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07/26/2014 18:32:29

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07/26/2014 16:47:03

Sample libraries define genres.

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07/26/2014 16:31:17

"But he remains hesitant about making a full-time career out of animation. “It’s like making a top score in a video game. If I wanted to make my mark in musical comedy, where else can I go beyond Al? He is the entire genre.”"

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07/26/2014 16:22:20

"When I do my parodies, because of YouTube, I’m never the first person to do a parody of a certain song. And all the obvious ideas seem to be taken already, so nowadays when I do a parody I try to think of an angle that might be a little bit different or left-of-center that somebody else hasn’t thought of already. And I don’t think anybody, to this point, had done a “Blurred Lines” parody about proper use of grammar."

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07/26/2014 15:54:35

"Don’t be afraid to suck. Everyone sucks when they first start something new. The first shot of Shop Vac looked like ass, but then I redid it and redid it until it looked cool."

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07/26/2014 15:24:52

"Bounce while eating, render when showering"

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07/26/2014 12:13:05

"Dr. Sweets also describes Oedipus Rex as a “search for motherf****ing truth.”"

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07/26/2014 11:05:12

Music Production Tips: Getting Past The Loop : AskAudio Magazine

G.W., I enjoyed your article because today, there is an overabundance of low-cost (and free!) tools. What you write about with self-imposed limitations also recalls several “minimal equipment” albums that have been released lately, like Alessandro Cortini’s Sonoio and Surchai’s Ritual, both of which were essentially created with one main synth (and some effects modules). There seems to be a parallel to certain lifestyle philosophies, whether that is “living in the now”/Zen Buddhism or outright pragmatic minimalism.

I’m a big fan of spending a few hours listening to a lot of sounds on existing gear, then picking faves to shape “What is my signature?” This kind of preparation can also work well for those who are uncomfortable flipping between “sound playing” and “sound making” modes during the production process. I’m thankful some of the girthier collections (like Omnisphere and Alchemy) have built-in rating systems to make this easy.

It’s an interesting inertia that comes with making a catchy 8-bar loop, huh? I find (at least in my own workflow) that part of the problem comes with establishing too many looping layers early on, which increases the complexity of tracks that need to be changed.

Refreshingly, sometimes the best solutions are the simplest, namely: more loop-centric EDM/electronic producers would benefit from learning about “through-composition” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Through-composed and performing/jamming an extended improvisation, be it melody, bass, or drums. Then, it’s easy to cut smaller variant loops out of that (as is usually the case with sampling). It can help overcome a psychological mountain of expanding shorter material to fit a longer time.

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07/26/2014 10:35:11

The only thing that really binds them all is a tempo, and more importantly (or not?), the name.

exitrecords:

It seems to be a popular narrative with journalists and other non-Drum & Bass producing musicians at the moment, to wonder and show surprise that producers are still making DnB, that it’s “still here” and that it still has any kind of musical value or worth. This continued belief that DnB has been…

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07/26/2014 10:29:16

Effort, is it really necessary? | Music of Sound

This is just the latest version of those arranger keyboards that have different “styles” where you can play a chord and the whole band starts.

Now, what’s specifically interesting to me about this, let’s break it down like the breakdown if we are to be like Sherlock:

* 8dio is well-established as having a wealth of very distinctive sample libraries. I enjoy some of them hugely.

* The EDM loop market is already well-saturated, so why these late entries? I’m curious about the motivation — might it be an easy cash grab (I’m not going to be insulting by saying “potboiler”) to fund more cool libraries? While this could be a distastefyl thing to ask at a dinner party, it could be a smart strategic move. I’m trying to be considerate of other motivations. They are a business.

* Another weird thing is, among EDM libraries, the demos don’t even sound particularly awesome. The bass is lacking (!). That’s an awkward oversight. I reckoned 8dio would add a killer twist or innovation to encourage clone producers to go BEYOND cliche sounds, but I’m not hearing/seeing it.

* However, it’s kind of funny that they’re trying to position a deadmau5-derived style as a new genre, “Flow House”.

This also adds further establishment to my observation that “sample libraries define genres”.

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07/26/2014 05:04:35

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Susan Kare, mother of computer icons http://bit.ly/1rEg6NV http://ift.tt/WUhgcG

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07/26/2014 01:04:14

Solitaire Confinement http://bit.ly/1rEfZSm http://ift.tt/1pncawg

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07/25/2014 20:52:49

I once wanted to deliver email when I grew up, but then learned all those jobs had been outsourced to computers.

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07/25/2014 16:53:15

#minimalism #neon #watermelon #pink #green #glitch #glitchart http://bit.ly/1zcApod http://ift.tt/UzbRpL

#minimalism #neon #watermelon #pink #green #glitch #glitchart http://bit.ly/1zcApod http://ift.tt/UzbRpL

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07/25/2014 07:56:26

"They really made the mac community colorful and edgy with a bit of insanity. These are things that I will remember for life. I’m not really expecting to open another Mac magazine and get a butterfly effect in my stomach or laugh out loud in a quiet room full of people again. They really punched and deflated the tires of the other sides. What a great ride."

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