Studio Furniture: M Rack, Perfect for Computers, Music, and Small Spaces

You know the problem: computer furniture seems to be built for imaginary people with undersized tower computers who never actually do anything. Want to integrate a music keyboard, computer, monitors, and a rack of gear in a small space? Good luck! But James (of reflexaudio and the fabulous new blog Retro thing) sends along a […]

VJ Coverage in Keyboard; Holly Daggers' Killer Live VJ Setup

First off, welcome readers of Keyboard Magazine, which has bravely taken on a new regular feature on VJing for musicians. Don’t read Keyboard? Check out online stories or subscribe at Keyboard’s site. In the September issue of Keyboard, there’s not only a great cover story on Trent Reznor, but I did a two-page feature on […]

Digidesign Buys Wizoo; Promises New Pro Tools Products

Digidesign has acquired virtual instrument / soundware / effects maker Wizoo. [via] No big deal, right, since Digidesign’s M-Audio unit already distributes Wizoo products? Think again — Digidesign claims this is a very big deal: think Digi-branded, new products. From the press release: “We plan to deliver powerful integrated synthesis and sampling instruments that provide […]

Black Eyed Peas Live Performance Rig, Dream Keys, Mac Setup

Give the Black Eyed Peas a stage, and they’ll give you a party. So what technology drives this terrific live show? Printz Board is the multi-talented musical director for the Black Eyed Peas; he’s their main keyboardist but also doubles on bass and (his first instrument of choice) trumpet. (Watch for a story I did […]

Unregistered Commenting Enabled; CDM, “Blog of the High Rollers”

For those of you who haven’t noticed, I’ve quietly turned on unregistered comments again, after repeated complaints about the CDM registration system. So feel free to post in anonymity! As a side effect, of course, the Spam Commenters have returned. But there’s something charming about the casino ads. I know many CDM readers are high […]

Luc Ferrari, Leading Electronic Composer, Dies

Luc Ferrari, 1929-2005 Within a day of losing one of its greatest inventors and proponents, Bob Moog, electronic music has now lost one of its greatest compositional voices. Paris-born composer Luc Ferrari was a pioneer both of electronic and instrumental avant-garde music. He was the founding director of the Groupe de Musique Concrète in 1958 […]

8/21/05: Bob Moog Has Passed Away

I’ve just heard via Craig Anderton, sad news posted at CaringBridge: On Aug 21, 2005 Bob Moog passed away. He was a gentle and humble man with a wonderful sense of humor and a brilliance that inspired millions around the world. Your posts in the guest book have warmed our hearts. Thank You, The Moog […] Remembering Bob Moog; Moog Foundation Established

From our friends at Moog Music, an update. In short: there will not be a public memorial, but The Bob Moog Foundation will help advance the cause of electronic music. ASHEVILLE, N.C. — August 21, 2005 — Bob died this afternoon at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. Bob was diagnosed with brain […]

Remembering Bob Moog

Previously on CDM: A Bob Moog Timeline How to use a Moog Modular Bob Moog as movie star and action figure Inside a Minimoog Voyager Moog “Analog Silence” April Fool’s Voyager Rack Mount Edition CDM’s Moog Voyager ringtone More reflections through the week; please send yours, too. Jason at ThereminWorld talks about being invited to […]

Remembering Bob Moog: Words and Videos

Thousands of musicians and colleagues around the world continue to remember Bob Moog today. As I observed today on Gizmodo, it’s hard to find a picture of Bob alone. He’s always got a smile from ear to ear, and a musician or colleague (or two or three) in his arms.Music technology writer colleagues of mine […]