Monthly archives: June, 2013

Game Music Connect to Celebrate and Explore the Music of Video Games

A-List Composers and Audio Directors Announced For Debut Symposium Event at Southbank Centre, London on September 9, 2013 Featuring the Maestros of DESTINY, HALO, TOMB RAIDER, ASSASSIN’S CREED, DEAD SPACE, HARRY POTTER, KILLZONE, LITTLEBIGPLANET, MASS EFFECT, COMMAND & CONQUER LONDON, United Kingdom – Game Art Connect Ltd presents a new live event series, Game Music…


Noatikl 2 Mobile Brings Generative + Aleatoric + Stochastic + Algorithmic Composition To iOS

Intermorphic has released Noatikl 2 Mobile – an iOS version of the generative music software. Noatikl 2 is the evolution of the SSEYO Koan Generative Music system, used in the 90s by Brian Eno and othersl. To generate its MIDI music notes and controller information Noatikl uses generative / aleatoric / stochastic / algorithmic music techniques…


RZA Honored De La Soul Sampled Wu-Tang Clan On “Get Away”

When RZA heard De La Soul’s “Get Away” single, which was released in April and sampled the Wu-Tang Clan, the rapper-producer was impressed. “I love De La,” RZA says during an interview with XXL. “Listen that goes back to…Prince Paul being one of those guys [who first supported me], and to see De La sampling one…


Business Matters: What iTunes Radio Will Actually Pay

A close look at the iTunes licensing agreement for indie labels shows iTunes Radio royalties have limited downside and strong upside. The minimum royalty calculation ensures labels will be paid a decent royalty until iTunes Radio becomes effective at generating revenue. iTunes Radio could be very valuable to labels if Apple can convince listeners to…


Young Guru: Piracy and invention

Revered as “The Sound of New York,” Young Guru has mixed 10 of Jay-Z’s albums and officially became Jay-Z’s tour D.J. in 2010. “When we study hip-hop we are actually studying the history of piracy. If we go back and study all piracy, we see that most things that were created in the world are…


Building A Live EDM Set

For those of you who don’t get the DJ/EDM culture, here’s a great video where Four Tet explains how he builds his live set. Unlike many DJs who have a more or less canned set, Four Tet’s set is very live and organic, as you’ll see. Many musicians don’t see the artistry in EDM, but just…


Using The Leap Motion For Gestural Music Control With Geco (Tech Overview)

This video captures a tech overview by Geert Bevin of how the Leap Motion controller works and how it can be applied to music. The discussion is from GeekOut 2013, so the emphasis is on the technology, rather than performance. Bevin notes: I also demonstrate my Geco MIDI gesture controller application for Leap and a…


iTunes Top Ten

iTUNES CHARTS: A pair of intriguing new entries have popped up among the titles we’ve grown accustomed to seeing in the upper reaches of these and other charts. On the singles side, this week’s historic Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and Prop 8 have inspired an embrace of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” which…


First Look – Roland Cube Micro GX, Cube Lite and Cube 20GX

The Micro GC, Cube Lite and Cube 20 GX new edition to the practice amp range we get an exclusive first look at them. [SonicState]


iZLER The Art of Collaboration on ABC’s “Revenge”

Go behinds the scenes of Season Two of ABC’s “Revenge” with composer iZLER. Soundtrack Album available on August 20th from ABC. About iZLER iZLER is a Czech born, English raised composer and multi-instrumentalist. iZLER is currently scoring the hit ABC series Revenge, starring Madeleine Stowe, Emily Van Camp and Gabriel Mann. Mike Kelley is creator/executive…