CDM Free Exclusive Ableton Operator Download: “Less Cowbell” 808 Sounds

Create Digital Music has released Less Cowbell, a free patch for Ableton Operator by Francis Preve. Peter Kirn writes: The simple interface of Ableton’s Operator belies some truly lovely soundmaking capabilities. Our friend Francis Preve, … read more

Short links for January 7th, 2009

Some interesting things I found recently: # Call for Works, Mark Your Calendar: Handmade Music, 1/15 in Brooklyn, Beyond – The regular series of DIY music tech parties continues in 2009. Peter Kirn writes: Handmade … read more

Create Digital Music Winter 2008 guide

Last month Create Digital Music asked its readers to share what they would want to receive, give to newcomers, and what they would want to read. Yesterday CDM presented the Winter 2008 guide, a wonderful … read more

Short links for December 4th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently: # Califaudio: Open Reel Ensemble – Califaudio posts about the Open Reel Ensemble: scratching 4 reel-to-reel analog tape recorders to make some really cool music. They hook up a … read more

Short links for November 27th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently: # Indamixx Laptop is First Pre-Configured Music Netbook, Running Linux, $499 – CDM has more on the Indamixx Laptop, a sub $500 laptop pre-bundled with energy XT, a bunch … read more

Short links for November 21st, 2008

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 … read more

Short links for September 18th, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently: # IK Multimedia Rebuts Mag on Free Software; Why They Missed the Point Freeware vs Commercial software? I know what I prefer… Whatever gets the job done! Peter Kirn … read more

Short links for August 6th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on August 6th, 2008: # Free audio recordings from the Berlin S-Bahn. – Oliver Chesler writes: Yesterday I took a trip to Ikea in Berlin. To get from Prenzlauer Berg … read more

Short links for June 19th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on June 19th, 2008: # DIY Stompbox: Beavis Board – The beavis board is designed to give you a platform for learning and building. If you can follow along with … read more

Short links for May 30th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on May 30th, 2008: # Mainstream Multi-Touch is Coming, And It’ll Rock for Music Video: Multi-Touch in Windows 7 Peter Kirn writes: The video above, showing multi-touch integrated with the … read more

Short links for May 23rd, 2008

Some interesting things I found on May 23rd, 2008: # Review: Olympus LS-10 WAV/WMA/MP3 Recorder – Olympus brings its expertise in cameras and voice recorders to the exploding field of portable WAV/MP3 recorders and comes … read more

Short links for May 14th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on May 14th, 2008: # MIDIBox – William Logo's DIY MIDIBox64 based controller. Beautiful! Check William’s MIDIBox Flickr set for more images. What’s in it? MIDIBox64 (uCApps.de) 12″x12″ Faux Walnut … read more

Short links for May 9th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on May 9th, 2008: # Somatic Circuits – !Malfunctionator Kit Instructions – The !Malfunctionator was designed to be a handy UFO dector dubbling up as a Electro Music Device to … read more

Free Mixes: Amon Tobin & Deru

YuriCDM, a collaboration between CDM and Yuri’s Night Bay Area, has posted exclusive mixes of two artists who played at Yuri’s Night Bay Area last weekend. Amon Tobin @ Yuri’s Night – image by Scott … read more

Should copy protection schemes like iLok and PACE be boycotted?

There seems to be a never ending discussion about PACE/iLok and copy protection in general. Some people dislike these methods so much that they will not even consider buying a product anymore if it has … read more

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Short links for November 29th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on November 29th, 2007: Digital Music, Universal, and Why Water is Thicker Than Coke – Peter Kirn reflects on Doug Morris (Universal’s CEO) saying in an interview with … read more