Norah Jones has sold tens of millions of records, won 9 Grammy Awards, and she’s done it without a formula, or cold calculation. Her new record is called “Little Broken Hearts”, and she joins Jian in Studio Q to talk about it.
In this video Danny J Lewis shows you how to use two amp envelopes, panning each oscillator in a different position to create a stereo image. Here the result is a nice, fizzy contemporary sound that works well for sustained chord sections.
This is a sample tutorial taken from our Ableton Live Sound Design course. Find out more about the course here: http://www.pointblankonline.net/ableton-live-sound-design.php
http://rawdrumsamples.com some audio production themed usb flash drives from in the form of the Akai mpc 2000xl and the Yamaha NS-10 monitors
Controversial music service Grooveshark is an acquisition target for an investment firm looking to reinvent the site and build bridges with major labels, according to reports.
CNET sources say that Avi Faliks’ investment firm Spring Mountain Capital has approached the company with a view to hiring entertainment attorney Gary Stiffelman in a bid to build a Grooveshark model that labels could work with.
Stiffelman has in the past represented the likes of Lady Gaga, Trent Reznor and Justin Timberlake, and Faliks wanted to use him as a go-between with labels to gain their support and ultimately drop their lawsuits.
CNET also reports, however, that Grooveshark and Escape Media are waiting to hear from another unnamed potential investor before showing interest in Faliks’ offer.
The music service has come under heavy fire from major labels, three of which have hit it with copyright lawsuits. The site’s model allows users to upload songs for others to stream.
The only major not to take Grooveshark to court over copyright was EMI, having licensed its music to the service. It did, however sue Grooveshark, claiming that it had failed to pay an agreed $450,000 as part of the deal.
CNET reports that action has now been settled and Groovshark has paid at least some of the outstanding figure.
Bling47 Breaks takes you on a journey into samples used by J Dilla.
Filmed, edited and animated and directed by Waajeed.
After making a name for herself with her breakout single “212,” 1991 EP, and Fantasea mixtape, Azealia Banks has gained the attention of fellow femcee Nicki Minaj, who reportedly invited her to join her “Pink Friday” arena tour.
However, the new face of T by Alexander Wang had to regrettably decline the offer as she is still recording her Intercope Records debut Broke with Expensive Taste. “I got invited to tour with Nicki Minaj in Europe but I can’t go because I have to finish my album during that time,” tweeted Banks.
Nicki previously announced that she will be joined by her Young Money labelmate Tyga and British singer Misha B when her tour returns to the U.K. in the fall.
“I can’t wait to blow the stage out bigger and better and crazier,” teased the “Starships” hitmaker. “I promise you this is gonna be one for the books.”
Nicki is scheduled to wrap the North American leg of her “Pink Friday” tour on August 12 in Vancouver. -Rap-Up
After Roman Reloaded achieving a million copies shipped worldwide, Birdman presented Nicki with her plaque during Friday’s tour stop at the UNO Lakefront Arena in Nawlins. Congrats! -Rap Radar
Before the arrival of his sophomore set on August 28, Wiz gives MTV a first class seat with sneak peak of the album. Below he explains what we can expect lyrically.
“I get pretty personal on there, it’s like a reflection of me and where I’m at right now. I feel like I did that the best way without getting too preachy or going too deep to the point where I lost anybody. I kept it all in the same playing field so it makes sense. I said, ‘I’m put here to take care of the family, but how was I supposed to know/ If I don’t take care of myself huh, then how am I supposed to grow.’ It’s simple, but it means a lot, and anybody who works their ass off will understand and be like, ‘Man, the dude is talkin’ some sh–.”
Imagine Dragons were just nominated for best rock video for the MTV video music awards. Vote for the video here. Congrats to them and KidinaKorner!!!!
Eminem is now officially the most liked person in the world, according to Facebook. Marshall Mathers set a Facebook record by being the first person to reach 60 million likes. Em is the only rapper in the top three and averages about 24,000 likes per day but a certain songstress is catching up to him quick! Read more below.
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Eminem has battled haters throughout his career, but in light of new Facebook data, the rapper can look himself in the mirror and declare, “They like me. They really, really like me.” As Contact Music reports, Slim Shady has become the first person to hit 60 million likes on the popular social-networking site.
Em is more than 600,000 Facebook likes ahead of runner-up Rihanna, his collaborator on “Love the Way You Lie,” who’s picked up some 59,381,829 approvals from online buds.
Ri may still catch the Detroit MC, CNET reports, as she’s adding 26,000 likes per day, compared to Eminem’s 24,000. Trailing close behind is Lady Gaga, whose 53 million Facebook likes are nothing compared to her nearly 28 million Twitter followers.
With his debut album dropping next month, Meek lands his first solo cover on The Source’s Aug/Sept 2012 issue. The magazine arrives on newsstands August 7, but peep the excerpts below.
His upcoming debut album, Dreams & Nightmares:
“It’s all about me thinking what type of first album am I gonna present to the people. [I got] something for the streets, the clubs, storytelling, soulful songs, deep songs.”
Bottle incident involving Drake and Chris Brown.
“I was there, and sh*t got real. I had nothing to do with it. I don’t have a problem with Drake…It was a lot of unknown guys throwing bottles.”
Nelly appeared on the Whoolywood show over the weekend. He spoke on his relationship with T.I., passing on Paris Hilton for Apple Bottom, his single with Breezy, presidential election and more. Gee guys, thanks for the image of Oprah dropping down and getting her eagle on.
To coincide with his next album, Reincarnated, Snoop will document his travels to Jamaica where he records the reggae-influenced album with Diplo and his transition to Snoop Lion.
If you haven’t yet, listen to the first single “La La La” here and look out the film to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 7. Lawdamercy.
PSA: Judging by the promo clip above, the music provided in NBA 2K’s next installment will be managed by Shawn Carter. The video game is set for a October 2 release.
n this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Concert pianist and Professor of Piano at New York University’s Steindhardt School Eduardus Halim discusses his career as a pianist, what it was like studying with the great Vladimir Horowitz, and some of the subtleties of playing the piano that he tries to impart to his own students — such as how to vary your tone by the way you touch the keyboard, and the importance of learning how play without using the sustain and una corda pedals, in order to learn how to use them correctly.
http://soundsandgear.com/big-fish-audio-guitarra-spanish-guitar-loops-review checking out a new spanish guitar loop library from big fish audio with a custom kontakt interface
Sorry about the audio delay, something got screwed up in the recording.
Summer has hit here and we’re all sweltering and loving it, first up we talk the new Youtube Gold awards, then the brilliant Theremin from EtherealTristesse and Electro Harmonix, the engimatic A.I.R/M-Audio Ignite software package, and finally we talk about the new Dark Knight Zebra Edition from Hans Zimmer and Howard Scarr and U-he.
an asks Stephen Malkmus the eternal question: Did Pavement shred? Or did they rock? Stephen Malkmus submits to Ian’s tender interrogation in this edition of Soft Focus. Getting started, Ian asks what it’s like to be raised on the faux-Mississippi Delta. After Stephen reveals his distaste for the art world, Ian asks about the lasting effects of working at a gallery. After briefly discussing his oscillating music taste, Stephen says he’s going on 17 years of liking CAN. Malkmus estimates the total number of Jicks records possessed by members of the NBA (it’s about as many as you’d guess) and then the questoin comes that we’ve all been waiting for: Why does Stephen have those socks tied around legs?
Dave Pensado shows you how to use distortion to help apply color to elements of your mix.
Universal Music Group has reportedly offered to sell most of EMI’s Parlophone label in an effort to gain regulatory approval from the European Union for its expected $1.9 billion buyout of EMI, according to the Financial Times. Vivendi, which owns UMG, is looking to sell Parlaphone, EMI’s most valuable label, while keeping its top acts, including the Beatles. Parlophone’s roster also includes Coldplay, Blur, the Chemical Brothers, Queen and more. Sources claim UMG would keep Virgin Records, while selling the Chrysalis label (except for Robbie Williams), along with EMI Classics, Mute, Sanctuary, German jazz label MPS Records and EMI offshoots in France, Norway, Sweden, Poland and the Czech Republic.
The European Commission had previously warned UMG that its proposed takeover of EMI poses a serious threat to competition, with regulators suggesting they might veto the buyout without concessions from UMG. UMG submitted proposals to the EU today. The Commission will make a ruling by September 27th. Virgin Records founder Richard Branson, Mute founder Daniel Miller and Sony Music’s Patrick Zelnick are reportedly among interested buyers.
Members of the Black Eyed Peas have filed a federal lawsuit against their former business manager, accusing him of “fraud and deceit” that cost them more than $3.2 million.
The heart of the suit against Sherman Oaks financial advisor Sean M. Larkin, whose relationship with the Peas dates back to their early days as a Los Angeles club act, concerns his acknowledged failure to file state and federal income tax returns on behalf of group members and their companies between 2002 and 2009.
“Larkin falsely represented … on numerous occasions that he was taking care of everything and that they had nothing to worry about,” wrote lawyers for William Adams, Jaime Gomez and Allan Pineda, better known to Black Eyed Peas fans as will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap.
Fourth member Stacy Ferguson, or Fergie, employs her own business manager, and is not involved in the lawsuit.
According to the July 19 suit, after band members discovered in 2009 that they had massive tax bills and confronted Larkin, he promised to file the delinquent returns and cover all the costs. But, the suit alleges, “Larkin’s representations proved to be false.”
The musicians eventually fired Larkin and paid off their taxes, but according to the suit, Larkin has yet to provide them with financial records they need to complete returns for their touring company.
The band members filed the complaint as part of Larkin’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceedings in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles. He owes the government more than $1 million in back taxes, and two other clients are suing him for failing to file their returns for years. Adams, Gomez and Pineda asked a bankruptcy judge to order Larkin to pay them back and to prohibit him from emerging from bankruptcy until he does.
In a February deposition, Larkin acknowledged failing to file taxes for clients and said he “got in over my head with the amount of clients I had.” He did not return a message seeking comment.
Producer extraordinaire Just Blaze sits down with BGR and their new web series with I Am Other. In it, you get a dope look at how Just crafts a beat (which happens to be the intro for their series). You also get to see some of the gadgets that Just has acquired through his travels.
VOYR continues their backstage series of last year’s Watch The Throne tour with footage of Madison Square Garden’s preparation and Kanye prior to taking the stage.