Modulas Makes Controlling Your DAW Easy
May 1, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

When you’re creating a synth sound in your home studio, laying down tracks can be tough to do. You’ve got your MIDI connections or your microphones hooked up, you’ve got your computer nearby, and you’ve …

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Remix the washing machine drummer and win Ableton Live
August 6, 2010 – 12:05 pm | 157 Comments
Remix the washing machine drummer and win Ableton Live

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OK, I was just so infatuated with the washing machine drums video, that it would be criminal not to remix those drums into a song.
So we’re going to have a remix contest! Ableton has …

Washing machine drum machine
August 6, 2010 – 11:14 am | 3 Comments
Washing machine drum machine

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“Shoes in the dryer” is one of the best ways to describe a beat that is going off-kilter, or the sound of a DJ who just can’t seem to get two songs beatmatched. That …

Cutting a record with a laser
August 6, 2010 – 8:51 am | No Comment
Cutting a record with a laser

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We’re covered Niklas Roy before, and he’s got a new DIY project that synthesizes sound in a pretty interesting way. Niklas and Jari Suominen had a chance to play with a laser cutter for …

Herbie Hancock shows his Fairlight CMI to the Sesame Street kids
July 20, 2010 – 1:16 pm | 2 Comments
Herbie Hancock shows his Fairlight CMI to the Sesame Street kids

I always loved how Sesame Street brought in all sorts of fantastic musical guests for the kids and viewers. Here’s a great clip of Herbie Hancock showing the Sesame Street gang his Fairlight CMI:

My …

Thomas Dolby’s solar-powered boat studio
July 19, 2010 – 9:03 pm | 3 Comments
Thomas Dolby’s solar-powered boat studio

Keyboard magazine recently did an interview with Thomas Dolby in his home studio, which just happens to be… a boat.
Powered by both solar and wind power, the studio is located somewhere on the north coast …

Binary Beat
July 19, 2010 – 1:49 pm | 2 Comments
Binary Beat

Most music, some more than others, is fairly mathematically based. Songs are subdivided into measures, which are subdivided into beats, which are further subdivided. Most western music (and especially electronic music) is based …

Kung Fu + Chemical Brothers + video editing = masterpiece
July 19, 2010 – 9:58 am | 2 Comments
Kung Fu + Chemical Brothers + video editing = masterpiece

For the music video “Get Yourself High”, the Chemical brothers turned to director Joseph Kahn to create a music video via some creative video editing.
“Get Yourself High” was a bonus track on The Chemical …

Double slide controller
July 16, 2010 – 8:49 pm | One Comment
Double slide controller

What do you get when you combine 2 trombones, and Eigenharp, 2 wii nunchucks and Robocop? Evidently you get first prize at Georgia Tech’s 2010 Margaret Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition.

The Georgia Tech Center …

Richard Eigner: Denoising Field Recordings
July 16, 2010 – 8:56 am | One Comment
Richard Eigner: Denoising Field Recordings

Most people who are familiar with computer-based music production have used or seen de-noise plugins. They basically take a snapshot of the noise, and remove the noise from the wanted sound via various algorithms. …

Moogfest 2010 with Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack
July 15, 2010 – 8:24 pm | No Comment
Moogfest 2010 with Thievery Corporation and Massive Attack

Many artists are already confirmed for Moogfest 2010, including Massive Attack, MGMT, Thievery Corporation, and over 25 other world class acts, October 29-31.
AC Entertainment is running MoogFest this year, which is a a three-day …