Music

Review: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Jan Reid

October 9th, 2010 by alephnaught

Review: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Jan Reid

Title: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos (Rock of Ages) Author: Jan Reid Hardcover: 160 pages Publisher: Rodale Books (November 28, 2006) Language: English ISBN-10: 1594863695 ISBN-13: 978-1594863691 I found this book while searching the stacks at Book Soup; I thought it would be interesting to learn more about the […]

Review: the Otamatone, a musical note you can play

March 20th, 2010 by alephnaught

Review: the Otamatone, a musical note you can play

I recently bought an Otamatone; I had seen an ad for a show at the Giant Robot store on Sawtelle to introduce the instrument / toy but couldn’t attend. I was so happy when I saw ThinkGeek offering one a couple days later; you can purchase one from them here. There are four controls for […]

Demo music track: Bliptronic (updated again)

February 14th, 2010 by alephnaught

Demo music track: Bliptronic (updated again)

I got my Bliptronic 5000 from ThinkGeek a few weeks ago and was inspired by a riff I created on it. This is now a fully-formed song – needs more work, especially the introduction, quiet middle section and ending. Please leave comments to let me know what you think – anything from “I hate it” […]

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The Bliptronic 5000 from @ThinkGeek – A Tenori-on for the rest of us

December 12th, 2009 by alephnaught

The Bliptronic 5000 from @ThinkGeek – A Tenori-on for the rest of us

I first saw the Tenori-on in a video by Little Boots; it is a real-time, matrix input musical instrument.  It is also very expensive (to me at least) at $999.00 (a less expensive plastic cased version is coming out soon). I got the regular “what’s new” email from ThinkGeek and I skimmed it.  I saw the […]

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June 7th, 2008 by alephnaught

Rabbit in the Moon

So now that I live in a place with a real climate, I try to go out and get lunch and take a walk around. I often go to Fry‘s, a very cool discount electronics shop about two blocks from my office. So I typically walk over and check out different parts of the store […]

November 26th, 2006 by alephnaught

Live At KEXP Volume 2

I heard about the CD “Live At KEXP Volume 2” on Sound Opinions (a weeklypublic radio show that features interesting new music and interviews and performances in their studio). Its pretty good – you can find it at http://www.kexp.org .

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June 30th, 2005 by alephnaught

Article on hacking iTunes 4.9

Make magazine just published an article on its blog on hacking iTunes 4.9

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January 5th, 2005 by alephnaught

CsoundXML: A Meta-Language in XML for Sound Synthesis

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January 5th, 2005 by alephnaught

Hacking the iTunes Music Library

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