Archive for November, 2015

Sea Waves Turn Into Music With Sea Organ

Screen Shot 2015-11-30 at 10.44.11 AMSea waves are a powerful instrument, of energy at least. When they reach the shore, it’s as if fingers touched keys on the piano. This was the inspiration for Croatian architect Nikola Basic, whoo has decided to turn the seawaves’ repetitive action into something harmonious and pleasant. Continue reading →

Star Wars (1977) – Soundtrack by John Williams

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John Williams’ score for Star Wars was recorded over eight sessions at Anvil Studios in Denham, England on March 5, 8–12, 15 and 16, 1977. The score was performed by the London Symphony Orchestra with Williams himself conducting. The score was orchestrated by Williams’s frequent associate Herbert W. Spencer, who also orchestrated The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The score was recorded by engineer Eric Tomlinson and edited by Kenneth Wannberg, and the scoring sessions were produced by Star Wars director George Lucas and supervised by Lionel Newman, head of 20th Century Fox’s music department. Continue reading →

This 2-Player Synth Makes the Music of the Future

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Photo: Screenshot from Youtube

What happens if you bolt together two keyboards, full color displays, a full suite of analog controllers and a granular synthesiser engine for two enthusiastic musicians? The Collidoscope is what—and it sound just futuristic as you’d expect. Continue reading →

The 4 Steps to Recording a Song

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The world of music has changed.
Today, the trend in music production is shifting more and more toward homestudios.
Great music is being produced all the time in bedrooms, garages, and basements by normal folks like you and me.
Record a song, post it online, watch it go viral..and you’re famous overnight.
While it’s not that EASY, it is that SIMPLE.
But before any of that can happen, you must first know the process of how music actually is recorded.
And so in today’s post, I break it down for you in 4 steps…from start to finish.
Let’s begin… Continue reading →

Bloodborne – Soundtrack Recording Session

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Bloodborne is an action role-playing video game directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, developed by FromSoftware, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. Officially announced at Sony’s Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014 conference, the game was released worldwide for the PlayStation 4 in March 2015. Continue reading →

Halo 4 Music Making Of

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The Halo 4 Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack to the first-person shooter video game Halo 4, developed by 343 Industries and published by Microsoft Studios. British record producer Neil Davidge was Halo 4‍  ’​s main composer and producer. The soundtrack was released on October 19, 2012 in Australia and New Zealand, and October 22 everywhere else. A second volume containing more of the score was released digitally on April 8, 2013. Continue reading →

Foo Fighters release EP, “Saint Cecilia”, dedicated to Paris attacks victims

Foo Fighters announced a surprise collection of music late Sunday night, the Saint Cecelia EP, now available to download via the band’s website.

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“The Saint Cecilia EP was put into motion back in October of this year as a celebration of life and music,” Dave Grohl wrote in a release. “The concept being that, as our world tour drew to a close this week, we wanted to share our love of both with you in return for everything you have given us.” Continue reading →

Tips to Capture Better Audio for Video

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Capturing the audio in a video shoot should be as important as capturing shots. Take the necessary precautions so that you don’t have to “solve it in post-production”. Get it right from get-go! Continue reading →

Mechanical Techno Demonstration

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Many techno DJs are used to playing music on vinyl, but creating it? That’s another matter. However, Graham Dunning has found a wonderfully strange way to make that idea work. His Mechanical Techno device produces full-on dance tracks by driving several heavily modified records at once with a turntable, with each record relying on unique triggers to produce a sound. Electrical contacts will produce a synth sound as one record spins around, for instance, while piezoelectric triggers create that all-important beat on another disc. The result is techno that’s at once analog and not. It sounds digital, but it has the imprecision and unpredictability that you’d never get from software. Continue reading →

Curtis Armstrong

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Curtis Armstrong in 2014
Born November 27, 1953 (age 61)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actor, voice actor, singer
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Elaine Aronson (m. 1994)

Curtis Armstrong (born November 27, 1953) is an American actor known for his portrayal as Booger in the Revenge of the Nerdsmovies, as Herbert Viola on Moonlighting, as Miles Dalby in Risky Business, as famed record producer Ahmet Ertegün in the film Rayand for voicing the titular character in the show Dan Vs. He is also the co-host of the TBS reality television competition series King of the Nerds, in addition to the role of Metatron in the series Supernatural. Continue reading →