The new Axiom Series of USB/Midi Keyboard hit the market. Check out these features – velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted key action with assignable aftertouch, 8 rubberized trigger pads for drum programming, 8 endless rotary encoder knobs, 6 transport controls, pitch/mod wheels, and a backlit LCD. It also offers assignable sustain/expression pedal jacks, octave up/down keys, transpose up/down […]
Now registered uses of Live Lite 4 and Live Delta can update to Live Lite 5 for free. Many of you have Live Lite 4 and don’t know it as it came bundled with many software and hardware packages. There are so many great new features in the 5 update, it is definitely worth […]
Thought I’d recap the Oscar winners related to music and audio. (photo from flickr user wannabehipster) Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score) Winner – “Brokeback Mountain” (Focus Features) Gustavo Santaolalla “The Constant Gardener” (Focus Features) Alberto Iglesias “Memoirs of a Geisha” (Sony Pictures Releasing) John Williams “Munich” (Universal and DreamWorks) John […]
I love the FL Pad Controller (FPC) that comes with FL Studio. It’s a fantastic drum instrument! Many people don’t realize that Image Line has provided some free additional kits on their Sample Fusion site for registered users. You go directly to the kits here. As of this writing, there are two downloads. The first […]
Want a control surface with motorized faders but don’t have a lot of cash? Check out the Behringer BCF2000 B-Control Fader (click the image on the left to see a larger view). It allows you to control your synth, mixer, effects, or signal processor with real controls? It has 8 ultraprecise, 100mm motorized faders for […]
Ableton has posted a Winter NAMM 2006 Report on their web site In this report, the mentioned "More great news from NAMM: Ableton Live received repeat awards for Best Digital Audio Sequencer of 2006 from Electronic Musician magazine and Best Performance Software of 2006 from Remix magazine." Clearly, the Live 5 update is making a […]
In case you missed the show, here is the 48th Grammy Awards Winners List. U2 was the big winner taking home 5 awards. Steve Lillywhite won for best producer. Yahoo! Music has posted a lot of audio/video related to the Grammy's and artists who were won and were nominated. Download 2006 Grammy winners on iTunes […]
Ableton announced that Live 5.2 will support native Intel-Macs. According to their web site "Live 5.2 will enter beta as soon as the new Intel Core Duo-equipped MacBook Pro is available, and expected to be released in February. Thanks to Live 5.2, early MacBook Pro buyers will be able to run Live immediately and enjoy […]
Q:What do you get when you mix Devo and Disney?A: Devo 2.0 http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=newechoproduc-20&o=1&p=8&l=as1&asins=B000CQ75L4&fc1=000000&IS2=1<1=_blank&lc1=0000ff&bc1=000000&bg1=ffffff&f=ifr That’s right, Disney and Devo teamed up to create an all kid version of DEVO called 2.0. Don’t believe me, go here. According to the press release: "DEVO, one of the ’80s most innovative and iconic bands, has partnered with Disney Sound […]
The National Association Music Manufacturers conference was Jan 19-22. Consequently a lot of gear hit the market. This is the first of many posts offering highlights. Cakewalk announced a new virtual synthesizer (official press release). Sonic state has a video of this synth in action. The software has released and is available on Musicians’ Friend […]
It’s been 20 years since the 80s synth-pop icon Howard Jones exploded on to the music scene.What’s he been up to? Well, back in 1997 he started his own label, dtox. He is releasing new material on this label as well as material from other bands such as dba. I think it’s quite inspirational to […]
Windows Vista is still a year away, but you can get a sneak peak into the next version by watching the webcast of the Bill Gates Keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2006. The keynote offers a live demonstration of some of the "fantastic new features" of Vista. The video is rather long, so […]
I’m happy to announce that Mark Mosher Music has licensed a song into the extra features of the DVD and the soundtrack to the motion picture One Six Right – The Romance of Flying. Both the DVD and soundtrack are on sale now. Please visit http://www.onesixright.com to learn more and purchase.
I just spent some time updating markmoshermusic.com. This is my portfolio site for my music and sound design work. This site is a full flash site meaning it’s filled with cool animations and sound effects. I also developed a custom flash video player that will allow you to preview some of my work synced to […]
More and more live theatrical presentations are driven by software. Of course Kraftwerk are the godfathers of technology in the arts. Kraftwerk began touring again in 2004. They captured the performance and are offering an right now audio cd and in the near future will be releasing a double DVD. This site has some clips […]
I came across this very funny marketing ad campaign by Moog Music. Moogerfoogers are a line of audio effects processors. Click the image to the left to see a larger version of this campaign.