My Entry on the Olivia Broadfield Remix Contest

I didn’t get to finish the song in time for the contest (Actually its unfinished, I cut it after the interlude) but I just found the project file and decided to upload it just because I put some time and a nice bass/drum groove on it, feel free to share.

Here it is:

And if you want to listen the original you can find it here:

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Sneak Peak At The Future Of Traktor – Video Teaser

Finally, we have been revealed the new Traktor Controller and Software from the folks at Native Instruments.

Features some fancy colored pads for sample and loop triggering, it seems like a small controller almost like the Traktor Kontrol X1 that sits next to this new device, I feel like its a mini Maschine that will integrate with Traktor, along some new sample pool to the software interface.

NI’s official site is overloaded but you can see the clip at youtube before its launched on this year NAMM:

For more info go to the official site when the hype is taken care of:

http://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/dj/traktor/

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Song Made From Sampling A Porno Clip

This interesting experiment made by Jason from http://www.musicsoftwaretraining.com/ shows us that music can be done from any source available, in this case: a porn clip.

Sorry to Dissapoint you but there is no porn on the videos, but the process is fully covered on video and Jason shows all the techniques used in the song.

Part 1 of the video:

This show that besides synths, sample packs, instruments, voice, etc., we can use any sound to create our projects, so lets give it a try.

To see the full story go here: http://www.musicsoftwaretraining.com/blog/2012/01/07/song-made-from-sampling-a-porno-clip/

Question: What other “alternative” sources have you used for making a project?

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The Making of: Blondie – Heart Of Glass – Video Documentary

I’m sure you heard this song before. Do you want to know how Heart Of Glass was made? There are many interesting facts on that song:

  • Original name was “Once I Had a Love” and called “The Disco Song” by the band members.
  • Was one of the first rock songs featuring a drum machine,¬†specifically a Roland CR-78.
  • Drums were recorded on two separate tracks: a kick drum track and the rest of the kit on another, this was because it was really difficult to play against the drum machine.
  • Another synths used was the Roland SH-1000¬†and the Blondie’s trademark synth sound: the Moog Polymoog.
  • Debbie’s voice was recorded at the regular pitch and an octave below too, and the tracks were doubled to get that thick vocal sound .

So if you want to know what kind of equiment they used on Heart of Glass, and the techniques used on this hit song, you can see the full documentary here:

Blondie – Heart Of Glass – Making Of Documentary

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Ableton – Free Ableton Live Pack: Finger Percussion by Vertecs

Do you find yourself tapping stuff and making¬†rhythms? Or slightly hitting your body like it was a drum kit? Well… I do.

So this Ableton Live Pack I just found made of 83 samples from snaps, slaps, clicks and other sounds, its just perfect to recreate percussions we get by tapping stuff with your fingers.

I played with it for a while and¬†immediately¬†I was able to imitate the same rhythm I was making with my hands, plus some other sounds I can’t find out where they came from, its a fun pack and will keep you busy for a while and I’m sure you can get a good use to it.

By the way did I mention it’s completely free? Get it at:¬†www.vertecsrecordings.com

Here is a little Demo I made with it:

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Ableton – One Month Left to Remix Christopher Willits – Free Stems and Prizes

Feeling lucky? Want to do a Remix? How about a contest… This blog started for collaboration between musicians and you can do it just by downloading Christopher Willits stems and making a remix with them… get creative!

Original post from Ableton:

There’s still time to get your submission together for Christopher Willits‘ Remix Project. For this competition, Christopher has shared 121 free stems from the recording of his album,Tiger Flower Circle Sun.¬†Download the stems¬†and enter a remix by February 1 for a chance to win a boxed copy of Ableton Live 8, a SoundCloud Pro account, a release on Ghostly International, and more.

Looking for some inspiration to get going with your own remix Рor just interested to see what others have come up with? Listen to competition entries here.

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FL Studio Mobile

Image-Line is pleased to announce FL Studio Mobile is now available from your local App Store. There are two FL Studio Mobile applications:

 

  • FL Studio Mobile:¬†For¬†iPhone & iPod Touch, G3 & G4 with Retina display support –¬†$14.99 introductory¬†and $19.99 after
  • FL Studio Mobile HD:¬†For¬†iPad¬†1 & 2 –¬†$19.99 introductory¬†and $24.99 after

 

FL STUDIO MOBILE KEY FEATURES

 

  • Load and extend projects in the FL Studio¬†desktop version
  • Resizable, stackable piano keys & reconfigurable drum-pads
  • Stuffed with FL Studio quality instruments, drum kits & loop files
  • 99-track sequencer, Piano roll editor & Step sequencer
  • WAV, MIDI & FLM (project) import/export
  • iPad HD version, iPhone 4 Retina Display support
  • Compatible with the Akai SynthStation 25

 

Just go to the App Store and if you have an iPhone/iPod Touch FL Studio Mobile OR if you have an iPad FL Studio Mobile HD.

 

FL STUDIO MOBILE FAQ

 

What about Android OS?¬†It’s on the roadmap, stop nagging! We have a development team working on a low-latency Android audio-engine and there are many screen resolutions and device specifications to consider, it’s not as simple as you may think ūüôā

Does this mean FL Studio on Mac OSX soon? FL Studio Mobile is not a port of the Windows version of FL Studio. It is the product of a completely separate development team, and code, so FL Studio Mobile, while compatible with FL Studio has no impact on FL Studio development and vice versa.

Can I load my own samples?
 Not in version 1.0. We plan to enable user uploads in a future update.

 

Can I use VSTs?¬†No, iOS does not support VSTs and frankly the devices it runs on don’t have the CPU power to perform the synthesis you are used to on a desktop. FL Studio Mobile uses high quality sample based instruments made from Image-Line plugins and sample packs.

More Info at: Image-Line
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