Moog Music is the leading manufacturer of analog synthesizers in the world. Our Employee-owned company and its customers carry on the legacy of our founder, electronic musical instrument pioneer, Dr. Bob Moog.
For more than 20 years, our motto has been to 'surprise and inspire' our customers and we've had fantastic support from DJs, artists and clubs around the world to help us achieve this. In recent years, as more people have taken up DJing – either with the intention of eventually becoming professional or just to enjoy mixing with their friends – we've created products and services to help introduce them to the world of music creation. We're committed to continue innovating through our product development and design to satisfy our customers, both professional and amateur, and maintain the reputation of Pioneer DJ equipment as the industry standard.
PROFESSIONAL AUDIO EQUIPMENT BUSINESS We draw on our experience in the DJ and club market to develop and design professional sound systems that deliver powerful, crystal-clear audio. Since 2013, famous venues around the globe – from nightclubs and restaurants to boats and football stadiums – have benefitted from Pioneer Pro Audio set-ups including our our GS-WAVE Series dance floor stacks, XY Series PA/monitor speakers, and XPRS Active Series.
MUSIC PRODUCTION TOOL BUSINESS As well as industry-standard DJ products, we also create instruments and music production tools to inspire producers and artists and help enhance their work in the studio and their performances on the live stage. We're dedicated to designing first-rate products from professional samplers and synthesizers, to monitor speakers and headphones.
THE KUVO COMMUNITY In 2014, we launched KUVO; a social platform and community for clubs, DJs and dance music lovers. The KUVO app and website helps clubbers discover new music, DJs and venues, as well as share their passion with like-minded people.
https://www.KUVO.com Mobile app “KUVO”: KUVO.com/app
Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Our products are used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers, and artists from across the world.
Making music isn’t easy. It takes time, effort, and learning. But when you’re in the flow, it’s incredibly rewarding.
We feel the same way about making Ableton products. The driving force behind Ableton is our passion for what we make, and the people we make it for.
We are more than 200 people from 28 different countries divided between our headquarters in Berlin and our office in Los Angeles.
Most of us are active musicians, producers, and DJs, and many of us use Live and Push every day. We come from a wide range of cultural and professional backgrounds. Some of us have PhDs, some are self-taught, and most of us are somewhere in between. What connects us is the shared belief that each of us has the skills and knowledge to contribute to something big: helping to shape the future of music culture.
We believe it takes focus to create truly outstanding instruments. We only work on a few products and we strive to make them great.
Rather than having a one-size-fits-all process, we try to give our people what they need to work their magic and grow. We’ve learned that achieving the best results comes from building teams that are richly diverse, and thus able to explore problems from a wider set of perspectives. We don’t always agree with each other, but opinion and debate are valued and openly encouraged.
Co-created by James Grahame and Peter Kirn (Create Digital Music), the MeeBlip is a monophonic synthesizer inspired by electronic instruments that came before, but with a unique sound and hands-on control. It's fully open-source hardware: you're free to see, modify, learn from, and share hardware and software components alike.
MeeBlip triode is a project of James Grahame (blipsonic) and Peter Kirn (CDM / createdigitalmusic.com). It's independently designed and manufactured, then hand-assembled and tested in Calgary, Canada before making its way to you.
Free and open
The MeeBlip project is fully open source hardware. It's ready to play, no assembly or hacking required. But if you do want to learn how it works or modify it, you're free to do so. Circuits and code are all available via GitHub, and are covered by a permissive Creative Commons and GPLv3 license. That means MeeBlip is an electronic instrument that gives you complete freedom for the future.
Kilpatrick Audio was founded by Andrew Kilpatrick to pursue the design of unique and high quality music and audio electronics. Kilpatrick is a skilled and dedicated electronics designer with years of professional experience in both hardware electronics and software design. In addition, Kilpatrick is a classically trained vocalist and skilled multi-instrumentalist. His passion for both music and electronics design gives him unique insight in the design process which combines art and technology.
QP Tharmviboonsri designs the look of Kilpatrick Audio products, packaging and online marketing. With years of experience in graphic design and communication arts, he puts his artistic touch on every product.
Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of electronic musical instruments, professional audio equipment, multimedia products and music accessories. The Roland brand family includes Roland, BOSS, and Rodgers. Roland’s impressive line of products includes, but is far from limited to, guitar effects pedals, electronic percussion, acclaimed digital pianos, synthesizers, and digital mixers.
Roland est un chef de file mondial sur les plans de la conception, de la fabrication et de la distribution d’instruments de musique numériques, d’équipement audio professionnel, de produits multimédias et d’accessoires de musique. Les produits Roland constituent une famille composée des marques Roland, BOSS, et Rodgers. La gamme impressionnante de produits Roland, loin de s’y limiter, inclut notamment des pédales d’effet pour guitare, des percussions électroniques, des pianos numériques réputés, des synthétiseurs et des consoles de mixage numérique.
Jack Long was a professional trumpet player who, in 1956, thought that maybe he could sell instruments to some of his friends in the musical community. He set up a small store on Carlton Street in Toronto on the second floor of an old house and became a dealer for King Band Instruments. The floor was divided up into music studios so Jack was also able to teach trumpet lessons on the side. About 6 months later, Jack rented out a room to a local drummer named Jack McQuade which he used for drum lessons.
In 1957, the Jacks decided to open up a small retail store on Yonge Street and named it Long & McQuade Musical Instruments. Many existing customer service policies sprang from these early days. The rental program began when the partners decided to start charging their friends for all the instruments they were “borrowing”. The financing program began when a customer asked if he could purchase a drum set but not pay for it all at once. Jack & Jack continued as partners until 1965 when Jack McQuade decided to pursue drumming full time and sold his portion of the company to Jack Long.
Long & McQuade began expanding in 1968 and hasn’t stopped since. Currently there are over 70 Long & McQuade stores across Canada as well as an online store that opened in 2008. The company employs over 1,300 musicians and contracts around 1,000 music teachers across Canada. To this day, the entire company is still 100% owned by the Long family.
Beat Drop is a music production & DJ school in Calgary, AB and Canada's first Ableton Certified Training Centre. Our teachers are professional musicians & DJs who specialize in developing and teaching curriculum in group and 1-on-1 settings. Our small class sizes, modern day approach to hardware & software, and experienced instructors will help you meet your musical goals, develop your craft and understand today’s music industry landscape.