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Oxypops Recreates Iconic Drum Machine Sound Of Jean Michel Jarre

Oxypops is a virtual take on the classic Mini Pops 7 sound, made famous by Jean Michel Jarre in the 70s. … Read More Oxypops Recreates Iconic Drum …

Music Production

You Don’t Know Terror Until You’ve Experienced the Furby Organ

Sam Battle, the crazed creative behind Look Mum No Computer, is a musician and mad inventor. His latest creation is an instrument of sheer sonic terror, the Furby Organ. The organ employs 45 Furby dolls controlled by microcontrollers and triggered by an organ keyboard. Behold the glorious cacophony …

Arduino

4 Tracks to Reference for Mixing in 2018

by iZotope staff<p><b>February 5, 2018</b><p>Mixing engineers and producers alike have long employed reference tracks to guide the sonic structures of their music …

Music Production

James Beard Awards Surprises Include a Low-Key Harlem Fried Chicken Destination

The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its restaurant and chef awards on Thursday, and per usual, New York had a fairly strong showing of candidates. Most of the nominees — like Alex Stupak of Empellon and Jody Williams at Buvette — are repeat contenders on the long list, but …

Texas

33 Fascinating Photos That Capture Street Scenes of New York City in the Early 1980s

“In many ways, New York City is a very different place to how it was in the 1970s and early 1980s. I first visited Manhattan in 1982 when parts of …

Greenwich Village

How to sequence a groovy noise loop using rhythmic automation

“Noise as a musical element in its own right has been an electronica staple for decades.”

Automation

Hacking Apart A Piano To Build A New Instrument

Eric Thompson had a pretty crazy idea:<p>I’ve always had an idea to make a keyboard instrument that could be transposed. There are some harmoniums that do this by moving the action either left or right (one half step flat or sharp). I decided to achieve this by instead making the chromatic sounding …

Building Simple Speaker Stands

Bob Clagett always does such an impressive job with his project videos. He patiently and clearly outlines the projects, carefully runs through the steps, offers tips and templates, and includes extensive project notes in the video description with links.<p>In this project, Bob needed to raise the …

This Musical Instrument Glows with All the Colors of the Rainbow

Jonathan Bumstead built an interactive instrument that uses an Arduino Uno to control the LED lights, capacitive touch sensors, and a MIDI output.<p>The LED Eclipse uses capacitive touch sensors positioned around the perimeter of the device to control ten LEDs and a MIDI signal. For all the programs I …

This Week in Making: Build Your Own Speakers, Construct a Lightsaber, and More

Print Your Own PC Speakers<p>Check out these PC speakers and amplifier that Chris Slyka recently built!<p>The entire project was printed out and assembled over the course of three months. No idea as to their sound quality (can’t find a video of them working anywhere), but the amount of detail and …

ArcAttack Helps You Add Music To Your Projects With StringTheory

There have been so many times that people have told me that they would like to play with projects that make music, but they have no knowledge of music. Maybe they know robotics, and want to build a robotic guitarist, but they just don’t know what to do with the guitar itself to make things sound …

The Top 10 Best Microphones for Recording Vocals

The best microphone for vocals will allow us to truly show everyone what we’ve got. Recording that golden voice of yours is only doing the world a …

Music Production

How To Easily Compress Vocals Like A Pro

Hey, this is Jason from BehindTheSpeakers.com, and today you’re gonna discover how to compress vocals like a pro. This will immediately help you …

Music Production

The Buyer’s Guide To iOS Music Production

<b>We couldn’t list every iOS music production app out there, so we’ll list our favourites by type – starting logically with 14 apps that you can use to</b> …

Music Production

The Essential Guide To iOS Music Production

<b>Making music on the move has long been a reality with your iPad and iPhone and now the iOS format can integrate perfectly with your recording studio,</b> …

Music Production

Programming Real Feel into Drum Machines

Who was one of the first producers to use a drum machine in pop & hip-hop music? What’s the secret to programming real feel into drums, and turning …

Music Production

This low-latency OS could change how music gear is made

You want the flexibility of PC software, but the performance of standalone gear? A new music OS is the latest effort to promise the best of both …

Music Production

NAMM 2018: Joué

NAMM

11 Simple Mixing Tips You Need to Know

Something big has been happening in the production world.<p>Tons of producers have been creating amazing and unique songs, because they’re now armed …

Music Production

Neutron Overview

Videography

How Mellotrons Work and What Makes Them So Special

Pipe organs are expensive. They’re such large installations that they’re as much architectural and carpentry projects as they are musical …

Guitar

WA's Encyclopedia of Alternate Guitar Tunings

WA's Encyclopedia of Alternate Guitar Tunings<p>© Warren Allen, 30 Dec 1997. Last edited 22 Sept 2011.<p>Many, but not all, of the following are 'open' …

Phonec 2 by Psychic Modulation Review

Remember those old days when you watched a movie or home recording on VHS? Remember the warped washed out sounds that have been so normal when …

Music Production

Unexpected Waldorf STVC String Synthesizer and Vocoder appears

Waldorf STVC · Source: B&H Photo<p>Waldorf STVC · Source: B&H Photo<p><b>B&H Photo appears to have announced the arrival of a new Waldorf synthesizer. It’s</b> …

Guitar

Reverse cocktails are the latest drink trend you need to try in NYC

If you are craving something a little outside the lines in 2018—without going full-on pizza burger—then switching up cocktail proportions might just …

Vermouth

The 21 best bars with fireplaces in NYC

New Yorkers are a tough breed, but when the winter chill really sets in, you’re bound to see bargoers flocking to nearby cocktail bars in town. …

Ralph Lauren

The best hotels with indoor pools in NYC

If hotels with indoor pools aren’t your top priority when picking a temporary residence in NYC, they should be. There are two things that are …

Speaking in Tongues

Near an abandoned French farm in 1918 field telephones crackled with orders in a language that baffled German eavesdroppers—and the code talkers were …

Military

Clean Low End With Sub Destroyer

The Best Secret Date Spots in NYC

You’ve already been to the least-secret date spots in the city. Skating at Rockefeller Center, dinner at a Shake Shack or four, some sort of $300 …