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Hit Talk releases Single Ladies

Hit Talk has released Single Ladies, a Hit Report educational tool for musicians wanting to enhance their music production skills and learn the music production techniques used in a given hit song.

This hit report features step-by-step analysis and exclusive DAW-style illustrations of the music production techniques used in Beyonce’s hit song “Single Ladies”.

Hit Talk Single Ladies
Hit Talk Single Ladies – Format map

Single Ladies includes

  • Drum Production Report
  • Hook Production Report
  • Vocal Production Report
  • Synth Production Report
  • Music Production Report
  • Mix & Frequency Separation Report
  • Song Arrangement Step-by-Step Report
  • Song Format Map
  • Song Arrangement Map
  • Chord Progression Map
  • Frequency Separation Map
  • Groove/Quantize Analysis Map
  • Multi-Track Automation Detail Map
  • Plus Bonus VIP Samples and Loops

You can find out about the mix and frequency separation, plus the woodwind production in an online preview, or purchase the Hit Talk “Single Ladies” hit report as a download for $14.95 USD.

Check Moderbeats’ Hit Talk website for more information.


Ohm Force announces “How the Minimonsta saved the world!” contest

Ohm Force How the Minimonsta saved the world! cohmpetition

Ohm Force has announced another cohmpetition: “How the Minimonta saved the world!“.

Everybody knows that GForce’s Minimonsta:Melohman is the best Minimoog reincarnation ever, a kind of Minimoog on steroids evolution from the classic instrument. But could you imagine that it would powerful enough to save the world from this decade end’s darkness?

So what’s the deal? You, as a participant, are challenged to compose/produce a track to be the original soundtrack of Red Force’s illustrated novel, which you can find here.

There are some great prizes to be won (including Minimonsta + additional plug-ins for the top 3 winners) so check out the details at the Ohm Force blog now.


Short links for May 6th, 2008

Some interesting things I found on May 6th, 2008:

# Jazz trash robot is an experimental sound-producing entity made from recycled electro-mechanical components. It is a collection of mechanical sequencers and timers, that can be connected together with various experimental instruments we have made or altered. Our instruments are build in an experimental manner, so they are quite unexpectable as themselves, but connecting them all through the robot gives them exponential possibilities for randomness and unexpectancy.

Jazz trash robot
Jazz trash robot, check the Flickr set for more images

The main idea is, that connecting a vast number of experimental instruments together in an experimental manner the instruments will produce a very complex and interesting soundscape. We can pretune the instruments so we can affect the direction of the end-result, but we can not fully control it.

In this project the Jazz Trash robot is the artist and the crew is working as technicians maintaining it. The robot can perform solo, we can leave some user interfaces open for the audience to jam with our robot, or we can perform together with the robot as one of our bandmembers.

# Random Music Box – a PIC-based organ that plays random chord progressions.

# Chiptune Music Theft Continues; Crystal Castles Abuses Creative Commons License
I'm pro sampling (and yes there are some grey areas) but I think it's fairly obvious when people take these things too far and go from taking inspiration to plain theft of songs. Not cool.

nine inch nails: the slip

# nine inch nails: the slip – NiN’s latest album is available for free.

Trent Reznor writes:

thank you for your continued and loyal support over the years – this one's on me.

The music is available in a variety of formats including high-quality MP3, FLAC or M4A lossless at CD quality and even higher-than-CD quality 24/96 WAVE. A .pdf with artwork and credits is included in the download. (CD and vinyl should be available in July).

# Pixels Go Mad – The Celebration Of Pixel Art – Over 50 excelent pixel art designs — illustrations, paintings and posters.

# Curious Inventor Kits : Voice of Saturn Sequencer – a 10 step analog sequencer, which basically steps through 10 different voltage levels that are set by the black knobs.


Short links for April 23rd, 2008

Some interesting things I found on April 23rd, 2008:

# The Echo Nest – The Echo Nest Analyze API is a tool that can enrich your software’s understanding of musical recordings. It uses a perceptual model of human listening to generate detailed descriptions of a song’s structure and musical content.

Given any musical sound file, our analysis engine outputs global musical track information such as tempo, dominant pitches and timbre, key, time signature, energy, etc. It also segments the sound file into large sections (such as verse, chorus, bridge), beats, and smaller time slices. Each segment is described in terms of pitch, timbre, and loudness content. The engine then segments a musical track into small time slices, each representing a perceived “sound” (a note of a piano, a syllable of a vocal line, etc.).

Each segment is then described in pitch, timbre and loudness. This information can power performances, visualizations, and games with the ability to respond to a wide range of nuances in the music they use.

Anita Lillie - Sonic Youth 'Cross The Breeze
Anita Lillie wrote a program which maps a subset of the audio data onto a visual scale, and creates video playback of the song. (above = visualization of ‘Cross the Breeze by Sonic Youth).

Adam Glazier made a nice Flash based visualizer for your Echo Nest Analysis XML.

# Portishead – Third @ – Portishead's latest album can be streamed free of charge.

# The Reality of Depending on True Fans – Robert Rich tempers Kevin's enthusiasm for 1000 True Fans with a cautionary realism borne from actually trying the idea. The summary of his experience is so pertinent and detailed that Kevin felt was worth posting in full.

# Celebration Of Vintage and Retro Design — ads, illustrations, book covers, pins and posters from 1920-1980s – The images weren’t necessarily created in the mid of 20th century. Vintage is living today which is why this post also features artists and designers who make use of the vintage and retro style in their works.

# BeatEd – a simple drum machine for S60 – BeatEd was originally developed in couple of nights to get a drum machine and metronome application for personal guitar playing purposes.


Short links for April 11th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on April 11th, 2008:

# Brockenspiel in action – Brock Craft's Brockenspiel reads the magnetic strip on credit cards and swipe access cards, zips them through an Arduino board and triggers solenoids which bash the chimes.

Left: working on the Arduino, right: the actual Brockenspiel

# pe lang + zimoun : untitled sound objects – The “Untitled Sound Objects” by Pe Lang and Zimoun creates acoustic architecture from organic objects and forms connected up to motors and gears. The duo began as laptop performers but were offput by the lack of physicality so they investigated how to create physical instruments that react to their immediate environment and each other.

# Black Flag Hair: A Timeline – Nice illustration of Black Flag's hairstyles from 1976 to 1986.

# little-scale: Arduino Beats – Sebastian Tomczak is working on a sample-based drum machine for the Arduino. At the moment, bars and patterns have to be programmed into the code manually, but he's looking to adding a small and simple physical interface for real-time pattern sequencing.

# Ten Thousand Cents – Behind the scenes of a mechanical turk project: 10,000 people drawing a small piece of a 100 dollar bill.


Short links for November 12th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on November 12th, 2007:

  • Spam One-liners – Linzie Hunter paints illustrations that incorporate the subject lines of the spam she finds in her inbox.
Linzie Hunter SPAM illustations
Some of Linzie’s wonderful illustations

Short links for August 30th, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on on August 30th, 2007: