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Tag Archives: kickstarter
The founders of the Baltimore-based Symphony Number One join the panel to discuss their successful Kickstarter that will fund an ensemble devoted to a new direction in concert programming.
This month, composer and digital artist Ben Grosser stops by to talk about AI, agency, control, painter-bots, art, and de-metricizing Facebook. Ben and Nate talk about updates to your favorite software. And Nate explains OSC in the two minute challenge.
- Audio Bus 2 is out for iOS – multiple chains, multiple effects per chain, all around huge improvement.
- Bitwig Studio is out!
- Ableton 9.1.2 (maintenance update) is out.
- Reason 7.1 has also dropped, with huge Rack Extension SDK improvments and new devices
- Godfather of House, Frankie Knuckles has died.
- Ever want a theremin/autoharp hybrid – Kickstarter’s got one!
- Couple days to go on the eMersion Kickstarter – C’mon! They’re so close!!!
- Sweetwater had one of the best April Fools Day pranks ever.
- Ben Grosser joins us this week to discuss his new piece for saxophone, electronics and audience input, More Like This. We also discuss his work in robotics, flexible pixels, Facebook and even politics!
- Nate takes on explaining the in and outs of Open Sound Control in 120 minutes.
Composer Andrew Cole stops by to talk about Frozen Atmospheres, Fulbrights, recording, and hobbits… Ben and Nate go nuts for Imogen Heap’s new glove. And Ben explains that sample rate thing that ProTools is always asking you to specify.
- Chet Udell’s eMersion Kickstarter is still going strong – 26 days to go and about half way there.
- Here are some highlights from Musikmesse 2014:
- Apple is dropping the 2nd generation iPad as it’s “starter” model in favor of the 4th generation Retina device. Sorry if you liked the 30-pin connector, but you can expect apps to get more resource intensive.
- Neil Young has a Kickstarter for the Pono Player, a high-def, audio only Toblerone shaped music player that is supposed to sound amazing in your car.
- You too can soon live out your Wizard fantasies with Imogen Heap’s amazing music gloves! (support the Kickstarter)
- Our guest Andrew Cole shares with us some of his experiences and works:
- Ben hits the post with his 2-minute explanation of audio sample rate.
This month, Ben and Nate talk to Dr. Chet Udell about the Kickstarter for his eMersion controllers, the Margaret Guthman Competition, and an extended look at the amazing stuff announced at NAMM. Also, AVID gets delisted from the NASDAQ, and Nate tackles waveforms.
- Great new products coming out! Moog’s new Theremini (Ben’s got one coming in the mail!) and SUB 37 (where EVERY FREAKING POSSIBLE CONTROL IS MIDI CONTROLLABLE) and Korg is reissuing the ARP Odyssey (to release in September 2014)
- Also, Roland’s AIRA system looks like it is allkindsofawesome!
- And for software – McDSP has released their plugins in Reason as Rack Extensions, Cakewalk’s ZETA synth is now on iPad, DarkSynth (a Max/MSP based additive synth) is available for Ableton Live, and Bitwig Studio (Win/Mac/Linux competitor to Ableton) gets a release date. Also, AVID gets delisted from the NASDAQ!
- We talk a little about Andy Farnell‘s interesting Pd-contextualized approach to Designing Sound.
- Dr. Chester Udell joins us to talk about the eMersion Gesture Control System, his experience at the Margaret Guthman Musical Instrument Competition, and much, much more!
- Nate takes 120 seconds to touch on synthesizer waveforms.
This week, the panel is joined by composer, theorist and Aristotelian Richard Hermann. We discuss music theory…er No wait – We figure out what we mean by music theory and what it means to composers…well, some composers anyway. PLUS – The week’s news.
- This week, the panel is joined by composer, theorist, and AristotelianRichard Hermann.
- We discuss music theory…er No wait – We figure out what we mean by music theory (with mathematician Jack Douthett) and what it means to composers…well, some composers anyway.
- Most bangable members of the Phil? Really Village Voice? #FoTS Drew McManus has some thoughts on this.
- Placido Domingo is hospitalized this week with an embolism. Get well soon.
- Steinway & Sons is sold to the private equity firm Kohlberg & Company for $438 million.
- Last week at the Aspen Institute, the Kickstarter vs NEA debate was rekindled.
- Notable New York jazz clubs like Smalls have jumped on the webcasting bandwagon. They even plan on paying the musicians.
- John Zorn turns 60 (holy crap…really?) and gets insider recognition for a lifetime of outsider work.
- Leaving behind a lifetime of innovation (and some really awesome noise-canceling headphones), acoustic engineer and inventor Amar G. Bose dies at 83.