The latest episode of the SoundWorks Collection video series takes a look at the sound of Interstellar. Continue reading
The latest episode of the Art + Music + Technology podcast is an interview with electronic instrument designer Keith McMillen of Keith McMillen Instruments (KMI).
McMillen has been active as an instrument designer for nearly thirty years. In that time, he has managed music technology departments at Gibson, Harmon Kardon and other companies and created a variety of new instruments, ranging from advanced stringed instruments at Zeta Music to new types of music controllers at KMI. Continue reading
This video captures a 1987 Video Soul interview with Roger Troutman of the Zapp Band.
The discussion focuses on Troutman’s use of synthesizers with a ‘talk box’ or ‘voice box’.
The talk box is an effects pedal that basically plays whatever sound you feed into it through a plastic tube that you put into your mouth. This directs the sound of your instrument into your mouth, so that you can ‘speak’ using the sound of any instrument.
Ninstruments’ Chris Blarsky is featured in the latest episode of the Arts + Music + Technology podcast.
Blarsky, right with a giant balloon creation, is known for creating Gameboy music systems and creating custom Eurorack hacks of Pittsburgh Oscillator, Moog Werkstatt and the TI Speak & Read.
In this interview excerpt, Hans Zimmer explains his popularity with EDM producers and the power of mixing traditional and electronic instruments. Continue reading
Master synthesist Robert Rich is featured in the latest interview from Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014.
In the nearly 2 hour discussion, Rich talks about music as ritual, modular synths, mastering advice, magic, sampling tree frogs and psytrance raves. Continue reading
LA producer/DJ Tokimonsta (Jennifer Lee) is featured in the latest interview/lecture from the 2014 Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo: Continue reading
As part of Berlin’s recent Social Media Week, Peter Kirn, editor of createdigitalmusic.com hosted this conversation with Matt Black (Ninjatune founder and member of A/V group Coldcut), and Gerhard Behles, (CEO of Ableton and former member of Monolake).
Behles and Black are both technologists and musicans, and the hour+ discussion delves into the intended and unintended consequences of today’s music technologies. Continue reading