Time to redirect your browser – Steelberry is moving

•March 23, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Hi everyone 🙂

Good news; this blog is doing so great with some 1500 visitors a day and to accomodate this, we are moving to a NEW and totally updated site


So make sure to redirect your browsers, update your RSS readers and continue to explore the wonderful world of music production

New RSS link is here:


Don´t miss out on anything – REDIRECT TODAY!!!!!

Kitaro in Singapore

•March 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Kitaro Love and Peace Planet Music Tour 2010 in Singapore.

Kitaro and members doing sound check and setting stage at Singapore Indoor Stadium (3/9/2010).

Visit: kitarotv

Free frequency shifter and analog echo emulation

•March 22, 2010 • Leave a Comment
Skull Melting Chaos For Free

Here’s what Valhalla DSP has to say about the ValhallaFreqEcho

Bode-style frequency shifter + analog echo emulation = skull melting chaos. Perfect for dub, Dr. Who and all of your psychedelic needs. Sonic results range from subtle chorusing and double tracking to barberpole phasing and flanging to endless glissandos and runaway echos. I get lost in this one.


  • New GUI
  • New Tempo Sync Delay
  • New Mouse-over Tooltips
  • Low cut and high cut controls for the feedback path, allowing for finer control over the echo decay.
  • Mono/stereo in, stereo out.

Pricing and Availability:
Free download

More information:

The A-100

•March 19, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Doepfer’s A-100 Analog Modular System brings back all the flexibility and old-school programming of vintage modular synthesis – but the A-100 is new and comes with some modern features. Just like the classic Moog, Arp, E-mu, Buchla, Serge, and Roland modular synthesizers of the sixties and seventies, the A-100 system is a true analog system, yet it’s only been in production since 1995. It features analog subtractive, additive, FM, wavetable sequencing, and vector synthesis methods. Pictured above is a behemoth system, actually four cases full of modules plus 3 MAQ16/3 sequencers, 3 MS-404‘s and a Shaltwerk sequencer…all linked into one massive analog beast!

YouTube via beckhusen
“That’s definetly what i mostly like. Of course, nobody can’t listen this hypnotic meditative sound nonstop, even me, but in any way everbody may have an inner feeling for his audioactive base, which can’t become affected by time nor by mode. This is the art of sound sound of my soul.
The original track runs about 35 min. Unfortunately i need more time for creating the video than for the music, but creating a video is a step which can be done at all times. It’s like a job. Creating the sound / music is not possible at all times, it’s more as if i must be touched by the spirits. At first it needs time to create the patch. Sometimes i’m crazy lucky and the cable connections find their routes like patched by a ghost’s hand. The i’ve only to catch the right moment when my mind and fingertips are sensitive enough for the magic session. That can’t be forced !”

Youtube – the next MTV?

•March 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

YouTube has introduced a new program for musicians – the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) for musicians, aka Musicians Wanted.

We’re inviting thousands of artists who made the trek to Texas — and the rest of you accomplished musicians at home — to apply today. If accepted, you’ll join stars like ukulele songstress Julia Nunes, singer-songwriter David Choi and many others who, as partners, are able to make some money from their YouTube videos.

YouTube enlisted viral video musicians Pomplamoose, above, to introduce the new program.

They’ve also signed up OK Go as one of the first YPP for Musicians partners.

“YouTube has always been a great match for OK Go,” says OK Go’s Damian Kulash. “We can connect directly with our fans. When we heard about Musicians Wanted, it was a no-brainer: it sounds great for us.”

Currently US-Only

Unfortunately for 95% of the world’s population, the program is currently only available in the US. YouTube says that “There are plans to roll out the program more widely in the future.”

Visit: Musicians Wanted

Electric Independence feat Vince Clarke

•March 18, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Vince Clarke is a man synonymous with synth pop and a legend in the history of electronic music. He’s famous for founding three of the most popular and lasting musical acts in history: Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure. But his distinct sonic output depends upon another feat: he has spent the last 30 years amassing one of the world’s most impressive collections of rare, ‘holy grail’ analogue synthesizers.

In 2004, Clarke left England for the unsynthesized woods of Maine, where he constructed a temple for these monolithic machines he calls ‘The Cabin,”. and began branching out into (gasp!) software synths too. Recently Motherboard made a pilgrimage to Clarke’s purpose-built digital/analogue studio to meet the musical titan, hear the story of his musical journey, learn how to make the perfect pop song, and get a little demonstration of one of his signature moves: building a drum pattern from a wall of modular synths. To Clarke, music is still magic even now, an alchemy in which he gets to make “something from nothing.

Watch it here >>

Reason on iPad, maybe according to the CEO

•March 17, 2010 • 1 Comment

According to the latest CM magazine as they spoke to Propellerhead CEO Ernst Nathorst-Boos there might be a possibility they are going to develope iPad version of Reason as “iPad is at least as powerful computer as the ones we started making software for back in 90s. And that’s pretty exicting!”
( iPad -1GHz Apple A4 processor )

So what are they waiting for 🙂

CM also spoke to some iPhone/iPod music app developers and in the nearest future we should expect not only iPad version of bleep!Box but also technoBox ( they have already a prototype ) and iSyn !

Thanks to moonbuz and CM