Michael Lloyd

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The Last Samurai In Rare Photos From 1800s

The Meiji Restoration of 1868 took power from the warlords that had been the de facto rulers of Japan and consolidated it under the Emperor Meiji. …

From Ammunition, A Radically Redesigned Guitar That Anyone Can Pick Up And Play

This Juilliard-trained musician hated the UI of the traditional guitar, so he set out to design a better one.<p>The reason music games like <i>Guitar Hero</i> and <i>Rock Band</i> work is because they make it so easy to pick up an axe and shred. But as Internet spoilsports are quick to point out, there’s a huge gulf …

Guitar

Can’t Program? Now There’s A WYSIWYG For Designing With Code

A new tool from Framer makes it easy to design with JavaScript–even if you don’t know a lick of code.<p>Gone are the days when designers did all their UI/UX concepts in Photoshop. Now, they’re being called on to code their mockups.<p>But how do you introduce designers to code if they’ve never programmed …

Prototypes

The Ultimate EQ Cheat Sheet for Every Common Instrument

You asked, and you shall receive, Sonicbids blog readers. Per multiple requests, here's my guide to, "When the hell do I start turning these knobs, …

Music Production

Google’s Nik Collection of photo tools is now free (previously $149)

Nik Collection, a package of seven photography tools, is now completely free. Previously, Google sold the plugins for a steep $149.<p>Google acquired Nik Collection with the 2012 purchase of Nik Software, the German company that is better known for the Snapseed apps for Android and iOS. While Snapseed …

Tutorials

Audio mastering basics for your home studio

By Disc Makers' Author IzotopePost production audio mastering is best done by an experienced professional – but iZotope’s guide will help you …

Music Production

30 Albums That Will Make You Appreciate Hip-Hop - XXL

Authors and rappers have more than a few things in common. For starters, they both showcase their knack for the written word and are able to convey …

Why People Love Bass

The beat drops and people start nodding their heads. It's a common behavior, so it's easy to disregard. But the reasons why humans respond to a killer beat aren't necessarily obvious.

Music Production

The language you speak does not change how you hear music, study finds

The language we speak may affect how we perceive others, but it doesn't affect how you hear music, a new study has found.<p>Previous research has found …

Language Learning

Watch Jean-Michel Jarre discuss the evolution of synthesizers

<b>The electronic music legend opens up for Native Instruments.</b><p>As he prepares for the guest-heavy <i>Electronica 2</i>, <b>Jean-Michel Jarre</b> speaks with Native …

Music Technology

Headphones That Get You High on Dopamine Are Tipped to Go on Sale Next Month

When the music is not enough.<p>Headphones that stimulate the release of dopamine in your brain and reportedly make you feel high as hell have been …

The Brain

Readers recommend: songs about overturning the odds – and a new theme

RR regular George Boyland (sonofwebcore) has picked this week’s playlist, which you can read about and listen to below as we kick off a slightly tweaked format<p>Your new theme is songs about knives – nominate in the comments now<p><i>Here is this week’s playlist of songs on a theme of overcoming the odds –</i> …

Knives

The Many Colors of Sound

White noise isn’t the only sonic hue—pink, blue, gray, and brown all affect listeners in different ways.<p>Most people are familiar with white noise, that static sound of an air conditioner that lulls us to sleep by drowning out any background noise.<p>Except technically, the whirl of a fan or hum of the …

Music Production

This Composer Made Music Out of Gravitational Waves

Arthur Jeffes collaborated with NASA astrophysicists to turn a billion-year-old star signals into music.<p>Since the LIGO announcement last week, gravitational waves—ripples in the curvature of spacetime—have been in the limelight. Now one composer has reimagined the star signals from over a billion …

Gravitational Waves

Beyond Angkor: Inside the lost world of Phnom Kulen

When I got to Phnom Kulen with my guide, Chanthorn Kong (“Chan”), and he had shown me the sacred river (with the serene faces of Hindu deities gazing up through water turned golden by sunlight) and the Reclining Buddha (“Please don’t write on the Buddha”, said a polite sign that had been …

Easy cleanse: Cut out these 4 food groups for a healthier you - TODAY.com

Dieting can seem overwhelming, and the term "cleanse" can have so many different meanings. Before you read further, forget whatever you've read about doing a cleanse. This time around, you're going to focus on only four things.<p>I say “only” four things to show you just how do-able this is, but don’t …

Nutrition

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 …

Self-help

'Sonogenetics' allows brain cells to be controlled by sound waves

Scientists have used genetically modified worms to show that ultrasound can be used to activate brain, heart and muscle cells from outside the body<p>Scientists have bred worms with genetically modified nervous systems that can be controlled by bursts of sound waves.<p>The tiny nematodes change direction …

Neuroscience

Hear The Solar System Make Sweet, Beautiful Music

Pondering “what does the solar system sound like?” seems akin to a tree-falling-in-the-woods rhetorical question. But for visual designer Luke Twyman it’s an opportunity to have a little fun with astronomy and music.<p>SolarBeat is an addictive and oddly soothing web application that uses the orbital …

Astronomy

This MIT grad student discovered a way to create sound from soundless video

Among them is Abe Davis, an MIT graduate student who has worked with researchers from MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe to publish their findings on "the visual microphone" - an algorithm that can almost literally create sound from soundless objects.<p>In a TED talk this spring, Davis broke down the research …

TED Talks

Uncut’s greatest lost albums

Masterpieces and forgotten releases from Neil Young, The Who, Bowie and more, still hard to find today…<p><b>It’s quite hard to imagine that such a thing</b> …

askaudiomag.com

7 ways to get more out of your iOS music making

<b>One of the joys of making music on an iOS device is that, in many cases, you can just fire up an app and start doing it without having to look at a</b> …

Reason: RV7000 Advanced Reverb

This month we present a closer look at the RV7000 Advanced Reverb, plus a handful of effect-related hints and tips.<p>The RV7000 Advanced Reverb is an …

Music Production