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The Adele factor: What the phenomenal success of “Hello” could mean for Apple Music, Spotify and good old-fashioned cd sales

When Adele releases her long-awaited “25,” it may not stream for free—but it’s almost guaranteed to be a hit anyway<p>When Adele finally announced details of her long-awaited third album, “25,” in late October, the reaction was, unsurprisingly, rapturous. In an era when cultural saturation is a …

When you read science reporting, keep in mind this model as a truly gold standard-level of accuracy

The headlines<p>The Telegraph: Alzheimer’s disease: Online brain training “improves daily lives of over-60s”<p>Daily Mail: The quiz that makes over-60s better cooks: Computer brain games ‘stave off mental decline’<p>Yorkshire Post: Brain training study is “truly significant”<p>The story<p>A new trial shows the …

What it's really like to listen to Sennheiser's £30,000 Orpheus headphones

Any casual hi-fi buff knows you can spend a serious amount of money of audio equipment, and headphones are certainly no exception. Just look at …

11 Hardware MIDI Sequencers Every Producer Should Consider

Hardware Sequencers have been around for some time now and have grown in popularity over the last few years thanks to the introduction of advanced …

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Rocky Mountains

The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.<p>However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness -- running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra …

15 Years Ago, Outkast Made an Album So Good It Completely Rewrote the Rules of Hip-Hop

When Outkast first introduced audiences to <i>Stankonia</i> 15 years ago, the group made sure listeners knew exactly where they were. They were at "the …

Losing Weight is Harder For These People, Says Science

Here’s why losing weight might be harder for you | Source: iStock<p>Researchers have been delivering a slew of bad news recently, particularly for those …

Discover The Samples Behind These Hip-Hop Legends [WATCH] | Power 106 | #1 For Hip Hop

The homie @vinrican celebrates and honors the life and music of some hip-hop late greats. He dug through certain samples that were used by some of …

Australians don't speak with a drawl because of a drunken past, experts say

Australians have been accused of a lot of things in their time, but the latest claim is that the population is walking around talking with a sloshed …

Linguistics

Balani Show: The electronic music of Bamako

<b>African samples, rhythms and traditional percussion instruments – such as the djembe and the balafon – are continuously being drafted into new</b> …

Torres’ Binaural “Strange Hellos” and “Son, You Are No Island” Videos Make Your Ears the Microphone

In an era in which most people watch music videos on their computers or phones, rather than their televisions, the idea of what makes a music video …

Music Videos

How to turn a vocal sample into a lush, complex pad

<b>Choral pad sounds often feature as patches in sample-based synths, but it's pretty straightforward and quick to create your own. iZotope Iris 2 is a</b> …

Project Loon wants to encircle the globe in 2016

Google's Project Loon has big plans for 2016, including its first round-the-world coverage. Its vice president, Mike Cassidy, told the <i>BBC</i> that the team is hoping to launch 300-plus balloons next year to "make a continuous string around the world." The idea is to make sure that there's always at …

Project Loon

STEREO

An instrument on one of the two new STEREO spacecraft captured an unprecedented view of the brightest comet of the last 40 years. Positioned out in …

Make a Wave Shaper Multifunction Sound Synthesizer

Build a multifunction sound synthesizer using a surprisingly fun audio chip<p>The XR2206 is a slightly obscure audio chip that has surprising potential. It generates triangle waves and pure sine waves, and allows you to control them in unexpectedly imaginative ways. You could use it as the heart of a …

Arduino

Music Theory: Stretching Your Ears With Tone Rows

Twelve-tone music was invented in 1921 by Arnold Schoenberg and enthusiastically embraced by his students Alban Berg and Anton Webern among others. …

5 Mistakes To Avoid When Mixing With Reverb

Adding reverberation/ambience to a recording has been S.O.P. for almost as long as the recording industry has been around—from the use of actual live …

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

81-Year-Old Guitarist Casually Stuns Entire Nashville Guitar Shop

The Rolling Stones have nothing on Bob Wood.<p>Mick, Keef and the boys might be trucking into their 70s, but they’re youngins compared to 81-year-old …

5 Note Taking Platforms That Could Change Your Life

Work moves impossibly fast these days.<p>You're a creative professional: You open up your browser to find a quick stat or nugget of information, and all of a sudden the juices of your brain are flowing and you're opening tabs left and right. Before you know it, said tabs become impressively small in …

Astronauts are not the only life forms to inhabit the International Space Station

Astronauts are not the only life forms to inhabit the International Space Station.<p>The ISS is also home to trillions of microscopic space dwellers that live in the air and on the surfaces of the floating space laboratory. This community of fungus and bacteria make up the space station's unique …

13 apps that will stop you from wasting time

These 13 apps will make scheduling less painful, help you keep track of what you are spending your time on, and even punish you for checking social media too much. They'll also help you see a big picture of how you spend your time and show you small tweaks that can carve out a few more hours of …

The Logic Pros: Creating precise multi-tap delay/echo patterns with Delay Designer

In this week’s episode of <i>The Logic Pros</i>, we are continuing our tour of some of Logic’s most powerful in-house effects and tools. Delay FX are one of the most commonly used and versatile options in any producer/programmers arsenal, and Logic Pro X’s built-in Delay Designer happens to be one of our …

A Beginner's Guide to the Synth

You know the sound. Listen to Devo’s “Whip It” or Parliament’s “Flash Light.” Like countless modern pop songs, they’re full of sounds that aren’t …

Synthesizers

The 6 Best Freeware Drums Drum Machines

<b>We recently brought you the 12 best freeware synths, now we turn our attention to percussion. Get your beats for free with our round-up of the best…</b></b> …

The unorthodox productivity hacks of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg

Approaching their ambitions with a single-minded intensity, none works less than 70 hours a week, including weekends, even at the expense of aspects of life other people value.<p>However, being armed with a strong idea, determined to be the best, and supported by a superhuman work ethic pays off: Mark …

The 'poetic mystery' of the world's leading dancers - CNN Style

Written by Benazir Wehelie, CNN<p>The photo book "Lois Greenfield: Moving Still" is not merely a documentation of dance. It is an experience in which the content of each and every image is a moment, an expression, a movement, just waiting to be unwrapped.<p>The title of the work is somewhat of a …

Rupert Murdoch Is Deviant Scum

It all comes back to Rupert Murdoch. As multiple recent news stories have proven, the 2016 presidential race is fast becoming a referendum on the …

Ben Carson