London-based FXpansion adds a large collection of sounds and effects to ROLI’s growing range of music creation tools. The Seaboard, ROLI’s touch-responsive instrument, will now be developed alongside FXpansion’s virtual instruments including BFD3 collection of acoustic drum sounds, and the Strobe2 analog-modelled software synthesizer.
Jérôme Perrod, president of Buffet Crampon, has announced that Powell is now part of the Buffet Crampon family, which manufactures and distributes all wind instruments. Buffet Crampon says this is a continuation of its strategy of acquiring historical and significant wind instrument brands.
Powell reinforces the presence of Buffet Crampon in strategic markets such as the North America and Japan, according to Perrod. This acquisition also completes the industrial footprint of Buffet Crampon by adding a production facility using U.S. dollars as currency.
Saint Louis Music has recently announced the acquisition of Hamilton Stands.
Hamilton is the oldest stand company in the world and one of the oldest MI brands in the U.S., having been founded in Hamilton, OH in 1883. The company’s KB400N is one of the longest continually-made products in the industry, having sold more than 10 million units.
ROLI, the London-based music creation startup, has announced the acquisition of Blend, a growing music collaboration platform founded at New York startup studio betaworks. This announcement comes less than a year after ROLI announced its acquisition of JUCE, the C++ framework for cross-platform audio development. By extending its areas of expertise in software and hardware innovation to include a leading social platform, ROLI says it has established a vertical end-to-end toolchain that is among the most complete in the entire music industry.
Music Group has announced its acquisition of TC Group, one of the largest group of companies in the professional audio industry. Headquartered in Denmark, and with offices around the world, TC Group owns and manages brands such as Tannoy, Lab Gruppen, Lake, TC Electronics, TC Helicon, and TC Applied Technologies.
According to the company, the addition of Tannoy, Lab Gruppen, and Lake allows Music Group to round out its professional install and touring sound offerings alongside Midas, Klark Teknik, and Turbosound, while TC Electronics and TC Helicon complement Music Group’s Bugera guitar tube amplifier brand and Behringer prosumer division. The TC Applied Technologies company is invested in semiconductor designs, networking, and interface technology.
Jam Industries has announced the asset purchase of the wholesale distribution business, KMC Music, B&J Music, and selected trade marks from Fender Musical Instrument Corp.
For almost 50 years, KMC Music has been a staple of distribution within the musical instrument industry. During that time, they have distributed a large number of important musical brands and accessories to stores across the U.S. and Canada.