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
What would the world of electronic music be like without the inventions of Bob Moog? Bob Moog’s namesake analog synthesizers have affected popular music in ways he might not have expected back in 1954, when he began building theremins with his father. But 50 years later, Bob’s musical instruments have catapulted so many styles of… Read More Bob Moog Bio
Macintosh Universal Binary applications are ones that run natively on both PowerPC and Intel-based Mac computers. These are sometimes referred to as Mactel versions, because they run and the Macintosh Intel-based machines. Mactel Music Applications: Airfoil AudioExpress AudioLeak – an Leq (Long-Term Equivalent Level) analyzer for audio files. CastAway – Wooden Brain Concepts Crystal Synth… Read More Mac Universal Binary Applications
by Jeff Tolbert GarageBand ships with plenty of fantastic effects and several useful presets for those effects. But the wonderful thing about audio effects is the vast range of things you can do with them, many of which you probably wouldn’t stumble upon just by randomly moving sliders. This article will help you create three… Read More Advanced Audio Effects in GarageBand
Apple’s GarageBand is one of the hottest new music applications in years, and it brings state-of-the-art music technology to a broader audience than ever before. It’s a fantastic tool for making music quickly and easily, and lets you do a lot using just your computer and the loops that come with the program. Other GarageBand… Read More GarageBand Tips and Tricks
Electro-acoustic music is a term used to describe a broad range of modern classical electronic music. It often explores the interaction of natural and electronically generated sounds and effects. The term electro-acoustic refers to a process that happens in any microphone or loudspeaker – sound is transformed into electrical signals, and then transformed from electrical… Read More Electro-Acoustic Music
Modular analog synthesizers may seem like dinosaurs in this age of virtual instruments and computer-based music. In reality, modular synthesis has experienced a renaissance in the last few years. The Internet has made possible communities of interest to build around modular synthesizer manufacturers, and connected manufacturers with willing buyers. As a result, a new golden… Read More Modular Analog Synthesizers Return!