ARCHIVE: February 2006

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February 21, 2006

Laptop Deathmatches - Electronic DJs Battle It Out

More and more electronic musicians are battling head-to-head in Laptop Deathmatches.  It's the techo-music-geek's version of a rap battle, where laptops replace turntables, and hardware and software rule the stage.I haven't seen one yet myself, but since reading an article... Read More

February 16, 2006

Rock Star Art Review

Take a guitar out of a rock star's hand, replace it with a paint brush, and what do you get?  Well, as with anything, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.YuppiePunk suffers through artwork by artists such as The Monkees and... Read More

February 15, 2006

"Calling All Bands" Contest from Verizon and MySpace

One unsigned band on MySpace will get their song, music video, ring tone and ring back tone produced by Verizon Wireless for debut/release on V Cast Music, Verizon's music subscription service.More info in the press release, and at MySpace.(via Ringtonia)... Read More

February 14, 2006

Podcasting Evolves -- Odeo Enables Audio Comments

Now, if you think a podcast sucks, you can tell the podcaster.  Finally!  Dawn & Drew, look out...Actually, this is pretty cool.  Anyone with a Flash player can send an audio message to a podcaster who registers with Odeo.  More... Read More

February 13, 2006

Beat Mixing Videos on YouTube

MusicThing points out some cool beat-making videos on YouTube ("the FLICKR of video").Definitely worth checking out if you're into rap, loop production, mixing, etc.  Fun stuff.It makes me wish I had more gear, and more gear skills to go with that... Read More

February 11, 2006

Upgrading Blog Software...Please Stand By...

I'm in the process of upgrading my blog software to MovableType 3.2.  Please forgive any mess that may result.  Hopefully, by the end of the evening (or weekend?), everything will be working properly.  Cheers!UPDATE:  (2/12) All done!  Anyone surfing through... Read More

February 10, 2006

WikiRecording, Free Audio Recording Guide

Jeff Einowski recently started WikiRecording, a free guide to audio recording based on the Wikipedia engine (and under the same GNU license Wikipedia uses -- anyone can edit it).It's only been up for two weeks, and already has about 50 articles... Read More

February 08, 2006

Interview With Peter Kirn of Create Digital Music

I had a chance to pick Peter Kirn's brain, the man/myth/legend behind Create Digital Music, about audio production, his blog, his book, his gear, and his sage wisdom.  (See yesterday's quick review of Real World Digital Audio if you missed it). ... Read More

February 07, 2006

New Book, Real World Digital Audio, Rocks

Create Digital Music's Peter Kirn's new book, Real World Digital Audio, recently hit the shelves, and I managed to score a copy.  It's quite a whopper, covering everything from the basics of audio and digital audio physics, software, hardware, etc,... Read More

February 03, 2006

American Idol Pay-For-Rotations Music Site

American Idol recently launched American Idol Underground, a music hosting site capitalizing on the show's brand name and its audience's dreams of stardom.Any artist can get a free profile page with gig promotion and fan club management.  Song submission, however, requires... Read More

February 02, 2006

North America's First Mobile Podcast Service

No more syncing up with your PC, now you (rather, Rogers mobile subscribers) can download Rogers Podcast Service podcasts over-the-air to your phone via MobilCast.  But not your favorite podcasts, just exclusive ones within Rogers catalog.  More info at iRadio... Read More

TuneCore Launches Beta iTunes Music Submission Service

TuneCore happily declares it will submit your music to iTunes and Rhapsody for you, while letting you keep all of your song rights, as well as any money made from either iTunes and Rhapsody.Pricing involves a 1-time $0.99 per song upload... Read More