Voguing and House Ballroom Scene of 1989-92
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House / Techno

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 ballroom scene out of which came voguing, the dance made famous by Madonna. Photographer Chantal Regnault …

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Creative License: The Law and Culture of Digital Sampling
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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 music lover already has. But fear not because I got a great idea …

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Wax Poetics Issue #49
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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 compositions and daring improvisation put him at the forefront of musical icons who challenged conventional limitations. Though …

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KORG Monotron: DUO and DELAY (Pocketsize Synths)
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KORG Monotron: DUO and DELAY (Pocketsize Synths)

Via the always awesome CreateDigitalMusic.com: “Every so often, something comes along that’s just irresistibly lovable. So it was with the Korg monotron. With a price of US$60 (or far less), a pocketable size, the ability to run on batteries, a nice, glowing red LFO knob, a delicious filter, and toy-like playability, …

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tontos-expanding-head-band
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The Tonto Synthesizer

TONTO is an acronym for “The Original New Timbral Orchestra”: the world’s first (and still the largest) multitimbral polyphonic analog synthesizer, designed and constructed by Malcolm Cecil. Its warm, rich timbres were particularly noteworthy and still cannot be recreated by the current breed of MIDI digital synthesizers and samplers. TONTO …

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“Feats Per Minute” Bicycle Record Player
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“Feats Per Minute” Bicycle Record Player

Spinnnnninnnnnn’! This nifty little number is such a problem solver. You love biking, you love music, but you hate the “ipod”. Feats Per Minute understands your needs to get that exercise, ride around shinin’ and keep it real (repping the vinyl format). Sure, it may look like just another sexy …

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iMaschine
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Native Instruments iMaschine now available as an App

Following the great success of Maschine, Native Instruments have followed the logical progression and released an Iphone / Ipad app. It can be very useful if you want to start projects on the road and finish the idea a little later in the studio. Great video teaser with Jamie Lidell. …

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Nik Nowak’s Panzer Sound Tank
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Nik Nowak’s Panzer Sound Tank!

I found this piece of geniusness on the CreateDigitalMusic.com website. “The “Panzer” is beyond any mobile studio you’ve ever seen. It’s basically a tank with speakers and a cockpit containing beat-making gear. (Mackie mixer, Roland sampler, Akai MPC, Korg KAOSS, as near as I can see, plus … the machinery …

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Steinberg Modular Controllers
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Steinberg Modular Controllers

via CreateDigitalMusic.com: Readers recently observed that your writer/editor is biased toward the aesthetic design of certain controllers. If that annoys you, try to focus on the lighter elements in this article to take your mind off things, and remind yourself that the weekend is near, because you’re probably going to …

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