November 12, 2012
Samplr for iPad looks like a great new tool to add to the studio, mainly because it looks so much fun to play with. Their site says: ‘Samplr lets you make music and play with sound in a new and intuitive way by touching the waveform on the screen directly with your fingers.’ and includes seven play modes to do this: (shown on the video below)
1- Slicer mode: Tap on a sample slice to play it.
2- Looper mode: Loop fragments of the sample using two fingers.
3- E-bow mode: Loop a small fragment of the sample around your fingers.
4- Tape mode: Horizontal position of the finger controls the sample playback speed.
5- Scratch mode: Slide your finger over the sample to play it.
6- Keyboard mode: Play the sample like a keyboard instrument.
7- Loop Player mode: Loop the sample with the project tempo.
April 6, 2012
Here’s 2 new Apps you should download today on your iPad. The first one is Figure, by the masterminds behind Propellerheads Software.
The App itself , on top of being super fun, has nearly zero learning curve, super intuitive and it will have you making beats in under 10 minutes.
So if you are an aspiring musician looking to get started or a seasoned producer looking for ways to get some ideas flowing quick and on the road, this is for you, and at 0.99cts you can’t beat it.
The second one is Polyplayground by MIGAMO the mobile development side of music producer Mike Gao, who uses it to perform his music. While also aimed to both seasoned producers and upcoming ones, the learning curve might be a bit harder than our recommendation above, but the results can be integrated as part of both, live performance or as an extra component to your current production studio. The introduction video shows some very interesting analogies between oldschool video games and elaborate piano scales. The app is $5.99 and promises to take your sound to the next level.
March 22, 2012
On the interview they talk about production, DJing vs Controller Performers, collaborating with other artists, touring and more.
January 13, 2012
Bitwig Studio is a multi-platform music-creation system for production, performance and DJing, with a focus on flexible editing tools and a super-fast workflow. The company was founded in 2009 by a team of music enthusiasts with extensive experience in the music technology industry and a strong vision about new cutting-edge methods of music production, live performance and collaboration.
This looks pretty good, at least from a design perspective, with a small team of just 8 people, they have managed to
look and feel like they can compete with the best in the game. Available soon for Mac / Win / Linux.
December 5, 2011
The Madero Group and Submnl Sound System present UPTOWN OCEAN BEATS at The Ruby Room featuring ill Gates, R/D, DJ Pound, RORIC, CRMNL & AUSTIN SPEED
DJS AND PRODUCERS: Ill.Gates will be holding an ill.Methodology workshop prior to the show at Ruby Room from 5pm to 9pm.
For more information click here
Toronto-born San Francisco-based producer, performer and educator ill Gates has had a long and lavish career in music. DJing since his earliest teenaged years, .Gates has established a global fan base and enjoys an increasing reputation as dynamic, definitive and decisive EDM artist. ill.Gates is rising steadily up the ranks through his many collaborate releases with such industry heavyweights as Datsik, Bassnectar, Ana Sia, Opiuo, T.O.B., Vibesquad, Mimosa and more.
Touring regularly across the globe, monumental ill.Gates sets at signal festivals like Burning Man, Shambhala and WEMF are memorable experiences and favourite events among fans and DJs alike.
R/D is is the musical creation of R.D. White, an LA-based electronic music producer and performer. Known for mixing crushing breaks with swirling indie rock melodies, R/D is part of a new generation of producers melding electro-hop and indie rock.
In addition to producing, R/D performs dynamic live sets as a musician, playing keyboards and controllers in real time to create the epic melodies, sweeping builds, catchy hooks, and massive drops that define his sound.
Also on the bill, a strong local support by:
DJ POUND (Kill Quanti)
RORIC (San Diego/Roric.net)
AUSTIN SPEED (Sublmnl Sound System)
CRMNL (Sublmnl Sound System)
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to stay up to date with set times, and other news.
October 21, 2011
Featuring more than 20 San Diego based producers, MCs, Sound Engineers, Editors, Designers and Illustrators working together on a project that took over three months to complete.
Head down to Big Up Magazine for a preview of this one of kind compilation and to download one of the tracks for free.
Full album to be premiered completely free on Issue 11 of Big Up Magazine with artist interviews for a better insight of what’s happening in San Diego. Stay Tuned
Hippie Sabotage – The Heist
Puppy Kicker – Something Swanky
Nino Señeris – You Know
Mastah Syphe – 40oz Bounce
eLan – What’s Up Now
Elk Beats – Gravitron
Sleeve – Telepathicrisis
Misk – Snot Sonata
Dj Pound – Paved Paths (RMX Instrumental)
Mike Gao – Nice and Easy
Miguex – Snoop & Pharrell – Let’s Get Blown (RMX)
EshOne – Metals and Solids
88:88 – Dub Hop
HMT. DM.T – Breakfast Hash
Austin Speed – Arcadia
DNGone – Torqux – Psycopath [RMX]
Griefshare – Tomorrowland of Broken Worlds
Illuminauts – Animo!
Dusty Nix & LEIF(kolt) – The Binary Code
September 13, 2011
Excited to announce that the “Sub 40hz” tee is now shipping on our On-Line Store. This exclusive new shirt presents a clean typographic structure that plays tribute to low frequency sounds with a strong conceptual approach.
While the human ear does not respond to frequencies below 20 Hz, these can be felt/ perceived via the body’s sense of touch. But frequencies under 40hz are nearly impossible to cut on vinyl records, without the needle jumping as a result of equipment vibrations due to being the point where Sound Pressure Level and Frequency Response cross paths.
The typographic treatment that honors this concept, features a modified, hand kerned, futuristic san-serif typeface paired with the graphic component of a retro-styled “zero” and the sine wave /sinusoid describing a smooth repetitive oscillation.
Screen printed by Merchline™ on premium quality American Apparel™, this shirt is also the first one featuring an inside printed tag and the iconic Dataset embroidered label on the left sleeve. Available colors are Black on Black, Black on Olive, Black on Gold and Light Gray on Slate.
June 14, 2011
New shirt added to our on-line store! A simple, clean look featuring Dataset’s main logo, on white fitted-style 100% Fine Jersey cotton construction from American Apparel. A great shirt to wear during hot summer days!
Get yours here for only $18
December 14, 2010
The video above, is the conceptual work developed by Greg Werk as part of his Senior Degree Project for the Kansas City Art Institute. Greg shows an interesting proposal for a DJ touch-screen alternative, that aims to save club DJs the hassle of having to move a lot of gear (and records) around.
It’s important to see this as an alternative, not a replacement.
Some DJs will find this positive, some don’t, but I’m curious to give it a try and see how it feels, the user interface design looks beautiful and engaging, and from what the video shows above, the learning curve seems easy enough.
December 10, 2010
I remember when I first saw the prototype version of the Reactable back in 2003, and I remember talking with friends/ producers and dreaming about owning one, it looked amazing, I remember emailing the guys behind the project, asking how much would it cost and if they ever thought of making a mass produced model (at the time I think there was a projector involved in the equation).
Today I found out via Pixelsumo that there is an App. version available for download for iPhone/ iPod Touch and iPad, for only $10 bucks, while I haven’t tried it yet, the video above looks really interesting, first time I’m thinking an iPad might be worth a try after all..