In Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls. On the “In Bb 2.0″ website you can play and mix a combination of videos which all work well together.
The videos can be played simultaneously — the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders.
You are encouraged to participate by submitting your video in which you sing or play an instrument in Bb major.
mQEdit is graphical editor for the microQ written in Java. The website it was formerly available on has vanished, but the author Martin B. has kindly given permission to host it here instead.
mQEdit is an intuitive graphical java editor for the Waldorf Micro Q synthesizer. It includes interfaces for editing sound-patches including a randomizer, multi-patches, drum-patches, sound banks and global parameters. Patches can stored as either ‘midi’ files or ‘sysex’ files.
Vivace is a nice looking multitouch portable music studio concept, designed by Young-Shin Lee & Hae-Jin Jung.
A Music aficionados rejoice. The idea of having only 1 device that combines multiple instruments, track recording, equalizer, sound editing, internet connectivity, and a touchscreen interface all into one compact package is drool worthy. The Vivace makes it all possible. Information is scarce on how the interface works but I have no doubt up-and-coming artists like FrankMusik and Bjork could do a lot with such a device.
FabFilter’s quest for vintage-sounding Rhodes piano presets is over and the winner has been announced.
The FabFilter Twin 2 Rhodes Preset Contest is closed. Of course, all of you did great, and it was extremely hard to pick a winner… but in the end, only one can be the best. And that is: Thomas Koot!
Thomas has put a lot of effort in modelling a Fender Rhodes Mark I. His preset really has the characteristic raw low-end, a great attack and release feel, a nice subtle bell sound, and a superb velocity response.
You can download some of the entries, including the patches by Thomas, on this page.
Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories posts images of a lovely bulbdial clock.
Rather than using three physically moving light sources at different heights, we use three rings of LEDs at different heights. Within each ring, we only turn on one LED at a time, so that we only have a single effective light source– it can light up at different places from within the ring. The three rings are located above one another so that they each project light onto the rod in the middle, making shadows of different lengths.
Additionally, for fun and clarity, we used red, green, and blue LEDs for the three rings, making each shadow hand of the clock a different color. Each ring has 12 LEDs, and the 36 LEDs are efficiently multiplexed by an AVR microcontroller that also handles the timekeeping part of the project.
It’s time for some serious rockin’. This collection of ferocious and hard-hitting drum loops gives you the intensity of rock’s heavy side. Leave the lighter side for another day cause we’ve packed punk, garage, hard rock, and straight rock into this DVD. Each Genre contains 10 to 16 song sets giving you 50 total sets of loops to create full drum tracks with.
I will be giving away a copy of this sample library (Apple Loops/REX/WAV/RMX, NFR version) to one lucky person who leaves a comment on this post. Any comment will do as long as you observe the comment notes.
The winner will be selected at random from all comments that are posted before Friday 6 March, 2009, 23.59pm CET.
Oliver Chesler puts together a track with some iPhone apps (Audiorealism technoBox, Tapestri and Andriod FX by Pure Profit).
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Prime Loops has announced its free music production tutorials section, a large selection of free music production tutorials and tips & tricks, available for download directly from its website.
You can watch the videos online, or download them for your PC/Mac/iPhone or MP4 Compatible device. There are also a good selection of step by step PDF Tutorials with helpful screenshots which can be downloaded for free too.
The tutorials span a variety of genres and techniques for programmes such as Logic, Ableton, FL Studio, Reason, MPC and others with around 10 new video tutorials added monthly and future videos in the making for Garageband, Cubase, Pro Tools and many others.
Video tutorials — From basic to advanced, hardware to software, discover new and exiting ways to take advance your production skills to the fullest! This section will be updated every month with new videos!
Tips & Tricks — Exclusive techniques from industry professionals to help enhance your music production, mastering skills & gain exposure. Experience the most up-to-date, inventive methods currently available.
Tutorials — Precision, step by step tutorials compiled by high profile experts, sound engineers, producers & DJs. Including precise modern software & hardware tutorials to maximize your creative output and technical knowledge.
Current tutorials include ‘The Reverse Vocal Effect’, ‘Clever Automation’, ‘Vocoder Vocals’, ‘The Art of Compression’, plus dozens more.
# TuneUp, a music management plug-in that works seamlessly with iTunes.
TuneUp was created for music lovers, by music lovers. All of us here are entrenched in music. We’re cranking tunes all day. We constantly argue about things like which Radiohead album is best, whether Michael Jackson or Prince would win in a fight, the only five albums we would have on a deserted island and who in the office does the best Running Man.
One thing we all agree on, however, is that our digital music collections were a mess as were our friends’. When we did some testing, we learned that almost everyone had the same problem we did. That’s why we created TuneUp.
We’ll take care of all of this for you automatically. We’re also the type of people who want all of our cover-art, don’t like missing concerts and spend hours online looking for YouTube videos, news, and merch from our favorite artists. We’ve taken care of that too. And there’s more to come…
TuneUp is your music collection’s new best friend.
Clean mislabeled music (artist names, genres, track numbers, genres, etc.)
Find missing cover art
Alert users of local concerts by their favorite artists
Pull in the best music content from the web to enhance the listening experience (e.g. YouTube videos, Google News, etc.)
This blog is a collection of the best music production information I have found over the years as well as samples and other stuff I found helpful. Everything you see on this page is a answer to a question that I have found the answer to, and now I am sharing it with you. Enjoy and tell me if you have anything you need to know.
Don’t forget to check the samples category for some nice downloads (drum machine samples, loops, etc.)