This section includes compiled posts from some of Lars Behrenroth's favorite (Deep) House and Tech blogs.
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Apr
21

Producing an EP Part 5: Vocal Coaching and Processing

Posted in // tech feeds

In this series we'll look at several aspects of creating a 6-7 song EP. We'll cover tracking acoustic guitars, electric guitar, bass, and vocals with modest equipment, and then fill out the rest of the tracks with virtual instruments. I will be working with a drummer to program drums and then working with different members to fill out the rest of the instrumentation and vocals. 

In Part 5, we will go over some of the vocal coaching ideas I used to help get better performances out of the singers. We will cover vowels blending, singing through phrases, pitch correction, and more!

Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/audiotuts/~3/27wTQFujT9g/producing-an-ep-part-5-vocal-coaching-and-processing--cms-20758

Apr
20

LWE Curator’s Cuts 35: Steve Kerr

Posted in // music feeds

LWE’s Curator’s Cuts podcast series features our staff mixing together recent favorites and providing explanations for their selections. LWE staff writer Steve Kerr compiled Curator’s Cuts 35. We will post the tracklist later in the week, as the curator discloses and describes it as part of the podcast.

Curator’s Cuts 35: Steve Kerr (76:32)

Read more: http://www.littlewhiteearbuds.com/podcast/lwe-curators-cuts-35-steve-kerr/

Apr
20

How to Mix Pop Music

Posted in // tech feeds

mixingpopPop music comes in all shapes and sizes, but when you’re mixing it in the club setting, all that really matters is the fact that each track adheres to a pretty traditional formula. Whether it’s a hip-hop tune, a slab of indie rock, or even Justin Bieber’s latest hit, each one typically falls into the intro/verse/chorus/verse/chorus/outro standard. Those elements are the building blocks for today’s lesson about mixing pop tracks, from DJ TechTools’ Ean Golden.

Read more: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/djtechtools/~3/yNa30034FDA/

Apr
20

Moog’s Werkstatt for Moogfest is a Patchable Monosynth, Leaked in Image

Posted in // tech feeds

werkstatt

Moog seems to have something special planned for Moogfest – na klar!

“Werkstatt” looks to be a kit synth the company has prepared for the event in Asheville, North Carolina later this week. As Synthtopia observes, the photo was revealed on the Instagram feed for the event – and appears to coincide with a three-hour assembly workshop with the engineers.

“Werkstatt” means “workshop” in German, so the kit function is obvious.

Looking at the picture, a whole lot is clear. The architecture is a single-oscillator monosynth, switchable between saw waves and PWM. Both the filter and oscillator mod can be set to either an independent LFO or the envelope. (I really like that interface, actually. Note the dedicated controls for each.) Attack / Decay / sustain switch controls the envelope (hmmm, always a tasteful choice). A bit like the Critter & Guitari Pocket Piano, there are small triggers buttons for pitch in case you don’t have a keyboard handy. And there are small knobs, resembling the KORG monotrons – looking at that and the screws, and this appears to be an ultra-compact instrument.

The most interesting feature is doubtless the analog patch bay along the right-hand side of the unit, implemented as a simple header strip. This should suggest semi-modular capabilities by patching with jumper wires. A prototype shot shows those jumpers in action and a 1/4″ jack plug for audio coming out the back.

The big question, apart from whether there’s also MIDI onboard or this is intended as a standalone unit, is whether Moog intends to offer this to a wider audience, or it’s just a special one-off experiment for Moogfest. It sure looks nice, so I imagine a lot of folks will have their fingers crossed for a bigger release. We’ll find out.

That German name is doubly interesting, though, as there’s been widespread speculation that Moog might get into Eurorack – the format developed in Germany by Dieter Doepfer and pioneered initially by European builders. At the very least, there’s some Germany envy going on. Fortunately, no envy is needed here; I’ll be representing CDM in Asheville, and will get a chance to sit down with Chief Engineer Cyril Lance, so I expect all will be revealed. I’m thrilled to get to look at this and have even more than usual subject matter for chatting with Cyril. Can’t wait.

Bis bald!

PS – the Moogfest Instagram feed is full of awesome:
http://instagram.com/moogfest

The post Moog’s Werkstatt for Moogfest is a Patchable Monosynth, Leaked in Image appeared first on Create Digital Music.

Read more: http://createdigitalmusic.com/2014/04/moogs-werkstatt-moogfest-patchable-monosynth-leaked-image/

Apr
19

Album Review: Various "House Legends: Eric Kupper" (KingStreet Records CD Promo)

Posted in // music feeds

House Legends Eric Kupper

The next installment in KingStreet's' esteemed "House Legends" series looks at a producer who has been in the business for more than twenty-five years, has remixed many top artists, formed a highly successful production and remix team with Frankie Knuckles (rip) known as Directors Cut, released under aliases such as K-Scope, is a renowned studio musician - beyond the shadow of a doubt we talk about Eric Kupper. KingStreet pays homage to his works with this paramount twenty track collection which features remixes he has done for the label (think of Studio Apartment featuring Stephanie Cooke, Ananda Project featuring Heather Johnson & Terrance Downs, Jamico featuring Jackie Cohen and Urban Soul), selected cuts from his celebrated album "Electrikiss" and some of the beloved Directors Cut remixes (DJ Vivona featuring Joi Cardwell, Namy & Kathy Brown). A truly outstanding collection of timeless gems from this legendary producer...

Read more: http://www.spiritofhouse.com/reviews/music-reviews/album200414.html

Apr
19

Pick of the Week: Sipho Ngubane featuring Darian Crouse "I'm yours" (New Generation Records CD Promo)

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Sipho Ngubane featuring Darian Crouse - I'm yours

Larger-than-life New Generation Records are back on Spirit of House with the phenomenal "I'm yours" by South African producer Sipho Ngubane (co-founder of Room 806) which features none other than Darian Crouse on vocals. To cut a long story short, "I'm your's" is guaranteed to send shivers down your spine thanks to the masterly composition of heavenly keys and chords, Darian Crouse's unrivaled deeply rooted vocals and the smoothly thumpin' yet captivating funk drenched backing. Beside the original version, the release features stellar remixes by Casanova, Khaye, Sacred Soul, Deepconsoul and Philani Zuma all adding their magical touch, making it next to impossible to pick a favorite version.

Read more: http://www.spiritofhouse.com/reviews/music-reviews/pick200414.html

Apr
19

In the Spotlight: Peppe Citarella featuring Walter Ricci "Golden lady" (Kenny Carpenter Remixes)(Tony Records CD Promo)

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Peppe Citarella featuring Walter Ricci - Golden lady (Kenny Carpenter Remixes)

In October of last year, we were celebrating the phenomenal contemporary take of Stevie Wonder's timeless classic "Golden lady" (taken from his 1973 album "Innervisions") by Italian producer Peppe Citarella and up and rising Italian singer Walter Ricci, now Tony Records grace us with brand new remixes by legendary New York DJ/producer Kenny Carpenter. These glamorous re-imaginations combine the inimitable soaring vocals and scats of Walter Ricci with sweet live flute, entrancing strings, sublime keys and marvelous harmonica, all perfectly arranged over gentle yet thrilling rhythms. By no means to be missed...

Read more: http://www.spiritofhouse.com/reviews/music-reviews/spotlight200414.html

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