I am spinning on an internet radio show tonight if you are looking for something to listen to:
Join us tonight (2/20) for the DCRR show feat. Special Guests: Selekta
Stjarna (FBI Recordings/Technobass.net) and PeteOne (Just Quality Music)
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Tune in tonight for a live broadcast of the DC Raves Radio Show from 7 to 10PM featuring:
Starrie Williamson aka Selekta Stjarna, developed an interest in dance, DJing, collecting records, and all other aspects of electronic music and dance culture in the late 80’s. Her exposure to the club and rave scene started at XLR8 in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Soon after, she delved into the Northeast U.S. rave scene. In 1996, she began to DJ at various clubs and house parties in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas playing Acid Techno, Electro, and Experimental Downtempo. Since then she has played in Brazil at DJ Soul Slinger’s Liquid Sky Ecosystem Festival along with other hot spots on the east coast.
Stjarna is the original founder of FBI’s radio show "The Binary Mix Sessions", broadcast out of The University of Virginia, Breaks FM, and Global Funk Radio. In 2003, Stjarna met producer and DJ, Morphogenetic, and moved to Washington, D.C. to study Interactive Design at the Art Institute and joined the label Fundamental Bass Intelligence (FBI) Recordings as co-partner and lead designer. She performed on the Dark Vektor vs. Morphogenetic track "Music of the Spheres" released on the last Guilty Compilation on Dona-Li Records in 2007. And launched the website technobass.net in 2009, a webzine dedicated to the technobass genre.
In the past decade FBI Recordings has released six albums from international producers to include Dark Vektor, Sbles3plex, Mandroid, Morphogenetic, with remixes by Aux 88, Sbassship, and Xerodefx. Stay tuned for FBI’s newest release featuring Kosmozo coming out in March 2011.
PeteOne [ Just Quality Music | Chicago ]
Drumcell of Droid Behavior fame swings through on an East Coast tour to ravage the dance floor of the unfortunately last JQM party in Washington, DC on February 24th. Don't miss it!
Drumcell is the founder of Droid Recordings and co-founder of Droid Behavior along with the Vargas brothers of techno duo Acid Circus. Since the mid Nineties Drumcell has been a firm believer in the power of techno and over the past decade become one of Southern California’s greatest champions.
Recently, Drumcell has also had a string of additional successes including remixes of techno legend Chris Leibing on Leibing’s own CLR label as well as the seventh anniversary of the now legendary Interface parties These gatherings have brought the best of the old school warehouse vibe together with intense new school multimedia presentations that defy explanation. He is currently developing a audio/visual performance to be unveiled by the end of this year in hopes of elevating his performances at these events to the next level. Drumcell will definitely be one artist worth watching in 2011.
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Mandroid - New World Order
great thread... I just switched to a Mac and am wondering if I should get Cubase 5 or switch to Logic (currently using Cubase on my Windows lappie). I have some tracks that aren't finished and I am concerned about switching... am I going to have to go through a lot of hassle to convert them to Logic?
Ok never mind... .I am reading the DAW thread. Very informative! Matthias you can delete this thread if you would like.
How do you like it? I just recently bought a Macbook Pro. I was using Cubase on my Windows laptop, and now I am faced w/ the decision of continuing to use Cubase or make the switch to Logic.
I agree... artists need to be knowledgeable about the music business so they aren't taken advantage of by greedy people.
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well the great thing with it now is MAX4LIVE - which is a dope way to get into it, think of the reaktor library and thats how M4L will be eventually.
Supercollider is dope as well, but its more of a headfuck then Max. But better in some respects because its text coding, which lends itself to crazy experimenting more easily than Max, you want a thousand osc in that synth, just type it. in Max you'd have to draw each one, hook it up and then try and make it look tidy.
Yeah I need to get Max 4 Live... haven't really looked into that yet but I know about it and it's exciting. I've never used Reaktor, but have heard good things about it.
I am excited about Jitter, too. I have always been fascinated with the idea of doing some sort of multimedia art w/ sound and visuals. This software is perfect for this because it has sound sensing capabilities from a mic input.
My professor said that Supercolllider sounds better than MAX/MSP but the learning curve is waaaaay higher. I'll stick with Max/MSP for now... it's more than enough for me at the moment.
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IDM forum is that way -->
I had the opportunity to sample this software a while back.
Its very powerful i admit, but the learning curve was just way too steep for my liking.
The time needed to get usable results was just off the hook, i'd rather spend my time on composing.
I have enough problems reading manuals for things ! let alone needing a course to learn the product.
Good luck with it, you should get a medal just for trying!
Indeed, the learning curve is nuts. I signed on for a class at University of Virginia in their Music department ( I work there so the class is paid for by my benefits ). I am 7 weeks in and there is no getting out of it now.... so I am just going for it. If I am going to devote all this time into learning it I want to keep using it... hence why I am looking for inspirational creative ideas. One good thing is that I really feel like I am learning sound synthesis on a a very basic theoretical and technical level, and therefore am gaining a lot of understanding of it that will carry through to using just about any synthesizer or program. So even if I don't always use it forever, I guess I am gaining some value from it.
If I get through this class OK and pull off being able to make some patches that I can use in at least one of my productions I will humbly accept a medal.
My favorite track right now: 06. Le Nucleaire Civile*
What a beauty!
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Awww... thanks Starrie, coming from you that means a lot! You know that I love seeing another musical couple like you and Santino pursuing their musical dreams together! I will pass this on to Yvette, I know that she will appreciate it!
I am taking a class right now about it. I was wondering if anyone else who made electro ever used it. I am trying to find inspirational ideas about how to apply what I am learning. I am starting with building some patches, which can then be controlled w/ a MIDI controller and wired into Cubase. Next I am going to experiement with the sound sensing abilities and visual output via JITTER. It's pretty neat but has a deep learning curve... I am at a point where I don't know enough to have a lot of creative ideas, but I want some inspiration to keep me going.
That is seriously cool!
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Oh Jeez, I guess now my manhood is being challenged.
For the record, in this country it is usual that both the man AND the women support the FAMILY, that has been the case with me and my wife. Like I said, back in the '80s we BOTH worked. Once I started making money with the music we stopped. Then, when the music money stopped coming in, she went back to work and made me stick with the music, you see it was/is BOTH of our dreams! Remember, she is part of Newcleus as well, and she has sang on many of my other projects. Since the 90s I started making money with the music again, and now I make more than she does when she works (she has been unemployed for the past 2 years due to the financial crisis). It is still barely enough to live on so she is looking for work again, however, she would not be supporting me, we would be supporting each other and our family!
I have nothing but respect for Yvette for both her work w/ Newcleus and that she has worked very hard to support your family while you have been able to pursue your dreams. She is a cool lady!