News:Review: Minifooger MF Drive pedal packs big sounds
Review: Minifooger MF Drive pedal packs big sounds Certainly the drive tones are exceptional and the controls provide a myriad of useable and inspirational tones, but the expression pedal unlocks Moog’s industry-leading love of sonic experimentation.
Revenge of the MOOGs.
Labels: 1970s, MOOG
News:Wearable recorder keeps your mic close at hand | Cult of Mac
Wearable recorder keeps your mic close at hand | Cult of Mac Worn like a smartwatch, the Kapture takes in the sounds within a five-foot radius of you, continuously recording on a 60-second loop. Should you enter a verbal agreement with someone or hear something worth saving, like an infant’s first word or an inspirational gem from your grandmother, tap the face of the Kapture device to save the last minute of audio.
I'll sample that.
Labels: producing, recording, sampling
News:Tidal artist Prince disses Apple for taking money from musicians
Tidal artist Prince disses Apple for taking money from musicians Apple Music may be gaining an edge over rival companies like Spotify thanks to its remuneration of artists — but in a new interview, the artist currently known as Prince inexplicably blames Cupertino for musicians making no money on the Internet.
Prince is sassy enough to articulate his opinion. We like Prince.
Labels: free download, future music, indie labels, itunes, itunes radio
News:Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify
Facebook iPhone app gets 'Music Stories' tied to Apple Music, iTunes & Spotify People using the Facebook iPhone app can now make and see posts with 30-second samples from services including Apple Music, iTunes, and Spotify, depending on the source of the link. Facebook said it intends to add support for more services in the near future.
Corporate rock rocks.
Labels: apple music, facebook
News:Pandora will pay RIAA $90 million for playing pre-1972 songs | Ars Technica
Pandora will pay RIAA $90 million for playing pre-1972 songs | Ars Technica Internet radio company Pandora has agreed to pay the major US record labels $90 million over streaming of pre-1972 songs, which aren't covered under federal copyright but are covered by state-level copyrights in areas including New York and California.
I think that means that the value of all pop and rock songs written & recorded before 1972 is less than the value of 3 Google, Apple and Microsoft employees. Hmmm. I think James Brown would disagree.
News:Jimmy Iovine rails against 'freemium' price model, says most tech companies are 'culturally inept'
Jimmy Iovine rails against 'freemium' price model, says most tech companies are 'culturally inept' At the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit on Wednesday, Apple executive Jimmy Iovine said free-to-stream and so-called "freemium" pricing models are killing the music industry, saying tech companies that offer such services are profiting on the backs of artists.
If we are to believe SILICON VALLEY (HBO), most tech companies are concerned about their burn rate and next round of financing (read: survival). Likely no time to worry about anything else.
Labels: apple, beats one, beats one radio
News:Articles: Permanent Press: The Story of Musicol Recording Studio | Features | Pitchfork
Articles: Permanent Press: The Story of Musicol Recording Studio | Features | Pitchfork
If it weren't for the mowed grass, raked leaves, and a '98 Honda Gold Wing parked in front of the door, you might not know the place was still in operation. A large sign on a pole in the front yard announces the business as Musicol Recording Studio, complete with throwback treble clef logo. If the sign hints at the studio's 1960s vintage, the mint green siding completes the picture. Set on a corner lot in northeast Columbus, Ohio, it's a curious structure: two Cape Cod homes joined together and abutting a two-story cinder-block box labeled "Studio A." A fenced cell tower looms over the property, and just a few doors down is the sound wall of Interstate 71, wending its way northeast to Cleveland and southwest to Cincinnati.
It's like that.
Labels: 1970s, analog recording, producing, vinyl