Tracker Alex Radzishevsky sent word of his site, Retracked, and two free discs of tracker music:
I think this never been announced at Synthtopia, that’s why I decided to draw your attention.
http://retracked.org is a community of people who recreate old favorite tracker music in modern quality. Everything is described at the main page, here is only a small cite:
“The main aim of this project is to create cover-versions of those wonderful musical compositions which touched our souls in order for more people, both familiar and otherwise with the tracker art, to appreciate and enjoy this wonderful music. “
reTracked already released two discs. Not only music, but complete releases with unique software player.
Free. Available in any quality up to CD.
Trackers are a class of music sequencers that emerged in the early days of personal computing. reTracked is a non-commercial initiative of a group of tracker musicians, traditional musicians and fans of the tracker art.
Moog Music today introduced a new version of their website – and it’s more than just a facelift.
The new site is designed to position Moog as a company that is unique, creating instruments that carry on a legacy from the earliest days of synthesizers. And while the point of the new site is obviously to sell synths, it manages to do it in a pretty classy way.
In addition to product information and company news, the site now features sections focusing on Bob Moog, the history of Moog instruments and Moog-related media:
The Legacy section features retro synth ads, historical catalogs, historical timelines, interviews and more.
The Sights & Sound section offers sound and image galleries, product demos and jams from the Moog Sound Lab.
The site update is a reminder that Moog is doing a pretty impressive job of carrying on Bob Moog’s legacy. They now offer best-of-class instruments in multiple categories and are still expanding the boundaries of analog sound creation.
Online music collaboration community Digital Musican has released the Digital Musician Plug-in (DMP), a plug-in that sits in any insert channel of any VST or AU Audio Sequencer/ DAW.
The plugin enables real time, connection of different music production applications, via the Internet. DMP is free for registered users of digitalmusician.net.
“Using the DMP I can be running my Cubase on Windows in my Hamburg studio, collaborating with my guitarist in Los Angeles running her Logic system – all recording in real time in a simple smooth work-flow,” says Digital Musician Chief Technology Officer Charlie Steinberg. “It’s as though we are all in the same studio together.”
“The DMP is a milestone in my vision for musicians to connect, collaborate and produce music together, no matter where they are in the world,” adds Steinberg. Continue reading →
The site creates beats algorithmically and then they “evolve” to survive:
Our servers are regularly spawning new generations of a thousand unique patterns, each one being the cross product of two other patterns picked at random. The higher votes a certain pattern receives, the more likely it is to get picked and bear offspring into the next generation. This means that you may participate and influence the outcome of Patternarium simply by voting.
The beats are designed for uTonic and are public domain. You can download the “evolved” beats and use them with uTonic.
Mobile music blog Palm Sounds is celebrating their 4th birthday in style, with a sweet mobile music-making synth cake.
I’ve got no idea what app that cake frosting is running but it’s pretty clear that there is some tasty mobile music making involved.
If you’re not familiar with Palm Sounds, its constantly updated with info on mobile music making and other cool topics.
If you’re in the camp that hates Synthtopia’s iPhone music software posts because you use some other mobile platform, check out Palm Sounds, because they have broad coverage of Palm and WinMo platforms, too.