James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) and IBM recently collaborated on a music project for the U.S. Open that explored creating a soundtrack to the event, based on the sonification of data from each tennis match.
In a nutshell, IBM developers built algorithms that mapped each player’s movement to audio samples, automatically creating ambient soundscapes based on the matches. Continue reading
What would The Matrix be like if it had an 8-bit chiptune soundtrack? Continue reading
This video captures a Ted Talk by UK producer Mark Ronson, examining the ways that sampling has transformed music. Continue reading
This video playlist features a 9-part ‘masterclass’, featuring John ’00’ Fleming discussing remixing Jean Michel Jarre‘s classic Oxygene. Continue reading
Korg has teamed up with SoundCloud to on a worldwide Korg Gadget contest.
The Korg Gadget for iPad Remix Contest runs from February 28 through March 31, 2014. Prizes include an array of Korg gear.
Contestants can enter by remixing any of the official demo songs that are pre-installed on Gadget for iPad and then uploading the remixed track to GadgetCloud.
Prizes include: Continue reading
This series of videos, via Rishabh Rajan, takes a look at remixing in Ableton Live.
In the videos, Rajan looks at the process of remixing Froya’s tune, Fries in Cream. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Conte’s Daft Punk Skrillex Remix is part synth jam, part music video, making clever use of a stock TV and a Novation LaunchPad. Continue reading
Reader Marc Aubele let us know about a free download, Pocket of Gold, from his band, Nanu Nanu.
Nanu Nanu – made up of Glitterface (Laura Sheeran), Mirrorman (Marc Aubele) and drummer Rocky D – describe their music as ‘alien synth pop’. Continue reading