Here is a cool program I found to help with vocal practice, Tartini. Tartini is a program designed as a practical music analysis tool for singers and instrumentalists. Just plug in a microphone and instantly your computer will give real-time feedback including:- * Accurate pitch contours for visualising intonation, vibrato shape, tuning or just which note is being played * Loudness graphs, to help analyse dynamics * Harmonic structure of a note describing timbre The program is named after the violinist and composer Giuseppe Tartini. In 1714, he discovered that if two related notes were played simultaneously on a violin, a third sound could be heard. The frequency of the third sound is the difference in frequencies of the two original notes. Tartini taught his students that unless … Read More
Here’s the .tsi file for the M-Audio X-Session Pro for Traktor Pro that I used on my latest mix: “The Consequences.” The photo shows how I set up the top knobs and the rest is pretty standard, with soft-takeovers on the faders and effect knob. The file is not backwards compatible for earlier versions of Traktor.
Speaking in Code is an intimate account of people who are completely lost in music. A heartbreaking and lighthearted documentary, it’s a vérité glimpse into the world of techno.Captivating and entertaining, the film takes you around the world, following the people who make electronic music … their lives. I’ve watched it and could really relate in a lot of ways, from the experience of being a festival-go-er, DJ, musician, and promoter who’s passionate about electronic music. In particular I found one scene where the critic Philip Sherburn becomes emotional while talking about his dead father very moving. It’s a great documentary to add to your collection if you love music. Own yours now for $19.95. “One of the most need-to-watch music docs in recent memory.” — Urb Magazine … Read More
Here’s some news from my Quantazelle production product. I’ve got two new tracks to share with you, “Quantum Gazele”and a cover ofBeyonce’s”Halo” .I’ve also released a bunch of my samples as a free download, and I’m holding a remix contest with prizes. I hope you download it and play around with the weird sounds I’ve made, and I look forward to hearing what you’ve made. And if you’ve been link-clicking you might have noticed I have a new website.I’ve also got some posters and t-shirts for sale if you want to go check them out. Thanks for your support! Enjoy, Liz
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Here’s a great review of the Digital DJing Workshop where I did a presentation on Branding & Marketing yourself as a DJ. I’m glad people found it helpful and interesting. [English translation]
Rusko shares his views on sound design and his process of beat wrangling on the making of “Rats in My Kitchen.” (Thanks, Michael)
Check out another fun flash audio toy from Hobnox, the creators of the Audiotool (that I’ve written about before) called Nudge. The above is my little creation. (You have to hit the triangle at the bottom right 2x to turn off playback) Nudge is a virtual-instrument widget designed for self-expressive online music making & sharing. It’s fun and simple to use and you don’t need to know a single thing about producing music to make your own individual songs in minutes! Brought to you by the developers of the Audiotool, nudge is yet another example of the pioneering work of the team dedicated to creating the best online music production tools. Joshua Schnable have me the heads up and he did his own remix: