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Beatmaker 2 Developers Demonstrate iPhone Workflow [Video]

The Beatmaker 2 app, as you can tell by the video, allows you to do some incredibly cool stuff all from your iphone. From Samplers, to Drum Machines and Instruments, to Effects and even a Wave Editor. This is app is dope! I definitely suggest checking out this CDM article too for the full specs.

A Create Digital Music Holiday Gift Guide – All Under $200 – Show the Folks!

The Create Digital Music Blog just released a Holiday Gift Guide on their site today. They cover everything from software, to hardware, to accessories, and best of all, it’s all under $200. If you love music gear as much as me, you’re definitely gonna wanna check this out:

“Now, normally “gift guides” tend to pick items you’d rarely buy as a gift. So, speaking of restrictions, this year I’m imposing a price limit: $200 maximum, meaning the kinds of things you actually would buy as gifts. (There are many worthy items above $200, but I’m assuming anyone spending more than that already has made up their minds.) And, we went to you, the readers, to tip us off on the items that mattered.

View the Full CDM Holiday Guide Here

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Velocity Touch Sensitive Interfaces, Pressure Sensitive Ribbons, 3D Virtual Hand-Tracking Midi Controllers – Music is Still Growing

When I look at some of the new interfaces/instruments that continue to be rolled out, it makes me think about how each new musical device that comes out offers it’s own distinct set of new opportunities for artists. That then leads me to think about all the opportunities that can be created when you combine multiple devices like this together. This forces me to conclude that we have not even come close to seeing, or hearing, the full potential of what music is capable of being today. In other words, there is A LOT of room for growth. I think music creation is getting more interesting than it ever has been.  Check some of this stuff out:

Go to Create Digital Music for more info on what you’ve seen above.

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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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Tim Exile & Native Instruments Present: The Mouth [VIDEO]

This video pretty much explains it all. Tim Exile does some awesome shit.

Cost: US$79, and thanks to the new Reaktor platform, you don’t even need a copy of Reaktor to use it. You can run it in the full Reaktor 5.5, or you can run with the free player.

I’m playing more with The Mouth today, and hope to talk to Tim this week. Got some questions you’d like answered? Fire away.

– By Peter Kirn

The Mouth product page

Continue to Full Create Digital Music Article

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The Indie Artist Database – Some Seriously Sick Music Blogs – Comparisons & Contact Info – Edit #1

The info from these entries are either from Wikipedia and/or the Websites themselves. To correct any errors, give suggestions, or submit a blog, please contact me at dante@musicwithoutlabels.com I will be updating this list periodically. We want to hear your opinions of these blogs!

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Learning Reaktor: 10-Step Path to Building New Sequencers, Beatboxes, and Effects

This in an amazing Create Digital Music article posted a couple of years ago, but it’s still pretty relevant considering the software used hasn’t changed too dramatically. For anyone looking to start creating your own step sequencers, or making your own drum machine, this is an awesome intro to that.

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