New Comment System

I finally got around to enabling a better comment system. You should be able to login using your Facebook, Twitter, Open ID (aol etc), and Yahoo accounts.

August 4, 2010 on 12:24 pm

Open Labs For Sale

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OPEN LABS, INC. MUSIC PRODUCTION EQUIP. Notice is hereby given that substantially all of the assets of Open Labs, Inc. will be sold at a public foreclosure sale

Classified Link

I guess nobody wanted their 24k gold Lux edition workstation. Maybe having artists set fire to their products didn’t work out either.

August 3, 2010 on 2:38 pm

Facebook Bad For Music Industry, Creativity.

The shift to Facebook as the prime source of social networking is a disaster for music, art, and culture. Myspace, while a corporate goon of a website filled with advertisements, at least allows for a canvas of creativity and open networking, and even (mp3) media uploads. Despite a nasty front page it was decent. The freedom to control your own profile and content was a source of individuality. Facebook, with its privacy concerns and violations replaced individuality with conformity. Conformity is no place for art and music cultures to thrive and evolve their style.

Another setback for artists is that only people within your social network will find and “LIKE” your music. The system itself makes it harder to find friends with similiar interests, which could have grown your fanbase. Every artist becomes an indie artist. Google will not index your facebook profile very well because the friends added are only internal links and not highly valued external links. Facebook is no way to promote art and culture. Nothing new will evolve from it.

Do you want a boring, closed, elitist, harvard born social net weaving itself into the fabric of your individuality and music? Its the formula for stale culture with no change. Thats not the essence of art and music. Mark Zuckerburg is a sociopath. During a recent televised interview, he hardly blinked. He’s definitely not concerned with the growth of music and art culture.
Its too bad the masses have settled on closed circuit convenience and conformity. The first website to offer both convenience and cultural evolution will prevail over Facebook and usher in a new era of musical connection.

August 1, 2010 on 12:55 am

303 iTalo (Mp3)

Here is very quick track by Stealthgear made with the Future Retro Revolution, JX-8p (Brass), and an 808 beat.

Download: 303 iTalo (Mp3)

Title: 303 iTalo

By: Stealthgear

Enjoy.

June 16, 2010 on 6:32 pm

Music Industry On Verge Of Collapse?

http://blogs.chron.com/celebritybuzz/2010/06/radiohead_frontman_music_indus.html

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Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke is warning the music industry is on the brink of collapse, insisting young musicians should resist signing record deals because the major labels will “completely fold” within months.



Article Link

June 10, 2010 on 7:24 am

Vermona Lancet Anounced

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The Lancets approach for landing and finally will arrive internationally in August/September 2010.

Mono Lancet

  • 2x VCO (triangle, sawtooth, square / sawtooth, rectangle, noise)
  • 24dB lowpass filter
  • ADSR envelope generator (VCF, VCA, VCO)
  • LFO (triangle, square, s/h)
  • MIDI

There is also a module called the kick, based on their previous drum machine. More Info: http://www.vermona.com/

June 3, 2010 on 7:09 am

SabaTwoTiga VST Released (free)

SabaTwoTiga

SabaTwoTiga

SabaTwoTiga is a free VST instrument for powerful electronic leads. The 4 voice selector knob allows you to quickly find a tone. 2-way switches modify the sound in an all or nothing fashion, eliminating time spent mousing for a new sound. It is a beefy and musical synth.

Download: SabaTwoTiga.rar (1.5MB, Windows)

Features:

  • 4-Way Voice Selector (1, 2, 1+2, Ring Mod)
  • Mono Mode (glide)
  • Two Tuneable Sub Saws
  • Filter Control
  • Tempo Sync-LFO (Wobble Mode)

Installation: Place in your VST or Steinberg VST folder.

May 11, 2010 on 12:45 pm

Drunk Ebay

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The description is even worse.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Practilly-brand-new-studio-must-have-/130388344924?cmd=ViewItem&pt=Keyboards_MIDI&hash=item1e5bc0405c#ht_500wt_924

Is it a “phantom” or a 61 key yamaha? WHAT IS IT?

May 8, 2010 on 9:11 am

Hammond Teebee

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“What are those honey?”

“Small versions of adults.”

March 30, 2010 on 8:38 pm

New: Radikal Technologies Accelerator

Subtractive synth with 3 OSCs and two External inputs, multimode filters, arpeggiator and much more.

The Accelerator features the first motion tilt controller in a full size keyboard. Some people initially thought this was poorly imagined as shaking or hitting an expensive keyboard could lead to damage in the longterm. I wouldn’t want to buy a used synth from these people! Clearly, the Accelerator its meant to be picked up for onstage showmanship during solos etc. I think its cool!!!

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March 29, 2010 on 12:03 am

Dark Energy Online Patch Creator

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Save and share your analog patches with the flash Dark Energy Patch creator. Twist knobs and create connections. Allows you to print when your done.

March 28, 2010 on 12:04 pm

Future Retro UV Orb Limited Edition Sequencer

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Only 40 units will be produced with the UV paint scheme. The future retro can control 303 clones with CV and midi. Link

March 26, 2010 on 8:34 am

Unrelated Picture #1

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March 25, 2010 on 10:50 pm

Is PreSonus Studio One better than Logic?

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Presonus Studio One has a great interface, but does it work better than Apple’s Logic Pro? The layout is very similiar to Logic and more-so like Garage Band, but there are differences which make it a more streamlined and powerful music making experience.

Drag and drop audio instruments make it instantaneous to add a VST or AU in Studio One. No longer do you have to 1. add track 2. select audio instrument 3. scroll through a list 4. create a midi section in the sequencer 5. double click it to get it to work. With Studio One all you have to do is find the instrument from the list on the right, drag it over and double click the sequencer. Everything necessary to get working on the audio instrument comes up like the instrument’s editing window and its piano roll.

Transport controls differ slightly. Studio Ones aren’t as big and are not colored. Logic Pro’s transport controls are easier to look at and use.

Studio One’s piano roll is better than Logic’s. Create note tool won’t get mixed up, but is easily accessible by pressing command (apple). Quantize also instantly adjusts the spacing you want notes will snap to. In logic, notes are harder to grab and adjust often giving you weird note lengths. Velocity on studio one is also easily accessible under each note like other Daws.

Dragging and dropping FX is easy, but knowing where to edit them once they are set up is not immediately apparent. Double clicking the track brings up Mixer Mode and the insert panel, which features all FX.

Last but not least, Regions are easier to grab and edit than Logic’s. No longer will you have to make sure the measure bar is perfectly aligned when copying and pasting. Odd copy & paste behaviour is a big problem with logic. Studio One, again makes it easy to paste regions and get them aligned with the snap feature.

Overall the interface is easier to read graphically, tools don’t get mixed up, and midi instruments/audio devices seem to set get up properly. I find this software better than my copy of Mackie Traktor, and at first use, better than Logic. PreSonus Studio One is worth checking out!

March 20, 2010 on 6:00 pm

Smile.DK, new album coming.

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February 18, 2010

Smile is back in the studio!

Announcing the recording of a new album…

The Smile Team would like to announce that SMiLE.dk is back in the studio recording their new album “The Make-Up Collection”.

More details about the album will be announced soon.

~The SMiLE Team

from facebook:

Aaaa so much fun!!Just arrived home from the studio! There is alot of exiting things going on!!Lots of love

Blog Link or Facebook Link

February 19, 2010 on 8:23 am

Drumaxx Public Beta4

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We will release it as “pay what you think it’s worth” with a €9 minimum of which we give €1 to a charity in Haiti.

http://forum.image-line.com/viewtopic.php?t=48128

Drumaxx emulates real drum membranes & mallets.

I couldn’t get the mac version to run in Logic 8. However it did load in other programs.

One suggestion I would have is to have dimensional values on each knobs so the user could write them down then build an approximation of their drum in real life. Like a drum shell designer. Also snare springs on / off, tightness, and size would be an interesting suggestion beyond the mallet noise knob. Searching the internet I couldn’t find any software that lets you hear or design acoustic drums.

Link

Perhaps this is similar to the Jomox M.Brane 1_1?

February 14, 2010 on 10:52 pm

Acidlab Bassline 2 TB-303 on Ebay

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AUCTION LINK

Handmade in germany by a true underground electronic music enthusiast. Its not exactly like a 303, I believe only the real thing can be, but this one has its own unique voice that’s just as rewarding.

February 11, 2010 on 12:05 am

Prophet T8 on Ebay

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Auction Link

February 5, 2010 on 5:17 pm

Ebay: Circuit Bent NES & RX7

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More pictures and ebay auction here.

February 2, 2010 on 5:15 pm

New Italo Music: Cosmoride By Dreamtime

This guy makes crazy music.
Check out ANySyNTH’s channel

February 1, 2010 on 11:38 pm

Just in case: TR-808 OSC Frequencies

http://www.flickr.com/photos/alh84001/4317053702/in/pool-71814279@N00

finally got around to measuring the oscillators in my tr808 hihat clone circuit:
263, 400, 421, 474, 562, 660 Hz….



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February 1, 2010 on 7:52 am

Yamaha Long Exposure

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivoriemann/4286284844/

January 18, 2010 on 4:20 pm

More Namm (Roland VP-7, Teenage Engineering OP-1)

Teenage Engineering – OP-1 @ NAMM 2010 from Neil Bufkin on Vimeo.

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Roland VP-7 Vocal processor This must be easier than carrying/purchasing the keyboard versions!

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Octapad SPD-30 Percussion pad Comes with 50 onboard kits and V-drum technology. Better than a regular controller, this looks interesting if it turns out to be a good price.

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Roland VR-700 - Crazy performance / stage 76 keyboard with its own drawbars, synth sounds, piano, etc…full size “waterfall” keys.

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Arturia The Player, The Factory, The Laboratory (via Gear Junkies) The coming-soon midi controllers. I like the color!

January 15, 2010 on 8:55 am

Namm 2010 Releases (Korg Kaoscillator pro, Tenori-on Orange...

Korg Kaoscillator Pro!!!

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This looks like something from the original series of Star Trek or maybe DS9! Looks really cool.

-Four Loop Record Banks each allow up to four measures of loop recording

-Vocoder programs deliver scintillating vocal effects

-200 sounds

Korg Link

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Tenori on Orange

As promised, Yamaha will be releasing the new Tenori-on Firmware Update (for both the White/Original and the Orange) on the first day of the show, January 14th. The new Tenori-on Orange features a white plastic casing with Orange LEDs. via Gear Junkies

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Akai announces the iPK25 keyboard controller and the SynthStation Studio music production app, both for iPhone and iPod Touch…..The iPK25 and SynthStation Studio transform a musician’s iPhone or iPod Touch into a portable music production studio for mobile music creation. The app gives musicians three synthesizers for creating and modifying sonic textures used for melodies, chords and bass lines.

The iPK25 will be available from pro audio and musical instrument retailers in March 2010. It has a U.S. Retail Price of $199.00 and an estimated street price of $149.00 The SynthStation Studio app will be available from the iTunes App Store in January 2010. Gear Junkies



check out other Akai products, like their APC20 midi controller on their WNAMM 2010 page

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January 14, 2010 on 7:48 am

New Blue Sky Monitors

eXo2 NEW from Blue Sky

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….the EXO sub has been greatly reduced in size. The original EXO sub was approximately a 14” cube, the new SUB is much smaller (10”H x 9”W x 11”D) and yet still has much the same performance of the original EXO system.

http://g1bluesky.com/products/exo2-new/

January 13, 2010 on 9:47 am

Virus TI Whiteout SE Virus TI Whiteout SE

January 8, 2010 on 9:09 am

Mini Scratching. Touchtable by Masc Design

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A cool midi controller. Link

December 22, 2009 on 10:37 pm

Roland The Beast

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The Beast Website

Ebay Listing US $4,086.23

December 10, 2009 on 7:36 pm

Vintage Korg EMX

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This is my EMX, It looks exactly as in the photo except it isnt brown yet. This is a mock up I produced as a guide for the project. Just need to complete the face plate in brown and its done. The tubes and the vintage knobs really complete the look.

Flickr Link

December 4, 2009 on 5:50 pm

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