In honor of World Listening Day 2014, the team behind the upcoming film In Pursuit of Silence (coming 2015) released a clip featuring footage they acquired during their visit to Denali last April.
In the clip, National Park Service Soundscape Technician Davyd Betchkal discusses the importance of listening and it’s relationship to experiencing a place. Continue reading
Pioneer has announced the PLX-1000 professional direct drive turntable.
- User-friendly control layout
- High-torque direct drive system
- Designed for optimal sound quality
- Tempo control with variable width levels
- Detachable power and audio cables
According to Pioneer, the PLX-1000 “offers a highly familiar, user-friendly control layout”.
Highly familiar. Continue reading
Native Instruments has released a series of videos, embedded above, that look at Maschine workflows. Continue reading
Propellerhead has introduced Take Creative Vocal Recorder – a free digital audio recorder app for iOS, designed for quickly capturing musical ideas.
It’s designed with a simplified interface – with a single tap, you’re recording. It’s designed for use with headphones, so you can record in sync with built-in metronome, loops or beats.
The app also offers three tracks for fleshing out ideas and audio effects processing.
Note: Take is optimized for the built-in microphone on your iOS device. Wear headphones to hear your backing tracks. Best results come from using headphones (the ones without an integrated microphone) and recording into your iPhone/iPod/iPad mic directly.
Here are examples of Take Creative Vocal Recorder in action: Continue reading
Tone2 Audiosoftware has released Electra2, a major upgrade to its ElectraX synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
According to Tone2, Electra2 is ‘the most powerful synthesizer on the market’.
Here’s what they have to say about it: Continue reading
Matthias Krebs, the founder of mobile music making ensemble DigiEnsemble Berlin, let us know an upcoming App Music Workshop in Berlin.
App Music: Mobile Music Making for Professionals is scheduled for August 4th – August 7th at the Berlin University of the Arts. The event will be held in English.
The event is a 4-day workshop on music making with mobile apps, including experimentation, composition, production and performance. The event will culminate in a final concert.
Here’s what Krebs has to say about the event: Continue reading
Fame Music and Mixmag have announced the World Electronic Music Contest – a global competition to find “the next big DJ/producer.”
Prizes in the contest include world DJ tour, including Ibiza, Las Vegas and Dubai; and an official release of the winning track internationally. Continue reading
Ohpeewon.com – a community site for users of the Teenage Engineering OP-1 synthesizer – appears to have bit the dust, returning requests with the message “This domain name expired on 6/21/2014″.
Two new forums have been created, though, to fill the void left by the demise of Ohpeewon: