Monthly archives: September, 2013

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs Says You’ll Soon Tune Into Revolt TV, And So Will Brands

“I want my Revolt TV.” Those are the five words rapperpreneur Sean “Diddy” Combs dreams will one day roll off the tongues of throngs of music fans. After spending 18 months laying the groundwork — hiring an all-star team of execs, making flashy appearances at big ad events like Cannes, and more quietly, flying around…


Skylar Grey Ft. Big Sean x Travis Barker “Back From The Dead”

Pictures are worth more than a thousand words. And while walking through the art exhibit, Big Sean and Travis Barker help bring Skylar’s new video come to life in support of her current LP, Don’t Look Down….


N.O.R.E. Says He’s “Leaving” After Upcoming Album

Toward the twilight years of a long career that has seen many shifts and turns, N.O.R.E. may be hanging up the rapper cleats for good. In a recent interview with MTV News, N.O.R.E. said that Melvin Flynt 2 would most likely be his last album drop as a solo artist. The LeFrak, New York City…


Sounds Good to Me: Remastering the Sting

Sound Designer Barnaby G. Price (Bill Hader) discusses his methods for recreating the audio for the 30th anniversary of The Sting…


Cordiox ‘Describes The Environment Through Sound’

Reader Matt Fellers writes, “I saw this amazing installation at the Church of San Lorenzo in Venice Italy this summer.” Cordiox, by Ariel Guzik, is a complex machine, four meters in height, which describes the environment through sound. This is due to its two complimentary elements: on one hand, 180 long, tense chords distributed throughout three…


Sonic TALK 331 – Hello, Is Mr Thump There?

Gaz and Mark hold the fort with some interesting talk on performance zones and performing till we can get on to Gibson and Cakewalk purchase, Waldorf Pulse 2, Mark’s Line 6 rant, iOS7 updates and a cute puppy….


Watch AraabMUZIK give a live MPC masterclass for FACT TV

After Egyptian Lover and Funkineven laid down the gauntlet last year, building tracks live for FACT TV, we figured it was nigh on time that we started organising more live production sessions. Enter AraabMUZIK. You know AraabMUZIK by now – Dipset producer turned live phenomenon, the MVP of the MPC, whatever…


The Eight Hardest ‘Breaking Bad’ Scenes to Score

Some of the most powerful moments in Breaking Bad are the things you barely notice. Like the music. Even casual fans recognize the show’s opening theme song, which has become a cultural shorthand for evil, much like Darth Vader’s “Imperial March” or the “duuuun-dun, duuuuun-dun” pre-carnage hype music from Jaws. But that only scratches the…


Drake on Aaliyah Album: ‘I Wish Them the Best of Luck’

Is a posthumous Aaliyah album still in the works? After announcing plans to spearhead the project, Drake is now uncertain of its future. In August 2012, the Toronto MC announced that he and producer Noah “40″ Shebib had been tapped by Blackground Records to produce a new album from Aaliyah and had received the family’s…


Fairfax Recordings Studio Tour (Part2!) – Pensado’s Place #130

  Part 2! Dave sits with producer, engineer, and owner of Fairfax Recordings, Kevin Augunas – as well as Vintage King Audio co-founders Andrew and Mike Nehra, to talk about the studio’s history (formerly known as ‘Sound City’), gear, and the music that was created there….