Saturday, April 30

Vespers - Choosing reference monitor speakers

Here's a great video from Ableton certified trainer Vespers on studio monitors. It touches upon choosing speakers, as well as the reason for why you'd want a set. Check it:


HD tutorial, the importance of proper reference monitors in your home music studio. Vespers, Ableton Live Certified Trainer, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
-Vespers

Twisted Tools | MP16 Tutorial


This tutorial explains the main features of the Twisted Tools MP16 Sampler. There are currently two versions of the MP16 Sampler, the MP16a and MP16b. The MP16a comes bundled with Richard Devine's Analogue Microcosm sample pack. The MP16b comes bundled with the Glitchmachines : Elements sample pack. Both are available at twistedtools.com as part of the products mentioned above.

For a comparison chart, please visit: twistedtools.com...


-Twisted Tools

REGGIE WATTS: IMPROVISED DECONSTRUCTION


Mailing Lists and More Awesome:
REGGIEWATTS.com
RONENV.com

Camera+light by Noa Griffel
Produced by Winslow Turner Porter III
Thanks Shad Shadab


-Ronen V

Friday, April 29

PS22 Chorus "BREAKING IT UP" Lykke Li

PS22 Chorus kicking some serious ass on Lykke Li's "Breaking It Up":


ps22chorus.blogspot.com

May is Music Making Month!


May is Music Making Month and Propellerhead have a slew of on-line events planned starting with a live chat on May 2nd with Propellerhead Software's founders Ernst Nathorst-Böös, Marcus Zetterquist, and Pelle Jubel! Throughout May you can watch tutorials from the likes of Peff, James Bernard, Ed Baumann, Adam Fielding, A Guy Called Gerald, Giles Reaves, Matt Piper, The Freemasons, Josh Mobley and many many more. Check out the full line-up @ propellerheads.se; and get ready to start making some music!

Connecting Performer - Native Instruments Reaktor


This short tutorial video covers Konkreet Performer's ad-hoc network connectivity to your computer, and to Reaktor, via OSC.
-KonkreetLabs

Mux Mool - Taking Electricity


New Mux Mool track on soundcloud! Dig:

Taking Electricity by muxmool

Studio Monitors - Adam Audio R5X vs Samson Rubicon R5a - The DSP Project


Just by chance I had access to two different brands of monitors both using ribon tweeters that are very simuarly spec'd. Seemed like a perfect oppertunity for a shoot out! The Adam Audio R5X are equipeed with the new XART tweeter claiming to reach an impressive and possibly pointless 50khz. The Samson Rubicon R5a are my old monitors I initally brought just for DJ mixing, but when I extended my stay in the UK they ended up sticking around longer then initaly planed.
-the dsp project

Thursday, April 28

Steamworx for Alchemy!


New for Camel Audio's Alchemy and Alchemy Player is Steamworx a library by Martin Walker. Here's the info from Camel Audio:

Steamworx is a cinematic netherworld featuring keyboard instruments made from clocks, drum kits built with steam-powered machines, fog-shrouded soundscapes and gothic choirs. With intricate contraptions, grunge-laden grooves, multi-layered arpeggios and hand-crafted percussion that ooze character and round-robin realism, you will find moods suited to epic soundtrack, delicate ambient, sci-fi, industrial and the supernatural.

This library incorporates over 240MB of new sample content, with specially created instruments, extensive field recordings that add a rich patina of detail, 8-bit SID Chip exotica, plus samplings from an extensive collection of bells, chimes, and gongs. Martin Walker is well known for his music and sound effects design on over a hundred game soundtracks, and for his columns and features on sound design in magazines such as Sound On Sound and Audio Technology.


Go to CamelAudio.com for mp3 demos and ordering information! And if you're interested in sound design make sure to check out the Steamworx pdf which chronicles the making of this library in nine decorative pages. And speaking of Alchemy, version 1.20 is now available. This new update implements 64 bit and features switchable skins - Nice work Camel Audio!

Reason 101 - Generative Ideas (pt.1)


Fantastic post by Robert Anselmi over at Reason 101 on using multiple Thors to create a 128-step random sequencer. Definitely worth checking out!

Wednesday, April 27

Boxcutter - TV Troubles


Video for the Boxcutter track 'TV Troubles' taken from his album
The Dissolve released on Planet Mu 25 April 2011.
Video by Sabrina Ratté.

-Planet Mu Records

Greenhouse - The Synplant ReFill


New form Soundcells - Greenhouse, the Synplant ReFill for Reason!

"Greenhouse" is an awesome ReFill which is based on samples coming from the popular Synplant software synthesizer which is without any doubt one of the most innovative plugins of recent years. 125+ combinator patches provide an insight into the great and highly characterful sound capabilities Synplant has to offer. Greenhouse patches sound deep and murky, sometimes wishful and dreamy, but overall atmospheric and full of the typical and widely acclaimed Synplant character... In addition, some "One-Shot-FX" kits are included to let you produce some glitchy electro beats. The 24 bit samples were recorded through an analog mixing console to bring the "real world" flavour into our digital world - ready-to-use within this ReFill. And let´s not forget about he 35+ drum samples (as well as 11 Rex files highly processed with additional EQing, compressing...) from the MicroTonic PlugIn which has been recorded the same way as the Synplant samples....

Greenhouse Contents:

- 129 combinator patches
- Deep, murky, evil but also wishful and dreamy are the main keywords
- 114 NNXT patches
- 7 Redrum kits
- 432 Synplant samples, 392 MB uncompressed.
- 35+ drum samples & 11 Rex loops coming from the MicroTonic PlugIn.


Go to www.soundcells.de for mp3 demos and ordering information. Speaking of which, Greenhouse is currently on sale for the low price of 18.90€ (sale ends May 15th.)

Advanced MIDI learn features in Ableton Live


In this video we explore some of the lesser know but still powerful and useful MIDI learnable features in Ableton Live. These include the scene launch, track device and clip views, nudging and scrubbing and clip start/end and loop start/end.
-learnMax

Tuesday, April 26

Kid Koala On Beats In Space

"Damon Albarn, Kid Koala And Dan The Automator - Untitled"


Damon Albarn, Kid Koala, Dan The Automator - Untitled track.

Performed live on Beats in Space.
WNYU radio in NYC.

Hear the whole set here: beatsinspace.net/​playlists/​569

Pressure vs Scapes


video - designingsound.org
pressure - hissandaroar.com
scapes - twistedtools.com

Retouch RpK - Video Part 2


Second video showing Retouch RpK, a software solution which
allows full customization of the Korg PadKontrol for controlling
Propellerhead Reason and Record. Stay tuned for more info on
availability.

-Retouch

See Part 1

Delicious Max/MSP Tutorial 9: The Almighty bpatcher


Thrill to the never-before-seen carnage wrought by the mighty
bpatcher! He heard you like patches so he put a patch in your...
yeah, I'm sorry, end of tired meme reference.

-dude837

machinedrum pattern creation


creating a machinedrum pattern from scratch. completed ~9min.
first 3 min edited off b/c of youtube time constraints.

-SashaBorodin

Monday, April 25

Dubspot Ableton Live Tips #10

Creating A Unique Performance Setup (Dorian Concept)


In this Ableton Live video tutorial, we'll explore some techniques inspired by two incredible conversations I had this past week. We will look at the creative possibilities of using the Simpler, some portamento, LFO, and delays, and we'll also explore a great technique for crafting 8 bar drum patterns.

First up, I had the great pleasure of catching Dorian Concept's insanely inspiring set at Low End Theory last week. Dorian Concept is a Vienna-based producer who has developed his own completely original style of keyboard playing. He's been tearing it up at Festivals around the world since bursting on to everyone's radar with the massive tune "Vertical Output" a few years back. His latest release on Ninja Tune is called Her Tears Taste Like Pears, full of funky, synth driven club heaters. He often sits in live improv style with his friend Flying Lotus when they cross paths internationally, and his series of YouTube videos 'Fooling Around With The MicroKorg, Alesis Micron, etc' are straight jaw droppers.

So I had the honor of chatting with him at length at Low End, and I thought I'd share some tidbits from our inspiring conversation. He shared some serious wisdom that would be helpful for any aspiring producer. Turns out he is not classically trained, and he's actually completely self-taught. The great thing about what he has done, is that he has kept it simple and really mastered his instrument, developing his own unique style. With all the tools we have available in our toolbox these days, it is easy to get overwhelmed and the reality is that sometimes it is better to simplify and limit yourself. That is what he has done, truly mastering his Microkorg and Micron and developing his own very distinct style of playing these instruments. We talked about our shared admiration of Squarepusher, as he had a very similar approach, mainly he used one particular sampler for all of his pre-year 2000 productions. He also developed his own very recognizable style of bass playing.

Applying these concepts to working in Ableton Live, I strongly recommend finding a compositional process that works best for you. These tutorial videos are about sharing various production techniques, find the ones that give you the best results and develop them further. Put a few of these techniques together into your bag of tricks, and then work at becoming the master of them. Identify a few elements that will become your signature sound, and then create a body of work with them. Develop your meat grinder, and then crank out the jams.

Stay tuned for the next tutorial, in which Professor Nalepa shares some great tips and techniques for drum programming and sequencing he picked up from Dutty Artz co-founder and Dubspot Instructor Matt Shadetek. The track used at the end of this video is "Wonton Garden" from Matt Shadetek's Dutty House EP, out now on Dutty Artz.


-dubspot

B.A.D. - Bottom Line, Coachella '11


www.bigaudiodynamite.co.uk
www.youtube.com/user/coachella

Sunday, April 24

Saturday, April 23

Icosahedron for Zebra 2 - Total Dubstep Devastation


Behold the twenty faces of dubstep insanity: This step-by-step tutorial shows you how to unleash Zebra 2's stunning power for your low-end needs (and beyond).
-bluewatervst

Studio Monitors - Basic Theory - The DSP Project


It is with great excitment I bring you the first episode in our series on studio monitors. During this series we are going to talk about buying monitors, are expensive cables really worth the cost? How to get the most out the speakers you have and more, infact we even have a prize to give away. This week I'm going to cover some basic monitor related terms, theory and give you some ideas on creating a good test CD.

Comments and Questions: thedspproject.com/studio-monitors-basic-theory


-theDSPproject

TouchAble iPad App 1.2 new module : multi dots XY PAD - control Ableton Live


touchAble is an unique iPad app is the first application to give Ableton Live users full control over their digital audio workstation, without the tiresome process of manual midi-mapping. touchAble allows live users to walk away from their computer and perform live from anywhere within Wi-Fi range (using ad-hoc connection or router) while keeping latency at a minimum.
TouchAble App includes 6 advanced modules, Clip grid, Mixer, Devices, Pads, Keys, XY Pad, and 2 commands menu : clips and transport.
TouchAble provides a powerful, intuitive and reliable multitouch control solution for professional use. touchAble includes templates for lives plugins and is fully compatible with vsts, audiounits and instruments.

TouchAble App for iPad is available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store : http://www.itunes.com/app/touchable


-TouchAble

Erin Barra shows how she uses Ableton Live


Musically skilled and versatile artist Erin Barra shows how she uses the Ableton Live program at Tekserve in NYC
-ThermalSoundwave

Kinect Reaktor Ensemble


A Reaktor Ensemble for visualizing Kinect skeletal data available at geometricmusic.co.uk. OSCKinnection feeds the skeletal data into Reaktor using OSC. The yellow orb is controlled by the two hands and the orb position controls a synthesizer. All joint positions can be used as synth inputs.
-AlistairDBClarkson

Friday, April 22

Reason Wizardry Season One!


Nucleus SoundLab has assembled the first ten episodes of Reason Wizardry into one massive bargain called Reason Wizardry Season One! Here's the lowdown from NSL:

Reason Wizardry Season One isn't meant to rehash the basics. It won't show you how to create a pattern in Redrum or how to load a sample in NN-19. Instead, by assuming each user had already read the manual and has a basic knowledge - Reason Wizardry skips directly to the good stuff. Each issue is packed with info on how to get the very most out of Reason devices, how to create your own sounds that step away from the cliches, and the not-so-obvious tricks that will save you time in your productions.

Pick up Reason Wizardry Season One now for $29 download or $39 on DVD from Nucleus SoundLab. Below is the entire issue from July 2009 to wet your appetite:

Apparat signs to Mute!


As long time admirers of Apparat, Mute are proud to announce that this world-renowned artist has now joined their roster.

Having released three incredibly well received electronic albums on German label Shitkatapult as well a collaborative records with Modeselektor (known as Moderat, on Bpitch control,) and Ellen Allien (also on Bpitch), and fresh from the revered DJ-Kicks album released on !K7, Apparat is now broadening its horizons with the release of a brand new album scheduled for late summer this year.

On the forthcoming album, Apparat ventures into new musical territory where prominent vocals, live instruments, beautiful crescendos and lulling diminuendos spearhead an epic sound. The outcome: a record that stands as testament to the musical dexterity of this already well established and innovative talent.

Download the track “Ash/Black Veil”, taken from the forthcoming album now:

http://soundcloud.com/muterecords/ash-black-veil

Apparat – Ash/Black Veil by Mute Artists

We are also excited to announce that the Apparat full band will be playing a number of festivals and shows throughout Europe over the coming months.

28 May – Düdingen, Switzerland – Kilbi Festival, Bad Bonn
2 June – London, UK – Roundhouse (opening for Moby)
4 June – Graz, Austria – Springfestival
18 June – Barcelona, Spain - Sonar
30 June – Augsburg, Germany – Modular Festival
2 July – St Petersburg, Russia – Stereoleto Festival – tickets tba
9 July – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Pitch
- tickets/site online from April 09:
15 July – Graifenahnichen, Germany – Melt Festival
26 August – Katowice, Poland – Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival

Check out the full news piece on the Budde UK website right here with links to buy tickets to each date - http://www.buddemusic.de/uk/?p=1231


-Mute

Apparat - Ash/Black Veil by Mute UK

CUSTOMTONE by Fracture & Neptune feat. Martin Fieber


ASTROPHONICA in collaboration with UTILE present the video for Customtone by Fracture & Neptune, featuring Martin Fieber.

Created to celebrate the launch of the album 'Retrospect - a Decade of Fracture & Neptune', UTILE (Emilski and Nick Duggins) take us on a psychedelic journey into the Astrophonica universe.

Customtone features the lap steel talent of Martin Fieber and will be available as part of a limited edition 12" sampler for the the album. The sleeve art for this release will be hand printed and individually numbered by Emilski and willl be available at the end of May 2011

‘Retrospect – A Decade Of Fracture & Neptune’ is an 18 track, digital LP that brings together the classic, always cosmic, Fracture & Neptune sound from the year 2000 right up to the current date. Some released faves, some unreleased, some brand new and some unheard tracks from the vaults! All wonderfully remastered by Bob Macc and sounding better than ever. Release date end of May 2011.

design and animation by Emilski & Nick Duggins for UTILE
music by Fracture & Neptune


-Astrophonica

Performance for One


"Performance for One" is an exclusive one-to-one headphone concert. At a specific point in time and space, only one person - besides the performer himself - is able to enjoy a live improvised piece. The piece, therefore, belongs to that person at that moment. This performance intends to create a unique experience for each listener, by bonding directly the performer with his audience, one at a time.

Listen to a couple of recordings from this performance here:

soundcloud.com/​iburiedpaul/​live-at-hfk-bremen

soundcloud.com/​iburiedpaul/​live-at-hfk-bremen-09-04-2011

--

Hochschule für Künste
Bremen, 2011


-Pedro Oliveira

Thursday, April 21

Kill Paris Explaning Chains in Ableton Live high


Kill Paris

Rob Papen previews 'Punch' Virtual Drum Machine


Announced back at the NAMM show in January this year, Rob Papen Punch has generated quite a stir with music producers all over the world. With the release date getting closer and closer, we thought it was time to get an up to date run through of some key features.

In Punch you can combine real samples with synthesis to create your own drum sound, or just use the massive number of presets designed by none other than Mr Papen himself.

Follow this link for more information - www.timespace.com/product/PUNCH-1/3/9999916/rob_papen_punch.html


-Time + Space

Wednesday, April 20

Ernst Nathorst-Böös – Reason to brand


Ernst Nathorst-Böös, founder and CEO of Propellerhead, talks about how he and his team, with minimal experience in entrepreneurship, became one of the most important players on the music software market.
-sses

Future Flow Reason ReFill for Thor


FUTURE FLOW is a Reason ReFill containing 250 new, original
patches for Thor. Every patch uses the Thor Pattern Sequencer
and goes deep into the polysonic depths of this powerful instrument.
Each patch has been built from the ground up using a variety of
pattern scales, synthesis combinations, and complex yet musical
modulations.


-Audio Vapor

2D's iELECTRIBE Tutorial 2 - Using the Gorillaz Wave


2D's second tutorial on 'Playing with Patterns' on the new Korg iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition app for iPad.

Gorillaz has teamed up with Korg - the legendary electronic musical instrument developers - to create a new dedicated beatbox for the iPad: The iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition. Featuring the iELECTRIBE original beat-making characteristics, this special Gorillaz Edition has been customized to generate sounds from the band latest album The Fall.

Get iELECTRIBE Gorillaz Edition: http://itunes.apple.com/app/korg-ielectribe-gorillaz-edition/id430288460

More details here : http://gorillaz.com/KORG-iELECTRIBE-Gorillaz-Edition


-Gorillaz

See 2D's first tutorial here!

Brainwave ReFill by Point Zero Productions!


Introducing the PZP Brainwave Refill for Reason 5…

Meticulously programmed Thor and Combinator patches allow you to create and use binaural beats in your productions.
If you use Reason 5 and are interested in brainwave entrainment, binaural beats and the interesting effects of frequencies on your state of mind, then this refill is for you.
If you create deep meditation soundscapes, ambient music or experimental atmospheres, then you will love this.

Contains thor and combinator patches for Alpha, Beta, Delta and Theta Brainwave states as well as atmospheric ‘automatic’ patches as well as a few hand picked bonus pad patches.


PZP - Brainwave Refill DEMO by PZP

Cathedral Scans - Blake Carrington

Cathedral Scan at Old St. Patrick's (excerpt)

"Cathedral Scan" translates the architectural plans of Gothic cathedrals into open-ended musical scores via custom software. Treating the plans as a kind of map, in the live performance Carrington navigates through them to create diverse rhythms, drones and textures. This version is documentation from the CD release concert at the Basilica of Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York on March 3, 2011. More images and videos at blakecarrington.com/​016.php.

Album available from Dragon's Eye Recordings: dragonseyerecordings.com/​catalogue/​de5033.html.


Cathedral Scan (excerpt Feb 2011)

"Cathedral Scan" translates the architectural plans of Gothic cathedrals into open-ended musical scores via custom software. Treating the plans as a kind of map, in the live performance Carrington navigates through them to create diverse rhythms, drones and textures. This version is the direct signal from laptop with software reverb added in post. More images and videos at blakecarrington.com/​016.php.

In March 2011 the full-length album version of "Cathedral Scan", with natural reverberation of the performance space, will be released by Dragon's Eye Recordings. Album page and audio excerpts here: dragonseyerecordings.com/​catalogue/​de5033.html.

Twisted Tools - MP16a 1.2


Twisted Tools has updated *MP16a to v1.2, featuring this amazing fully featured TouchOSC template with controller feedback.

TouchOSC Template by h3xl3r in conjunction with Twisted Tools
MIDI Learnable Amount Knobs
Next/Previous Snapshot via MIDI
Various Fixes and Enhancements
Updated Kore and Maschine Templates
Name change to MP16a

*MP16a is available to all registered users of the product 'Richard Devine's Analogue Microcosm' as additional content in the downloads section. If you haven't registered your product, you will need to login and register your product here to gain access.


-Twisted Tools

Twisted Tools Presents | Glitchmachines : Elements


ELEMENTS is a collection of massive analogue oneshots, heavily processed foley and designed sounds by legendary circuit bender Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines. Coming in April, 2011. Pre-order now @ twistedtools.com

ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
Ivo Ivanov has built custom instruments for some of the biggest names in the business, including Trent Reznor, Derrick Carter, Kero, Otto Von Schirach, Men Without Hats, Richard Devine and Justin Meldal-Johnsen to name a few...

FEATURES:
- 1.12 gigabytes of samples in .wav format which can be used with any audio software on the Mac or PC.
- 1126 oneshots and 128 royalty free loops (built using the oneshots included in the pack).
- Massive collection of analogue modular, digital and processed foley sounds.
- Intuitive sample mappings for most popular sampler formats.
- A brand new loop based version of Twisted Tools' MP16, called MP16b

ABOUT ELEMENTS:
- Massive collection of analogue modular, digital and processed foley sounds.
- Intuitive sample mappings for most popular sampler formats.
- A brand new loop based version of Twisted Tools' MP16, called MP16b

ARTIST QUOTES:
"One of the most unique sample collections I have ever heard. Awesome work from Ivo Ivanov, one of my favorite circuit benders of all time!"
Richard Devine (Schematic/Warp)

"Exquisite new collection of gourmet bits & loops - perfect for enriching any sonic surgery session"
Bassnectar (Amorphous Music)

"A very intriguing collection of sounds. Some of the collection is very sophisticated and evolving, while other elements are simple and charming. Generally speaking, all of it is exciting, rugged, harsh, and sometimes even painful. Highly recommended. "
Justin Meldal-Johnsen aka JMJ (Beck/NIN/Air/Courtney Love...)

"A unique palette of audio samples & sound design . This pack truly has something for everyone. An absolute must-buy."
KERO (BPitch Control/Ghostly International)

"Ivo Ivanov is a master at twisting the sound barrier like a magician..."
Otto Von Schirach (Schematic/Beta Bodega)

"These samples harmoniously fit into a vast amount of genres. That is a pretty strange effect for such a specific sounding sample pack. Strange is great!"
Surachai (PlagueDiagram.com)


-Twisted Tools

Tuesday, April 19

Combinator: Use for Live Performances


I use Reason and Record in live shows than I do as a studio device. There are a couple ways that I have found useful for doing so. One is using combinators and the other as separate files.
-Mr Brandon Peoples

Brian Eno - Glitch


Brian Eno has a new album scheduled for release on July 5th on Warp Records entitled "Drums Between The Bells". The album is a collaboration with poet Rick Holland who Eno met in the late 90s during his Map-Making project (a series of collaborative works between students of the Royal College, the Guildhall School of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music, the National Youth Orchestra and the English National Ballet, among others.) Below is the track "Glitch":

Brian Eno - glitch (taken from Drums Between The Bells) by Warp Records

VJFranzK's Gorillaz iElectribe Videos




They really did it. One of the coolest bands on the the planet has partnered with synth champions KORG to offer us a special edition of the (deservingly!) popular iElectribe app featuring SAMPLES (yes, for the first time) and sequences from their new album The Fall, which was largely recorded on the road with various Apps! (Can a iElectribe Sampler app be in the works? I expect so!) The FIRST un-official video, made just for you by VJ Franz K ;-) SUBSCRIBE!
-VJFranzK

Radiohead Record Store Day Songs!


Radiohead "Supercollider" + "The Butcher" by ianbhoy

Matthewdavid - Outmind

Brainfeeder releases the new matthewdavid album "Outmind" today!
Here's a track from it called "Like You Mean It":


Video courtesy of amorphuslight.

Rock TV oN ! KORG WAVEDRUM ORIENTAL


発表以来多くの注文をいただき、今なお高い人気を誇るKORG WAVEDRUMシリーズのフラッグシップモデル「WAVEDRUM ORIENTAL」!! 勘違いされている方も多いのですが決して前作WD-Xのアラビックパーカッション版ではなく、純粋に新規サウンドを追加した正統進化モデルとなっています!! 今回はWD-X発表時にデモ演奏をいただいたパーカッション奏者酒井氏を招いてその魅力をOn Air !!
-Rock On Company

Ableton Live Tutorial - Warping Full Tracks Pt. 1


Ableton Certified Trainer and Dubspot Instructor, Michael Hatsis, a.k.a. !banginclude explains and demonstrates basic and essential warping techniques in Ableton Live in the part one of this three-part video tutorial series exploring creative ways to warp tracks in Live. Using a standard house track with a 4x4 drum pattern, Hatsis shows how to set Live warping preferences, determining and entering an approximate tempo by tapping the tempo Tab along with the song, figuring out the downbeat and set where the track starts, in this case - first kick, transient marker. Stay tuned for part two and three, as Michael Hatsis delves further into Live and offers more creative tips and techniques for warping.
-dubspot

Monday, April 18

rude_NHS A Hundred Sides out now on Sotones!


Today, Sotones Music Co-Op releases the debut full length album from rude_NHS. The album, titled A Hundred Sides, covers more terrain than a transatlantic flight; eschewing genres, instead taking the listener on a musical journey over an electronic landscape. This album is a departure for rude_NHS from the Tango 6 ep material, somehow managing to be both more orthodox and experimental at the same time. The songs feel more structured, yet keep you guessing to the direction their heading. Now I've had the pleasure of listening to A Hundred Sides many times in the last few weeks, since rude_NHS mastermind Duncan covertly sent me a copy. And thru Facebook and gmail I've been able to ask him some questions about this release. So let's call this an intereview...

A Hundred Sides starts with the funk banger - "Roy Orbital" this song features the kind of keyboard lines that would make Herbie Hancock proud. Programmed or played?

I actually played the bassline on a bass guitar and the main lead line on guitar into the computer via a guitar to midi converter. They were snips from a much larger jam. Some monophonic ideas i come up with sometimes get put into the sequencer this way.



- One thing that really strikes me about A Hundred Sides is the diverse sounds.  What software/hardware did you primarily use making this album?

All Ableton, plus some Sugar-Bytes and Native Instruments gear. It was mastered in Logic 8 using some top end outboard EQs which sadly i can't remember the make or model of...

- Speaking of diversity you genre hop with ease on A Hundred Sides, covering electro, acid, techno, dubstep, drum and bass, glitch and I'm sure a few other genres I'm not aware of...  Yet the album feels like a body of work and not a jumbled vision.  Did you set out to make this an assorted chronicle in the beginning?

 I don't really think about genre when i make stuff, its more grooves and tempo really. I mean there are clearly 'drum and bass' tracks on there, but the plan wasn't strictly to make an eclectic album, it just turned out that when i picked out all the tracks that i clearly liked based on how much work i'd done on them, it turned out they were all a bit different, but really thats just the tempo or the beat. i think behind that they all have a cohesive hue that makes it work i guess.

- The tracks that make up A Hundred Sides flow really well together.  Was song placement a major decision or a happy accident?

I did fiddle around with the track listing for a while, in fact there were more tracks i had planned for it, but i couldn't get that flow i wanted so took i some out and left the ones that sit nice next to each other. i knew which would be first and which would be last, but the stuff in the middle took a bit of time to work out i guess.

- This record really uses the spatial field well. When listening to "A China Wiring Porno" I kept thinking some of the sounds were coming from my surroundings and not my iPod. Who mastered the album?

David Wallace

- Lastly, are you going to do any touring in support of A Hundred Sides?

I'm pretty hopeless at sorting out gigs for myself unless they are my own nights. I have a few dates coming up over the summer months but no tour. If they book me I will come.



In closing A Hundred Sides is a fantastic driving record. And no wonder, as Duncan mentioned on the Sotones website the album was inspired by traveling to university lectures:

I would drive to Southampton and hear blokes zooming past in their cars listening to really bassy stuff, and it just clicked. I need to make a really fat car album.

Pick up A Hundred Sides today from Sotones or iTunes. And if you happen to be in the Southampton area of England, rude_NHS is headlining the Sotones Spring Social on April 30th at The Hobbit!

Sunday, April 17

Boy in a Band Review: Absynth 5

Dave from BoyinaBand.com continues his exploration of Native Instruments Komplete 7 with a look at Absynth 5. Check it:


A quick review and introduction to Absynth 5.
www.boyinaband.com - Head over there to watch some tutorials, grab some free samples and share your music with the community on the forum!

-BoyinaBand.com

Slice Audio to Midi tutorial in Ableton w/ Nicoluminous


Quck and easy way to slice up audio and re-map it to your midi Keyboard..lots of good uses for this:)
-nicoluminous

Beatfactory Academy in New Delhi


The Beatfactory Academy is Delhi's first complete Music Production School. Learn to program , sequence your own music . Learn Sound Engineering at Beatfactory's own state of the art studio. We have tons of outboard gear, mics, speakers, plugsins etc. We teach Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Ableton Live on New iMac machines. Bring your passion, and we help you create your final masterpiece. No training in any musical instrument is required. We have the latest technology and teach the secrets of the pros. Learn to produce and engineer HipHop, House, Dance, Rock, Classical, Electronica and many more genres of music. We teach to score to film and also about Acoustics, Music Business and Sound Production.
Join Now Call: 9811904581 / 26254046 . 72 Anand Lok, New Delhi

-Beatfactory

Usine OSC Control on Reaktor


Here a quick démo of an addon made to use Sensomusic Usine as
an OSC controller .Here with a touchscreen and Reaktor, but can
of course be used with midi learn or mouse and with many other
appz supporting the OSC protocol.This addon is free and can be
downloaded at www.sensomusic.com

-tikitpok4Usine

Radical Live Looping with Ableton


This is fun I love the possibilities of Real Live electronic music...
nothing pre recorded here all played live...Im gonna start posting
a bunch of these:)

-nicoluminous

Saturday, April 16

Quake Caught on Tape

Saw this on BoingBoing:


The devastation from last month's 9.0 earthquake of the coast of Japan was made visible by live television and the internet almost immediately after the quake struck. But the sound of the quake was also captured. (April 15)
-Associated Press

Wagon Christ 'Chunkothy' (Official Video)


Taken from the new Wagon Christ album 'Toomorrow', out now on CD, LP and download: ninjatune.net. The one and only Luke Vibert returning to the fray - the king of stoned exotica, ridiculous vocal samples, toothsome puns, swinging rhythm and the psychedelic groove, Vibert has never been one to take himself too seriously, but his music continues to delight.

The 'Chunkothy' video is directed and animated by Celyn Brazier at Nexus with Beccy McCray providing invaluable production skills. Bali Engel helped colour and provided the beautiful animated sequences for the insect loop and fishes. Margot Tsakiri-Scanatovits and Manav Dhir also provided colouring skills and contributed to the animation of the insects. Steve Mc Inerney constructed the final edit with perfect timing and imagination.

The animation was created in Photoshop, with most sequences on one layer. It was as simple as that really. No gimmicks, no tweeny motion tricks, no cgi. Celyn created small beat guides for reference, sometimes following the rhythm, for example on the bouncy ball loops, but mostly as many random patterns and as much weird sh*t that he could possibly make in six weeks.

Look out for the Mexican cat!

CREDITS
Celyn Brazier - directing, deigning, colouring, animating
Beccy Mccray - producer
Steve Mcinerney - editor
Bali Engel - colouring, animating
Margot Tsakiri-scanatovits - assistant colouring
Manav Dhir - assistant colouring


-Ninja Tune

52 Reason / Record Tips - Week 52!

It's graduation day!
52 Reason / Record Tips - Thor's Modulation Bus and Step Sequencer:

It's hard to believe it's been 52 Tips already but now we've all got the Reason/Record chops to prove it! For those of you who have been with me since week one, I'm so proud you came all this way with me. For those of you just coming into the series, boy do you have more goodies to find in our past episodes!

In this final week's Tip I'm going to show you around Thor's final sections: The Modulation Bus and Step Sequencer. With these sections under your belt you'll have completed my multi-week "Synth School" series and hopefully be able to approach custom synth sound design with a whole new bag of tricks.

Now there's nothing else to do but to get out there, use this knowledge, and start making more music than ever before!!!

-Propellerhead

Friday, April 15

made by robot - Kradle Videos

Bells on Kradle

Quick random improv using Kradle for the Monome

Kradle POC

Quick proof of concept mockup in Max for an Arc based Newtons Cradle style random sequencer (I guess it's technically not random at all). Using the drum sounds in the OOTB Max Java demo patch for ease. I'm not entirely sure it works as a drum machine, it's too all over the place. But I'll slap on some midi/osc outs and see how it sounds hooked up to a more ambient style sound generator.

This is very much POC, the hit zones are still off by a few all I do is check to see if the left one is within a range, and the right one is within a range, if so bang. I'm also considering adding a 2nd set of rotators which you control with the press, these would have a 1/2 intensity setting to differentiate and would also react with their neighbors, this might add to the speed of the collisions.

The spinning and velocity is a taken from a butchered copy of one of Strettas now deprecated "primitives"


-made by robot

Using Ableton Live and Reason Together

Saw this great tutorial on using Reason and Live together on the fantastic blog Synthtopia.com. Check it:


This video demonstrates how to use Ableton's External Instrument device to achieve a seamless workflow with Propellerhead's Reason 5.
-Lynch Audio

Reason 5 Record 1.5 with Matt Piper SAE Los Angeles


2011 EpiseMusicTV
Reason 5 Record 1.5 with Matt Piper of line6 at SAE Los Angeles 4-13-2011

What do you do at Line 6?
I am Line 6′s Propellerhead Product Specialist. I travel all over the US doing clinics at recording studios, schools, music stores, trade shows, and other venues to teach users how to get the most out of Propellerhead's Reason and Record software, and to help dealers have the knowledge and tools they need to talk to their customers about the products. I also make videos for Line 6′s YouTube channel about how to use the software


-EpiseMusicTV

Gold Panda vs Lykke Li


Prefuse 73 + Zola Jesus Mix Pt 1.The Misanthrope Meditation


Prefuse 73 has collaborated with Zola Jesus, who also features on his forthcoming album, for this psychedelic mixtape - the first part of an ongoing mixtape series (including more collaborative mixes with Zola.)

Yet more exciting collaboration news was unveiled this week when Prefuse 73 confirmed via twitter that he is working with The Flaming Lips on new material...

"Currently working with: (the)"Flaming Lips" on 2 songs and I think it's the first time I've ever been "scared" by a collaboration. These songs are already AMAZING!"

However, back to the now - this mix below should help pass the next couple of weeks until the new Prefuse 73 album 'The Only She Chapters' is released (25/26 April). The new LP features the voice of Nika aka Zola Jesus, Shara Worden of My Brightest Diamond, Trish Keenan and others wrapped up into a textured 54 minute Prefuse adventure.


Prefuse 73 + Zola Jesus Mix Pt 1.The Misanthrope Meditation by Warp Records

Welcome to Pyramind


More information @ www.pyramind.com

Retouch RpK - Video Part 1


This is the first video showing Retouch RpK, a software solution
which allows full customization of the Korg PadKontrol for
controlling Propellerhead Reason and Record. Stay tuned for
more info on avaialability.

-Retouch Control

Thursday, April 14

New ReFill from New Atlantis Audio!


Healing Hands - Exotic Drums and Percussion for Reason 5

Our latest addition to the renowned Physical Therapy series of ReFills is here. Healing Hands is packed with one-of-a-kind ethnic drum and percussion sounds that were hand-crafted specifically for Reason 5 and Kong. Designed using a variety of physical modeling hardware, software and real world instruments, Healing Hands is powered by all new original 24 bit stereo samples from the New Atlantis Audio team.

Like every installment in the Physical Therapy series, Healing Hands features inspirational sounds of the highest quality that are designed to help take your tracks to far off lands and exotic locations of your own.

More information @ www.rackflip.com



Healing Hands Reason ReFill by Rackflip

ReWire with Acid7, Reason5 and Beat Made with Guru


100% all MIDI based production. In this production I have fused
together Sony Acid Pro 7 and Propellerhead Reason 5 with a Beat
made with Guru. Guru is a MIDI based beat making, beat sequencing
and beat editing VSTi that will load with anything that supports
VSTi 2.0 standards. In this one I have merged several technologies
into one big super production environment. Also I do some serious
SideChaining on this track.

-MrJoeFunktastic

Ableton Tutorial: Making Drum Racks & Simplers Velocity Sensitive


Ableton Live Tutorial Training Video from Vespers, Ableton Live Certified Trainer, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
-Vespers

Wednesday, April 13

Africa Hitech - Out in the Streets


Following the dancehall swordplay of first single Blen and the genre-straddling Hitecherous EP, Africa Hitech release their debut album, 93 Million Miles, on May 9th/10th 2011.

Listen to 'Out In The Streets' below - buy it digitally from Bleep, iTunes and other stores now.


Africa Hitech - Out In The Streets by Warp Records

Africa Hitech are Mark Pritchard (of Harmonic 313/Global Communications/countless more psuedonyms fame) and Steve Spacek (of Spacek fame and notable Dilla collaborator). They began bonding over their shared passion for the seemingly disparate spheres of bubbling Detroit techno, soul and fierce Jamaican digital dancehall. It was when they both, by pure coincidence, found themselves living in Australia that the connection was cemented. Africa Hitech is the moniker which represents both Steve and Mark’s love for all things progressive within music, whilst acknowledging that the roots of much of today’s popular music can be traced directly back to Africa.

-Warp Records

BoyinaBand.com Review: Prism


http://www.boyinaband.com - Head over there to watch some tutorials, grab some free samples and share your music with the community on the forum!
-Boy in a Band

Bill Walker Meets the Moog Lap Steel


Bill Walker stopped by the Moog Sound Lab to treat us to some incredible live looping improvisation on the Moog Lap Steel.

Ok the gear breakdown (in Bill's own words):

I was running the Moog lap steel through a very basic rig starting with a Keeley compressor set for light compression and a bit of signal boost, into and ethos preamp for both clean and overdriven tones ,into a TC Electronic G Sharp for some dynamic delay and reverb, and finally in to a Looperlative LP-1 8 track loop recorder. I use a Gordius Little Giant midi foot controller to send commands to the Looperlative. My two expression pedals control volume and feedback for my loops.

I use a number of looping techniques that include track speed manipulation, reverse loops, and quantize replace functions. The quantize replace function is what is creating the percolating sequencer sounding loops. I had my quantize replace set to a factor of 16, meaning every time I hit my quantize replace switch , the looper would record for only a 16th of the total loop length. You do this enough times and a cool sequence of notes starts to emerge. I'll often start a piece by first recording a blank loop, and then one by one I start to build a sequence of notes until a highly rhythmic pattern emerges, even out of completely rubato playing.
Its a harder technique to describe than it is to show :-)

www.moogmusic.com/lapsteel

www.youtube.com/user/BillWalkerGuitar


-MOOG

Dr. Octorex - macProVideos


Video 1 of 29 from macProVideo.com's Reason 5 104: Dr. OctoRex: Sonic Surgery


Video 2 of 29 from macProVideo.com's Reason 5 104: Dr. OctoRex: Sonic Surgery

For more information visit: www.macprovideo.com

Imagine 8 Rex files simultaneously slicing and dicing, all working together mixing and mashing to make the most incredible rhythmic masterpieces... well, with Reason 5's new Dr. Octo Rex and the expertise of Reason Master, Mo Volans, the unimaginable has become reality!


Look out! There's a doctor in the house and this mad surgeon has 8 scalpels! His name is Dr. Octo Rex and he's going to "doctor-up" your tracks with the ability to slice and dice 8 REX files at the same time!

Mo Volans (our very own in house Dr. of Reasonology) will take us to the operating room and amaze us with his virtuosic knowledge of how this extraordinary new rack works. So scrub up, sit back, and let's start slicing along with Mo as he show's us the art of Sonic Surgery with the advanced new rack: Dr. Octo Rex!


-macProVideo.com

Mark E - "Deny This (Extended Version)"


The Original version of "Deny This" is available on Stone Breaker, due May 17th. Release details here: http://ghostly.com/releases/stone-breaker
-Ghostly International

Reason ReFill - Celso Alberti Brazilian Drums & Percussion Vol 1


As the latest release in The Loop Loft's "Artist Series" collection, this ReFill brings the infectious grooves and sounds of world-renowned drummer, Celso Alberti (Steve Winwood, Airto, Flora Purim, Herbie Mann), directly into Reason 5. Volume 1 of this series explores a vast range of Brazilian rhythms including samba, bossa nova, partido alto, baião, afoxê and xote.

Included in the ReFill are over 320 REX2 loops, which have been methodically curated into 30 custom Dr Octo Rex patches, instantly organizing everything by groove and tempo. Each Dr Octo Rex patch contains 8 loop variations, as well as multiple fills, allowing you to quickly arrange and orchestrate an entire Brazilian percussion section on the fly.

We also meticulously sampled a wide range of authentic Brazilian percussion instruments (including shakers, surdos, pandeiros, reco recos, & tamborims... just to name a few!) and designed custom patches for both Kong and ReDrum. Whether you want to create grooves with step sequencing, MIDI templates, or live programming, you'll have Celso's arsenal of Brazilian drums and percussion at your fingertips.

ReFill Specs:

- 323 REX2 Loops & Samples
- 30 Dr Octo Rex Patches
- 3 Kong Patches
- 4 ReDrum Patches
- High Quality 24-bit Audio
- File size: 261 MB


-The Loop Loft

GetLoFi Quad Oscillator 4093 Drone Tone Generator Kit

This looks like a fun weekend project:


This new kit from GetLoFi.com is a Quad Oscillator circuit based
on the 4093 Logic IC. Each Oscillator can be independently tuned
to create a polyphonic drone tone or pulsing beep tones. Super
easy to assemble and fun to twiddle the knobs on. This sound
generating circuit can be further processed and enhanced through
the use of guitar effects.

This particular build of the kit features a 1590 metal enclosure and
a Tone control circuit. The output is standard 1/4 inch instrument
jack. 9 Volt battery for power source.

More Information including a drilling template can be found at
www.getlofi.com/quad and please feel free to order this kit and
many others from www.getlofi.com/shop


-Get Lo-Fi

Tuesday, April 12

Review: Reaktor 5.5


Reaktor 5 is frickin' in-depth.
-Boy in a Band

Combinator Assigning Knobs and Buttons


Here I show you how to asign knobs and buttons on your combinator to knobs and buttons on your devices enclosed. I use a patch that I created to demonstrate this which can be downloaded from my blog.
-Mr Brandon Peoples

Sugar Bytes Turnado


Turnado is your new multi-effect tool crafted especially for massive and real-time audio manipulation, providing countless truly unique effects, creating sounds unheard of every time you turn it on. Turnado is both: hands-on stage performance boost and serious tool for studio perfectionism, giving you direct control of up to 8 different effects at any given time, with a total of 24 effects available.

The idea is simple:
Turn a knob and the effect is on.
Turn the knob further and effect parameters start to move and modulations start to apply.
Turn the knob down and the effect is off.

This one-knob-action fits perfectly for all kinds of studio or stage situation where you bang your midi controller creating wicked breaks to let the crowd dance even harder.

While each effect provides one knob to control it, underneath that easy cover you find effect parameters and modulation engines to be controlled by the main knob in all thinkable ways, which makes loading an effect just the starting point of the way you can go with it.

The powerful "Dictator" mode allows you to animate all main knobs and run that animation with just one fader. This way you easily create and control complex effect layerings and arrangements in a new and inspiring way.

Inventing the Turnado effects, the main focus was on beat manipulation, and you will find a lot of loopers, slicers and graintools, as well as distortions, filters and firstclass delays and reverbs. With the extensive modulation possibilities, each effect covers millions of unbelievable sounds that turn into something new anytime you turn the main knob. Turnado is inspiring you again and again with completely new variations of your original sound and groove.

Turnado comes for Mac/PC as Standalone application and VST/AU plugin and will be released in early summer 2011.



Video courtesy of musotalk
More information on Turnado can be found @ www.sugar-bytes.de

Review: Komplete 7


A quick review and introduction to Komplete 7. I've used it for about 3 months now, so I thought it was time to share my thoughts on it! It's really big so I couldn't go in depth here, but I will do in the following videos.

The software:

Reaktor 5 - a ridiculously in-depth synth-making software
Kontakt 4 - a huge software sampler, great for orchestral stuff
Guitar rig 4 - Some cool guitar and bass amp sims
Rammfire - A Rammstein-influenced metal guitar amp sim
Scarbee MM-Bass - for funky 70s bass sounds
The Finger - really clever live manipulation of samples
Traktor's 12 - Interesting effects
Reflektor - realistic convolution reverb
Battery 3 - Huge drum sampler
Abbey road 60s drums - old school live drum sound
Absynth - really hands-on synth, great for richly harmonic sounds
Massive - a huge synth that's brilliant for powerful bass and lead sounds
Reaktor Prism - An unusual synth built with the aformentioned Reaktor
FM8 - Nice and clean FM Synthesizer
Reaktor Spark - Dynamic synth built with Reaktor
Acoustic Refractions - Unusual sampled instruments (if you can call a washing mashine an instrument)
And 8 pianos/organ/keyboard multisamples.

Yeah, There's a lot.


-Boy in a Band

Monday, April 11

2011 Propellerhead SAE Clinic


2011 Propellerhead SAE Clinic

Wednesday, April 13 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Line 6's Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper will demonstrate editing and mixing techniques, using several example projects to show attendees how to make the most of the powerful and intuitive tools in Propellerhead's Reason and Record music production software.

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Schedule:

Introduction (10 min.)

Editing (40 min.)
By the end of this section, participants will be able to:

- Use the Comp Editor for assembling master takes

- Use ReCycle to slice up a live instrument performance and then quantize the performance in the Record sequencer.

- Use Neptune to pitch-correct vocals including vocal harmonies.

Break (10 Min.)

Mixing (90 min.)
By the end of this section, participants will be able to:

- Fully understand all functions of the Record Channel Strip, top to bottom.

- Use Parallel Processing

- Use sidechain compression to make space for an instrument in the mix (such as a snare drum).

- Use EQ, HPF/LPF, panning, and reverb to give each track its own defined sonic space in the mix.

- Build custom channel strips for advanced mixing in Reason.

Q & A (30 min.)

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Day / Time:
Wednesday, April 13th
6-9pm (Available to the Public)

Cost: Free

Location:
SAE Institute
6565 W Sunset Blvd #100
Los Angeles, CA 90028-7219

Propellerhead Software in the Classroom


For the past 10 years music producers, beat-makers, sound designers, and game composers have made Reason's highly creative environment a mainstay of their toolbox. All the while Reason has become a mainstay of the education process as well.

To see how Propellerhead Software's Reason 5, Record 1.5, and Recycle are being taught in the classroom, we visited some top institutions around the world. These educators let us into their classrooms and studios to discuss how they're leveraging the power of the Reason rack to teach not only in-the-box desktop audio production, but hardware-based studio production and even studio wiring/design as well.

-Propellerhead

Musik Messe Synth/ Keyboard Highlights- Sonicstate.com


A taste of some of what we filmed at last week's Musik Messe n Frankfurt Germany. Please visit the site for more...
-Sonic State

Quick editing tip in Ableton Live


This is a response to a discussion in my Advanced Music Production course at Berkleemusic.com. Check it out here: www.berkleemusic.com
-LoudonYukon

Mark Mosher "Return to Kobol" - Once Patch Performance Series - XILS PolyKBII


The video is intended to show what's possible when you constrain your tool set and inspire others to extend their craft by "going deep" and transcending technology. Featured in this video is XILS PolyKBII which is a virtual analog modeled version which captures the sound and spirit of the legendary RSF PolyKobol Analog synthesizer. Unique features of this synth that make it great for one-patch-improvisations are the Dynamic stereo Modulation YX pad, Polyphonic Modulation YX pad, 8 part Polyphonic Sequencer, with live recording, velocity editing, ontinuously modulated waveforms (in an polyphonic analog model).
-Mark Mosher

UPDATE: Get a 25% discount on XILS PolyKBII thru July 31st. Details on Mark Mosher's blog - Modulate This!

9 Oscillators & 5 Filters!


Ever wonder what a 9 oscillator, 5 filter Moog synth would sound
like? Yeah, me too, so I MIDIed a Taurus 3, Voyager, Little Phatty
and Slim Phatty together. Learn more at experimentalsynth.com

-Experimental Synth

Ableton Live Tutorial: Top Keyboard Shortcuts


Ableton Live Tutorial Video on keyboard shortcuts from Vespers, Ableton Live Certified Trainer, Vancouver, BC, Canada
-Vespers

Sunday, April 10

Making Kong Drums PHAT


Making Kong Drums PHAT
-malik493

[ Music _ Sound Design ] The Spaceman and the Moon


Illustrations and Animation: Gabriele Pala || Music and Sound Design: Stefano Guzzetti || © 2011 Gabriele Pala and Stefano Guzzetti || All Rights Reserved || www.stefanoguzzetti.com

My cousin made this :) It's Very Amazing, Watch it D-Fans :)

-Dazedmadonna

Propellerhead Reason 5 Song w Record/Recycle Sentencing Riddim


Shout to Mr. Myrie, Cobra. Respect. Kentucky Fried Ele... same ting.
Surprise + Bug Riddim + "tell me! tell me!.. T't't'ell me! Tell me!"
Reconciliation and Redemption.
Rich Outro... Zeen.

-one1byke

Saturday, April 9

MacBeth X-Series Dual SV Filter Demo 1

Saw this amazing video on Synthtopia.com:


Hello again! Here is the first demo- if not basic- of the the new Macbeth X-Series Dual SV (State Variable) Filter module. Being used in conjucntion with it are 2 x X-Series Oscillators (along with sub octaves) giving a very rich sound! Listen out for the stereo sample and hold modulation. When the switch is thrown to invert on one modulation channel- the stereo becomes very aparent. Remember- this is just one module doing the proccessing! Also seen here is a prototype idea for a six input mixer with noise- not dissimilar to the 8 input Mixer 'A' from my Mk1 Series.....
The Dual SV Filter is being swept by one EG from the Mk1 Dual EG module. Audio and control jacks in the the Dual SV Filter are normalised.

-Ken MacBeth

Therizinosaur: Gamelan Life Seq


Just an improvisation and the first impression of the NI Reaktor 5.51,
with the newly revamped Newscool

Amazingly, unlike any other step sequencer, Newscool uses "Life
Sequencer" which possesses a concept of "Conway's Game of Life"
or simply "Life" by J. Conway in 1970.

Even though, SonicCouture also uses such concept for KONTAKT
in form of scripts available in Scriptorium

Preset: Gamellan
Recorder: Fraps


-Alxasaurus

On this day...


On this day in 1860 the oldest known recording of a human voice was made in France by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville, the inventor of the Phonoautograph. The Phonoautograph, patented in 1857, was designed to transcribe sound waves as undulations or other deviations in a line traced on smoke-blackened paper or glass. It wasn't until 1877 that Charles Cros realized the phonautograph recordings could be converted back into sound by photoengraving the tracing into a metal surface to create a playable groove. Before Cros was able to put his ideas into practice, the announcement of Thomas Edison's phonograph, which recorded sound waves by indenting them into a sheet of tinfoil from which they could be played back immediately, temporarily relegated Cros's less direct method to obscurity. Below is a video featuring said recording:


Video courtesy of HTnewsroom.
Portions of article and information courtesy of Wikipedia.

Friday, April 8

particles at YCAM

Saw this on Dangerous Minds:

Particles is an “illumination installation” by Japanese artists, Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi...


Particles is currently on display at the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, Japan.

video courtesy of daito

Bibio - 'K is for Kelson'


K is for Kelson is taken from Bibio's new album Mind Bokeh, out now.
Get a free track from the album here: http://snd.sc/e5gOTz

Pick up the album here in the UK:
http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/mind-bokeh/id426292972

And here in the US:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/mind-bokeh/id426292535


-Warp Records

Loop Loft Sale - Everything for $100


This Weekend Only

Download EVERYTHING For Under $100!

Save hundreds of dollars on over 1.6 GB of drum loops!

The Loop Loft is kicking off Spring with our biggest deal yet! This weekend only, you can instantly download our entire drum loop library with the Platinum Pack for under $100 (a $332 value). Check out the audio previews and hear why we're the ultimate source for drum loops in all genres. Whether it's jazz, funk, latin, world, cinematic or rock, we've got the authentic sound and feel you're looking for. Don't miss the opportunity - Sale ends at 12:00pm April 11th!


-The Loop Loft