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Tim Exile the MASTER of Reaktor [Video]

About Tim in his own words

My name is Tim Exile.

When I was a kid I played the violin, messed around with cassette players and built things out of lego in the countryside in the west of England.
Nowadays I make music and software, and I make music with my software.
I wanted to be able to do all the things that you can do in the studio live and on the fly so I built myself a special machine.
I perform, improvise, sing, shout and sample myself live and I like it when you get involved in these activities.
I prefer doing stuff that people can get involved with as interesting things happen when people get together.
I love things that aren’t always the same. Staying still isn’t something I do well, although I’d like to learn.
I like doing things well, but I’d rather do something new than try and do better than something I’ve already done.
I’ve released 3 albums. You can listen to two of them on the right.
I’ve also released an effects plug in called The Finger through Native Instruments for those of you who’d like to get white knuckles on my musical rollercoaster. You can see the videos for it here.
In the next year I’ll be back on the road touring with more nutty technology, audio tricks, opportunities for you to intervene in the musical process, and ridiculous blazers.
Imagine if music was a thing we did together, not just a recording you bought. That’s where I’m at. You, me. It’s gonna happen.

Check out Tim’s website here http://www.timexile.com/

And his YouTube Channel here for some wicked video’s of him in action http://www.youtube.com/timexile

Sean Parker speaks on Piracy at The Daily Beast Conference [VIDEO]

Sean Parker of Facebook is completely backwards on his thinking towards the music industry. To say that the fight against piracy is a failure is absolutely absurd. Every problem has some sort of issue, it’s just whether or not people are willing to address the necessary steps to conquer the task. With the Beat-Play model not only will piracy be done away with, but the quality of music will greatly exceed the overall mainstream flood we currently experience. People aren’t going to stop illegally downloading music just because you have a cool player that harnesses tons of music. iTunes is around and the majority of people using it have libraries filled with pirated tracks. So why wouldn’t they just continue to illegally download the new music they hear on such a site as your own. As far as the ‘not being able to get your music from the service to other devices’ comment, this is what smartphones and applications are for. Technology is great because it gives us the limitless freedoms we need to cater to all the users’ demands. Spotify offers a decent service but doesn’t change the molding too much from iTunes except that it’s strictly online and they stream full tracks. I’m sure for a short period of time this will be a semi-successful model but the main user base will continue to be the same people that buy music today. If someone is pirating music today, what is to stop them from doing so tomorrow. Not Spotify. It doesn’t make it FREE.

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