Monthly Archives: August 2010

Guitar Kit: tool for searching guitar chords for iOS

It’s often not easy to find the right chords on the guitar. Hidenori Matsuoka has launched Guitar Kit, a tool for searching guitar chord fingering patterns and available for iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad). Continue reading

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Mastering engineer Greg Calbi talks about music industry’s loudness war

During the mastering process of music productions the sound engineer tries to make his mix as loud as possible with compression techniques, while keeping the dynamics. In the last few years more and more people complain that mastering engineers prefer loudness above dynamics, also known as the loudness war. In this video published by ArtistshouseMusic, mastering engineer Greg Calbi talks about the consequences of the loudness war. Continue reading

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Ableton Live Beats event touring Europe in September

In September Thavius Beck gives a demonstration of Ableton Live and the Novation Launchpad controller during the Live Beats event in Europe. Beck will mainly focus on the Launchpad, but will also demonstrate other hardware controllers and the Novation Automap software. Continue reading

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Vince Clarke starts documentaries about synthesizers

Lots of software synthesizers are based or inspired on hardware synthesizers of the seventies and eighties. How were electronic sounds produced in those days? Vince Clarke, synthesizer pioneer and known from the bands Depeche Mode and Erasure, has published a video on his website in which he tells us about the analogue synthesizers he used for his albums. Continue reading

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Propellerhead installs giant drum machine in Stockholm

Today Reason 5 is launched. Propellerhead promotes the new Kong drum machine to the public in Stockholm by installing a giant drum machine. Continue reading

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touchAble: Griid for power users

Apps for the iPad are quickly developed nowadays. Yesterday we already mentioned the App Griid, but there is another contender on the market for controlling Ableton Live with the touch screen of the iPad: touchAble. Continue reading

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