Gadgets & Stuff

Reviews of MIMS-approved gear & stuff to nerd-out about.

 
Wax Poetics Issue #50

Wax Poetics Issue #50

via WaxPoetics.com: In December of 2001, Wax Poetics debuted its first issue to a small following of record collectors and “beat diggers.” Ten years later, Wax Poetics has carved out a niche for itself in the world of music...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
NAMM 2012 Conference : The Highlights

NAMM 2012 Conference : The Highlights

via CreateDigitalMusic.com Can I have this fun, wacky, sound-shaping Arturia monosynth and the new Moog Minitaur, please? Actually, at their prices, you really could – and still spend less than the cost of a lot of standalo...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Gil Scott-Heron “The Last Holiday. A Memoir”

Gil Scott-Heron “The Last Holiday. A Memoir”

via Shook.FM (awesome website): “Gil Scott-Heron’s final opus, one that he was working on intermittently for the last two decades of his life, is not an album of music but a memoir. Autobiography isn’t quite the righ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Introducing MPC Renaissance

MPC Renaissance – MPC Fly – MC Studio

If you haven’t heard the news already, welcome back from Mars. AKAI is starting 2012 with a bang by taking over NAMM with one-two-three all-new MPCs: MPC Fly merges unmatched Akai Professional technology with the power of you...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
AIAIAI Capital Headphones

AIAIAI Capital Headphones

via Hypebeast.com: Primed for the individual on the go, AIAIAI has crafted the Capital Headphones, which pride themselves in a smooth listen no matter the extent of outside elements. The audio accessory boasts a rather impressi...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Georgia Anne Muldrow

Georgia Anne Muldrow on Production

Acclaimed producer, singer, and lyricist Georgia Anne Muldrow gives a rare glimpse into her beat making philosophy and how she came to the decision to make music her life passion.
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Moog Minitaur – Analog Bass Synthesizer

Moog Minitaur – Analog Bass Synthesizer

via CreateDigitalMusic.com: Look past the plug-ins and controllers and hosts that work with controllers and iPads sitting in docks and such. If you like dedicated, analog monosynth hardware, life is actually pretty darned goo...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Introducing MPC Renaissance

Introducing MPC Renaissance

http://www.akaiprompc.com Music by AraabMUZIK, Sean C, and LV Fusing legendary MPC layout and workflow with the power of your computer. MPC Renaissance is an unrivaled music production instrument. Find more information at http...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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2011 Holiday Gift Guide for Music Nerds

Buying a christmas gifts is always a dicey situation isn’t it. You can never be too sure if the person you’re giving to will like it or, even worse, already have it. Especially true when talking about someone who ha...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
Voguing and House Ballroom Scene of 1989-92

Voguing and House Ballroom Scene of 1989-92

Soul Jazz Records’ deluxe 200 page deluxe 24x30cm flexibound book, Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92, features hundreds of stunning photographs from the hidden world of New York’s house ballr...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling

Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling

(by Kembrew McLeod and Peter DiCola) Giving anything music related to a music lover is a pretty perilous adventure. You risk either giving that person something he or she doesn’t like or simply giving something that this ...
by MaxRobin

 
 
Wax Poetics Issue #49

Wax Poetics Issue #49

Featuring: Eddie Palmieri / Lowrider Oldies / Fania & Alegre All-Stars / Cal Tjader / Harlem River Drive / Speed Records  Afro-Cuban Evolution Pianist Eddie Palmieri is a true Latin music visionary. His complex rhythmic ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)