Monthly archives: December, 2013

Buying A Modular Synthesizer

In this video, 30-year Keyboard contributor Jim Aikin discusses his experiences setting up a modular synthesizer and offers his take on the current state of modular synthesis. via keyboardmag1 [synthtopia]

Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies at 81

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski‘s Oscar-winning The Pianist and Francis Ford Coppola‘s Bram Stoker’s Dracula, died Sunday. He was 81. The composer died in his hometown of Katowice, southern Poland, following a long illness, according to Jerzy Kornowicz, head…

The Hives’ Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist and Nicholaus Arson in Studio Q Per Almqvist and his brother Niklas join Jian at the desk in Studio Q to talk about their latest record “Lex Hives” and to wax philosophical about fashion, stage presence and the state of rock & roll in the modern age. [Studio Q]

Palms Studio Director Zoe Thrall – Pensado’s Place #143

Pensado’s Place goes on the road and visits legendary studio director and engineer Zoe Thrall at the Studio at the Palms in Las Vegas Nevada! [Pensados Place]

Littlebits Korg Synth Kit Review

There’s been a lot of noise surrounding the Littlebits Synth Kit. made in conjunction with Korg, it’s essentially a set of Monotron modules in snap together electronic kit form. We take a look – Happy Christmas! [SonicState]

McCartney Tops Hot Tours With $40M Gross From Japan Shows; Kanye Lands in Runner-Up Slot at $25M

Paul McCartney dominates the final Hot Tours tally of the year, earning the No. 1 spot on the weekly recap with more than $40.6 million in ticket sales from the final leg of his Out There! tour. Following jaunts through North and South America and Europe earlier in the year, Sir Paul closed out his…

‘Paul vs Paul’ Pt 7 – Father / Son Debate – Sampling, Facebook Etiquette +

Dubspot Original Series presents Paul vs. Paul — a series of humorous father and son debates about pop culture, lifestyle, and music production. In the latest episode the duo debate topics such as Facebook etiquette, including skits on your album, prom, and a battle of old school vs. new school sampling techniques. [Dubspot]

No One Saw Justin Bieber’s Movie on Christmas

Here’s a sign that Justin Bieber fatigue is settling in across the country: The pop singer’s new film, Justin Bieber’s Believe, tanked at the box office this week. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the movie earned $1.25 million in ticket sales on its opening day in theaters — that’s an average of just $1,200…

Dame Dash Defines Success, Speaks On Dipset & Jay Z!

Dame Dash sat with VIBE to give us some Boss Tips, and if you pay close attention you may learn a thing or two! Dame begins to describe the different forms of success and lifestyles that influenced him while growing up, causing him to have this boss mentality and untamed spirit. He also goes into…

Numark Orbit Wireless MIDI Controller Review

Sonic State’s Nick Batt takes a look at the Numark Orbit Wireless MIDI Controller. While the Orbit looks like a game controller, it offers 84 mappable MIDI controls. Check it out and let us know what you think of it! Features:…