Saturday, September 29

Deconstructing Hip Hop - Plug Tunin

Roger Gil comes back with another great episode of Deconstructing Hip Hop, this time it's the classic De La Soul track "Plug Tunin" produced by Prince Paul and De La Soul! 3 Feet High and Rising in the house:


Thursday, September 27

How to Use Twisted Tools Rolodecks with Your Own Sample Maps

Brent Kallmer from Bluewater VST has a brand new video out on using your own sample maps with Twisted Tools Rolodecks Reaktor ensemble!

Wednesday, September 26

FXpansion Maul

FXpansion have a brand new effects plug-in called Maul, a multi band distortion / wave shaper! Maul is available for $70 USD until the end of October, when the regular price of $99 will be implemented, so jump on that sh*t. Check it:

Korg All Access: Cory Henry checks out Korg Kronos X

This dude can play:

Monday, September 24

Implant 4

Tim Prebble posted a great article on his Music of Sound blog of the Osaka based Implant 4 synth shop in Japan, check out the video:

Sunday, September 23

The Miles Davis Story

This week marks the 21st anniversary of the death of legendary jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. Miles is best known for his amazing album Kind of Blue, released in 1959, which is considered to be the best selling jazz record of all time and was honored by the U.S. House of Representatives on December 15th, 2009 as a national treasure. Davis passed away on September 28th, 1991 from respiratory failure onset from pneumonia and a stroke, his grave can be found at Woodlawn Cemetery in The Bronx.


Saturday, September 22

Matt Piper @ Sam Ash 9.20.12

Line 6's Propellerhead Product Specialist Matt Piper showing off the new Rack Extensions at a seminar hosted by Sam Ash! Video courtesy of EpiseMusicTV. Dig it:

Tuesday, September 18

REAKTOR, Live, and the Book of Radial Melodies

A brand new Reaktor tutorial from and it's a doozy:

Thursday, September 13

Jacobo Abreo rocking two Minibrutes!

I want this dude's set-up:


Introducing Echobode

Coming soon to the Reason Rack:


Portishead's Adrian Utley on Arturia MiniBrute

Just watched this amazing video of Adrian Utley playing with the new Arturia Minibrute on one of my favorite blogs Wire to the Ear. Check it:


Get into the Regroove with Erik Hawkins

Erik Hawkins shows how to get your groove on in Reason with Regroove. Erik teaches the Producing Music with Reason course at Berklee. Dig it:



Wednesday, September 12

Salad Days Documentary!

Growing up in the late 80s and early 90s nearly all of my favorite punk rock bands were on DC's Dischord Records - from Shudder to Think to Fugazi to the mighty Soulside. So when I heard about a new documentary being filmed on the DC scene from that time period I was stoked. Now Scott Crawford, the director of the film, has set up a Kickstarter page raising funds for Salad Days: The Birth of Punk Rock in the Nation's Capitol. But more importantly an epic preview of the film has been released:

Reason 6.5 Automatic Routing: How it Works

Another great Reason tutorial from Mr. Brandon Peoples, this time on the automatic routing function in Reason:

Squarepusher Do You Know Squarepusher Live


Tuesday, September 11

Peter Tosh!

On this day in 1987 Peter Tosh was gunned down in his own Jamaican home by a group of thieves, along with DJs Doc Brown and Jeff "Free I" Dixon. Tosh, a founding member of The Wailers will be awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit this coming October, the nation's fourth highest honor. When I was in high school I wore out my VHS copy of Captured Live, below is one of my favorite tracks from the video, Rastafarian Is:


Friday, September 7


Sonic Charge have a brand new Rack Extension coming soon to the Prop Shop called Echobode, a frequency shifter combined with a delay!

Wednesday, September 5

Happy Birthday John Cage

Today would be composer John Cage's 100th Birthday! Check out this classic Cage clip from YouTube:


Focusrite Forte

Focusrite released an eerily familiar audio interface today:

DV247 looks at the Novation miniNova!

Chris Calcutt from Focusrite/Novation shows DV247 the new Novation miniNova in detail:

Tuesday, September 4

Now that's an audio interface...

New from Apogee - Quartet:


Korg Microkorg XL+

Looks like the cats out of the bag and the big announcement for Korg is a workstation called Krome, that I really couldn't care less about... however the new Microkorg XL+ does look kind of fun for travel and couch composing:

Monday, September 3

Robot Koch - Follow Birds

Another great track from the latest Robot Koch record, "Cosmic Waves", released by Project: Mooncircle and available most everywhere:

Saturday, September 1