Results for Bjork

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Short links for February 24th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently:

iPhone fun in Ableton

# iPhone attack: TR-808, TB-303, Sampler, Synthesizer

Oliver Chesler puts together a track with some iPhone apps (Audiorealism technoBox, Tapestri and Andriod FX by Pure Profit).

Oliver writes:

I was having some music fun on my iPhone and I put together a quick Acid track. I recorded three apps into Ableton Live. There really is something to be said for bringing in audio from the outside world, even if it’s from another computer. I like the slight noise and live interaction the iPhone apps forced. The combined price of all the applications I used here was $11.97. Imagine what a Roland TB-303, Roland TR-808, Akai S950 and Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 would have cost you 15 years ago?

# AudioTag.info — your music recognition robot

AudioTag.info allows you to identify almost any unknown piece of music quickly and easily. Its use is very simple: you upload a short audio fragment or an entire song, the robot analyzes it and provides you with the information about the track title, artist name, album title, etc. Your audio fragment can be in almost any file format and of almost any quality (aurally recognizable, of course) — it can be an MP3 file downloaded from the Internet or a short recording made with your old tape recorder and stored as a low-quality .WAV-file.

Josh Freese

# Want Josh Freese to join your band? Got $75,000?

Former NIN drummer Josh Freese is promoting his new album with some limited edition deals.

There's a lot of funny stuff between the regular $7 digital download of Since 1972, and the $75,000 limited edition which includes things like going on tour with Josh for a few days, have Josh write, record and release a 5-song EP about you and your life story and taking a flying trapeze lesson with Josh and Robin from NIN.

Link via Soundcheck

# Apogee discontinues Windows development

From the Agogee news page:

As of 2009, Apogee Electronics will no longer develop products for the Microsoft Windows platform. Apogee has made this decision in order to focus all research, development, and support resources on the Apple platform with its unparalleled power and stability. Apple offers a wide range of affordable, powerful desktop and laptop solutions ideally suited for music creation and audio production.

Check CDM for discussion on the matter.

Ryan Gruss blog

# ryangruss.com

Ryan Gruss has a cool blog where he posts some free drum tracks.

I am a drummer based in Boston, Massachusetts. I previously lived in NYC and Los Angeles where I had the chance to record, collaborate and tour with a wide range of artists. I started this blog with the intention of sharing, transferring and exploring musical ideas with my friends around the world… as well as anyone else who might stumble across this site.

All of the drum tracks (unless credited) are recorded at my studio using Logic Pro 8. I include mp3s of all my recordings for quick previews as well as a separate link to the original, multitracked Logic files. Feel free to download, cut-up, eq, compress, distort, and mutate my drum parts and use them for your own projects. All I ask is that you send me a link to the final product when you’re finished. Let’s see what happens…

Currently at Loop #17.

# AT-AT Boom Box – Combining an AT-AT Walker with an old skool boom box, AT-AT Boom Box FTW!

# Reyn vs Björk – I’ve Seen It All [Dancer in the Dark] (link to YouTube)

Loving this video of Reyn Ouwehand’s mix of this Björk track.

Reyn writes:

I found this track on the album Family Tree. It's Björk together with the Brodsky string quartet.
Really love this track and version and thought it would be nice to do some looping over it.. Enjoy!..

More on Reyn Ouwehand here. Via Tom @ Twitter

Short links for April 29th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on April 29th, 2008:

# Slashbot: The Guitar Hero Robot – A robotic system capable of autonomously playing the video game Guitar Hero.

Slashbot
Slashbot – mounted guitar and the fingers (solenoid actuators).

How does it work? The brightness of a pixel from the PlayStation2′s video signal is determined by the signal’s voltage amplitude. Since the notes are the brightest images on the screen they can be detected by setting trigger points. Once a detection is made, a control signal is sent to the robot after a specific delay (determined by the tempo of the song).

# Wired.com Exclusive: Watch ‘Wanderlust,’ Björk’s New 3-D Video – Instructions on how to make 3-D glasses included.

# NI Ends Legal Dispute Over Traktor Scratch; Digital Vinyl’s Twisty, Turny History – As of Friday, it seems that the ongoing saga of a dispute over digital vinyl, beginning with the 2006 “divorce” of digital DJ titans Stanton Electronics and Native Instruments, may be over. NI released a statement Friday saying they had not only settled a US civil action patent case over their use of digital vinyl in Traktor Scratch, but had agreed to license the technology from N2IT Holdings, the US patent owners for digital DJing.

# DRUM MACHINE unplugged – YouTube video of a hand crancked drum machine. Matches are activating lever-matches by rotating the cylinder. Levermatches are kicking on several percussions. 4 Tracks.

# Dan McGrath’s Subwoofer Project – Dan writes:

I decided recently that my home cinema system could do with a nice subwoofer, and rather than buy something, I thought I'd build myself one…

# How To Make Your Own Scratchpad – How to make your own scratchpad with a pizza box and a computer mouse.

Human beatbox favorites

Beatboxing seems to have grown in popularity due to things like YouTube, people like Alex Tew (not just mr. Million Dollar Homepage, but also founder of Humanbeatbox.com), and sites like digg.com where cool video are “dug” into popularity every day.

Here are some of my personal favorites I’ve seen so far:

Kenny Muhammad
Beardy Man
Kid Beyond

Kenny Muhammad, the “Human Ochestra” is one of beatboxing’s greatest. He even worked with the New York Symphony Orchestra. This video is pretty awesome. Wind, his version of Kraftwerk‘s Nummern (Numbers), has become a favourite beatbox routine for other people to show their skills.

Roxorloops, (Belgian and Vice World Champion) also knows how to do Nummern. I love the way he does echos and time stretching!

Rahzel is another one of the most famous beatboxers in the world. I particularly like this little MTV clip.

Then there’s Beardy Man. He is absolutely amazing (and nutty?) and can do a lot more than straightforward beatboxing. I love the way he scratches and his reverse technique is simply mindblowing. Check the Tim Shaw audio on his website.
He also has great cooking skills!

Kid Beyond records his beats and sounds on his Ableton Live setup. Check him on YouTube.

Reggie does the same kind of thing on some sampling gear and creates a song layering one part over the other. Reggie Watts: Out Of Control is just brilliant.

Alright, some of my favorites. You have any to share?