“My log hears things I cannot hear. But my log tells me about the sounds, about the new words. Even though it has stopped growing larger, my log is aware.”… Read More The Synth Sounds Of Twin Peaks
In this video tutorial, How To Random, Chris Randall shares some of the techniques he uses to introduce random elements into his electronic music tracks. … Read More How To Use Randomness In Electronic Music, Without Sounding Completely Random
This set of videos takes a brief look at the history of house music and then digs into production in the house music style. … Read More A Style Guide To House Music & Making A House Track In Ableton Live
In this video, Chris Randall (Audio Damage, Sister Machine Gun, Micronaut) shares his tips on how to fly with musical instruments – especially modular synthesizers – without getting a “3D body scan of your nuts”.… Read More How To Fly With Musical Instruments – Without The 3D Body Scan
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’