With a rich network of sound-obsessed cafés, bars and small clubs, Aaron Coultate explains why Tokyo might be the best place in the world to listen to music.
I've heard somewhere that you're not an author until you've had two books published. If this rule also applies to music then I guess I am now officially a musician, or something. Wretched Saints, the music project I am involved with, now has its second single out. It's called "I Am Become Death" and you should be able to find it here:
Meanwhile, we're working on our next song, arguing over silly design details on our website and trying to figure out what all those audio mixing knobs do and how they can make music sound better.
When Europe lost Latin as a shared communication tool, it was a new Babel Tower: Europeans couldn't understand each other any longer except within the boundaries of their national states. Not surprisingly, people who don't understand each other tend to resort to war to sort out conflicts. But Europeans also tried to replace Latin with some non-verbal tools: one was music. It is a long story that needs to be told from the beginning.
I have just learned that a song from my music side project Wretched Saints, which doesn't even have a website yet, is now out on Spotify:
If you're not a Spotify user, here's an older version of this song on Soundcloud:
This is the jazz piano site of Doug McKenzie. It contains many downloadable video files in WMV format and midi files of live played songs.
Control any MIDI enabled hardware: syntesizers, drum machines, samplers, effects.
Create custom interfaces.
Host them as VST or AU plugins in your favorite DAWs.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/arts/music/stradivarius-sound-bank-recording-cremona.html, posted Jan '19 by peter in art audio history music
On Jan. 7, the police cordoned off the streets. The auditorium’s ventilation and elevators were turned off. Every light bulb in the concert hall was unscrewed to eliminate a faint buzzing sound.
Upstairs in the museum, Mr. Cacciatori put on a pair of velvet gloves and took a 1615 Amati viola from its glass display case. He inspected it thoroughly, and then a security guard escorted him and the instrument down two flight of stairs to the auditorium.
The curator handed the instrument to Wim Janssen, a Dutch viola player, who walked to the center of the stage.
Axiom is an extremely flexible node-based realtime audio synthesizer. It was originally designed for size-constrained environments such as PC intros in the demoscene, but is entirely open source and is becoming an excellent free tool for any musician.
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Neat free opensource audio tools for Linux.