Trent Reznor Scoring New FaceBook Movie, The Social Network

Trent Reznor blogs at the NIN site about his work on The Social Network, ‘the movie about the founding of FaceBook”:

I was planning on taking some time off after the continual waves of touring that ended last fall and spend this year experimenting around with what would become How To Destroy Angels and some new NIN.

Well, that plan didn’t work out so well.

David Fincher started inquiring about my interest in scoring his upcoming film, The Social Network. Yeah, the movie about the founding of Facebook.

I’ve always loved David’s work, but, quite honestly, I wondered what would draw him to tell that story.

When I actually read the script and realized what he was up to, I said goodbye to that free time I had planned.

Atticus Ross and I have been on a creative roll so I asked him if he wanted to work on this with me and we signed on.

Months later, I’m happy to tell you we’re nearing the completion of this and I couldn’t be happier with how it’s turned out. The level of excellence that David operates on is inspiring and the entire process has been challenging and truly enjoyable.

As Atticus and I near the end of the scoring process, we’re looking forward to the next phase – distilling the large amount of music we’ve written for this down to a satisfying record (or two). The film opens Oct 1 in the US with the record likely available a couple of weeks ahead of that.

Speaking of the film… it’s really fucking good. And dark!

Sounds like we should be seeing some new music from Reznor in the fall – and that there’s new Nine Inch Nails music in the works, too!

New jamLink Audio Interface Lets You Jam Over The Internet

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Music networking startup MusicianLink has introduced the jamLink – an Internet audio interface enabling musicians to play in sync from multiple locations across town or hundreds of miles apart.

The jamLink delivers CD-quality audio and works with guitars, bass, keyboards, drums and vocals – basically any instrument or mic that has a 1/4” instrument output.

Here’s how it works:

The jamLink requires a high-speed Internet connection, a web browser and headphones. There is no software to install; It was designed with plug and play ease in mind.

The jamLink is equipped with an Ethernet port that connects it to your network and is controlled by software hosted by your computer’s web browser. Once users log into MusicianLink.com, they can manage and initiate the jamLink sessions as easily as starting a chat session.

MusicianLink.com is a social network for jamLink users. Like other social networks, you can find and make friends, and connect with other musicians of similar talent and interests. Each jamLink user creates a profile and is able to search for compatible partners based on music style, instrument and ability. MusicianLink.com friends can share MP3 files, chat, and post messages.

The jamLink is now available directly from MusicianLink.com for $244 (introductory pricing) or save up to 25% when you purchase three or more.

If you’ve used jamLink, leave a comment below about your experiences with it!

More details and a demo below. Continue reading

DJs On Twitter

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Here’s a list of some of the top DJs on Twitter, via genxglow:

This is a good start, but if you’re a DJ and you’re using Twitter, or if there are DJs that you follow, leave a Twitter page link or @ name below.

And if you’re not subscribed yet, follow me on Twitter for updates and twisted detritus from around the web: podcasting_news

Using Twitter As Source Of Sounds For Making Music In Ableton Live

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Brian Green is creating generative music in Ableton Live using sounds shared on Twitter as source material, and is looking for other musical techies to connect with on Twitter:

What i did in the video is i took the amazing software by soundplusdesign and i made a sound, i then went to the soundplusdesign twitter and another person i follow Ojects and i used a sound from each of them, i then used my generative set up with ableton and put each of the three sounds into a chain and started to mix them up together.

I have to be honest i was recently thinking of deleting my twitter i realized how its really not that usefull to me but i thought before i get rid of it lets try this tweet a sound thing out and im glad i have it now.

THE PLAN: so this is what i want to do im going to keep making videos of this little project, but what i want you all to do even if you don’t make electronic music, even if you dont make any kind of music download this program and mess around with it post some tweets of what you make.

Basically i want to follow a bunch of people who do use this and keep messing around with sounds we all create and make little videos and tracks such as the one below. Follow me and post a link to your twitter in the comments section of this page if you are doing this i will also post a little list of people who are tweeting sound as well as i come across them.

Details on Tweet A Sound here.

Get Your Music Heard Via Twitter

Solipsistic Nation, a podcast that covers all genres of electronic music, sent word about an upcoming show focusing on electronic musicians on Twitter.

Here are the details:

If you’d like to participate in the Twitter mix here’s what I’m looking for:

  1. Your best track. The duration or the genre of electronic music is not important. I’m looking for quality stuff.
  2. Keeping in the spirit of Twitter, I’d like you to record a 140 character intro for the song. It can be why you chose the song to be featured on the Twitter mix or what inspired the song or how you recorded, etc. Anything to give the listener a connection to your song.
  3. I’d also like you to include your website where people can find you on the web and on Twitter. This bit of information is not limited to 140 characters. Both your intro and your personal info can be sent to me as an MP3 at solipsisticnation@gmail.com or you can record it on my voice mail at 1-619-717-6322.
  4. Please keep your intro and personal infor brief one to two minutes.

Here’s Solipsistic Nation‘s page on Twitter.

If you’re already using Twitter, this is a great opportunity to get your music heard. If you’re not using Twitter, this might be a good opportunity to give the free service a try and see what it’s about.

And, while you’re there, follow my account, podcasting_news, where I post updates about electronic music, new media and other interesting tidbits.

Noteflight Introduces Social Media Music Application

Noteflight today launched a very cool Web-based application that lets you create and edit music, in standard notation, using a standard Web browser.

The score can be played directly from the browser, shared with individuals, published online or printed as sheet music for use by live musicians. Scores may also be embedded in other pages such as blogs or personal websites.

Here’s an example from the Noteflight site: Continue reading

New Site Wants The Songs You Never Finished

Rifflet is a new site you can have some fun with those songs that you’ve never gotten around to finishing.

The concept involves the uploading of something called a “rifflet,” which is a piece of a song – like a bass line, a guitar riff, a drum beat, or something else altogether. Each rifflet must also be less than 60 seconds long. Members of the site can then browse through these “proto-songs,” and combine them with other rifflets they find or even just incorporate them into their own original music.

Rifflets can be played, tagged, rated, commented on, and downloaded and each rifflet’s page will show the artist, title, genre, length, description, and the format of the recording.

via RRW

Tonium Intros Community Site For Pacemaker Users

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Tonium, the makers of the Pacemaker pocket-sized DJ system, has announced the launch of Pacemaker.net, a social networking site for Pacemaker users.

The Pacemaker music community allows members to upload and legally share the mixes of their music, created by them using a Pacemaker or the free Pacemaker Editor software.

According to Tonium, it’s the only company in the world to be allowed to legally stream any music uploaded to its site by users. This is due to a unique licensing agreement with music rights societies, STIM (www.stim.se) and IFPI (www.ifpi.se).

The site is actually not limited to Pacemaker owners. Anyone can use the Pacemaker Editor; a free, downloadable PC and MAC compatible application that lets you play music and create mixes.