Daily Archives: November 11, 2010

New Track from Dot. – “Monica” [New Release]

Haha you gotta listen..instant classic. Off of Dot.‘s latest project Red October

Download the full quality mp3 of “Monica” Here.

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Meeblip – The Open Source, Hackable Digital Hardware Synth

Making music, making blips and bleeps, turning knobs, plugging in keyboards, and having the freedom to modify your gear – these are good things. And that’s why I’m so excited that today is the day the MeeBlip launches.

It’s been several years in development, but now it’s finally here. It’s a hardware box that makes noises – virtual analog synth noises, chip-sounding noises, good noises, bad noises, noises you can make into music. It’s got physical knobs and switches on it, plus a MIDI DIN in port so you can connect that keytar you bought on eBay. It’s also a digital synth you can build, modify, and hack, down to the way every knob is mapped and every sound is blipped.

The MeeBlip is the creation of James Grahame, of Retro Thing and Reflex Audio fame. (He tells thefull history of how it came to be.) But we’re serious about the Create Digital Music name going on there, too. We’ll be documenting and helping develop this instrument for some time to come, and we’ve begun building a site and community for the instrument so you have a place to meet other people using it.

View Source to Hear How it Sounds


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How to Create a Dubstep Wobble Bass with Subtractor in Reason

When creating Dubstep music, one of the most important instruments is the bass. A lot of Dubstep songs have a wobble bass. This is basically a bass with a filter being modulated in a rhythmic sync with the tempo. Most often you will hear triplets and 8th notes being modulated by an LFO on the filter. In this tutorial, we will cover how to create a bass sound and add the ‘Wobble’ effect in the Subtractor device within Reason.


Step 1

First create a new project in Reason then add the following devices from the tool window:

  1. 1. MClass Mastering Suite Combinator
  2. 2. Mixer 14:2
  3. 3. Subtractor Analog Synthesizer

You can hide the Mastering Suite and Mixer, as we won’t need them, by clicking the arrow in the top left of each device. Now we need to initialize the patch. (This clears out the default sound) Right click anywhere on the Subtractor and choose: Initialize Patch.

Continue through to Step 7

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The Original Apple [Video]

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Introducing… Blame Sydney! [MUSIC]

This 8 piece punk/ska band out of Auburn, Alabama packs a serious punch with some kick ass rock tones equiped with an uplifting horn section consisting of 2 trumpets and a trombonist. Here is a video of “How To Start Again” off their their 2010 album, “In Memory Of Mutton Chops”.

D.I.Y. DeadMau5 Head [VIDEO]

After seeing the famous house DJ, DeadMau5, at the Treasure Island Music Festival, Michael Cobra‘s 3 year old son decided he wanted to be that for Halloween. Check out this awesome video as Michael creates this perfect DeadMau5 head from scratch to the hit, “Strobe”.