Amazon has introduced a new type of ‘smart device’ – the Echo – that’s a reimagining of the home stereo as a always-connected, voice activated speaker. It’s got some impressive features – combining Siri-style voice recognition, with search, music and news service. You can tell it to play some music by Boards of Canada, tell it to wake you… Read More Amazon Echo: Super Cool or Super Creepy? You Make The Call!
Why is Richard D. James (aka Aphex Twin) smiling? It could be because he’s got a new Aphex Twin album out. It could be that he’s got a boatload of awesome gear. Or it could be that he’s got 20+ modular trax for you to download and listen to. Check it out below!
In this 1986 instructional video, Toto keyboardist & composer Steve Porcaro talks about MIDI basics. While the video is dated, it offers a vintage demonstration of a 80s MIDI electronic music production set up that was state-of-the-art for its time.
Music Computing has introduced NARU – a new workstation solution, featuring integrated MIDI controllers and available as an all-in-one Windows solution or as a laptop dock.
The original Skoog is a MIDI controller that looks like a big squishy toy. It was designed to be accessible and bring physical modeling synthesis, sampling and MIDI to users that may not be able to use a standard controller. Now Skoog Music has announced the Skoog 2.0, above, a new version that’s designed to be more… Read More Skoog 2 – An Accessible Wireless MIDI Controller
ModeAudio, in collaboration with AfroDJMac, has released a free Ableton Live pack – ModeAudio Drums. The pack contains 32 drum samples from ModeAudio’s drum library, 2 Drum Racks, 2 custom drum clips, AfroDJMac’s additional track of 12 automated FX clips, plus an Ableton Live 9 template project to contain them. Here’s AfroDJMac taking the pack through its paces:
Alba Ecstasy & Nord – Time is passing very fast – part 5 was uploaded by: Alba Ecstasy
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Chariots of Fire – Vangelis (Live in Athens – Greece) was uploaded by: 1964Byron
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