Music for an Olympic Bid: Making of Antipop’s Madrid 2016 Songs

My own President Obama is this week off making his pitch for why Chicago should host the Olympic Games. Correction. Oops. I need to read the news. Chicago was eliminated first. But look out – our friends at Antipop (slogan: “antipop music for a pop music”) are using a different tool in their arsenal: music. […]

V-Synth GT, the Sound Designer’s Synth, Keeps Getting Better with Age

Photo (CC) Andez Ali / Andez Flamenco. It’s hard out there for a hardware synth. There are all these new-fangled soft synths, capable of producing radical sounds via easy-to-navigate on-screen interfaces. I have a very very short mental list of hardware synths that still matter to me for one reason or another – and the […]

Beautiful, Orgasmic Animation of Robots, Modular Synthesis

Voltage from Bam Studio on Vimeo. Oh, sure, it’s all fun and games until your modular robots have a little too much fun and your rig erupts into a fireball. But then, modular synthesis fans – you understand, nonetheless. William Paiva sends us his work as one of the animators and writes: Hi everybody. I’m […]

BeatKangz Beat Thang Drum Machine October, Virtual Version Now

You’ve got to respect BeatKangz: here’s an independent company doing something new in the world of hardware drum machines. Their design is blinged out like crazy, the polar opposite of a minimalist MachineDrum, but with easy access to the controls you need. It’s a box that has personality in a world of gear that often […]

Announced this Week: Gear for Musicians You'll Probably Want

Part of why we run Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion is that there’s a lovely parallel to what’s happening in digital music making and what’s happening in visualism and live visuals. Which is to say, in case you haven’t been following CDMusic lately, there’s plenty of gear you may want. First and foremost, […]

Announced this Week: Gear for Musicians You’ll Probably Want

Part of why we run Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion is that there’s a lovely parallel to what’s happening in digital music making and what’s happening in visualism and live visuals. Which is to say, in case you haven’t been following CDMusic lately, there’s plenty of gear you may want. First and foremost, […]

RED Digital Camera, Meet Sony Vegas 9: First Impressions

No, you’re not imagining things. That is in fact 4096-pixel-wide footage you’re editing, right in Sony Vegas. What happens when digital cinematography meets a favorite desktop video editing app for mortals? When our friend Nathanaël Lécaudé, also a talented multitouch developer, said he had encountered some work with RED, I was really curious to know […]

Field Video Goodies from Edirol – On-the-Road Converting, Recording, Anyone?

Edirol has announced a new field converter and updates to their field recorder line. The idea: manage SD and HD content on the road, live, recording and converting to whatever you need. I can imagine this could provide some serious power for the pro, gigging visualist. The new VC-50HD provides bi-directional conversion between SD/HD-SDI to […]