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 […]

Sample Tank & Live

IK-Multimedia has a group-buy for their Xpansion Tank 2, including some titles, depending on how many participants will join. It’s a really good offer – even if they stole the concept from Image-Line (the company behind FLStudio), so I joined and have 5 sample libraries extra, waiting for the sixth. Since Sample Tank works as […]

Op. 13 – Having a Cold

Almost a year ago I finished my opus 12 – Mystic Land; a Renoise Project. I’ve been trying very hard after that to make something new and my hard disc is filled with directories with unfinished projects. A lot of them were made with FLStudio, still my favorite DAW. But after I had the courage […]

Meditation in Jazz

Yes, I invested some of my money to upgrade Ableton Live to version 6! It’s great, and the interface inspires me, so, today I had some spare time to make a new – instrumental – piece of music. I admit, again I used a lot of ready-made samples grabbed from the Computer Music DVD, but […]

  • 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”.