You’ll never guess who might be making a new DAW, at last!

Some developments suggest that we may finally be seeing music production software from one of the worlds biggest makers of tech – Microsoft. Despite meagre attempts at joining the market, Microsoft have weirdly stayed out of…

Roland make the sexiest instrument in the world digital and it looks insane

Saxophones, undoubtedly the hottest instrument to ever exist, are getting a 21st century makeover from Roland with their new Aerophone. Today Roland announced the Aerophone AE-10, a digital wind instrument that revolutionises saxophone playing. With…

BandLab taking over “Twitch for DJs” Chew.tv

BandLab have just acquired Chew.tv, a live streaming platform focused around DJs performing and learning from each other. Chew.tv has been described as the “Twitch for DJs” and was struggling to keep going, until BandLab…

IK Multimedia unveil their incredible all-in-one music making controller

Finally, a solution to having hundreds of pieces of kit to record your music the iRig Keys puts recording and creation into one box. The iRig Keys I/O is the new controller from IK Multimedia…

The future of effects pedals is here, in one stomp box

The perfect amalgamation of digital technology’s scope and analog’s reliability and natural sounds is yet to be found – or is it? The Mod Duo is an ambitious effects pedal that offers “maximum flexibility” by…

Digital radio is super popular accounting for almost 50% of radio listening

As we see streaming take over music all around the world radio is going digital as well, confirms a new study. RAJAR have revealed their latest data, comparing Q2 2017 to Q2 2016 and showing…

The top 10 best, free DAWs updated for 2017

Following our incredibly popular list of the best free Digital Audio Workstation’s (DAWs) back in 2015 we’re here to bring you a new list of the greatest software for making and recording your music –…

Digital music now dominates 55% of the French industry, streaming rules

The French music market is seeing the full effects of the digital music revolution as it now accounts for the majority of the industry in France. The French Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (SNEP) has released…

Kosso’s debut album hits No.5 in the Dutch album charts

RouteNote was thrilled to see that one of our incredibly talented artists, Kosso, has flown up the charts with his debut album hitting number 5 this week. We have hundreds of amazing artists that use…

The Top 10 Best DAWs for music production in 2017

Getting the right music production software is vital to your music. Whether you’re recording a live band through a mixer or creating an electronic piece completely from scratch, a good DAW is essential to making your music….