Thursday, January 31, 2008
"DJ Puzzle, known to his parents as Jason Donnelly, starts this video off by pronouncing one of the most awkward looking brand names in synthesis before showing us how to make a sine wave bassline with the Cwejman S1 MK2.
I made a sine wave bassline in second grade art class out of glue, macaroni, and glitter, but if you prefer to make them with semi-modular, monophonic, analog synths, you should probably stop reading this and watch the video.
Seriously, you have no choice because this is the last sentence." - thanks to DjPuzzle73
The Cwejman link is to a SoundOnSound review by Gordon Reid...
Hang means "hand" in the Bernese language, and is pronounced "hung or hong". The Hang was developed in Switzerland. It was the result of many years of research on the steelpan and the study of the diverse collection of instruments from around the world, such as Gongs, Gamelan, Ghatam, drums, bells, etc. The instrument is played with the hands. Udu-like sounds are produced with the air resonance, the sounds of the clamped shallow shells sound like bells or harmonically tuned steelpans. The inner note on the bottom dome is the bass note, and when played in a dampened way allows change in pitch like a talking drum. Seven to nine notes are tuned harmonically around a central deep note.
Apparently there's a massive waiting list for these things...and you have to visit the lads in Spain to get it! I still want one....
Video Clip from Oddmusic
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Irish electro producer (and apparently experimental luthier) has some pix up of his home made instrument....apparently called "Ed Devanes Home Made Instrument" (got to think of a catchy/corny name or ya'll never make it to NIME!)
He describes it as "a baritone (30.5 inch/ 774 mm scale length), tabletop, flat-wound-stringed, fretless, 3 humbucker pick-up'd, in line headstocked instrument with an adjustable tailpiece for quick tuning changes"
If that sounds like your kinda thing there's:
and his site.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Electronic Musician have published this years music tech awards. Worth a look. In there was their choice for free download of the year. It was one I'd missed called Analog Box 2 from Andyware. It looked interesting so I downloaded it and gave it a whirl and very good it is.
It's a fairly low level modular synth environment based on simple circuits like oscillators, filters etc. With it you can download over 50 jambots among which you'll find subtractive synths, fm synths and a good few algorithmic music patches - expect bleeps, beeps, robotic sounds and little grooves... All in all a very cool bit of free software.
You'll find a few tutorials on the website detailing construction for a FM synth and how to use MIDI but the library of jambots is really where the action is. A bit of poking and rewiring and should be up and running.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
"An Electronic Digital Trumpet that is more expressive than keyboard. Created by Stephen Marshall." - thanks to cplai
Pretty cool and very expressive.... although all the suspect GM MIDI patches make it sound like cheescore electronic jazz from 1986... "and welcome to Saturday night liiiiiive"
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
You can read more at confessions of a DJ.
Monday, January 21, 2008
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008
" Ramon Bostich (NORTEC) working with the Triwave Picogenerator , TB-303 and a Roland TR-606.
Roland TB-303 the BORG MOD
Roland TR606 MODIFICATION ROUND UP
- thanks bostich1
Sunday, January 13, 2008
If you missed DJ Colz's all Irish Dubstep special on Raidió Na Life last night then here's you chance to download it. Listen on the player above or download the full 90 minute set from HERE... very tasty :)
THE FULL IRISH
Dubstep Special (Tracklist)
1) Oh Yes I - Prof. Ruff Chuff
2) Unknown Souljah - Radikal Guru
3) Spanik Sabotage(Budstep Remix) - 2Bit vs SEBP
4) Menace - Arus Na Dub
5) Catalogue C - Jonny Oakley
6) 48 Hours - Grizzle
7) Come Together - Major Grave
8) Concrete Rumble - Madd Axxe
9) Moonstomp - Colz
10) A Tone - Fono One
11) Believe - T-woc
12) Stale Cheese and onion - Colz
13) Rainfall - Grizzle
14) Wiser - Arus Na Dub
15) Bass Is A Canyon - Jonny Oakley
16) Ancient Archive - 2Bit
17) The Evacuation - Major Grave
18) The Warning(Remix) - Colz
19) Warriors Dub - Radikal Guru
20) Language - Fono One
Friday, January 11, 2008
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Thursday, January 03, 2008
"Here is a jam with the tenori-on as Midi-CV-Gate controller for Analogue Solutions tr-808 and tr-909 drums, the EML modular synth, Drumulator and Oberheim Xpander.
it is just live improvisation, out of tune riffs and offbeats included
http://www.myspace.com/latinsizer" - thanks to pepemogt
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
(Right click individual tracks to download)
3. A plus D - Pour Some Hot Sugar (Mims vs. Def Leppard) - San Francisco
4. Party Ben - Tender Umbrella (Rihanna vs. General Public) - San Francisco
8. Matt Hite - Me & Yoo & Yazoo (Cassie vs. Yazoo) - San FranciscoBootieUSA.
A list of the best mashups of 2007 compiled by Simon Iddol. It's pretty cool, completely free to download. The compilation features 19 bootlegs from some of the worlds best mashup producers.
The Tracklist is:
01 Go Home Productions // Pink Wedding
Billy Idol VS Pink
02 Dunproofin' // Standing In The Way Of Felix
Felix VS Gossip VS Simian
[from the sin fin album, MOTW #39]
03 Aggro1 // Strange Love Cocaine
Eric Clapton VS Depeche Mode
04 ComaR // Billy Jean My Love
Justin Timberlake VS Michael Jackson
05 Divide & Kreate // Ein radioaktiver Schatz
Kraftwerk VS Gabriel & Dresden
[from the Bootwerk album, MOTW #25]
06 Copycat // Fade To Pretty Vacant
Sex Pistols vs Visage vs Charlatans vs Nouvelle Vague vs Fun Lovin' Criminals
07 Lobsterdust // Marley Maiden
Bob Marley VS Iron Maiden
[from the Number of da Boots album, MOTW #27]
08 DJ Zebra // Break Through Love
Doors VS Led Zeppelin
09 El Barto & Liam B // Don't Dance
Genesis VS David Bowie
10 ToToM // Cosmic Hey Ya
T. Rex vs. Outkast
[from the Bootwards album, MOTW #8]
11 team9 // back in zdarlight (radio edit)
Digitalism VS the Beatles
12 DJ Earworm: Believe Somebody
Madonna VS Cher VS Whitney Houston VS George Kranz
13 DJ Matt Hite / Me & You & Yazoo (short)
Cassie VS Yazoo VS Matt Hite
14 DJ Mei - Lwun // Smack It Right
Nelly Furtado VS Akon feat. Eminem
15 Voicedude // Four Twenty (one hit edit)
Luniz VS Tom Petty VS Cam Farrar VS Afroman
16 DJ Earlybird // This Love Gets Lost
Kai Winding VS Maroon5
[from the Forgotten Hits album, MOTW #29]
17 Apollo Zero // lost without careless whisper
Robin Thick VS George Michael
18 LeeDM101 // Reign in my Awakening Eyes
Depeche Mode vs UNKLE vs Dead Can Dance
19 Bobby Martini // Easily Hurt
Christina Aguilera VS Lionel Ritchie and the Commodores
You can download it HERE.
This is Current Television's exclusive airing of Radiohead's "Scotch Mist." In this hour long private taping, Radiohead performs all of the tracks from its newest album, In Rainbows. Other elements include poetry readings and diverse imagery created or selected by the band..
For the gearheads you get to see in-close footage of a french connection and the sliding ring in action. Abouthalf way through a very clean 909 and lots of other techy goodness.