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Ableton Live 6 and Sampler now Available!!!

Ableton Live 6 and Ableton Sampler have released. Below are links related to each: Ableton Live 6: Ableton Live 6 Overview Page Press release for Ableton Live 6 What's new in Live 6 Video Ableton Sampler: Ableton Sampler Overview Page Press release for Ableton Sampler Sampler video Ableton is also... Read more →


iTunes 7.0.1 does not fix Error - "iTunes Unable to Browse Album Covers On This Computer"

Apple just release iTunes 1.0.7 (I installed it and my version is 7.0.1.8). You can download it from here. According to Apple, "iTunes 7.0.1 addresses stability and performance issues with Cover Flow, CD importing, iPod syncing, and more." Unfortunately, this release did NOT remedy cover flow problems on my XP... Read more →


Video of new ableton instrument - Sampler

I mentioned in a prevous post that Ableton announced a new sampling instrument called Sampler. According to Ableton "Sampler is a new sampling instrument that brings powerful multisample playback and profound new sound design capabilities to Ableton Live." Ableton just released this new video overview of Sampler. If for some... Read more →


Using Flash to publish audio on your web site

I've added another new category to the blog, "Marketing Your Music Online". I'll kick off the first post in this category with a discussion of Flash technology to server audio from a web site. Flash is such a fantastic tool for presenting audio and video on the web. Why? Well... Read more →


Rick Wakeman Video

Just saw this on youtube and thought I'd pass it along. Its a video of a Rick Wakeman performance. When you get about 40 seconds in, he starts playing at a pretty blistering speeds. If you have trouble seeing the video player in this post, use this link instead http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbdVvH_0rCs. Read more →


Gigging Tips: You can’t play if you can’t see what you are doing

If you’re just starting out and have never gigged, it may not be obvious that you have to be ready for the effects of lighting and heat on the displays on your hardware. Certain conditions if not dealt with ahead of time can make impossible to read the display of... Read more →


Remix Motel November 2-4, Los Angeles, CA

From http://www.remixhotel.com/. The Remix Hotel provides hands-on access to the technology and equipment used to create today's electronic and urban music via artist presentations and demonstrations, workshops, clinics and discussion. Remix puts the tools of the trade into the hands of the end user and provides sponsors with access to... Read more →


New category - gigging

I gigged from 1989-2003 with "Head Full of Zombies" in Colorado Springs. I played keys, programmed synths, and sang lead and backups. I've added a new category called "Gigging". In this category I'm going to offer tips that will save you time, reduce stress, keep your gear safe, reduce crashes,... Read more →


MTV is a acquiring the makers of Guitar Hero

I know some musicians out there are addicted to the Playstation 2 game Guitar Hero. Here is some news for you (I saw this on digg.) "MTV, the cable TV channel some critics have accused of straying too far from its musical roots, is to acquire Harmonix Music Systems, a... Read more →


M-Audio Axiom Lessons for Live

Article Update: Check out this comprehensive tutorial I've written on using the Axiom with Ableton Live and the Impulse Drum Sampler. Ableton now has released lessons to teach you how to configure and use your Axiom series keyboard with Live 5.2.2. The lessons contain patches for the axiom, information on... Read more →


Ableton Releases Free Update - Live 5.2.2

Cool yet surprising news from Ableton - Ableton 5.2.2 releases. I was a bit shocked by this with Live 6 just around the corner. Registered users can download the update for free here: http://www.ableton.com/downloads. So what's new in Ableton Live 5.2.2? Live 5.2.2 provides Axiom (check em out here). users... Read more →


M-Audio MidAir 25 Wireless USB MIDI Controller - Normaly $249 - On Sale $199

M-Audio has released the M-Audio MidAir 25 Wireless USB MIDI Controller. Musicians friend has it on sale for only $199.00. This wireless controller sports all the features of the Oxygen8. It runs on a 9V power supply or standard batteries (also included). M-Audio MidAir 25 Wireless USB MIDI Controller Features:... Read more →


Join the Smart Loops Email Newsletter to Download Hundreds of Free Loops and Samples

I saw this on www.project5.com. Smart Loops is offering free loops and samples if you join their email newsletter. If you subscribe, you get: You will get access to hundreds of free loops in ACID, REX2 and Apple Loops formats. You will get access to free Drum Sample Sets in... Read more →