Month in music tech: the biggest news of May 2021

What happened in the music technology world this month? Here’s all the important news.

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Apple was in the spotlight throughout May, thanks to the news of a potential $27 billion fine, the release of Apple Music Lossless and rumours of a 40-core Mac Pro and a new iPod Touch. More hints at new gear came from the Sequential camp, which was recently acquired by Focusrite, with reports that a new product could be with us by this August.

Meanwhile, DAW developers have kept themselves busy with the announcement of Bitwig 4 and Reason 12, along with Universal Audio bringing an API Console emulation to Luna.

In this month’s news roundup, we recap the biggest and best news of April 2021, keeping you in the loop on announcements, product releases and new freeware you might have missed.

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Universal Audio Luna API Console Emulation

Freeware

Freeware Roundup May 2021

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