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The Invention of Ambient Music

On YouTube, there is a clip of David Bowie submitting to an interview on German television, apparently in 1997. The sound quality’s a bit sketchy. Bowie has a translator, speaking to him through an earpiece. I do not, and can’t quite tell you what’s going on. But two minutes in, a few familiar …

What is One Ear of Corn Worth? - The Farmer's Life

One ear of corn. It doesn’t seem like it holds much value. But even though I’m a corn farmer growing around 850 acres of corn, there is a lot of …

From Here To Eternity: A Giorgio Moroder Primer

His name is synonymous with a sound defiled in the mainstream almost as much as it's been celebrated, and only once has he reached the U.S. Top 40 with a record released under that moniker. But few have exerted more influence over today's music than the Italian producer/songwriter who put Munich on …

Build a Simple Elevated Garden Bed

People like me just do not shut up about growing food—how it’s good for you and the planet, how rewarding the entire process is, blah blah. “But just …

Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism

How to find the fragile middle in a time of racial tension<p>My earliest memories of my father’s racism are rooted in the family dinners of my childhood.<p>Dad sat to my left, always. My mother sat across from me, with my little brother seated to her right. My two younger sisters sat at opposite ends. In …

Our Favorite Recipes From Each of Our 2014 Issues

All of our recipes are wonderful, but these are a little extra wonderful<p><b>We love all the recipes</b> that appear in <i>Bon Appétit</i>. But there are some recipes that we routinely circle back to, both as weeknight favorites and dinner party showstoppers. So we combed through all 12 issues published this year …

The Daily Show skewers Detroit over water shut-offs

Did that really happen? Did I really just see <i>The Daily Show’</i>s Jessica Williams visit Detroit and make a joke about ball-washers? I think this really …

American Blindness to the Racism All Around Us

Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie recalls her epiphany about identity when she arrived in the United States.<p>One of the contradictions of American society is that although race is central to the nation's history—a fact few deny—Americans often seem to struggle to see the ways that historical legacy …

John Oliver’s takedown of the sugar industry is pretty sweet

Last night, John Oliver’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i> got a jumpstart on this week’s news: SUGAR!!! (Brought to you by the makers of Halloween™.) And instead of …

The Cough Suppressant

4 servings (makes about 8 cups)<p>Be careful not to boil the tea. It will give you a cleaner flavor and be more nutrient-rich.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 bunch oregano<p>1 bunch thyme<p>1 1” piece ginger, peeled, grated<p>1 1” piece turmeric, peeled, grated<p>½ teaspoon black peppercorns<p>1 small garlic clove, grated<p>¼ cup …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

How Whooshes and Beeps Can Make Babies Better Listeners

A new study says that certain sounds can prime infant brains for language learning. The doctor behind the experiment thinks the technique could greatly reduce auditory and reading disorders.<p>Can you make your baby smarter?<p>Former Georgia governor Zel Miller thought so. In 1998, he proposed $105,000 …

Is There Room for Black People in the New Detroit?

On a sunny Tuesday earlier this month, I watched from the picture window of one of Detroit’s new and hip West Village eateries as children whizzed by on scooters, smiling couples walked their designer dogs and tattooed millennials chatted among themselves while smoking both electronic and …

Summer sessions: Laurent Garnier's exclusive mixtape

An exclusive mixtape from Laurent Garnier inspired by holidays spent cooking for family and friends in the south of France

DIY on a Budget: $30 Mini Concrete Planters

File this one under trial and error: I started the project with high hopes of making a 2-gallon cement planter that I could stock with a variety of …

The Essential Guide To Levels

Whether you produce entirely in the box or use a wealth of outboard gear, understanding levels is a must. From decibels to headroom, Bruce Aisher …

Renoise | Renoise

Cross-Platform<p>Renoise runs on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. If you want to use Renoise on all of them, that's possible too! Your license covers all …

Just intonation

In music, <b>just intonation</b> (sometimes abbreviated as <b>JI</b>) or <b>pure intonation</b> is any musical tuning in which the frequencies of notes are related by ratios …

Equal temperament

An <b>equal temperament</b> is a musical temperament, or a system of tuning, in which the frequency interval between every pair of adjacent notes has the …

Aphex Twin Face Mapping

Aisatsana - Aphex Twin - Barbican, London 10th October 2012

The Simple Power Of Reverb And Delay - Recording Revolution

<b>If we’re being brutally honest, the only two plugins you need to get a great mix are an EQ and a compressor.</b> That’s why the past two weeks we’ve …

How to Prepare Your Audio For Mastering

7 ways to improve your sound design skills

<b>Only the most masochistic producers painstakingly synthesize every track element from scratch. For the majority of us, life's simply too short,</b> …

Creative Strategies w/ Matt Shadetek: Finish More Songs Pt 2

<i>In this creative strategies article, Logic expert and Dutty Artz label owner Matt Shadetek shares another unorthodox composition technique that will</i> …