Before the synthesizer, electronic experimenters were already at work with another instrument—the tape recorder.
Attending a Pelada show is high-octane. Tobias Rochman produces an acidic techno backdrop to Chris Vargas’ punchy, powerful Spanish vocals.
I’m decidedly un-nostalgic. Nostalgia is expensive and often doesn’t do the job I need it to do. Especially when it comes to gear...
We talk to the forces behind Montreal’s most dedicated music and technology festival.
When it comes to technical jobs in audio, women often need to work twice as hard.
Not because they’re less capable. Rather, the boys’ club of audio production often doubts their talent to begin with.
There’s another side of drum machine history that often remains untold. The story of artists making-do and taking cheap instruments to make a masterpiece. A good idea and a great mix make crappy gear shine. Expensive gear will never turn a bad idea into a memorable tune.
If techno was a country it’d be called Tiga, and everyone would be riding a Bugatti.
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Unfortunately wireless music studios aren’t a thing yet. In fact we’re connecting all kinds of old, new, analog and digital gear together more than ever.
How does a piece of gear get into a particular musician’s hands? And what kind of relationship do they develop with it?
Here is the story of 10 synth wizards and the machines that shaped their sound.
But what does a perfect home recording studio look like? Perfect has to mean perfect for you. That means your instruments, your budget and your needs.
It’s the end of creativity! It’s killing music! It’s going to take us over!
But in fact the opposite is true. Technologies that use automation or algorithms have helped us become more creative. From DAWs to MIDI controllers, many music technologies we use on a daily basis contain some form of ‘intelligence.’
The difficult (and fascinating) questions then become: what is creativity? What is intelligence? How can we foster them to make music?