Yamaha launches Soundmondo – Social Sound-Sharing Site

Yamaha has officially launched Soundmondo, a groundbreaking social sound-sharing website for sharing reface Mobile Mini Keyboard sounds.

Soundmondo is one of the first sites to implement WebMIDI, a new W3C (API) pioneered by Google in Chrome (versions 43 and later) earlier this year. WebMIDI connects MIDI devices to the Internet allowing musical instruments to play onlinesynthesizers, as well as save or share sounds with Soundmondo. Because WebMIDI ispart of Chrome, Soundmondo works on Mac, PC and Android devices.

The Yamaha reface Mobile Mini Keyboards are the first instruments to work with Soundmondo. Featuring four models, each with a unique tone generator and control panel, reface empowers users with an easy way to store, recall, organize and share their sounds.

“Soundmondo is social sound-sharing for synthesizers,” said Nate Tschetter, marketing manager, Music Production, Yamaha Corporation of America. Back in the day, synthesizers had patch sheets where sound re-creation was a manual process of duplicating settings from a printed diagram.

Soundmondo instantly sends the sound to your instrument and visually shows you how to re-create it. It’s like having your ownpersonal synth programmer on call 24/7.”Saving sounds on Soundmondo is easy. Once the user connects their instrumentand sets up an account, they simply hit CREATE and give their sound a name, adescription and tags. They can also add a YouTube video and SoundCloud audio to really show off their sound. According to Tschetter, the real fun comes in checking out sounds created by

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