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Posts from February 2012

Thomas Dolby Video: Tipitina's,Time Capsule, and Belly Dancing

Thomas Dolby just posted a promotional video for his upcoming show at Tipitina’s in New Orleans. Sometime last year I saw a post on his Facebook page where he was bemoaning the fact that nonsense are videos getting more traffic than produced music videos. I think this motivated him to... Read more →


What Was That Instrument The Beach Boys Played on During “Good Vibrations” at the 2012 Grammy’s? It’s called an Electro-Theremin – also known as a Tannerin. Wikipedia has a nice summary: … developed by trombonist Paul Tanner and amateur inventor Bob Whitsell in the late 1950s to produce a sound... Read more →


New Video by James Jaret Kojac (Syndicate Synthetique) "Beat flipping" on the DSI Tempest

Back in October I did a post called A First Look at the DSI Tempest Drum Machine with Sound Designer James Kojac (Syndicate Synthetique). James is fellow Denver artist and pinged me on Facebook the other night to let me know he finished another video using Tempest. Checkout Syndicate Synthetique... Read more →


Music Monday: Your Turn. Score a Mini-Film as a Composition Exercise.

Last week Tara Bush posted a 14 second mini-film Into the Tunnel (Milk F*ck)…. The first of a few mini films from our trip across the US. Filmed by Maf Lewis, music by Tara. Scoring to short video clips is a great exercise for composers as limiting the time allows... Read more →


Ableton has released Live 8.2.8. Here is what’s new. Improvements: Added support for the Ableton Improvement Program, an automatic usage and data reporting tool. To enable, add this line to your Options.txt file: -ImprovementProgramParticipation=On More information about the Ableton Improvement Program can be found in our forum announcement. (For more... Read more →