Monthly archives: April, 2012

Gadget Show Live 2012 – TLAudio Mi-Tube

Tube amplifier with a bluetooth connection for mobile music hookup.

Pensado’s Place : #48 – Bret “Epic” Mazur

On the 48th episode of Pensado’s Place. Dave and Herb are joined by Musician, Producer, and Songwriter, Bret Mazur.

Ableton Live Tutorial – Re-Sampling to Create Unique Glitch FX

Watch as Jonny Miller (Sonarpilot Audio) demonstrates how to create your own unique glitch FX with re-sampling using Ableton Live’s Vinyl Distortion device.

Learn Keyboards & Music Creation Lesson

In this first lesson he covers a small essential part of music theory so people can carry it onto the keyboard. It’s just about some chords. The C chord, F chord and G chord. Then moves over to the keyboard and teach aspects of these chords and how they are made, how they can be…

Here’s Why Google and Facebook Might Completely Disappear in the Next 5 Years

We think of Google and Facebook as Web gorillas.  They’ll be around forever. Yet, with the rate that the tech world is moving these days, there are good reasons to think both might be gone completely in 5 – 8 years.  Not bankrupt gone, but MySpace gone.  And there’s some academic theory to back up that view,…

Bill Miller On Marketing with Respect for the Artist

Bill Miller, a Native American singer and songwriter, gives his thoughts on marketing an artist. Miller explains the issues he has with the marketing process, such as individuals in the industry who don’t have a heart for the musician or attempt to change the artist to fit into a mold. Miller has worked with artists…

The Cola Wars: How Pepsi and Coke Are Battling In the Music Space

Check out an excerpt of the article below. Read the entire thing here. The dueling global campaigns are just the latest chapter in Coke and Pepsi’s decades-old rivalry, which has included numerous failed flavors (New Coke and Crystal Clear Pepsi, anyone?), loyalty programs (the now-defunct Pepsi Stuff and still-active My Coke Rewards), singing-competition series (“American…

Analogue Workshop 1 Distortion and Feedback review checking out a new library from Timespace and Ian Boddy from the Analogue Workshop series. This one is focused on Distortion and Feedback. It’s a custom Kontakt interface ready to play and tweak all sorts of sounds and noises created from analog modular synthesizers using distortion and feedback routing.

How Apple Sidesteps Billions in Taxes

Apple, the world’s most profitable technology company, doesn’t design iPhones here. It doesn’t run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn’t manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby. Yet, with a handful of employees in a small office here in Reno, Apple has done something central to its corporate strategy: it has avoided millions…

David Banner Speaks at Harvard University About State of Rap Music

David Banner gave a riveting speech at Harvard University during an event that acknowledged the 20th anniversary of the L.A. riots. Held at the Barker Center, Banner was the keynote speaker and panelist at “The L.A. Riots: Twenty Years Later Conference.”