Some interesting things I found recently:
# Round-Up: Samples, Stealing, Fakery, the Law, and Lots of Sample Shenanigans — Peter Kirn on Justice, sampling in Germany, Deadmau5/FL Studio and the Killers:
Who’s sampling what? When is sampling stealing? Who’s stolen sampled samples, and was the sampling stolen stealing? Is anyone actually playing live? Does anyone know what the law is? Does anyone care?
The neverending story of sampling… + whistling in the case of Germany ^_^
# The role of Sound Effects in film… — Tim @ the music of sound shares some interesting thoughts on something Danny Elfman said a while ago (namely “Sound Effects Suck”).
# Bleep Labs » BitBlob – Noise performers extraordinaire, The Loud Objects, and Dr. Bleep have teamed up to create the first being of pure noise!
The Bit Blob is a digital noise maker that's controlled by connecting its contacts together, allowing you to bend your way through unlimited sonic madness. You can also connect LEDs, audio outputs, or other Bit Blobs between control pins!
# CDM Holiday Guide Reader Survey — Gifts of, for, and by You.
Peter Kirn writes:
It’s nearly the holiday season, and as CDM has just completed its fourth birthday, I want to give all of us a present. The idea: a holiday guide that’s a bit different.
This guide will include things you can share (CC-licensed), the best content from 2008 and you can help by filling out a survey to tell CDM what gift you would want to receive, what you would give to newcomers, and what you would want to read. Completing the survey will enter you in a drawing for a chance to get a free copy of the T-RackS 3 mastering and mixing suite donated by IK Multimedia.