Tutorial: Composing with an AI Music Producer (Amper)
Mar14

Tutorial: Composing with an AI Music Producer (Amper)

Amper is an artificial intelligence composer, performer, and producer that empowers you to instantly create and customize original music for your content. Try it out – AmperMusic Amper Music is an AI music producer that is currently free to use. In this video I show you how to use it! Amper Music uses intelligent programming to produce original music within a given set of parameters dictated by the user. Each track is unique,...

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UVI Introduces .torrent Download Option – AWESOME!
Mar06

UVI Introduces .torrent Download Option – AWESOME!

Downloading large files from VST & VSTi maker UVI just got easier & hopefully others take notice! I live in Brazil and, let’s just say, internet connectivity can be spotty… really spotty. I also work professionally with music and film, which means I need to download more than my-fair-share of large files. Those two things combined make for some seriously frustrating days of attempting to download needed files. I...

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DIY – ReAmps & DI Boxes with DIYRE
Feb10

DIY – ReAmps & DI Boxes with DIYRE

How To Build DIY DI Recording Boxes & Re-Amp With DIYRE In this article + video [I] show how easy it is to build a DIY direct input recording box and passive re-amplifier using DIY Recording Equipment’s FE2 and L2A for under $100. In this article + video Joshua Casper shows how easy it is to build a DIY direct input recording box and passive re-amplifier using DIY Recording Equipment’s FE2 and L2A for under $100. I am...

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Plugin Deals!
Dec03

Plugin Deals!

CURRENT DEALS FEATURED DEAL END DATE DISCOUNT AMOUNT POPULARITY DEAL – 71% OFF24 Mar – April 1, 2017 D16 LuSH-101 Exclusive Flash Sale LuSH-101 is a synthesizer created from modules that can be found in many modern virtual synthesizers, all combined into a single compact and logically intuitive design. One of many award winning plugins from the team over at D16 Group, take advantage of the huge 70% of saving this week!...

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Review: Pro Ableton Live Mastering Racks v.3 by Singomakers
Nov11

Review: Pro Ableton Live Mastering Racks v.3 by Singomakers

Singomakers have just released a new version of their awesome Ableton Live mastering rack packs! This one is awesome! Get the Ableton Live Master Racks – LM/LiveMasteringRacks I just got the new set of Ableton Live mastering racks by Singomakers. I had done reviews for v.1 & v.2 so I was excited going in to these new ones! After all, I was impressed with those early racks. In this review video I take a look at each of the...

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Review: Slam Pro Channel Strip by BeatSkillz
Nov08

Review: Slam Pro Channel Strip by BeatSkillz

Slam Pro is a Mix Phattener Processor with control over the Bass Section, Presence and Air, Compression, Saturation, Stereo Width and Loudness of your track. I put it to the test!! All musicans and producers have different taste and different genres of tracks that they create, hence we created the ultimate channel strip with 3 knobs for controlling the Sub Bass, Thump & Low Boom of the channel or mix, there are 3 Flavours of Heat...

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Review: Drawmer S73 Mastering Compressor by Softube
Nov08

Review: Drawmer S73 Mastering Compressor by Softube

I got the chance to test drive Softube’s epic Multiband Mastering Compressor – The Drawmer S73 – and it did not disappoint! Get the Drawmer S73 — PIB/Drawmer For the mastering engineer, a multi-band compressor is a powerful tool. But as Spiderman’s uncle Ben famously says: with great power comes great responsibility. A multi-band compressor that is not used diligently may create more problems than it...

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DIY Tutorial: Midi Controller via Makey Makey
Oct16

DIY Tutorial: Midi Controller via Makey Makey

How To Build a DIY MIDI Controller for Ableton Live with the Makey Makey So you’re fascinated with the idea of DIY MIDI controllers or devices that can interface with Ableton Live or any DAW… but don’t know where or how to start? Makey Makey does the hard work for you. I recently got my hands on the Makey Makey. When I first saw it in action someone was using bananas to trigger a MIDI synth. Impressive. What was more...

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iZotope’s Neutron – Teaser Video – It is the future!
Sep29

iZotope’s Neutron – Teaser Video – It is the future!

iZotope Neutron | Revolutionary Mix Software – Watch the Teaser Video Now! Get Excited!! Achieve unprecedented focus and clarity in your mixes with Neutron. This new mixing plug-in combines the latest innovations in analysis and metering with award-winning audio processing. With powerful new features like Track Assistant and Masking Meter, Neutron helps you quickly reach an optimal starting point, clearly identify perceptual...

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Delete Undeletable Folders (directories) via CMD – SSNC
Aug31

Delete Undeletable Folders (directories) via CMD – SSNC

This is how to delete those pesky “can not delete file” folders. Those “Item not found” folders. Those creepy Ghost Folders!! I was having an issue. On my desktop there was a folder. It was empty. It had 0 kilobytes (KB). I wanted to delete the folder. I clicked and dragged it to the trash and was promptly told the file didn’t exist. The official error “Item not found” This is no longer...

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Review: Ableton Mastering Racks v.2 by Singomakers
Aug22

Review: Ableton Mastering Racks v.2 by Singomakers

Here is another quick review. This time of Singomakers’ Ableton Live Mastering Chains Volume 2. GO DOWNLOAD -> Ableton Mastering Templates v.2 Check the Volume 1 Review This is another set of 7 genre based mastering chains by Singomakers. Apparently these where created by a mastering engineer that works for some really big labels in the industry. Check out the video review to hear how the sound! Genres in the Pack Trap EDM...

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Interview: Steve Duda – The future of Software Instruments & Effects
Jul31

Interview: Steve Duda – The future of Software Instruments & Effects

Steve Duda, the man behind Xfer Records’ Serum synth, Cthulhu and LFO tool, shares his take on the future of VSTs and VSTis. A fascinating read for all producers and computer musicians. Steve Duda is the genius behind one of the best, if not the best, sounding wavetable synths currently on the market—for which I have yet to see a negative, or even mediocre review. He and his company Xfer Records has been making quality VST &...

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Review: Outer Spaces by Amazing Noises – Max Device
Jun01

Review: Outer Spaces by Amazing Noises – Max Device

This is less a review and more a video of my “O” face. This is the best sounding Max for Live audio effect I have yet to hear. Amazing Noises put out top quality Max devices and have been doing so for a long time. It is no wonder they are consistently featured on Ableton.com. This new pack, called Outer Spaces, is no different! In fact it is my personal favorite. WOWOWOW 😀 Check my quick video of a small example of just a...

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Fresh Rotation – A New Music Hosting Service
May12

Fresh Rotation – A New Music Hosting Service

Fresh Rotation – A Music Community Almost a year ago, in the face of our favorite artists being banned for posting remixes, a group of us started building a new music community site – Fresh Rotation. It’s a project that will never be finished but we have come far enough that we’re ready to show it to you. We now have a platform that features a full social network, the ability to upload tracks, grow your fan...

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Izotope Gamifies Critical Listening / Training for Free!
May11

Izotope Gamifies Critical Listening / Training for Free!

Pro Audio Essentials Test your ears in a game setting. Compare with your friends. Learn key mixing concepts and important digital audio information. Practice. Become better! So you want to be a studio master? Dive into the Pro Audio Essentials and crank up your skills! Pro Audio Essentials is a game-based course for music producers to practice and improve their audio skills. This unique learning experience uses audio games, ear...

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DIY – Water Level Alarm Extensions, Power Switch, Tests [Step 3]
Apr07

DIY – Water Level Alarm Extensions, Power Switch, Tests [Step 3]

This tutorial is all about preparing the components for permanent perf board assembly, by means of lead extensions and adding a power switch. Watch the Intro Video -> GO NOW Watch the Breadboard Prototyping Video -> GO NOW Materials I will list the part quantities as if you are going to make a two light, one buzzer alarm. However, you can duplicate the circuit as many times as you want, you will just need to add 1 resistor, 1...

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DIY – Water Level Alarm Breadboard Prototype [Step 2]
Apr07

DIY – Water Level Alarm Breadboard Prototype [Step 2]

In this tutorial we will learn about the components of the Water Level Indicator and how to successfully complete the circuit on a breadboard! Check out the intro / final product video first. -> GO NOW Remember, I made this device and these tutorials to help people in third world countries save water. So, for the most part I am going to be skipping the theory and background of the parts. My goal is to get the circuit working for...

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DIY – Water Level Alarm Final Prototype [Step 1]
Apr05

DIY – Water Level Alarm Final Prototype [Step 1]

This is the short introductory video demonstrating the final product of the Water Level Indicator / Alarm / Sensor tutorial series. **tutorials coming by end of week** The Problem  Here in Brazil we use large water containers in our houses and apartment buildings. When the city, so graciously, turns on the water – every other day in my neighborhood – we pump the buckets full. Then there is generally a second smaller bucket...

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Ableton Live 9.6 Update Ready
Feb03

Ableton Live 9.6 Update Ready

Ableton Live 9.6 is Available for Download Now! This update includes Link! Download / Update –> Ableton.com 9.6 Release Notes Improvements and feature changes: Introduced Link, a technology which keeps devices in sync when connected to the same network. A ‘Link’ section has been added to the Link/MIDI preferences tab. Link and The Bridge prevent each other from starting once switched on. Moreover, Link and The...

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DIY Genius Gets Back at Loud Neighbors
Jan28

DIY Genius Gets Back at Loud Neighbors

A clever gent DIYs a speaker system that automatically activates when his neighbors are too loud and blasts annoying music right back at them! Using some clever programming, an Arduino controller, Bread Board with a simple pre-amp circuit, Microphone, Speakers and a CD Player he has things set up to let his neighbors get a taste of their own medicine. via...

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Pimp Out Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud & more…
Nov25

Pimp Out Facebook, Youtube, Soundcloud & more…

Change the Color scheme and more on your favorite websites via CSS templates! I have just stumbled upon this great chrome / firefox app that allows you to change the CSS design of your favorite websites. Which lead me to another website where you can download other peoples custom CSS and apply it with the browser app! You need two things: Chrome App: Stylish :: 4.5 Star Rating, 1.5 Million Users Restyle the web with Stylish, a user...

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Joshua Casper Ableton Live & Massive Preset Package
Oct08

Joshua Casper Ableton Live & Massive Preset Package

This is a Free Pack of Presets… But, you can donate if you want! Over 60 Live Presets & 90 Massive Patches!! After over 5 years of running crappy computers I finally have a modern machine. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get my website to where it is with what I had!! I have already begun making lots of new content for you, but I want to kind-of start fresh! So, I have wrapped all my Ableton Live & Massive...

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How to Download Max Resolution Youtube Thumbs
Aug14

How to Download Max Resolution Youtube Thumbs

This is how to download Youtube thumbs at there max resolution quickly and easily! Just today Facebook updated their video uploading system so that you can include a thumbnail for the video. I happen to have a few videos sitting around waiting to be uploaded, but without their thumbnails, because I thought I didn’t need them. This lead me to want to know how to download the thumbnails from Youtube, so I didn’t have to...

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What are Bit Depth, Sample Rate & Interpolation?
Aug08

What are Bit Depth, Sample Rate & Interpolation?

Digital Audio Vocabulary! Today: Bit Depth, Sample Rate & Interpolation We hear these terms so often, but some of you might not know exactly what the mean and why they matter… and knowing is half the battle… so, there’s that. I will walk you through these terms quickly, but I highly suggest you watch the video below, as it is on point! This is more or less a transcript of the information found in the video below....

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Filter Reposts on Soundcloud via Chrome Extension
Jul17

Filter Reposts on Soundcloud via Chrome Extension

Let’s find your friends’ original tunes! The respost function on soundcloud is great for letting your newest dubstep banger catch fire across all those random profiles, but for those of us that just use Soundcloud to listen to our friends’ originals and remixes it can be a pain in the ass! Luckily, someone has developed a chrome application that is light weight and allows your to quickly and easily filter out all the...

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Fix | Max 7 Update – Fatal Error During Installation
Jul01

Fix | Max 7 Update – Fatal Error During Installation

Fixing the Problem with Shortcut – “Fatal Error During Installation” when updated to Max for Live 7! I just went through a heck of a time trying to update to Max 7! I am not sure why these issues happened, but they did and they persisted for quite a lot of installing and uninstalling! What I am to do here is tell you what I personally had to do to get passed the error and have a successful installation of Max for...

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Ableton Tutorial: Hacking Live via Options.txt
Jun24

Ableton Tutorial: Hacking Live via Options.txt

I found a cool trick to reveal a number of hidden functions, features & parameters in Ableton Live! It turns out Ableton has hidden a few parameters in Live. They lie dormant, waiting… for you to do what I will show you in this tutorial. There are a number of parameters to be activated, but I am only going to show you one. I am going to show you how to add “Map to Siblings” & “Copy Value to...

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Intro Course | Intellectual Property / Copyright
Jun24

Intro Course | Intellectual Property / Copyright

Step your knowledge game up before you start complaining about Soundcloud! I need to share these almost everyday with people complaining about Soundcloud when they should be complaining about their lack of understanding intellectual property and copyright laws. I have shared a few less information intensive videos on copyright before and written a piece myself, but this course should be watched in its entirety if you make things or...

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Micro Radar to Control Devices via Finger Gestures
Jun16

Micro Radar to Control Devices via Finger Gestures

Welcome to Project Soli Project Soli is developing a new interaction sensor using radar technology. The sensor can track sub-millimeter motions at high speed and accuracy. It fits onto a chip, can be produced at scale and built into small devices and everyday objects. Image what it is going to be like when they integrate this into the next Ableton Live...

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Music Meta Data Inspection & Modification Tool – Beets
Jun09

Music Meta Data Inspection & Modification Tool – Beets

This is an incredible tool for my DJ friends that have massive amounts of music! GO TO BEETS  First, watch the video below and be very impressed! Next, be prepared. This is a beast of a program, but it isn’t like iTunes, where you just install then drag and drop files. You need to write command lines to run the program. The installation process is a bit of work, especially on windows. However, if you have terabytes of music this...

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Build Your Own Hardware Sampler via Raspberry Pi
Jun08

Build Your Own Hardware Sampler via Raspberry Pi

This is a fun weekend project for Musicians! Go to the Main Site –> samplerbox.org They have done all of the heavy lifting. They even have the full program for free download! 1.2 gigs of code… that’s a lot of code!! The building section is very well put together. Very informative and simple enough for even the most novice people! Features Drop’n’play sampler: drop .WAV samples on the SD card, and play!...

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Explained | Dynamic EQ in Audio Mastering
May06

Explained | Dynamic EQ in Audio Mastering

Hands down the best explanation of Dynamic EQ! This video and article information is from Izotope about their Ozone 6 Mastering Suite, but lots of the information can be applied to other devices. Audio mastering engineer Jonathan Wyner explains how to use Dynamic EQ in your workflow. Available in iZotope’s Ozone 6 Advanced, this powerful new module responsively adjusts to the audio for a more musical application. Check Out...

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Toneden App Review & Screen Shots
Apr29

Toneden App Review & Screen Shots

I got a chance to check out Toneden’s new Free Music App… and it’s as awesome as I knew it would be! Unfortunately, I don’t have any apple products, so I had to borrow my friend’s iPad to check out Toneden’s new music app. I am glad I did though, and now I want an iPhone more than ever! Toneden is essentially a free music producer portfolio site. It piggy backs off of soundcloud’s servers and...

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HTML5 Drum Machine
Apr25

HTML5 Drum Machine

This HTML5 Drum Machine Allows You to Program Beats and then Download Them in WAV Format! My friend just shared this with me earlier today. It is a pretty suite drum machine that is run through any browser! The cool thing about this as opposed to most of the others is that you can download the drums patterns once you make the techno banger! Go Make Fire Beats –> html5drummachine.com Features Download Files 13 Sounds per Bank...

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Toneden Launches New Free Music App
Apr23

Toneden Launches New Free Music App

Toneden has made its new App Publicly Available! Go check it out! –> Toneden App I will be doing a full review this weekend, but I wanted to get this info out to you all ASAP! From what I hear it is the BOMB! Description ToneDen is how artists and fans share and stream music for free. Instantly send and receive full-length songs and personal messages from artists and friends – because good music should come to you! ToneDen is...

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Universal Record | Play Music from Your Phone on Vinyl
Apr13

Universal Record | Play Music from Your Phone on Vinyl

Maybe this is the future? .. or will the vinyl purists find something else to complain about?? Universal Record is a device which allows any audio to be played through a contemporary turntable. It contains a Bluetooth audio receiver connected to an acoustic transducer, which vibrates the vinyl disc which the needle sits upon. Its function is similar to aux-cable cassette adapters. With this project, I ask: In the record listening...

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Introducing YouTube for Artists
Mar23

Introducing YouTube for Artists

Youtube is stepping its music game up! It would seem that on top of the Youtube Music streaming service that launched earlier this year they are looking to get amateur artists in on some of the action too. They have set up Youtube Artists. I took a quick gander around and watched the video. I am still not quite clear if what they are offering is anything special. I read most of the “advice” they give and it is all common...

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Video Tutorial – Hide an Image in Your Music + Examples
Mar20

Video Tutorial – Hide an Image in Your Music + Examples

Turns out you can embed secret images into your music… Here’s how! **IMPORTANT** an UPDATED VERSION: GO NOW A long time ago I taught you all how to embed text into your music, now I am going to teach you how to embed an image in there as well! I didn’t know about this until yesterday when I read this post about a code in one of my favorite shows Archer. In the second episode of season 6 there is a computer screen...

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Mixfader | Wireless Cross Fader Controls DJ App
Mar18

Mixfader | Wireless Cross Fader Controls DJ App

Mixfader is the first connected crossfader provided with a dedicated DJ app that dematerializes the classic turntables on any smartphone and tablet. This little badboy connects to your iPad or tablet using bluetooth. If it reacts as quick as the video shows it is on like Donkey Kong! I can’t wait to hear the turntable purists complain about this!! Anyone can now mix and scratch anywhere and anytime. Designed by sound engineers...

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Soundcloud App Hack – Upload from a Mobile Phone
Mar11

Soundcloud App Hack – Upload from a Mobile Phone

No, Soundcloud.. Bad, Soundcloud. You CAN upload from a cell phone! Here is how! I ran into a strange situation last night, where I needed to upload a track ASAP, but I only had my cell phone. Luckily, I had the master copy on my phone, so I opened up the Soundcloud app to get to it. Much to my dismay I couldn’t find the upload button. I hoped on google to see what I was missing and came across the soundcloud help page. Things...

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Meet the Makers: Ableton Developers at Work | Film
Mar04

Meet the Makers: Ableton Developers at Work | Film

Insightful look at the Ableton developer team and their processes!! We’re always looking to highlight the amazing things people do with Live and Push – we love hearing from musicians, producers, and technologists from around the world. But there’s also a group of talented people right in our midst who make all this creative activity possible in the first place, and yet they’re almost never in the spotlight; our team of developers. We...

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Datsik Talks Splice & Unlimited Free Storage Space
Feb25

Datsik Talks Splice & Unlimited Free Storage Space

Splice offers unlimited storage space… for free!! Project storage is free and unlimited, forever. Storage space is a commodity, and we do not believe in making a profit from it. So, feel free to upload all your projects! Even if you aren’t into collaborating there is just no excuse for not using their system for backing up your projects. Go Sign Up and Start Backing Up!! –>...

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Store 50k Songs on Google Play Cloud for Free | Stream Music
Feb25

Store 50k Songs on Google Play Cloud for Free | Stream Music

Access your music at any time on multiple devices through Google.Play. Now free storage for up to 50,000 songs! If you have a massive music collection, like me, and you don’t want to pay for streaming services this is the best option. My cell phone only holds 8 gigs.. that’s not enough space. Now, as long as I have internet access I can access my backed up files. Users with standard accounts can upload and listen to up to...

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Twerking to make Music.. Literal Ass Clapping?!
Feb20

Twerking to make Music.. Literal Ass Clapping?!

And, the award for the best marketing strategy for a new music product in 2015 goes to… This is hilarious. It is one of those, “I am serious, but only a little bit” kind of things. I have no doubt that this is a real thing, but it is clear the main purpose of the video concept is for it to go viral.. and it seems to be working. I am writing about it and sharing. If we take it light heartedly I don’t see the...

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Remove Ads from the uTorrent Client [EASILY]
Feb16

Remove Ads from the uTorrent Client [EASILY]

I don’t mind the ads, but they sure do slow down my machine! 😉 Back when uTorrent announced they would be placing ads on their popular BitTorrent client people freaked out, like the always do. Like any good company does, the developers at uTorrent listened. They added a tricky, but doable means to disable the ads for those that didn’t want to see them. Then, some “hackers” at Duckietv came along and figured out...

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Virtual Reality with Ableton Live | WHAT??!!
Feb09

Virtual Reality with Ableton Live | WHAT??!!

Imagine being totally immersed in your project?! When I turn the lights off and jam out in Live I can feel the music better. Lowering my senses to totally concentrate on the sound. Almost like I am in the sound. It is all around me. I can’t imagine where the Oculus Rift technology will take music production. The visual control. Tricking the brain visually as well as with sound to become closer to the project than ever...

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Back to the Future Sounds | A Short Film
Jan19

Back to the Future Sounds | A Short Film

Moog is coming back! For a price!! Moog Music Inc. announced their plans to recommence a limited run manufacturing of three of their most sought after 5U large format modular synthesizers: The System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15. These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973. To commemorate the announcement, Moog shot a short film at their factory about the inspiring and...

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Brainwash by Ned Rush | Max Visualizer
Jan19

Brainwash by Ned Rush | Max Visualizer

Great Max Visualizer on the Cheap! We don’t all have million dollar budgets for visuals, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have something sweet to look at during out Live sets. I remember going to shows years ago where these types of psychedelic visual videos were playing through projectors onto the walls. Know you can do it too.. and what’s more, these are synced with your set. Check it out at Isotonik Studios...

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Skoog Midi | Great for Kids or Drunk People!
Jan19

Skoog Midi | Great for Kids or Drunk People!

A cool little squishy midi controller! Ableton-Live-Expert just turned me onto a cool gadget and, all joking aside, it looks pretty sweet. It is a squishy midi controller. Perfect for children and people that can’t deal with the intricacies of a more complicated midi instrument… Or, if you get crazy at your epic shows and break controllers constantly. Tap it. Shake it. Squeeze it. Give it a little twist. The Skoog is an...

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Mi.mu Gloves by Imogen Heap / Wearable Music Tech
Jan14

Mi.mu Gloves by Imogen Heap / Wearable Music Tech

Move your hands & make music! Go there now –> Mi.mu Gloves The Mi.Mu Gloves Mi.Mu is a non-profit startup comprising a highly skilled team of musicians, artists, scientists and technologists developing cutting-edge wearable technology for the performance and composition of music. Our musical glove system represents a truly elegant fusion of traditional textiles with advanced motion tracking electronics and algorithms....

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