One of two recommended mixes I’ll share this evening … first, a 45 minute mix of eclectic edginess:
How and where was the mix recorded?
In my room at my house in Los Angeles on ProTools with my Dr. Sample 303.
Can you tell us about the idea behind the mix?
It’s one of my best mixes yet. The first part is all about the heavy newer beat music with a bunch of unreleased stuff from my worldwide crew of beat making friends. The second part is a little more hip-hop turntablist influenced and the third part is all brand new GLK Breakthrough material!
No tracklist, but you can download the mix and read an interview at Resident Advisor here
Featuring a 2004 talk from Notcon called “100 Years of the Computer Artscene”, DJ Food’s documentary-in-mixtape-form “Raiding The 20th Century”, Delia Derbyshire’s “Dreams” which feature narrations of peoples dreams with her unique audio style, and “Antique Electronic / Synthesizer Greats 1955 - 1984 Part 1” by Fluorescent Grey, a mix of electronic music created between that period, cut-up, and reconstructed into something contemporary.
Los Angeles-based developer Felix Turner of Airtight Interactive shares The Loop Waveform Visualizer. Tested for use in Google’s Chrome, it’s powered by two cross-platform, cross-browser, HTML5-associated technologies, WebGL and the Web Audio API. Give it any MP3 (you can even drag and drop right into the browser), and it’ll give you dancing, geometric visuals.
Upload an MP3 and it will remix it, either as Dubstep or Electro House. Created by Peter Sobot:
The Wub Machine was a great little auto-remixer project - some audio hackery in Python to make a neat script. Unfortunately, I can probably count on one hand the number of people who *actually* downloaded the script and tried it on their own songs. So, I decided to make it into a web app. (tl;dr: go try out the site now!)
I’ve tried it, and posting the results below. I used a chiptune song, one that was originally used in a ZX Spectrum game called Cybernoid. Its beepy, it was a small file (and … er … it was there on my desktop). Here is how it sounds:
It works really well, although I’m sure proper electronic musicians are not going to lose sleep over this. Fun to mess around with. I didn’t try anything with vocals, but I’m sure it would be effective in the Electro-House style.
… There’s no conformists here. These artists think nothing of pushing boundaries, processing tones, flipping samples, producing sonically satisfying sketches, even songs with a traditional structure. delve some more into the work of the artists listed below, your ears will thank you.” – Neut
01 Flying Lotus ‘intro/a cosmic drama’ 02 Gonjasufi ‘ancestors’ 03 Harmonic 313 ‘quadrant 3′ / Obba Supa ‘the last clouds of the cosmics’ 04 Autechre ‘iris was a pupil’ 05 The Drift ‘gardening, not architecture (Four Tet remix)’ 06 Obba Supa ‘cosmic blast’ 07 Flying Lotus ‘zodiac shit’ 08 Flying Lotus feat Gonjasufi ‘testament’ 09 Reptiles ‘floating’ 10 The Marcia Blaine School For Girls ‘kamara debagging’ 11 Kelpe ‘waval gust’ 12 Boards Of Canada ‘turqoise hexagon sun’ 13 Know-U ‘triptych’ 14 The Simonsound ‘moon rocks’
How to Create Your Own Slowed-Down Ambient Tracks via LifeHacker
Yesterday the internet went wild over the beautiful, ambient results of a Justin Bieber track slowed down by 800%. Feeling inspired to make your own ambient epics? Here’s how. Check out the video above for a quick walkthrough (best viewed fullscreen in 720p), or jump down to the instructions below if you prefer text instructions.
Most digital players come with an array of bizarre functions, some essential and some of them frivolous. If bizarre is the name of your game, then I’m sure you will appreciate the Piano Silhouette, an MP3 player that comes with a roll-out piano keyboard. So you can listen to music and make some too! For now it only allows you to play along with the music, kinda like reverse karaoke. *But what will be really kickass is if it allows you to record compositions directly to the player.