First let me say if you are pursuing music as a recording or performing artist and you don’t already read or subscribe to The Lefsetz Letter it’s time to start :^). While his posts are about the music industry in general, a recent post specifically discusses electronic music and I wanted to pass it on... Continue Reading →
The Winter NAMM show is on! It’s in Anaheim California and runs from January 14-17, 2010. I’m not at the show and will only post a few links related to new products here and there. For in-depth coverage I recommend you visit: Synthtopia’s Dedicated NAMM 2010 Section - http://www.synthtopia.com/content/tag/2010-namm-show/ Create Digital Music - http://createdigitalmusic.com/... Continue Reading →
Even though these days I mostly use Ableton Live, I still keep up with free FL Studio updates and do use it from time to time. Like Ableton, FL’s workflow sometimes yields very interesting results for me. FL Studio fans might find this YouTube video of interest as there are cameo appearances of FL Studio... Continue Reading →
The wait is over – visit http://www.ableton.com/ has been refreshed with info on Ableton Live 8!!! Excerpt From the Press Release Below: PRICING AND AVAILABILITY Ableton Live 8 and Ableton Suite 8 should be available in the second quarter of 2009, following extensive testing and bugfixing. A public beta version of these products will... Continue Reading →
Since I’m not at NAMM I’m not going to cover it in real-time. I'll post some articles once the dust settles. Until then enjoy these up-to-the-minute sources for NAMM news including links to fellow bloggers coverage – after all we’re one big happy tribe of electronic music fanatics anyway right :^). http://twitter.com/nammnews Synthopia: Blog Create... Continue Reading →
Find out about Image Line's latest version of their FM hybrid VST Toxic Biohazard. Article include a link for 10% off.
Kanye West plays 'Stronger' at the Grammys with Surprise Appearance by Daft Punk. What were those cool touch-screen controllers? Check out this article...
Didn't get to go to The 2008 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim? Checkout their YouTube channel. Plus, a video of the new KORG Kaosillator.
It's been quite a month for announcements. First Logic 8, then Sonar 7, then Halo 3 (off topic but great none the less), and now Reason 4! You can buy the full version or upgrade today worldwide from your favorite retailer (here is a list), or from the PropShop on Propellerhead's site. Try it yourself... Continue Reading →
I was just flipping through the channels and saw G4's Halo 3 Countdown Launch which offered live coverage of the product launch in New York city. Master chief just handed the first copy to someone who'd been standing in line for a very long time - so it looks like Halo 3 has officially launched.... Continue Reading →
Article update: Looks like Cakewalk now has their site in order. Of course the product info and links in this post still apply. Cakewalk has released Sonar 7 although their web site seems to be in flux regarding this version and they didn't even get a press release out before posting the kit (perhaps they... Continue Reading →
Apple has released Logic Pro 8. New features include: Single window design Simplified setup Improved workflow to simplify multi-track recording Quick swipe comping which allows you to swipe over the best portions of each take to create a seamless comp New audio editing tools such as snap-to-transient selection, graphical time stretching, and sample-accurate editing in... Continue Reading →
The makers of Propellerhead Reason have announced a series of Producers Conferences taking place worldwide. These conferences offer a broad set of creative clinics and interactive classes for computer musicians conducted by "top artists and producers". The schedule below was posted on http://www.propellerheads.se/procon/ and contains the lineup for the Los Angeles conference. Use this link... Continue Reading →
Okay this is a little off-topic but but I know that many of you who work with digital music also to digital video. The producers of Battlestar Galactica have released a free videomaker toolkit at http://www.scifi.com/battlestar/videomaker/. The toolkit contains video and audio assets from the show. The premise is that you could record your own... Continue Reading →
At Winter NAMM 2007, Propellerhead software showed a technology preview of a new synthesizer for Reason called Thor. This synthesizer will be available in an upcoming version of Reason. According to Propellerhead, "Thor is a semi-modular synthesizer built around exchangeable components such as oscillators and filters, and a very comprehensive modulation matrix." Click here to... Continue Reading →
M-Audio has created a single web page with information on all the products they announced at Winter NAMM 2007. On this page they announced:- Torq Xponent (DJ Control Surface)- Studiophile™ AV 40 and AV 20 powered speakers - Virtual String Machine from GForce- KikAxxe ARP Axxe synthesizer VST- KeyRig 49 USB Keyboard- Mobile Laptop Studio... Continue Reading →