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London Electronic Music Event (LEME) announces groundbreaking 2014 programme

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LEME 2014

London Electronic Music Event has announced the first part of its 2014 programme.

The third annual LEME returns to Rich Mix in Shoreditch to give an unparalleled insight into the world of electronic music, featuring over 30 production workshops, industry panel discussions, artist keynotes, networking sessions and live performances.

The first part of an impressive programme has been announced today with producer heavyweights Legowelt, Neville Watson and Kris Wadsworth, record labels Defected, Hypercolour and Fear of Flying as well as Ableton, XOYO, Bloc and Rubadub all ready to unlock the secrets of the industry.

The two-day event brings together industry insiders, producers, DJs, labels and pro-audio manufacturers for an inspirational, informative and empowering weekend.

The event takes place Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th April, 2014, in Rich Mix, London. Strictly limited Early Bird tickets are now on sale for £40 GBP, with full price tickets available later at £60 GBP and day/night tickets starting at just £15 GBP.

More information: LEME 2014

Moogfest 2014 & Moog Music announce 4th Annual Circuit Bending Challenge

Moogfest Circuit Bending Challenge

Moogfest and Moog Music has announced a Circuit Bending Challenge, offering you a chance to win Moog’s Sub Phatty, Slim Phatty and Minitaur synthesizers and free passes to the Moogfest 2014 festival.

Moog Music was born when a young Bob Moog started tinkering with electronic circuitry. As a boy, Moog built small radios, amps, and Theremins in his basement workshop with his father and the rest is history. This experimentation with the inner workings of electronic devices to create new sounds and effects has been developed into an art form known as circuit bending.

Circuit bending is a creative medium that combines technology, sonic artistry and creativity. By altering the internal circuitry of electronic devices such as keyboards, drum machines, and children’s toys, circuit benders are able to produce new sounds not intended in the original design.

In celebration of this creative curiosity that fueled a young Bob Moog and all of those that follow in his footsteps, Moog is sponsoring its 4th Annual Circuit Bending Contest.

This year, Moog’s circuit bending contest is challenging entrants to take a battery powered device and circuit bend it into an instrument capable of creating new and unique sounds for a total budget of $70 or less.

Moog will select three finalists and invite them to showcase their creations at Moogfest in April of 2014 where Moog’s judges and the general public will decide a winner of the contest.

The deadline for submitting your entry is February 28th, 2014.

More information: Moogfest / Circuit Bending Challenge

creativeLIVE unlocks music industry secrets with new audio channel

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creativeLIVE has announced the addition of an audio channel to its online broadcast network.

Instead of scouring YouTube for homemade tutorials, you can now learn music production and business directly from leading DJs, producers, and managers. creativeLIVE, a live education platform, today announced the addition of an audio channel to their online broadcast network. creativeLIVE’s free workshops — on topics ranging from DAWs to networking — teach musicians the technical skills and industry knowledge needed to make a living in the music business. The audio program will launch with classes taught by Incubus manager Steve Rennie, metal guitarist/producer Eyal Levi and EDM DJ Big Chocolate.

Founded in 2010, creativeLIVE is transforming online learning by providing free, live access inside previously-closed doors. Venturing into music makes sense for a company whose CEO, Mika Salmi, is responsible for discovering and signing Nine Inch Nails. Of the audio channel launch, Salmi said, “Music is close to my heart and we have been chomping at the bit to launch an audio channel on creativeLIVE. Just like in photography and other channels, we will be bringing world class experts to teach real actionable skills. I personally can’t wait to update my DJ skills!”

Creativity is the new literacy — and creativeLIVE is where musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs find the skills they need to make their dreams of living the creative life a reality.

Upcoming creativeLIVE audio courses

  • Music Business 101: Networking with Steve Rennie
    The driving force behind Incubus’ blockbuster success, Steve Rennie, AKA RENMAN, will reveal how he went from booking shows in Hollywood to managing platinum-selling bands. Spoiler alert: Networking isn’t just for business bros. (Sept. 12)
  • Eyal Levi: Digital Drums with EZDrummer
    Billboard top 200 staple Eyal Levi (Whitechapel, August Burns Red, Devildriver, and Job for a Cowboy) will teach a one-day course on how to digitally create real-sounding drums in EZDrummer. (Sept. 25)
  • Big Chocolate: Producing EDM with Ableton Live
    DJ/producer Big Chocolate (Cameron Argon) started making music in his bedroom at the age of 16, and is now an internationally-renowned performer coming off his second Warped Tour. Big Chocolate will demonstrate how he gets his song ideas out of his head and into finished tracks using Ableton Live. (Sept. 30)

The free live workshops will be available to creativeLIVE members (registration is free).

More information: creativeLIVE / Audio channel

London Electronic Music Event announces 2013 dates and line-up

London Electronic Music Event

The London Electronic Music Event (LEME) has announced the dates and line-up for its 2013 Event, with sessions from Beatport, Radio Slave, SoundCloud, Andi Durrant, Your Army, Mr Bongo, Sharooz and more.

LEME is a weekend of production workshops, business sessions, keynote panels and networking events bringing together artists, labels, entrepreneurs and like-minded electronic music lovers from around the world. Now in its second year, LEME will take place 13-14 April, 2013 in Rich Mix, London.

LEME gives 200 delegates the chance to custom-build their own timetable from 22 sessions led by expert speakers from all sectors of the electronic music industry.

Highlights of the 2013 programme include: Bigger Beatport Sales; Running a Label; How To Break Through; Business Basics for the Freelance Musician; Making Your Mix Slam; The Perfect Arrangement; Mastering Alchemy: the Gold Standard and What Goes Where? The EQ Masterclass.

Weekend tickets are availabe for the earlybird price of £140 GBP.

More information: London Electronic Music Event

SOUNDOR—Free open source FM Synthesizer for Max4Live & AudioCubes + AudioCubes featured at Electro-Music Festival 2012

Percussa has announced the release of SOUNDOR, a free and open source FM Synthesizer for Max for Live, the visual programming environment in Ableton Live based on Cycling 74′s Max/MSP.

Percussa Soundor
SOUNDOR allows users to explore FM Synthesis using hand and finger gestures, through AudioCubes’ high speed and low latency sensors, requiring no MIDI mapping or programming.

SOUNDOR features 4 oscillators each with their own waveform mixers, allowing the user to mix sine, square, sawtooth, triangle and noise waveforms to create totally new kinds of waveforms. Each oscillator section also features a state variable filter (SVF), and can modulate any other oscillator in pitch and/or amplitude. Each oscillator’s output can also be sent via its own ADSR to a master out, for lots of sound possibilities. Oscillators can overdrive each other through the built in waveform mixer, and can be controlled through the MIDI Keyboard as well as manual settings.

SOUNDOR integrates seamlessly with AudioCubes: rather than having to MIDI map the AudioCubes onto parameters in SOUNDOR, the moment an AudioCube is plugged in, it is automatically connected to any of the waveform mixer parameters and filter sections, through an easy to use connection matrix in the synthesizer. The 4 high speed low latency sensors of AudioCubes can control multiple parameters simultaneously and can even be inverted. A pedal input allows the user to keep the sensors values in place, while the hands are near the sensor, allowing exploration of the parameter space of the FM synthesizer while at the same time allowing rigid locking of parameters to keep the sound steady once an interesting combination of parameters has been found. SOUNDOR supports the well known preset system of Ableton Live and Max4Live, so presets can be saved and recalled just as for other Max4Live devices.

SOUNDOR is available as a free download from Percussa.

Percussa has also announced that its AudioCubes will be featured at the Electro-Music Festival 2012, New York.

Mark Mosher
Mark Mosher performing live with AudioCubes at Electro-Music 2011 festival (picture by Hong Waltzer, visuals by Project Rouri).

The festival organized by electro-music.com takes place in Huguenot, New York at the Greenkill Retreat Center.

Last year over 60 artists performed live at the festival, and this year’s edition is expected to be even greater. The event will span 3 days in September (7-9), and alongside the musical performances, workshops, jam sessions, laptop battles will take place.

The Electro-Music festival is also called “the Woodstock of electronic music” by the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Shivasongster
Jeremy dePrisco aka Shivasongster (picture taken during live performance with Explorophonic).

It is an annual event festival organized by electro-music.com, a “cooperative community where
artists and enthusiasts participate and benefit together” as they describe on electro-music.com.
One of the highlights of this event will be the live performances with Percussa AudioCubes.

Lux Seeker
John Morley aka Lux Seeker.

Electronic musicians Mark Mosher, Jeremy dePrisco aka Shivasongster, and John Morley aka Lux Seeker, will bring their AudioCubes to the festival to perform live with the cubes.

In addition, Jeremy will demonstrate the AudioCubes during a workshop he’s organizing about Reason 6.

More information: Percussa / SOUNDOR

Dubspot Gears Up For Upcoming Courses By Unveiling New Cutting-Edge Facilities

Dubspot has announced it continues to grow in 2012 with cutting-edge classrooms and new courses.

Over the past few years, Dubspot has grown from a single classroom in New York City’s West Village to a global institute, attracting students from all around the world. This rapid growth has led us to expand our course offering from Dubspot Online and build a whole new floor in our New York facility with four state of the art classrooms.

Each room is acoustically treated and equipped with the latest music technology for music production, sound design, mixing, software – based mastering and electronic music performance. Classes are kept intimate so that each student can work with our instructors to find and sculpt his/her own sound.

We are very proud of our new classrooms and hope you will come explore them for yourself. In the meantime, take a look at this video along with the photos below to catch a glimpse of the expansion process and see what we have been up to.

Upcoming Courses:

  • Ableton Live Producer Certificate: NYC 2/27
  • Sound Design Certificate Program: NYC 4/17 & 4/18
  • Reason: NYC 3/14
  • Mixing & Mastering: 3/13 & 3/25

Online courses in Digital DJing w/ Traktor, Ableton Live, and Music Foundations, just started and there is still time to enroll.

More information: Dubspot

Dubspot and Propellerhead Software Present: Hank Shocklee and FaltyDL

Dubspot Live Streaming Workshop: Hank Shocklee and FaltyDL

Dubspot and Propellerhead Software have announced a Dubspot Live Streaming Workshop with Hank Shocklee FaltyDL.

Live from Dubspot NYC, streaming worldwide on January 30th at 7 PM EST, comes an interactive workshop featuring Propellerheads’ latest creations: Reason 6 and their Best of 2011 list-topping interface, Balance. Demonstrating the innovative software company’s newest advancements is celebrated Hip-Hop producer Hank Shocklee (Bombsquad, Public Enemy, Def Jam). Electronic record label, Plane Mu, lends their producer FaltyDL to support the broadcast providing an Electronic Music point of view.

“It had layers and it kept going deeper and deeper,” says Shocklee about his earliest experiences with Reason. “I could put any sound that I want to put in there. You don’t need anything else to make a really great track. From a creative stand point it’s utterly amazing”

More information: Dubspot / Propellerhead Software

Cakewalk releases SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level with Craig Anderton Video Tutorial

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Cakewalk has announced the release of SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level with Craig Anderton, an instructional video tutorial.

SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level

Picking up where SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop left off, SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level stretches your imagination and redefines what you thought was possible with SONAR X1. With decades of experience as a producer, engineer, and performer, Craig Anderton dissects SONAR X1 to a level never seen before. And best of all, he de-mystifies these techniques for users of any level.

Well beyond the in-depth exploration of production techniques in the first Advanced Workshop, SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level includes 30 never-before-seen video tutorials that will blow away even the most veteran SONAR user. With nearly 2 hours of run time, these video tutorials provide insight and techniques that only Craig, the quintessential gear-geek, can provide. Ever heard of an “Acoustifier”? Craig shows you how to construct one inside SONAR X1—in minutes. Wish you could re-create some of the vintage effects, like true tape flanging, that defined music in the 60s and 70s? Now you can, thanks to an entire chapter dedicated to Vintage Effects. How about ambient and spatial effects once possible only in expensive studios? Final touches to masters? Virtual guitar re-tuning? Unprecedented distortion sounds? All are possible inside SONAR X1, as this video guides you with step-by-step details.

SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level features

  • 30 never-before-seen video tutorials dedicated to SONAR X1.
  • 1 hour 52 minutes running time.
  • Includes exciting new SONAR X1 Producer Expanded and ProChannel Modules features.
  • Official Cakewalk video written by Craig Anderton.
  • MP4 format: watch on your PC, iOS device, or Android device.

SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level with Craig Anderton is available to purchase at the introductory price of $29.99 USD / £24.99 GBP / 29.99 EUR through December 31, 2011.

More information: Cakewalk / SONAR X1 Advanced Workshop: Next Level