Ableton’s Link available in beta.

Ableton is developing a new technology, Link, that is available now to test as part of the latest Live beta release, Live 9.5.1 beta. What is Link? Link allows you to play in time with multiple instances of Live and a growing number of iOS apps. It syncs devices’ timing over a wireless network, so […]

Redux: a new VST/AU plugin from Renoise

Redux is a performance-oriented sampler and phrase sequencer for Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and other plugin hosts on Windows, OSX and Linux. From what I understand it is still a tracker, like Renoise itself, but instead of working with patterns, it works with phrases, mapped on notes. These notes than can be sequenced in a […]

Opus 16: Three Easy Pieces.

During a short holiday, playing with Propellerheads “Figure” app, I made three little, experimental pieces. Starting with these tracks I also experimented with the naming of my work; I generated haphazardly some Nordic-sounding names. Of course I also have to keep track of the chronology, so I numbered them Op.16, not sure in what order […]

Op.15 – The Oink Song

It is probably the most dadaistic, moronic piece I ever made ánd published (there are a lot of unpublished projects on my HD), but in my current flow of creativity, obviously triggered by the music apps that are on my new iPad, I made something with GarageBand that I think is not too bad. It […]

IPad Music

Last Christmas…I bought my iPad Retina. It took some time to decide about the platform, because actually I’m more into Android. But, iPad has some good MusicMaking possibilities, so I decided to spend that $300 more to buy my fourth screen 🙂 I’m now the proud owner of an Asus Notebook (6 years old, running […]

Computer Music Goodies

I have a huge backlog with reading my favourite magazine “Computer Music”. Every month I’m looking forward to the next issue, but lately I have been too busy with my work, my family life and my participation in the online Artificial Intelligence course, so the latest 6 volumes were still wrapped in their cellophane packaging, […]

Blade: Rob Papen’s new synth

Rob Papen has built a new synth: Blade. The UI is beautiful, but does it sound good? According to this month’s Computer Music #175 Blade is Papen’s response to Image-Line’s Harmor; additive technology but presented in an easy-to-use way. At the heart of BLADE, ready to twist and transform your musical mind, lies the Harmolator. […]

FLStudio tutorials

Today in the Image-Line Newsletter the new Harmor synthesizer, Harmor is driven by a powerful additive synthesis engine. Its modules will look familiar to subtractive synthesizer enthusiasts including: oscillators, filters & phasers, these are featured in Harmor but, because they are performed through additive synthesis, offer more freedom. After watching the introductory video I browsed […]

opus 14 – In Two Hours!

Actually in One Hour and thirty-two minutes; this was a quicky! Almost a year ago I finished my last piece. A year later there are a lot of unfinished projects on my Hard Disc, but none of them (well, maybe one – working title “Escher’s Dream”) will ever be finished. I wrote almost the same […]

FLStudio 10 Released!

The new FLStudio is here and it has changed it’s interface a bit. Of course I’ll have to get used to it, but my first impression was: I liked the older FLStudio more. But we have to move on.More important is that the workflow has changed: when working in the playlist-window, it has all your […]

  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.