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Electronic Musician, Drummer, Sound Designer and Technologist

Apple recently announced Apple Music, yet another streaming music service, which costs $10 a month and will give you “All the music in the world”. Well, not ALL  of it, since Taylor Swift called them out on their bullshit. What bullshit, you ask? Turns out, Apple was planning on not paying artists with their music [...]

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SOCIAL MEDIA FOR PERFORMERS – PART 1 With all the upheaval about Facebook for Performers lately, I think it’s time for a little education on the matter.  You can use this weather you’re a performer, or not, or if you don’t believe me, that’s fine, too.   This series will attempt to educate folks on how [...]

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new apple mac pro

At today’s Apple Developer conference, Apple released a new computer that looks like a trashcan, has a bunch of ports on it, and apparently is the “future” of pro computing. Those that are Pros — meaning people who use their computer for more than just playing Angry Birds, are going to be offput by this, [...]

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  Ableton has announced Live 9, and I’ll be on the beta list for the new arrival, which makes me happy.  I’m a pretty avid Ableton user, so I’m excited to see the new features.   In addition to the new software, there is a new hardware addition, called “Push”. What’s new in Ableton Live [...]

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Ableton Live 9 EQ eight

So Ableton apparently leaked a video of new devices in Ableton Live 9, and then promptly pulled the video down from their Youtube channel.  The video has been reposted quite a few times, you’ll find it below.  Users like myself have been waiting for Ableton 9 for quite some time, so the possibility of a [...]

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I have a lot of clients who call me and say, “I should have bought a mac, I’d be able to make better music if I did”. I do my best to tell these folks; it’s ok; you don’t have to buy a mac to make great music. Conversely, I have a lot of folks [...]

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Have you thought recently about how much Cloud based storage and devices/applications is affecting you, and how it will continue to do so as time goes on?  The implications are quite huge  With all this talk about Google Drive and so many new cloud-based services opening up, it’s on my mind a lot lately.  I [...]

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