Is Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’ the First Album With MIDI Out? Making Music

Is Bjork’s ‘Biophilia’ the First Album With MIDI Out?

No Comments 16 October 2011

Björk’s Biophilia album for iOS has been updated, to add support for iOS 5 and MIDI out.

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Pensado’s Live Mixfest November 12 in LA

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Pensado’s Live Mixfest November 12 in LA

No Comments 15 October 2011

Pensado’s Place and The Los Angeles Film School have teamed up to bring you a one of a kind special event: Pensado LIVE: The Mixfest.  Join Dave Pensado, Herb Trawick and A-List guests for a 3 hour special event on Saturday, November 12th hosted by The Los Angeles Film School in their beautiful Theater on Ivar St.

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Bob Ludwig on the ‘Loudness War’ [VIDEO]

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Bob Ludwig on the ‘Loudness War’ [VIDEO]

No Comments 15 October 2011

Leading up to the 131st AES Convention in New York, we continue to feature video clips from past AES-sponsored events. Here, Bob Ludwig discussed the topic of loudness at the 127th AES, again in New York. This video is shared courtesy of TC Electronic.

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Fender Launches Eric Clapton Amp Series

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Fender Launches Eric Clapton Amp Series

No Comments 15 October 2011

From Cream’s “Crossroads” to Derek and the Dominos’ “Layla” to his “Forever Man,” Eric Clapton is known worldwide for both his playing and his incredible tone - players worldwide cite him as the tonal font from which they draw their tone. Now, Fender has teamed with Clapton to create a brand-new series of amps aimed at the true tone connoisseur. These amps are handmade to Clapton’s specs and include interesting modifications from “stock,” such as ‘50s-era tube-driven bias tremolo, a switchable power attenuator, and more.

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TuneCore Presents: Copyright 101

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TuneCore Presents: Copyright 101

No Comments 14 October 2011

Breaking down the basics of music copyright, and examining the first of the 6 legal rights: Distribution.

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The Music and Gibson Guitars of Mike Bloomfield

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The Music and Gibson Guitars of Mike Bloomfield

No Comments 14 October 2011

It is Eric Clapton, and his mid-1960s work in John Mayall’s Blues Breakers, who is often credited with popularizing the single-cutaway sunburst Les Paul Standard. But credit must also go to Mike Bloomfield, the mercurial blues player from Chicago who passed away 30 years ago.

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The Blues Guitar Handbook Now Available

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The Blues Guitar Handbook Now Available

No Comments 14 October 2011

Backbeat Books has published The Blues Guitar Handbook ($29.99), by leading guitar authority Adam St. James. This comprehensive book and CD package provides everything a guitarist needs in order to understand and master finger style acoustic blues, bottleneck, post-war electric blues, jazz blues, and modern blues-rock.

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