Sunday, January 31

Sound Design for Film Pt. 3 - Stinger (Clash of the Titans)


Part 3 is a short and sweet look at the various layers which go into the stinger at the end of the Medusa scene we went over in Part 2. I go over some inspirations that I had from Ben Burtt and Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The video also hits upon a way to enable automation lanes for group tracks.
www.nickstutorials.com

Parts 1 & 2 located HERE.

Moog, voice, Whalefish, distortion box

Moog, voice, Whalefish, distortion box from Johannes Bergmark on Vimeo.

Short samples from Johannes Bergmark playing at Fylkingen, Stockholm.

The Moog I began to play in the 80's when it was more out than ever. At the time I was inspired by Chick Corea and jazz rock. After I got other interests, the Micro Moog was really getting to be an exciting instrument, sometimes combined with radios that it manipulates.

Later, I combined it with a distortion box, mixer feedback, "virtual analog" modular synthesizers (Clavia micro modulars) and other inputs from voice and instruments like this one, the Whalefish.

More pictures, sounds and info at

http://bergmark.org/moog



Be sure to check out Johannes' Vimeo page for more great videos of the "Whalefish" as well as other homemade instruments!

Alchemy Tutorials 2 -4

2-Synthesis Basics:

A tutorial introducing the basic synthesis capabilities of Camel Audio's Alchemy, and how to create a basic pad type sound. Alchemy is the ultimate sample manipulation synthesiser.

3-Envelopes:

A tutorial introducing the AHDSR and MSEG modulation sources available in Camel Audio's Alchemy, and how these features may be used to shape the sound. Alchemy is the ultimate sample manipulation synthesiser.

4-LFO's:

A tutorial introducing to the LFO modulation source in Camel Audio's Alchemy, and how LFO's can be used to shape the sound and manipulate audio loops. Alchemy is the ultimate sample manipulation synthesiser.

Visit http://www.camelaudio.com/Alchemy.php for more information.

Propellerhead Record + Line 6 POD X3 Live


Line 6's Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper demonstrates the features available when using the POD X3 Live as a recording interface with Propellerhead Record.
http://line6.com/community/community/line_6_blog

Saturday, January 30

OTO Biscuit



BISCUIT is a stereo sound effect processor. Thanks to a subtle blend of 8-bit digital and analog processing, BISCUIT is able to create a wide range of sounds. It goes from 8-bit character and lo-fi digital artefacts to numeric distortions.

BISCUIT is very useful to add depth and texture to any kind of electronic sounds. It works best with synthesizers (digital or analog), bassline, drum machines, loops, samplers or computers, but you can use it with any other sources.

BISCUIT is basically an enhanced bit depth and sample-rate reducer, known as "bitcrusher", followed by an analog filter and a simple mixing section (dry/wet). It also offers other features like removing or inverting each of the 8 bits, changing the sample rate from 250Hz to 30kHz, or adding one of the four effects (waveshaper, delay, pitch shifter and step filter).

Biscuit is MIDI compatible.

You can save the whole BISCUIT settings (potentiometers and switches) in 16 presets. A SysEx dump function let you save and recall as many presets you want on your computer.


Features

• Stereo inputs and outputs
• Input gain from -∞ to 15 dB with diode clipping
• Real 8-bit Analog to Digital and Digital to Analog converters
• Unique capability of muting and inverting each of the 8 bits
• Variable sample clock from 250 Hz to 30 kHz
• True analog multimode filter with resonance control
• FX section: Waveshaper, Delay, Pitch Shifter and Step Filter
• Separate control of dry and 8-bit signals
• 16 presets
• MIDI : Continuous Controller, Beat Clock, Program Change and Sysex for presets
• True relay Bypass
• Rugged metallic Neutrik© jacks
• Built like a tank: Thick metal case and strong build
• Dimensions: 190mm x 60mm x 117mm / 7.48" x 2.36" x 4.60" (W x D x H)
• Weight: 580g / 1.27 lbs

BISCUIT is available at 458 Euro (without VAT or taxes).
On our website with secured payment online on february 2010.


Friday, January 29

Propellerhead Record + Line 6 POD X3 Live


From Matt's blog at http://line6.com/community/community/...

Line 6's Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper demonstrates the features available when using the POD X3 Live as a recording interface with Propellerhead Record.

Building A Synth In Reaktor - Part 1


The first of a three part series on how to build a basic synthesizer from scratch in Native Instruments' Reaktor 5.
SignalPathTV

Foundations.mov


Foundations is Metronome Built for Ableton Live. It allows you to have a click within Live that you can Subdivide. You can adjust the Accent Volume as well as your Subdivision Volumes. It includes two click sounds by default but if you've got a Click sound you Love, you can load it into Foundations and use it in Live. For more information check out our site www.loopsinworship.com.

EditEd4TV - Live Grain Sweep


This Combinator allows you to do graintable sweep/scrub through frozen incoming audio. As opposed to other scrubber combinators I've made, this one works with incoming audio (either a full rack mix, or live audio, or whatever). Previous versions relied on loading a sample into an NN-19 or NN-XT and using "sample start" to sweep around, but this new device doesn't need that... no need to take audio, export/save as wav/aif, reimport, etc. It's all live. This demonstration is with a Factory Soundbank Combinator in run mode, as well as an NN-XT playing back a sample, but again, I'm not using the NN-XT for anything other than sample playback... it's the Combi that's scrubbing the audio.
EditEd4TV's Reasonable Help

Read my interview with EditED HERE!

On this day...


On this day in 1936 bassist James Jamerson was born in Charleston, South Carolina. James played bass on the majority of Motown hits from the 60's and 70's, from "My Girl" to "I Heard it Through the Grapevine". The session musicians that played for Motown in that era were generally uncredited and referred to in the business as The Funk Brothers. It was Marvin Gaye's fantastic album, "What's Going On", that first acknowledged his work as "the incomparable James Jamerson". Here's James playing with Marvin Gaye in 1973:


Video courtesy of brainchild9.

Thursday, January 28

Propellerhead Record - CycleOn Combi via TouchOSC


iPhone/iPod Touch [and eventually iPad] control of Propellerhead Record via the Hexler.net TouchOSC app. OSC to MIDI conversion handled by OSCulator. This is how i imagine an ideal control system will work with these patches.
www.peff.com

Hitman 2 is here!


Ive been locked in the lab making my hardest drums yet!
These samples are the result of a “hybrid” approach,
where I layer my drum machines
with unorthodox acoustic & field recordings.

ReFill Contains:
400 wav samples
40 full ReDrum kits (no repeat samples)
40 ReDrum “Tom-only Sets”
40 NN-XT Kits
4 .cmb w/ record insert and tomscroll variations

$25

Go to '008's BeatBlog to check it out and download the demo!

Ableton Live 8: Manipulating Audio for Sound Design. Pt.1.


A series of videos in which I'll take a single piece of audio [a creaking door] and build an entire musical arrangement from it in Ableton.
studobignose3

Alchemy Tutorial 1: Introduction


A tutorial introducing the simple interface of Camel Audio's Alchemy, focussing on the performance controls and remix pad. For more information about Alchemy - the ultimate sample manipulation synthesiser, please visit http://www.camelaudio.com/Alchemy.php.

Wednesday, January 27

Sound Design for Film Pt. 2 - Medusa (Clash of the Titans)


This time around we'll be looking at a sound re-design for the Medusa scene in the Clash of the Titans trailer. Lots of fades, pitch-layering and various other processing going on here as per usual. I also cover a few bits of automation to spice up some of the layers in addition to some dramatic equalization on a forest fire sample in order to make it fit with the scene.
oubliettezombie
www.nickstutorials.com

The Loft is Open!

New from Ryan Gruss, the founder of ryangruss.com, comes The Loop Loft:


We’re happy to announce the grand opening of The Loop Loft! Come on in and take a tour. We’ve spent the past few months feverishly working to assemble the highest quality loops in an online store that’s easy on the eyes. Take a listen to the product samples and you’ll hear why The Loop Loft is the premier source for royalty free loops.

As you’ll notice from our product selection, we are currently focused on drum loops but we’ll be expanding into other areas throughout 2010. Keep an eye and ear out for guitar, bass, keyboard and all kinds of other instruments in the future. We’ll be working with top session musicians in NYC, LA and London to provide you with the best loops available anywhere.

Keep checking back and follow the blog as we announce new loop sets, guests artists and give a behind the scenes look into the creation of our products! We’re happy to announce the grand opening of The Loop Loft! Come on in and take a tour. We’ve spent the past few months feverishly working to assemble the highest quality loops in an online store that’s easy on the eyes. Take a listen to the product samples and you’ll hear why The Loop Loft is the premier source for royalty free loops.

As you’ll notice from our product selection, we are currently focused on drum loops but we’ll be expanding into other areas throughout 2010. Keep an eye and ear out for guitar, bass, keyboard and all kinds of other instruments in the future. We’ll be working with top session musicians in NYC, LA and London to provide you with the best loops available anywhere.

Keep checking back and follow the blog as we announce new loop sets, guests artists and give a behind the scenes look into the creation of our products!


Sound Design for Film Pt. 1 - Giant Scorpion (Clash of the Titans)


When I'm not working on tutorials and sample libraries, I spend time redoing the sound for just about any kind of video I can get my hands on. It's great practice and a lot of it will end up on a demo reel to shop around. I thought it would be fun to document the process, passing on some sound design tips along the way and hopefully starting a dialogue with other sound designers!
oubliettezombie
nickstutorials.com

In the Studio with the Korg microSampler

Understanding the Five Sampling Modes:


Sampling a Drum Kit:


Using the Pattern Sequencer


Using Effects and Resampling:

www.korg.com/microsampler

Tuesday, January 26

Dodecafiltered DX 1-3

1:


2:


3:

oberheim dx + sonic alienator + sherman filterbank 2 + shippmann ebbe und flut + moogerfoogers (freqbox, ring modulator, control processor) + delay pedals (boss dd-6/dd-7) + jomox m-resonator + 4 korg kp3
arrowbang

grain freeze M4L


64revolt
www.monolake.de/technology/m4l.html

Clockwork 1 & 2

Clockwork 1:


Clockwork 2:

Future Retro XS + Blue Lantern Clones Newt 10 step sequencer + MoogerFoogers (freqbox, ring modulator, control processor)
arrowbang

Filtered Neuronium


Sherman Filterbank 2 + Schippmann ebbe und flut + Jomox Resonator Neuronium
arrowbang

CycleOn for Propellerheads Record & Reason


CycleOn is a loop playback system for Record and Reason designed for live performance or real-time production. Planning to release this patch on 2010.3.03
PeffTV
www.Peff.com

Mini MOOG Voyager - Analog Drum Possibilities - At NoiseBug


VJFranzK
www.franzkeller.com

Monday, January 25

Tweaking the Machinedrum


Tweaking a couple of patterns I made with parameter locks and fx, a very capable machine indeed!
narki86

Dark River dub

Dark River dub from chaosmoon on Vimeo.

Equipment used: MFB-502, Korg ESX-1, GenoQs Nemo, Juno 106, Oberheim Matrix-1000, Alesis Andromeda A6, Syntecno TeeBee Mk1, Lexicon MPX-110, Boss RE-1000, Korg analogue delay, Alesis Nano Compressor, Soundcraft 200SR desk. Melodic sequencing in Ableton Live and Max/MSP.

Random Rythm Generator made in Ableton Live

Random Rythm Generator made in Ableton Live from Davic Nod on Vimeo.

These loops are created by groups of tracks routed in chain with a Simple Delay on each one. The last track of a group feeds the first creating a closed path with delays.
www.davicnod.com

安西史孝の音源研究所 with Reason 4 (Vol.1)

安西史孝の音源研究所 with Reason 4 (Vol.1) from MI7 Japan on Vimeo.

作曲家の安西史孝氏が、シンセサイザーを使った高度な音作りの方法をご紹介する「音源研究所」。今回は、PropellerheadのReason 4に搭載されているシンセサイザー「Thor」を活用するテクニックを伝授します。

Sir Sedric’s ChipDrums Reason ReFill/ WAV Pack


Filthy Chip Drum Delight!

Featuring;

-3 Performance Combinators w/ Routed Effects

-10 Starter Redrums, Full Kits w/Cymbal Choke

-7 NN-XTs for Searching by Instrument

-150 Kicks (75 Straight, 75 Distorted)

-70 Snares (35 Straight, 35 Distorted)

-20 Hats, Cymbals and Shakers

-25 Fx and Percs

Every sound you hear in the ChipDrums pack was processed using a secret hardware/ software/ hardware signal chain to emulate the sounds of the 8-bit classics like the Commodore 64 and the Atari 2600. It’s known to only two people in the world, and I have the other one locked in my basement…

The difference is, I put my special touch on it. Rather than sticking with just single-layer samples, I tweaked and twerked and stacked and racked as much as I could. Rather than just give you a WAV pack, I made a ReFill with two supremely dirty Combis (Nasty Room and Filthy Box)

I ended up with a collection of drums that are as classic and 8-bit inspired as they are unique and interesting. Anyway, they’re free….. so get ‘em!

Aquasky Workshop Videos for Ableton

Aquasky | Ableton Workshop | Nov 2009:


Aquasky - Ableton Workshop - December 2009:

Kieron Bailey from Aquasky gives us some useful Looping techniques in these Ableton Live tutorials.

Links:
www.looptv.net
www.myspace.com/aquaskyuk

More videos from Berklee professor Loudon Stearns

Unmap a MacroControl in ableton live:

Sometimes a macro control stops you from moving a parameter that you really want to move! This video shows you how to unmap a pesky macro control.

Getting Around the Session View:

There are many ways to navigate the Session View is Ableton Live, here are some with the keyboard and the APC40. This is a response to a discussion in my Advanced Music Production course at Berkleemusic.com. Check it out here:
http://www.berkleemusic.com/school/course?course_item_id=9520204

Links:
http://www.youtube.com/user/LoudonYukon
http://loudonstearns.berkleemusicblogs.com/

「8時だヨ全員集合」のリミックス


The ending theme song of Japanese TV comedy program "It's 8 o'clock. Everybody, come together."
Arranged by me using Waldorf Largo.

omowaremas

Live Noise Impro on my Virus Access Indigo 1 (#4)


Check out what this incredible machine can do!
Go to alex540live for more!

Efrain Toro and Geoff Brown play the Korg Wavedrum at NAMM 2010.


The Wavedrum was one of the biggest hits at Winter NAMM 2010. Here, we have percussion master Efrain Toro and Korg demonstrator Geoff Brown providing an exhilarating performance as a thoroughly captivated Alex Acuna looks on!
www.korg.com

Featured Products | Danny Thompson | Bass Samples


Promo of the new Danny Thompson royalty free Bass sample collection from Loopmasters. Danny is a bass playing legend who has worked with everyone from Ronnie Scott to Nick Drake.
LoopTV
Danny Thompson Double Bass

aeiou


nevolucion

On this day...


On this day in 1927, composer, pianist and guitarist, Antonio Carlos "Tom" Jobim was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Jobim was a primary force behind the creation of the Bossa Nova, his songs and arrangements have been performed by many singers and instrumentalists including Frank Sinatra, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Gerry Mulligan and Astrud Gilberto. Antonio Jobim's collaboration with João Gilberto and Stan Getz on Getz/Gilberto won multiple Grammy Awards in 1964 for Album of the Year, Best Jazz Instrumental Album, Grammy for best Individual or Group and the Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. And of course the Grammy Award for Record of the year for the Jobim penned "The Girl from Ipanema". Antonio Jobim remained musically productive until his death in 1994; his last album, Antonio Brasileiro, was released posthumously.

Gerry Mulligan and Antonio Carlos Jobim:


Andy Williams & Antonio Carlos Jobim:

Sunday, January 24

Lead Solo with Moog Little Phatty Stage II Analog Synthesizer


kokostudioku

Reason 4 Tips Manual


The reason 4 tips manual was written by A.R.Solutions. The tips manual is designed for beginners on the propeller head reason program that know the very basics, to be able to pick up this manual and take it to the next stage. It shows you a variety of tips ranging from how to create your own baselines, to mastering techniques which helps improve the sound of the music to make it sound as natural as possible.
check out the manual its at a bargin!! at www.betterdayproducts.com

Ableton Tutorial 2- Its All about the groove


This week i show you how to get your drum tracks grooving by using multiple grooves and track delay.
www.youtube.com/user/Killparispaige
www.soundcloud.com/killparis
www.myspace.com/killparispaige

Digital percussives — a portrait of Franck Smith at work (2)


Digital percussives: pattern processing & fingering practice — a portrait of Franck Smith at work (2). (Contents: drum pattern rehearsals, fingering variation, tuning electronics)

Previous part: "Electronic percussion" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oANca... (Contents: drum tracks production, tuning electronics, live programming, real time sequencing, beat making, percussion recording, hybrid soloing, fx setting)

Performed by Franck Smith
w/
- Korg Wavedrum (wd-x)
- Sherman Filterbank 2
- Moog Ring Modulator (MF-102)
- Moog Analog Delay (MF-104SD)

http://twitter.com/franck_smith
http://francksmith.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/odiolorgnette

IF POSSIBLE USE HEADPHONES WHEN VIEWING VIDEO MATERIAL OR CONNECT YOUR COMPUTER TO A QUITE DECENT SOUND SYSTEM.

Wavedrum wd-x "Franck Smith" digital drums live electronics percussion beat making "drum synth" Korg Sherman Filterbank 2 Moogerfooger Moog Ring Modulator Analog Delay Odiolorgnette

EPISODE 2- Sound Design Sundays with Kill Paris


This week's episode features: How to Make Money Making and Selling Your Very Own How To Videos, Circus Trick Skate, and, "Practice Makes Perfect, But Auto-Tune Makes it Perfecter" The Ableton Tutorial is separate this week, and it's all about the groove. Thanks again!
www.youtube.com/user/Killparispaige
www.soundcloud.com/killparis
www.myspace.com/killparispaige

Roland MC-909, short Drum session


Far off any intern presets and patches i create this 8-level pattern to make my own stuff.
beckhusen
www.INNOVATIVESOUNDS.de

Haiti 2010 Benefit Album - Promo Video


UPDATE: Over US$2000 raised so far!

http://einpuls.bandcamp.com

This album is a collection of tracks created by artists from all across the world that are part of the monome community (monome.org).

See where we're from: http://tinyurl.com/yh53lwf

Each artist has donated the track free of charge, in order to generate donations for the complete album download, with all sales proceeds being donated to Médecins Sans Frontières (http://msf.org).

Download the press release here:

English: http://summerrainrecordings.net/monom...
Spanish: http://summerrainrecordings.net/monom...
Catalan: http://summerrainrecordings.net/monom...
Italian: http://summerrainrecordings.net/monom...

video scope in suitcase modular synth - MFB VD-01

video scope in suitcase modular synth - MFB VD-01 from katavist on Vimeo.

This is a collage of demo clips of the MFB VD01 module in use with my euro-modular, the Korg Kaoss Pad Entrancer and the new Wavedrum X.
The first bit simply shows the waveforms of two audio sources from the modular. In the second part (and most of the rest of the video) one sound source is sent to the Entrancer for audio tweaking and simultaneous mangling of the video source from the MFB-module. The output of the Kaoss Pad is then sent back to the LCD TFT monitor. These visuals show both the distorted original waveforms and the Kaoss effects. In parts 5, 9 and 11 the Wavedrum X is played through Doepfer BBD and Wasp filter modules with a foot pedal as modulation source.
I wish I could have rendered and uploaded this in HD, but lack of disc space and time forced me to compromise...

more info: mfberlin.de/Produkte/Module/VD-01/VD-01e/vd-01e.html

MLR in Ableton Live

#1:

MLR in Ableton Live #1 from sam_square on Vimeo.
Having fun with this new MLR patch inside Ableton.
Rechop at 1:48.
5:15, we're moving along.
fadeout and more at 6:35.


#2:

MLR in Ableton Live #2 from sam_square on Vimeo.
Another improv in Ableton using my arsenal of instruments and buttons.

#3:

MLR in Live #3 from sam_square on Vimeo.
Another video of my Ableton Live setup. I record drums into a looper and then play some organ into MLR. I also fed the the drums in with the organ on accident...but it wasn't so bad.
After that I recorded some guitar into MLR and played it back reverse.
Unfortunately I cut the monome off from the picture so you can't see it flashing.

Jam Session 2.0

Jam Session 2.0 from Cain Mosni on Vimeo.



8 people with 5 instruments from 4 Continents speaking 3 languages for 1 song.

We put together a virtual "jam session" with musicians from all over the world! Music was inspired by Galt MacDermot's amazing "Coffee Cold". Handsome Boy Modeling School (Prince Paul and Dan the Automator ) flipped that song with J-Live and Roisin Murphy from Moloko and called it "The Truth".

It's AMAZING what you can do nowadays!

Making beats using Reason 4


Me and Sonny in the lab schoolin' cats on the Reasons 4 program
ALIEUS2084
www.myspace.com/jtvillain

On this day...


On this day in 1984 Apple introduced the Macintosh computer. The Macintosh was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface. The Macintosh project started in the late 1970s with Jef Raskin, an Apple employee, who envisioned an easy-to-use, low-cost computer for the average consumer. Raskin named the computer after his favorite type of apple, the McIntosh. The design caught the attention of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple. Realizing that the Macintosh was more marketable than the Lisa, a similar but higher-end computer being developed by Apple, Jobs began to focus his attention on the project. And the rest is history...

Original Apple Macintosh commercial:

Saturday, January 23

Rare SUISHO Hougaku Conductor oriental mini-organ on Ebay


Hougaku Conductor SUISHO(means crystal) is extremely rare and strange japanese electronic musical instruments
it was originally made for playing and trainning japanese traditinal music.
cool designed in cute brown custom case with silver metalic line on it
it has built in speaker so you can play without external amp or mixer
but don't worry it has audio output too.

these keyboards were expensive and made very limited quantities those days
made for the very small circle of the people who seriously studying japanese traditional music
so i'ts very hard to find even in Japan nowadays...
this is your first and last chance to get this vintage bizarre gem!

it has 2 rows of button keyboard
this keyboard specially designed for playing japanese traditional music
front row of the keyboard is japanese scale,so just playing randomly you can easily get exotic japanese melody!

there are octave key, volume switch and dial for special japanese tuning and sound decay knob on the back side
sound is warm and analog ,very unique original sounds

I recommends SUISHO for the artist who tired of western electronic instruments and seeking for new and bizzare sounds
also recommends those who seriously studying japanese traditional music

Item is used but very good working condition.comes with original vinyl case
using 6 batteries or DC9V adaptor(not included)

due to the vintage item,this auction is AS IS CONDITION,NO WARRANTY.

INTERNATIONAL BIDDERS WELCOME! WE SHIP WORLDWIDE!

Buy it Now Price = $149.00
S&H cost to USA is $50 (EMS Air mail from JAPAN)
S&H cost to europe is $60 (EMS Air mail from JAPAN)

8 Days left on Auction

Item # 110484843236
Seller = thuggin_way777

Does anyone know if this seller (thuggin_way777) is connected with Five G, the famous Tokyo synth shop? He always seems to have the coolest stuff on ebay.

justareview #008 - Raagini Digital

justareview #008 - Raagini Digital from Kaare Bøje on Vimeo.

Raagini Digital - electronic tanpura, We call it the indian box and it's a very basic synthesizer
with little possibilities. But it got that exotic new age sound which makes it a bit special.

Recorded using TC konnekt8 running Studio One.
made by... Kaare Bøje
Thanks to... Kristoffer "Teppop" Bredahl

Links:
www.justastudio.net
www.myspace.com/justastudiodotnet
www.soundcloud.com/justastudio
www.twitter.com/justastudio

1st try out with Jomox T-Resonator

1st try out with Jomox T-Resonator from Stefan Beckhusen on Vimeo.

1st try out with Jomox T-Resonator.
Sound source: Roland MC-909
While the 1st 3 minutes i modulate the basic sound settings. Be patient, the video and music becomes more interesting after this short intro.

The video is really the first try out with my Jomox T-Resonator, but there are some cuts in the clip to get the 500mb max without loosing video quality.

Funk Up Your Bass in Propellerheads' Record


A short set of demos of different ways to create an auto-wah type envelope follower effect in Record.
-thillerson

On this day...


On this day in 1910 guitarist Jean "Django" Reinhardt was born in Liberchies, Pont-à-Celles, Belgium. Django, "I awake" in Romani, spent his youth in gypsy encampments close to Paris, where he learned to play the banjo, guitar and violin. At the age of 18 Django was severly injured in a fire leaving him partially paralyzed. Due to the injury Django had to relearn to play the guitar primarily with only his thumb, index and middle finger (he still used his pinky and ring finger for chord work and strumming.) Django Reinhardt went on to become one of the most famous European Jazz musicians of all-time after his rise to fame with violinist Stéphane Grappelli in the Quintette du Hot Club de France (as seen in the video below):

Friday, January 22

PS22 - Under the Milky Way Tonight


Another winner from today's practice. This is "Under The Milky Way" by The Church and was actually a request I was more than happy to do. One of my favorite songs from years back. And the kids do it much justice!
agreggofsociety
ps22chorus.blogspot.com

Jam Session 4

Jam Session 4 from David Dutton on Vimeo.

SwayShah (Hank Dutton) jamming away.

beatmaking worshop VISUAL BEAT TEASER by sunsplash

beatmaking worshop VISUAL BEAT TEASER by sunsplash from Alberto Stangarone on Vimeo.

Visual beat teaser for a beatmaking workshop i'll be dictating at museo del barrio (harlem NY).



The idea of the workshop is to encourage kids and teens to make music and use the technology surrounding them in creative or productive ways.



toys, phones, video games you name it... if it can make a sound you can play it.



we'll also focus on the simple sounds we can make with our bodies, beatboxing, claping etc.



As we record this sounds together we'll build songs that the students will take home by the end of the day.

Sir Sedric's Funked Out Pimp ReFill


-Over 500 Drum Samples from raw Vinyl, Cassette and Drum Machines

-100 Redrum Patches. All full 10-piece kits w/cymbal choke.

-5 Unique Drum Combinators with Routed Effects

-100 Thors including the Pimp’s Funky Bass Collection

-50 Malstroms, 50 Subtractors, and over 25 Effect Patches

-That’s 500+ Drum Samples, 200+ Synth Patches and more!

Every drum sample has been chopped with precision and care from quality sources including vinyls, cassettes, drum machines and interesting sounds I’ve recorded personally. Every synth patch was painstakingly created and programmed to suit funky productions and give a nod to the vintage sounds and gear of a funkier era of music.

All samples are presented in 24-bit, 44.1Khz

All synths are funky like a hobo

Check out the various instruments and tools in the Funked Out Pimp ReFill

nun // dubstep


nevolucion

Pad Kontrol Session: Jungle [Drum & Bass ]


www.myspace.com/junglord

Max for Live and a Novelty Drinking Bird


A novelty drinking bird triggering a motion detecting modulation plugin I threw together in max for live. "MotionMod" is built out of "Hold Still" from Jitter Recipes Book 3 and "PeakMod".
zealtv
zealousy.com

polysixohsix & sh09


triggering the polysix arp by feeding it a simple snarehit from ableton via a separate audio output (according to this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTX32NqVDXM ). some bass and drums courtesy of roland and kenton usb solo.

magicmodulator videos

vid-bugcrusher-drums.MPG:

casio Drums put through a BugBrand Bug Crusher 08 via my Modulator envelope LFO unit
for some modulated action


vid-bugcrush=eye.MPG:

Bug Crusher Eye in effect light activated control modulation and filter cutt off
More videos: magicmodulator
www.magicmess.co.uk

DIY MIDI Kaossilator


AmbientOtaku

Reason 4 Automation using nano Kontroller and mixer


Showing how to use Reason 4 automation feature with the nano kontroller, that we preset the mixer from last video. This allows you to use a mixer for channels 1-9 and pre-record a track then make anoher mixer using scene 2 and record another 9 channels. Like a Dj mixing desk but with reason
ozcorpz
BM Reason Studios

On this day...


On this day in 1931 singer/songwriter Sam Cooke was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Mr. Cooke became one of the pioneers of Soul Music, with his unique blend of Gospel and Rhythm & Blues, leading to 29 top-40 hits between 1957 and 1964. But Sam did more than just sing though, he started his own record label and publishing company (one of the first black entertainers to do so) and took on an active role in the American Civil Rights Movement. Sadly Sam Cooke was murdered in 1964 at the young age of 33, but his beautiful voice and music can still be heard on Oldies stations round the world.

AMERICAN MASTERS | Sam Cooke: Crossing Over | PBS:


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Electronic percussion — a portrait of Franck Smith at work


Electronic percussion: beat making recording & drum tracks production — a portrait of Franck Smith at work. (Contents: drum tracks production, tuning electronics, live programming, real time sequencing, beat making, percussion recording, hybrid soloing, fx setting)

Performed by Franck Smith
w/
- Korg Wavedrum (wd-x)
- Sherman Filterbank 2
- Moog Ring Modulator (MF-102)
- Moog Analog Delay (MF-104SD)

http://twitter.com/franck_smith
http://francksmith.blogspot.com
http://www.youtube.com/odiolorgnette

IF POSSIBLE USE HEADPHONES WHEN VIEWING VIDEO MATERIAL OR CONNECT YOUR COMPUTER TO A QUITE DECENT SOUND SYSTEM.

Wavedrum wd-x "Franck Smith" digital drums live electronics percussion beat making "drum synth" Korg Sherman Filterbank 2 Moogerfooger Moog Ring Modulator Analog Delay Odiolorgnette

For Rudi 1-3

Part 1:

bratigel sequencer Modul controls with channel A my Modular and Channel B a Moog Synthesizer

Part 2:

bratigel Sequencer Modul with extern Quantizer

Part 3:

bratigel sequencer modul in single mode
-heidibeerbel

Thursday, January 21

Vanishing Point

Saw this great video on Synthtopia.com, one of my favorite blogs:

Vanishing Point from Bonsajo on Vimeo.

Movie

:Takuya Hosogane

(private)http://www.hsgn.tk

(unit)http://www.bonsajo.org



Music

:cubesato

http://cubicroom.net/

http://ax.itunes.apple.com/jp/artist/cubesato/id323664538

:Meine Meinung

http://meimei-music.com

http://itunes.apple.com/jp/artist/meine-meinung/id252608676?uo=6



BMS

:sweez

http://sweez.net/

Drum Racks in Ableton

Bass in Drum Rack:

Drum Racks are not just for drums, some clever usage of Simpler parameters allows you to play bass right along with your Drum Rack groove...

Random Notes in Drum Rack:

When adding pitched elements to your drum racks it really helps to have the notes change a bit. This can be done automatically for you with the Random MIDI device in Live...

Nested Drum Racks and Choke Groups:

This is a response to a student question, choke groups weren't working, and the problem was nested drum racks. I am getting this question more and more often, so I decided to post this vid. I hope it helps someone out!

LoudonYukon's Channel
loudonstearns.berkleemusicblogs.com

Drum Envelope


There are a couple ways to adjust the length of a drum sound with Simpler in Ableton Live, here is an example. This is a video response to a question I received in my Advanced Production with Ableton Live course at Berkleemusic.com.
LoudonYukon's Channel
loudonstearns.berkleemusicblogs.com

Velocity Controlled Filter Cutoff Simpler


When creating drum sounds that are short and meant to be repeated it really helps to have it change timbre with velocity. Simpler in Ableton Live makes this real easy to do, check it out. This video is a response to a student in my Advanced Production with Ableton live course at Berkleemusic.com.
LoudonYukon's Channel
loudonstearns.berkleemusicblogs.com

Sound Design Sundays with Kill Paris


This episode features: Top 5 DJ do nots , The Inspiration Station, a game of skate between Jamison Shaffer and I, and also Dogs and Sexually Persuasive techno music. At the end of the show there is a free ableton live tutorial and a free loop pack, Available at www.soundcloud.com/killparis.
Links:
www.myspace.com/killparispaige
www.youtube.com/user/Killparispaige

Gorillaz.com - Plastic Beach


Gorillaz.com is streaming their new single "Stylo", as well as clips from the eagerly awaited third album "Plastic Beach", dropping March 3rd! The animated band are set to headline Coachella's closing night, April 18th this year along with Pavement, Thom Yorke, Sly and the Family Stone and Orbital!

Sir Sedric's Boom Bapp - Kick & Snare Pack


The BoomBapp Kick and Snare ReFill

These are 150 of the grimiest, dirt-nastiest drums you’re gonna hear. A no bullshit pack of Kicks and Snares with extra flavor, extra sauce and double-extra funk.

Completely Free.

Completely Available For Any Commercial Recordings.


Each of these Booms and Bapps has been painstakingly crafted to suit grimy, gutter-born, raw and hard-hitting Hip-Hop and Rap tracks, but it doesn’t stop there. These could also be at home in any production that needs powerful, energetic backbeats such as House, Trance, Acid, Electro, DnB, Dubstep…even Pop!

Anyway, they’re free!
What are you waiting for???

Get ‘Em Here!

Korg Kaossilator Demo


-killthrash

Bliptronic 5000 Test


A hands-on look at the portable grid-based synth.
-horganator

Oldschool Reel to Reel House Jam


I recommend you watch in high quality for the best possible audio.

This is a jam to test out my newest toys the Roland JX-3P synthesizer, the Roland JSQ-60 sequencer and the Teac A 4300SX that I was given in Florida (Thanks Madge!). This is by no means a finished track but it's the basic idea for one and I might put the time in and make a full track of it.

For the gear nerds out there

Synth - Roland JX-3P & Juno-60
Drums - Roland TR-707, TR-727, MC-303 (kick) as well as Casio RZ-1 for its sweet cowbell and claps
Samples - SP-808
Sequencer - Roland JSQ-60

There is 4 types of sync working together here Din (from the JSQ to the 7x7s) MIDI (from the 7x7s to the MC-303 & RZ-1) trigger signal (from the 727 to the JX-3P's sequencer) and DCB (from the JSQ to the Juno)

-snolan1990