Last week, I noticed the number of published posts in my dashboard was getting close to the 20,000 mark.
This blog officially launched June 28th, 2005, so in 10 days it will be 8 years old. It started with a single post in June, 2005, followed by 6 more in August of that year, and 19 the next month, all the way up to no less than 365 posts in May 2013!
And there you have it, you’re looking at post #20,000 right now. I know it doesn’t look very special, but to me it is!
I’d like to thank all readers, contributors, and sponsors, for making this blog a wonderful thing to do.
Loopmasters has announced it is looking for tutorial content for publication on its blog.
We’re looking for talented content producers to share your expert knowledge of music production with our pro audio audience. We’re eager to receive your ‘Written Music Production Tips’ today.
Submit a short written text and image tutorial (500 words max) and get a custom link back to your site and your choice of ANY 2 Loopmasters products for every article approved.
If you’ve already submitted a tutorial and not heard back from us, please bear with us as we’ll endeavour to answer all applications within 7 working days of submission. We keep your text tutorials on file and aim to publish on the nearest available date within our release schedule.
We accept tutorials on all aspects of music production including DAW tutorials for Ableton, Logic, Cubase, Reason & Record, FL Studio and ProTools, music theory, processing & effects, and general music production techniques. If you feel you have something valuable to share to the music production community, we want to hear about it!
First session with the Elektron Octatrack. Checking out some of the capabilities of this new machine. No drum loops used in this short jam. Just triggering single shot samples of nord percussion and analogue drum sounds. Using the three stages of LFO's for each track to control effects animation and various other parameters. Making some use of the re-trigger sample functions spanned across 4 patterns.
More info on the Octatrack at Elektron, and Peter Kirn at CDM has some more thoughts + a video by Matthew Dear here.
Brett Martin aka PCmofo has finished his DIY desktop speaker system project. Nice job!
Finally the speakers are finished! Now for the fun part….. The final pictures!
Assembly went great, I was able to stuff them and the bass sounds much better as do the mids. I am really loving the black coated screws, from some angles and distances they completely disappear, then up close the detail comes out and they look pretty cool.
I plan on using these speakers with Apples 27" cinema display, as they are both the same height. Unfortunately, I dont have mine yet so I borrowed a 26" iMac which is also the same design for a few photos to get an idea of the size of these speakers.
Jeffrey Melton has released two collections of ambient, freeform and microsound compositions.
melton.granular.01 and melton.granular.02 collect my recent work in microsound-scapes, featuring granular and pulsar synthesis, freeform rhythms and tone colors. Tracks can also be streamed on my Soundcloud page.
All sounds were created with Density GS and Pulsaret instruments (both the standalone apps and Max for Live versions). Arrangement, mixing and mastering was done with Ableton Suite. Processing effects were limited to resonant filters, grain delay, reverb and EQ.
For the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Accident, Ambientaria Records has gathered many Dark Ambient artists, including famous ones like Northaunt or Atomtrakt, for a Compilation project.
The album will be released on April 1st, 2011.
All the benefits shall be reversed to Chernobyl Children International (http://www.chernobyl-international.com/), a non-profit organisation with United Nations NGO status, in order to help people suffering from Radiation Poisoning.
Louis Fleet wrote in to let us know about his blog “fleet music”, a site that focuses on the production of electronic music, using Ableton and its built in synths and effects.
It’s called “Fleet Music”, the strap line is “a blog that takes a critical and instructive look at electronic music production”, what this essentially means is that I will be focusing on current themes within house and techno and investigating the relevant production techniques.
Synthesis is the main focus of the blog but as I said previously there is a ‘critical’ aspect to the blog, this is not be confused with bitchy, but instead the idea is that all the video postings and other content is focused on a ‘theme’. This approach can be evidenced in my most recent post which is all about the ‘stab’ in electronic music.