So my birthday is coming up…. *cough*

Here are some cool things that would be nice to have! Korg KP3A great tool for live performance, the KP3 allows you to control multiple effects parameters and manipulate samples in real time. On stage or in the studio, these gestures and moves can become powerful and expressive performance elements. More than a processor, the KP3 is a complete instrument allowing you to manage, recall, and play back samples; sample on the fly; and add dynamic processing to any audio signal or to the samples themselves. The KP3 comes equipped with 128 great-sounding effect programs Sure, the traditional essential effects are there – delays, flangers, etc., and they sound amazing. But using newly developed algorithms, the KP3 also provides fresh, exciting effects such as a grain shifter, decimator, … Read More

Yo, 2009, I'm real happy for you and Imma let you finish…

…but 2010 will be the best year of all time! OF ALL TIME!! Yes, Kanye, your jackassery made for a pretty awesome internet meme. Here’s some of the best things about 2009. Oh yeah, and we put everything 20% off at Fractalspin, but only for the next 3 days. Happy New Year! 6. Kanye will let you finish, but…Lulz were had quite a bit this year, and countless photoshops made of Kanye upstaging Taylor Swift at the Video Music Awards. Here’s some of our favorites, and a larger archive. 5. Terrence Parker’s “Tribute to Michael Jackson”While we are sorry to have lost MJ this year, we love DJ Terrence Parker, aka TP’s, funky, soulful, housey tribute.http://terrenceparker.podomatic.com/entry/2009-06-29T12_35_16-07_00 4. Christian Bale takes David to the Dentist Oh boy–two internet memes … Read More

Rusko Dubstep Producer Masterclass

Rusko shares his views on sound design and his process of beat wrangling on the making of “Rats in My Kitchen.” (Thanks, Michael)

Scarf Swagger

Subvariant viral video of a very funny webcam dancer wearing a scarf and doing his best two step. You can dance if you want to, but leave your scarf alone.

Benn Jordan creates an alternative score for "The Living Planet" in front of a live audience

Here’s an article I wrote for CDM about Benn Jordan who’s live-scoring said TV show at Sonotheque tomorrow (May 5). Commercial music producer Benn Jordan (recording as The Flashbulb) stumbled upon David Attenborough’s 1984 documentary series that was, in the creator’s words, “more in touch with nature than any other.” Along with the BBC he and his crew geared up for the endeavor–and they would risk their lives and careers to do so. The result, a TV series called “The Living Planet.”…Benn loved the concept and the film, but said, “the only thing I’m not in love with about this series is the music. A bit too minimal and synthy when perhaps a more cinematic approach is needed.” Taking it upon himself to re-invision the soundtrack, Benn–along with … Read More