Monthly archives: June, 2012

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol F1 – Remix Set™ Performance Advanced

This useful tutorial covers essential advanced performance tips and tricks, from how to monitor a Remix Deck™ on headphones, to maintaining a sample’s original key, assigning effects, and reversing a sample. Additional shown techniques demonstrate how samples can be played live while maintaining correct phrasing by using Punch and Gate Override Mode. Remix Set™ taken…


Pensado’s Place #74 – Producer/ORGY Lead Vocalist, Jay Gordon

In the 74rd episode of Pensado’s Place, Dave and Herb are joined by producer, remixer, and ORGY frontman Jay Gordon! This week’s ITL is part 2 of our mic shootout/listening test with Telefunken’s RFT and Diamond series of microphones with Chris Baseford at the Atrium Studio.


Jun Mhoon On The Paradigm Shift in Music Distribution

In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Jun Mhoon, an expert in digital music distribution, talks about the paradigm shift from the traditional music industry model to one driven by ad agencies, consumers, and, increasingly, artists. Mhoon also shares his views on how a new generation of entrepreneurs holds the key to the present and future…


Big Fish Audio – Urban Guitar Collection review

http://soundsandgear.com/checking out a new urban guitar loop collection from Big Fish Audio called Urban Guitar collection. Chopping up the samples and making a beat in NI Maschine.


Kanye West’s Video Dedicated to Sex and Fashion

Kanye West has certainly given Anja Rubik’s magazine, 25, a big boost with this video short dedicated to eroticism. A friendship that began through chance meetings at fashion shows, the two began speaking about the current relationship between pornography and its lack of involvement with fashion. As Rubik puts it, “It’s funny. We talked about…


Apple Gets Judge to Block Sale of Nexus, Android’s Only Jelly Bean Phone

It’s not how Google would have wanted to end one of its best weeks ever. On the last day of a stellar Google I/O conference, where the search and software giant unveiled a slew of new products including Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, rival Apple successfully blocked the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. That’s the…


Sony Finally Buys Out EMI’s Publishing Arm

Via NYT /Allindstrom The Federal Trade Commission has approved the $2.2 billion sale of EMI Music Publishing to an investor group led by Sony, the agency announced on Friday morning. With that clearance, the sale is expected to close later in the day. The deal will create the world’s largest catalog of music-publishing rights, the…


Tim Westwood Interviews Kendrick Lamar

We already got Kendrick kicking a freestyle with Tim Westwood earlier this week, but now we get the full interview as well. During their conversation, K.Dot spoke on his upcoming album good kid, m.A.A.d city, creative control, his childhood and more.


Birdman & Slim Cover Billboard

A family earns together—even covers of magazines. And for Billboard’s Urban Power List, Ronald “Slim” Williams and brother Bryan “Birdman” Williams are this year’s featured stars. The new issue is on stands now or you can order here. Defining power and who possesses it is an ever-changing equation. It’s a challenge that Billboard editors revisit each…


Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty In Tax Case

Lauryn lost one. Earlier this month, Ms. Hill was charged for tax evasion. And now TMZ is reporting that, she pleaded guilty to the crime. She is facing up to three years in prison, and was released on $150,000 bail. Her hearing will take place in November.