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Short links for April 7th, 2010

Cadeli Drum Machine

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Cadeli Drum Machine, a Drum Machine for Andoid:

  • You got 8 patterns of 8 tracks each.
  • Design drum patterns in a matrix, add accents to notes.
  • Pitch and Volume control on each track.
  • Tempo control.
  • Export drum patterns as wav files (mono/22khz).
  • Automatic electro/techno style pattern semi-randomly generated.
  • 3 drumkits included (jungle, electro, accoustic)

# Help Us Fight Copyright Violations

Kid Nepro writes:

So I’m sitting at home, minding my own business when I get an e-mail from someone (I can’t say exactly who) that goes on to tell me that there is an auction happening on ebay that has some of my sounds for sale. The e-mail went on to ask me if I knew anything about it.

Air Harp

# The First Round of iPad Apps Is Here: Updated Round-up, More Thoughts

Peter Kirn takes a look at music apps for the Apple iPad:

I’ve completed my round-up of some of the most compelling music creation applications coming to iPad at or near launch: iPad Apps for Music Making: What’s Coming, The Bigger Picture

The revised post includes some new videos and apps introduced over the weekend, so check out the full line-up. My thinking was that putting everything in one place makes it easier to find, and to get a sense of the … well, the bigger picture.

# Roland MC-307 “HipHop East” Loops

Cyberworm posted some new free samples:

45 loops (12 construction kits) sampled from Roland MC307. 65-93 BPM. wav format, 24 bit, 44100 hz, stereo, 62 mb

… and some more Roland samples, this time from the MC-303

# Dan303: Drums By 303. Free drum samples.

Clean and Vocoded one shot drum samples. The drums were taken from the roland MC303 groove box and vocoded using the built in vocoder on the Korg Microkorg.

protrekkr

# protrekkr v2.0 released

ProTrekkr (formerly known as NoiseTrekker by Juan Antonio Arguelles Rius aka Arguru) is a tracker program combining a software synthesizer together with a traditional samples tracker which can be used to create electronic music (like psytrance, trance goa, hard acid, IDM, chip, techno, etc.) for small sized intros, demos or games.

Currently the tracker is supported on Windows, Linux, AmigaOS4, AROS and Mac OSX.

# MOON8 – 8-bit version of Dark Side of the Moon.

Have you ever wondered what Dark Side of the Moon would sound like if Pink Floyd had written it for NES, instead of for a rock band?

THE PROTODECK

# THE PROTODECK, a midibox-based MIDI controller for Ableton Live 8 with Max For Live.

THE PROTODECK controller features:

  • 87 potentiometers
  • 90 buttons
  • 81 rgb leds
  • 2×20 LCD
  • 2 PIC 18F4620 (20MHz RISC processors)
  • fully custom rgb led drivers
  • fully custom firmware
  • 2 MIDI IN/OUT interface
  • power supply unit included in the box
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Tekniks releases Housemasters

Tekniks Housemasters

Tekniks has released Housemasters, a 1.37GB world-class collection of exclusively crafted samples by some of the world’s leading house artists, including Marshall Jefferson, Knee Deep, Liquid People, Johnny Fiasco, Kerri Chandler, Jon Cutler, Mark Picchiotti, Cricco Castelli and Copyright.

No stone is left unturned in this innovative package featuring 25 construction kits and 100s of drum, Rhodes and FX sounds from the personal archives of producers making music that rock dancefloors across the world.

Housemasters features

  • 25 construction kits, broken down into individual basslines, Rhodes, guitar, synth and clav loops, as well as full beats and stripped beats – down to individual kicks and claps. The emphasis is on ease of use throughout.
  • All loops are presented in Acidized Wav, Apple Loop and Rex formats, 100% copyright free.
  • An additional folder of Rhodes chords, synth and bass sounds, FX plus 350 raw drum one-shots (kicks, snares, hats, percussion).
  • All synth and bass multisamples are offered in EXS24, NNXT and Kontakt sampler formats.

Housemasters is available in various formats from Sounds/To/Sample, starting at 39.95 EUR.

Visit Sounds/To/Sample for more information.

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Apple drops DRM copy protection from iTunes songs

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Apple DRM protest

The New York Times reports on Apple’s announcement of removing anticopying restrictions on all of the songs in its iTunes Store, last tuesday at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

Beginning this week, three of the four major music labels — Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group — will begin selling music through iTunes without digital rights management software, or D.R.M., which controls the copying and use of digital files. The fourth, EMI, was already doing so.

In return, Apple, whose dominance in online music sales gives it powerful leverage, agreed to a longstanding demand of the music labels and said it would move away from its insistence on pricing all individual song downloads on iTunes at 99 cents.

Instead, the majority of songs will drop to 69 cents beginning in April, while the biggest hits and newest songs will go for $1.29. Others that are moderately popular will remain at 99 cents.

The music companies are hoping that their eagerly awaited compromise with Apple will give a lift to digital downloads. They will be able to make more money on their best-selling songs and increase the appeal of older ones.

Anybody excited about this? Anybody think it’ll make a difference?

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Short links for November 21st, 2008

Some interesting things I found recently:

MPC 2000 Xl @ Krach und Klang-Werkstatt

# 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.

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Short links for September 29th, 2008

Sound Wave by Jean Shin

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Sound Wave – Melted records on wooden armature – Jean Shin's installation at Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York

Records were melted and sculpted to form a cascading wave, dotted with bursts of colorful labels. The resulting structure speaks to the inevitable waves of technology that render each successive generation of recordable media obsolete. The piece also aims to physically manifest the ephemerality of music as well as one man’s musical tastes, as represented by his personal record collection.

# GrooveStep – GrooveStep is a portable sample based step sequencer and that allows people to write music anywhere with the Nintendo DS. The first beta is out now!

# I Can Haas Stereo? Lolcat Reaktor Delay FX

Peter Dines writes:

Ladies, Gentlemen and Felines, I have created what is arguably the world’s first lolcat-powered Reaktor effect. I beg your forgiveness.

While working in Reaper I noticed it has a handy Haas effect plugin created in its native JS format. I thought I’d edit it to add some enhancements but decided I was too lazy to learn a new language right now, so I did it in Reaktor instead. It took minutes to throw together – the longest chore was finding, trimming and inserting the cheezburger cat graphic.

# FAKE presents: Pass the Dutch – Nice compilation featuring a track by rekkerd.org sample remix contest winner Jonas the Plugexpert.

# Best of Mother Earth: 1996 McDonalds Hamburger – I stopped eating at McDonalds a while ago. Not because I don't like the taste of their food, but because I don't like their business ethics much. This 12 years old burger makes me feel quite good about my decision.

# Mac anyone? New tracker on it’s way!

Seth Sandler writes:

For the last few weeks (with the help of my mentor Christian Moore) I’ve been working on porting over touchlib (the main tracker of the NUIGroup community) to openframeworks. A few reasons we chose to use openframeworks is because it’s (1) Cross-platform (it’ll work on windows/mac/linux), (2) It’s easy to add and develop on (minimal coding experience required).

If you didn’t catch that, this means we will have a new, full functional tracker that works on Mac! Many have been waiting for this! =)

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Short links for September 25th, 2008

Tom's Diner by Monstro @ Flickr

Some interesting things I found recently:

# Toms Essay – Measure for Measure

Suzanne Vega writes:

In my last blog, I was discussing the idea of being a two-hit wonder, and wrote about the song “Luka.” The other hit AOL cited in its story (called “Two-Hit Wonders”) was “Tom’s Diner,” which was a hit for me in 1990. This wasn’t just a plain ordinary hit, if there is such a thing. To this day it is sticky with the modern issues of technology and copyright law.

What a lovely read. In the article Suzanne also mentions the Luka cover by the Lemonheads, one of my favorite covers of a Vega song ever. Nice to read that she liked it too, I wonder if Evan knows. (link via Synthtopia)

# 2 Addictive Drums Presets For You – Audio Geek Zine has uploaded 2 presets for Addictive Drum.

# ThinkGeek :: Electronic Drum Kit Shirt

We could do what those other supposedly geeky apparel companies do and print a regular t-shirt with a cool looking picture of a drum kit on the front… then say it was trendy, make a few Rock Band references and try to convince you to buy it. But we don't roll like that. At ThinkGeek we know you expect innovative new products and we're here to pony up the goods. So, how about an electronic t-shirt with a picture of an actual playable drum kit on the front? That's right. Hit the drums on this shirt with your finger and they play through the built in speaker… simple but amazing. With 7 different drum sounds you're ready for a personal drum solo on your chest.

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Short links for January 23rd, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on January 23rd, 2008:

Wiimote SiimpleSynth
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Is stealing wireless wrong?

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BBC News Magazine reports about the case where a man has been arrested after being spotted allegedly sitting in a street with a laptop using someone else’s unsecured wireless connection.

BBC News Magazine Wifi hack article

The discussion in this article is pretty interesting. A lot of people seem to think it’s OK to borrow some of this wireless internet since it wasn’t secured.

Ken from Evesham writes:

If you leave your wireless connection unsecured then it is your own fault. Just as you wouldn’t leave your front door unlocked, neither should you leave your wireless connection open.

To a certain extend I agree with Ken. It’s generally a bad idea to leave your front door unlocked, likewise you should secure your wireless internet *IF* you don’t want anybody walking in/using your internet connection. Now most people probably don’t want their house to be invaded by perfect strangers, but is it the same with their wireless connection? Do people really care? Do they even know their connection is left open for others to use?

In many cases, I think not. Many times I’ve experienced people’s total surprise when they find out their newly installed wireless router is open for use by anyone within broadcast range. They just don’t know how these things work. Computers have moved from the kingdom of geeks to your everyday family, but these new users generally don’t even know how to tell a legitimate email from a phishing scam email, let alone what WEP or WPA means.

However, I do believe it simply should NOT be possible to get punished for using someone else’s unsecured wireless network, simply because an unsecured network kind of implies it’s open to use. This is not the same as walking into a house, which is someone’s property.

Gerard from Naarden (Holland) writes:

I have not asked, nor do I particularly want to be irradiated by the wireless networks from my neighbours – I can pick up about a dozen. If it enters my house, I should be able to do with it what I want. Don’t like it? Get wired!

But alas, if you’re planning on cancelling your internet service and start using a free connection instead, there are already laws forbidding this. (at least in the UK).

The Communications Act 2003 says a “person who (a) dishonestly obtains an electronic communications service, and (b) does so with intent to avoid payment of a charge applicable to the provision of that service, is guilty of an offence”.

If I am travelling and I borrow a connection from an open network to spend 2 minutes on the internet, is that an offence because I could’ve bought a calling card to use with my mobile phone? When exactly does it become stealing?

Adrian from Manchester (UK) writes:

I don’t really see how it can be “stealing” if the person who paid still has all of what they paid for. In that respect, it’s not like your example of taking an apple from the overhanging branch of a tree.

Hmmm, this reminds me of copyright violation. When I download a movie or commercial computer game, I’m not stealing because I didn’t physically remove anything from anyone, right? Many people seem to justify downloading whatever they want with this type of reasoning.

Back to the wireless networks though… Microsoft Windows even attempts to connect to any unsecured networks it finds. Would it be a criminal offence if you’re unlucky enough to have some open networks in your vicinity?

Perhaps manufacturers need to make sure their wireless products come with security enabled by default, where users should explicitly configure the device to work in unsecured mode, and thereby waive the right to charge anyone with stealing their internet.

But hey, do you really want to leave your wireless network open for people to (ab)use. People commit crimes online you know…

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