Month in music tech: the biggest news of September 2021

Here are the latest and biggest developments in the music technology world from September.

Rhodes MK8 Golden

Superbooth returned this year as an in-person event, bringing an array of exciting hardware for music producers. We saw Waldorf reimagine some of its classic synthesizers in a new M synthesizer, Dreadbox dropped the six-voice Nymphes, and UDO brought its Super 6 polysnth to a smaller form factor, among plenty of other releases.

Meanwhile, ROLI filed for bankruptcy and will relaunch as Luminary, and music manufacturers around the world have been affected by a shortage of semiconductors resulting in less available hardware for DJs and producers. September also saw the royalties war wage on, with the UK Govt revealing only 0.4 per cent of artists make a living from streaming, while vinyl sales surge by 94 per cent.

Read on for the biggest headlines of the music technology world from September 2021.

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