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Haunted House Records Electronic Critters 2: Airwaves

Haunted House Records Electronic Critters 2: Airwaves

Haunted House Records has released Electronic Critters 2: Airwaves, a sample collection featuring processed sounds originally captured by a high end radio frequency scanner.

The sounds contains in Airwaves are ideal for all types of electronic music where you need to add some ambience, or just want some sample material to chop up into new loops. Airwaves also makes an ideal collection for foley edits in TV and film.

Electronic Critters 2: Airwaves features

  • All sounds supplied in 16 and 24bit 44Khz Wav files.
  • 277 sounds split into 63 groups.
  • Over 2gig of 24bit samples.
  • Over 1.3gig of 16bit samples.
  • Free demo pack from Electronic Critters 1.
  • Free Creature music promo album.

Electronic Critters 2: Airwaves is available for pre-order now for £19.99 plus shipping (regular price £24.99). All pre-orders will be shipped around mid November 2008.

A free sample set (10 samples, 32 MB) is available for download from the product page.

Visit Haunted House Records for more information.

WLCI – an indie radio station for GTA IV

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Evan Merz wrote in to let me know about his latest videogame/music project, a compilation of unsigned indie rock designed for play in GTA IV.

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Over the last month Evan scoured the internet for indie rock by unsigned acts, that is perfect for Grand Theft Auto (GTA) games. He found an incredible wealth of talent, contacted about 50 bands good enough to be included, and eventually assembled a terrific indie rock radio station.

Evan writes:

First, lining up all the bands for the station was a painstaking process. I listened to hundreds of crappy bands and sent emails to about 50 bands who were good enough to be included. Of these, about half responded, and about half of those were eager to be included in this type of project. The funny thing is that I expected ‘worse’ bands to be more interested in being included, but it turned out to be just the opposite. Only the really good bands had their act together enough to recognize the opportunity for free publicity. So the resulting list is incredible. Every single one of these bands is worth listening to, and I honestly love every track here.

The WLCI station inlcudes songs by Triggers, The Rooftops, We Are The Fury, The Bombers, Annabel, Teeth of Mammals, The Libertines, Kingsfoil, The Turnbull ACs, Stem, The Vinyltones, Aaralyn, and Beware Fashionable Women.

WLCI even features a script with things like traffic updates using in-game locations and streets, just like the the regular radio stations.

The whole production runs for 60 minutes, and every track is hand-picked to be perfect for high-speed chases.

Visit ThisIsNotALabel.com for more information and a link to download the mp3.

Short links for March 20th, 2008

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on March 20th, 2008:

  • Guitar Hero: On Tour Interview
    Karthik Bala says:

    We figured that attaching a full-size guitar or even a mini-guitar would be too awkward to play on the road, hence the design of the more compact Guitar Grip, which gives you the tactile sense of the fret buttons, with the touch screen depicting the strings of the guitar (instead of a strum bar).

Guitar Hero: On Tour
Guitar Hero: On Tour – The Guitar Grip

Native Instruments and Beatport release Beatport SYNC audio player (Win/Mac)

Native Instruments and Beatport have released Beatport SYNC, a powerful free audio player featuring basic DJ functions.

Based on the award-winning TRAKTOR 3 technology, this free software for Mac and PC lets you mix tracks like a DJ using the two virtual decks, a crossfader and auto beat sync function. Beatport SYNC offers powerful track management, access to DJ radio stations, plus an integrated Browser to instantly buy and download the latest tracks from the comprehensive Beatport Online Music Store.

Beatport/Native Instruments Beatport SYNC
Beatport SYNC interface (click image to enlarge)

Beatport SYNC features

  • Two playback decks with automatic crossfader.
  • Automatic tempo detection and automatic track sync.
  • Pitch faders for both decks and high-quality time stretching.
  • Powerful track browser inherited from Traktor.
  • Easy to use advanced meta data editing functionality.
  • Direct access to selected high quality dance music radio stations.
  • Archive or backup playlists and folders on external hard drives and CDs.
  • Integrated access to Beatport.com.
  • Super slim mini-view.
  • Professional audio-quality based on the high-end TRAKTOR 3 audio engine.
  • Direct access to files on external devices (e.g. iPod™, USB drive, etc.)
  • CD import (converted to Wav) including automatic import of artist name, album, titles, etc.

Beatport SYNC is available for Windows PC and Mac, and supports MP3, MP4, WAV, AIFF, Audio-CD, FLAC, Ogg Vorbis, non-DRM WMA and AAC formats.

Visit Native Instruments for more information and a link to download Beatport SYNC.

Short links for September 23rd, 2007

Some interesting things I bookmarked on del.icio.us on September 23rd, 2007:

  • visualsoftheworld.com – Longest page? Currently 24393.72 cm long, ready to scroll?
  • Braille Graffiti – An attempt to create a unique moment for a blind person who might happen across one of these bits of braille graffiti.
  • Firefly PCB – A small (around one watt) tube-based guitar amplifier using three inexpensive and readily available vacuum tubes. The entire amp can be built for less than $200.
  • Ovi – The door to Nokia’s internet services – Ovi will include the Nokia Music Store, Nokia Maps and N-Gage games.
  • Robotic Insect Takes Off – A life-size, robotic fly has taken flight at Harvard University. Weighing only 60 milligrams, with a wingspan of three centimeters, the tiny robot’s movements are modeled on those of a real fly.
  • Build an antique style crystal radio – A crystal radio, or crystal set as it is sometimes called, is a radio that only uses the power of the radio waves picked up by the antenna to generate the sound heard in the head phones.
  • The R2-D2 Wireless Web Camera – Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the original iconic Star Wars film.