low data download.
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