Today’s computers blow away the computers that were available in 2001, when Ableton Live was first introduced. Back then, if your computer had a 1 Ghz CPU, 256Mb of RAM and a 20GB hard drive, you had it pretty good. Now, processors are 30-40 times faster, computers have 100 times as much RAM & terabyte hard… Read More 10 Ways To Improve Performance In Ableton Live
Reader Alistair de B Clarkson let us know about a new series of articles kicking off at the Shape of Sound site, Going Deeper into the Sound. The series is intended for ‘music nutters’ that are obsessed by sound. Clarkson notes: These articles are only suitable for synthtopia readers and will result in any non synthopia… Read More Go Deeper Into the Sound – Unless It Will Make Your Head Explode
Open Mic: Reader Andy Hagerty wants to know “What new Electronic Music are you listening to right now that you’d want to share with the Synthtopia readers?”. Is it something from an artist that you think is under appreciated? Something new from an established artist? Something that you’re working on? Leave a comment and let us know…..
Haverford College, in suburban Philadelphia, plays host this coming week to electronic and experimental hip hop musician DJ Spooky, virtual reality guru and composer Jaron Lanier, and Living Colour percussionist Will Calhoun as they gather for an event called “The Sound of Sci(l)ence.” The conference takes place June 15 – 17. “The Sound of Sci(l)ence:… Read More Jaron Lanier, DJ Spooky Jam on ‘The Sound of Sci(l)ence’
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Q. What’s the difference between a bagpipe and an onion? A. No one cries when you chop up an bagpipe. Glamorous MIDI controllers like the Tenori-On get all the press, but MIDI bagpipes are where the real action is. There’s a significant amount of work being done in the area of bagpipe-style MIDI controllers. And… Read More The Complete Guide To MIDI Bagpipes; Covering Practice Pipes, Robotic Bagpipers & The Frankenpipe
Apple quietly introduced an update to Garageband that adds a cool new feature: iPhone ringtone creation. Anything you’ve got in Garageband, you can turn into a ringtone. For some people, that may mean the end of getting double-charged for ringtones at iTunes. If you’re a musician, a sound designer or if you’ve got a podcast,… Read More Promote Your Music With iPhone Ringtones