Nate Harrison created an interesting project back in 2004.
As seen around the rest of the web.
I was particularly struck by the fractal emulation at the end. Oh how often have we zoomed in in Fractint?
A report on nu.nl (of all places) about the biggest record pressing plant in the world (they claim).
In short: they press a lot of records!
* The report is here, including a video
Check out the x0xb0x
Got an email form Paul from Sunrise Radio who asks:
“Can you add this old skool / acid 80 / 90’s link to your website? Some of the mixing is live, but they have just reunited and they were the best Acid Radio Station in london during the era.”
Of course Paul – I will check out the old-school broadcasts from time-to-time. URL: www.sunrisemusicradio.co.uk
Songbird looks interesting.
It combines blogs / music searching / podcasts and what not into one application.
In a world gone mad, one media player stands alone: “Songbird”
This is a pretty interesting site. A visual guide to electronic music through the years with samples and interesting comments.
Any genres you like that are not in there? 🙂
Sometimes older versions are better. In general, everything used to be better in the old days… Music, The Wheather (remember snow in Decemeber in Holland?),a dn even software.
Therefore, Old Versions are kept in a nice archive here.
Has it ever been easier to start a DJ career? I have collected four of the most whacky possibilities. Take your pick at your local electronics shop:
DJ Battle Mix Battle against your friends on the mixing decks!
Create various sounds by scratching either of the two mixing decks or by using the cross-fader between the two decks.
Between the 2 players you build up a pattern of sounds and moves, but the trick is that you have to remember and repeat each others moves before you can go on to the next level.
The winner is the player that can remember the most moves in the right order and they get to have a freestyle session on the mixing decks.
in freestyle they get to create their own sounds with a couple of different background beats to help. Requires 3 x AA batteries
The Vinylizer an electronic turntable platform–gives the 6.5-inch “DJ Skribble” (who, by the way, is a real DJ) plenty to do once you plug him in and start the music. There are buttons for nine music tracks (three urban, rave, and lounge grooves each), and corresponding turntable effects, and Skribble even shouts out “crowd-pleasers” when his head is moved.
Input jacks allow up to three “Spinheads” figures and their accessories to interact with the Vinylizer so, before you know it, there’s a disco in the playroom! Older kids, if they’d even play with the set, might notice some of the tracks and idioms are a bit dated. Still, it features lots of music, lights, sounds, and interaction, which means younger kids will have a ball.
Home Karaoke What fun! Play DJ in your own karaoke studio. This kid-friendly music machine has two turning record discs for “mixing” music and two drum pads for making different drum sounds, and a microphone for singing along.
The built-in piano plays 10 styles of music, from Reggae and Hip Hop to Polka and Rock & Roll.
Dutch Drivein Madness
Ingebouwde stereo versterker. Incl. 2 luidsprekerboxen, microfoon, hoofdtelefoon. Vermogen 2 x 24 Watt. Dubbele CD-speler met regelbare snelheid en CUE startvoorziening.
Ingebouwd mengpaneel met regelaars voor klankkleur, volume en cross fader. Met 2 LED-bar signaalsterktemeters. Extra aansluitingen voor platenspeler en cassettedeck aan de achterzijde.
Just recently I talked about Jabber an IM. But now we have Skype. It is P2P telephony which is very well secured. So, download the beta at skyper.net and give me a ring. Calls between computers are for free.
It works best if you use a seperate microphone. If you are in an environment where you cannot talk, skype can be used to send secure instant messages. So, no need for MSN 😉
Edit – check out your local Bruna for a 12,00 Euro headset.