Dear Santa Claus,
I urge you to send me the “Dave Smith Instrument – Mopho Keyboard”.This nice monophonic keyboard designed by the famous “Dave Smith” (the guy who did all those classic keyboard in the 70′s-80′s) is a pure beast. It’s totaly analog and with all the controllers you’ll be able to replicate a large palette of basses from sub-basses that’ll shake your walls from the most agressive “TB-303″ acid basses. Hey Santa, it’s been a while I’ve been waitin for you but I’ll forget you if you send me this nice toy…
Have a glimpse:
Xwave headset is the first brainwave interface (builded by PLX Devices) which lets you control your Iphone, Ipad with your mind. Once you have the X-Wave headset fixed on your head and plugged into your iphone, you might be able to make a phone call handcuffed (Whooaaaaa!!!).
I don’t for you, but this kind of
crap technology freaks me out…
Anyway, for those interested, it’ll be available in October.
BISCUIT is the first product of the french company OTO Machines dedicated to offer you new tools for music and sound creations.
Biscuit is a stereo multi-FX box with bitcrusher and analogue filter. This little black box elegantly designed offers a wide range of sounds to add depth, texture and organic behavior to synths, basslines, drum machines and virtual instruments from computers. From harsh distortion, digital and aliasing artifacts to warm and fat 8-bit sounds, i’m sure Biscuit will be the perfect companion for producers, deejays, musicians and sound lovers who want to extend their sound creation possibilities. You can buy it from 442€ on Oto Machines website. If you’re not convinced, just watch the following demonstration, it talks for itself (It worked on me ’cause I want one…) !
More on the OTO Machines Website
The guy who invented the legendary Linn drum machines (used mainly by
Prince) and the MPC60 and MPC 3000 (used by mainly any hiphop
producers…) is back again with a new multi touch instrument.
Here’s a glimpse:
I know some of y’all have dreamed of it, don’t worry it’ll be soon possible.
Yep, Two veterans in the space industry Rick Tumlinson (a longtime civilian space booster who founded the Space Frontier Foundation) and Jonathan Clark (a former NASA flight surgeon) will make the nuttiest of y’all happy with this project called “Space Diving”.
Just imagine you taking a supersonic freefall from 45720 meters at 4000Km/h!
These guys were first working on an equipment for spaceman to reach space without any spaceships until their studies sidetracked to this idea (which remains a project at this time…)
This project could beat the world’s biggest jump ever by the american Williams Kittinger. In 1960, this former US pilot air force jumped from his parachute at 31300 meters at 998km/h.
For those interesting, this space jump might cost several millions of euros…
UJAM is a software program developped by the legendary film composer, score producer Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, The Lion King, Da Vinci Code…) and the super producer Pharrell WIlliams (The Neptunes, N.E.R.D.)
Basically the aim of this program is to allow anyone with ideas in their head (beats, melodies…) to translate them into music with the utmost simplicity.
Sounds great isn’t?
As for myself, I’m a lil bit skeptical about this technology as it might one day reach a point when we don’t even need to learn anything about music to make great music because some techies would create complex algorithms which we’ll “help” us to create a tune based on each others preferences or genres.
By the look of this demo, this program is much for a “have fun” purpose, but what scares me is what coming next to this.
What scares me is the day when lazy songwriters instead of learning how to play or use professional musicians would use some kind of this software to create songs. And those techies would have developed algorithms so effective that the listened won’t even noticed the fakery (which is already the case nowadays with plug-ins like auto-tune to correct bad pitching with singers or beat-detective to correct bad timing with drummers…)
I just feel like the days when great songwriters used to learned their craft for eons is going away. Why do you need to learn this instrument there is an
app an algorithm for that, don’t loose your time.
Power to the people, Don’t let the Machine fool you! ;-)