Archive for August, 2013

Beady Eye, fronted by Liam Gallagher

Beady Eye are an English rock band formed in 2009, by lead singer Liam Gallagher, guitarists Gem Archer and Andy Bell, and drummer Chris Sharrock all former members of Oasis. In 2013, former Kasabian guitarist Jay Mehler joined the band playing bass guitar on tour.

The band’s origins lie in the break-up of Oasis, after chief songwriter and lead guitarist Noel Gallagher quit acrimoniously in August 2009. The remaining members gathered on and decided that they “will not quit making music together” and so they formed the band Beady Eye.

Since their formation, the band have released two studio albums Different Gear, Still Speeding (2011) and BE (2013) . Beady Eye have received some acclaim for their music by Oasis fans, with Q claiming that their debut album is the best Liam has performed on since (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?.

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Sherlock Holmes' soundtrack

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. The screenplay by Michael Robert Johnson, Anthony Peckham and Simon Kinberg was developed from a story by Lionel Wigram and Michael Robert Johnson. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law portray Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson respectively. In the film, Holmes and his companion Watson, with aid from former adversary Irene Adler, investigate a series of murders connected to occult rituals. Mark Strong plays the villain Lord Blackwood, who has somehow returned after his execution with a plot to take over the British Empire using an arsenal of dark arts and new technologies.
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Understanding Audio Interfaces: DACs, Bit Depth, Sampling Rate, Analog vs Digital

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What is a Digital Audio Interface?

If you use your computer for music, DJing or audio creation, you’ve probably encountered digital audio interfaces. The digital audio interface translates binary information into audible information so you can hear it. And it can take audible information and translate that into binary information for the computer to process. Most computers come with a digital audio interface built-in (this is what allows you to hear iTunes play music instead of noise.) But the quality of those devices are limited as most consumers are more interested in the screen size rather than the sound quality. At some point most sound enthusiasts find themselves on a path to finding a Digital Audio Interface for their computer to raise the quality level of the sound playback, to record outside sources, or to expand routing options for their studio. Continue reading →

“I Know That Voice!” Celebrates Beloved Cartoon Voice Overs

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A new documentary film from Record Farm Industries, in association with Dundee Entertainment, LCC. and Cinovative, delves into the mysterious lives of the actors behind some of pop-culture’s most celebrated characters in “I Know That Voice,” set to release in the Fall of 2013.

In it’s final stages of post-production, animation fans have been given a tantalizing glimpse of what they can expect with the official video trailer – which is creating quite the buzz. In less than  three weeks the video has received over 700,000 views and over 800+ VIP email sign ups at the website. Every 100th person to sign up on the VIP email list will win a free signed poster from John Di Maggio, the voice actor behind “Bender” in Futurama, “Jake the Dog” in Adventure Time, “Rico” in The Penguins of Madagascar and “Fung” in Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. Continue reading →

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr (born John Martin Maher; 31 October 1963) is an English musician, singer and songwriter. He was co-songwriter – with Morrissey – and guitarist of The Smiths between 1982–87. He has also been a member of Electronic, The The, Modest Mouse and The Cribs, as well as a prolific session musician. In 2013, he released a solo album titled The Messenger.

In 2013, the NME awarded Marr its Godlike Genius award, hailing Marr as “not content with rewriting the history of music with one of the world’s greatest ever bands, The Smiths, he’s continued to push boundaries and evolve throughout his career, working with some of the best and most exciting artists on the planet.” He was voted the fourth best guitarist of the last 30 years in a poll conducted by the BBC in 2010. Phil Alexander, Editor-in-Chief of Mojo, has described Marr as “arguably Britain’s last great guitar stylist”.
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Star Wars Parody by The Piano Guys

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Steve Vai – The Elusive Light and Sound, Vol. 1

Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, songwriter and producer of Italian origin who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai recorded and toured in Zappa’s band for two years, from 1980 to 1982. He began a solo career in 1983, has released eight solo albums and won three Grammy Awards. He has also recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Vai has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour which began in 1995. In 1999 Vai started his own record label Favored Nations, intending to showcase as he describes, “…artists that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments.”

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Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe composing Beyond: Two Souls soundtrack

by Andrew Yoon, Aug 22, 2013 7:30am PDT

It stars Ellen Paige and Willem Dafoe. It went to Tribeca Film Festival. And now, it has a soundtrack from Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe. We’re pretty sure Beyond: Two Souls is officially a movie now.

Zimmer and Balfe, who collaborated on Inception and The Dark Knight movies, are working on Quantic Dream’s upcoming PS3 adventure. Continue reading →

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe Robinson (born December 1, 1985), known as Janelle Monáe /moʊˈneɪ/, is an American R&B and soul musician, composer and record producer signed to Wondaland Art Society, Bad Boy Records and Atlantic Records. After making a mark with her first unofficial album, The Audition, Monáe debuted with a conceptual EP, Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase). The EP had a modest commercial impact, peaking at No. 115 on the Billboard charts in the United States.

In 2010, Janelle Monáe released her debut studio album, The ArchAndroid, a concept album sequel to her first EP; it was released by Bad Boy Records. This album received acclaim from critics and garnered a nomination for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 53rd Grammy Awards. The song “Tightrope” was also nominated for Best Urban/Alternative Performance at the same ceremony. This album was also more successful commercially, officially reaching the number 17 spot on the Billboard Charts.

Her success has also garnered her several Grammy nominations. In March 2012, “We Are Young”, the song by the band fun. on which Monáe makes a guest appearance, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, her first appearance in the US Top 10. In August 2012, Monáe was chosen as the newest addition to the CoverGirl spokeswomen lineup. On June 27,2013 Monáe announced that her second album The Electric Lady will be released on September 10, 2013.
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