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 News 27/Oct/09  


AmbiophonicDSP VST plugin by Robin Miller and Howard Moscovitz now on available at the electro-music.com store at an introductory price. Click here.

AmbiophonicDSP is a very powerful, yet very affordable, Effect VSTā„¢ (Steinberg GmbH) plug-in that dramatically boosts performance listening to stereo audio. Using Winamp, or any VST host in your PC, AmbiophonicDSP renders sound previously unheard, awaiting in your recording collection. AmbiophonicDSP takes stereo to an entirely new level. It must be experience (...more...)
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  25/Feb/09  

by shanemorris

electro-music.com now has Regularly Scheduled Radio Programs!

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You dont have to wait for the next electro-music.com streaming event to have some fun. Several of us have been streaming music informally from computer to computer on the weekends. Just come into the chatroom anytime...people are usually streaming off and on all weekend long from Friday night to Sunday night.

Depending on your computer, you can stream to several people, play as long as you want, and have fun playing in an informal environment. There is much more freedom available to the player in this scenario. Whether you want to perform a 2 hour ambient piece, 30 minutes of noise, or just wanted to show off some new patches...come on in and experiment with us.

It's also a great way to practice your streaming as well...getting better familiarity with the software makes things much easier for streaming events in the future, without the stress on you and the engineers trying to figure out problems in time for a performance. :bangdesk:
It's hard enough to just play (...more...)
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 News 17/May/07  


Exciting music from 16 of the outstanding performing artists appearing at electro-music 2007, June 1-3, in Philadelphia.

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This is the best electro-music sampler yet.

Music by: Mark Mahoney and Michael Peck, Howard Moscovitz, Kevin Kissinger, Mark Jenkins, Margaret Noble, Flourescent Grey, Johathan Block, Astrogenic Hallucinauting, Fringe Element, Warren Sirota, Lynn Bechtold, Brainstatik, The Reverend Mofo, Velva, Gemini, Roland Kuit and Matty Ross, and Kip Rosser. Some are among today's most respected electro-musicians, while some are relatively unknown. The electro-music 2007 Sampler crosses genres - avant garde, techno, classical, jazz, space, political...

This CD represents many of the undulating creative (...more...)
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  Review 2/Apr/03  
Lo-Bat, A Huge Micromusic Artist


Lo-Bat is big into micromusic. Micromusic is made with tiny 4 bit synthesizers built into Nintendo Game Boys.
Lo-Bat's Setup
Lo-Bat is active in the micromusic movement which is more popular in Europe than in the US. He is involved with organizing micromusic festivals which have been held in Berlin and Brussels.

At Lo-Bat's web site, http://www.lo-bat.be , you can download several pieces in mp3 format. I've heard other micromusic and I enjoy the enthusiastic expressiveness and creativity of these musicians. I think Lo-Bat's music is distinctive in that it has a special charm, a lively sense of humor and a delightful grace that is very appropriate for this instrument. His pieces are quite original and all different. It's amazing what he is able to coax out of these toys. Well, I won't call Game Boys a toys again; they are full fledged musical instruments in their own right.

Lo-Bat composes his music using a program called LSDJ, Little Sound DJ. It is simply a game cartridge for the Game Boy that provides an arcane interface to the internal sound engine. From the LSDJ website, http://www.littlesounddj.com

    The basic idea is to transform a plain Game Boy/Game Boy Color into a full-fledged music workstation.

    - Sequencer

    The sequencer of Little Sound Dj has a very open structure. It was designed to leave all the musical possibilities of the Gameboy in the hands of the user. The system can be said to be both simple and complex; it has a slight learning curve, but when learned, it is possible to transcribe a complete Bach piece to it on less than one hour.

    - Sound

    The Gameboy sound chip offers four channels with 4-bit sound. Custom waveforms can be created by free-hand drawing, or by using a subtractive synthesizer with resonant filters. For extra versatility, Little Sound Dj also contains a quite powerful arpeggiator, which possibilities go far beyond the classic C64-style chords.

    - Samples

    Sample-wise, Little Sound Dj boasts a set of 59 phonems for programmable speech. Besides that, it also features drum kits sampled from machines TR-606, TR-707, TR-727, TR-808, TR-909, CR-78, CR-8000, KR-55, DR-55, DR-110, DMX, Drumulator, RhythmAce, TOM and LinnDrum.

    - Synchronization

    It is possible to use a link cable to sync two Game Boys; great for party fun or for added polyphony! If you want to, you can sync LSDJ with Nanoloop. MIDI sync is possible too.
Interestingly, it turns out that the best Game Boys to use for music are the are the original ones with the gray cases. You can probably find them for very little money these days. They made millions of them and most kids have long sense upgraded to the new color units with lighted screens.

Working with LSDJ looks more like programming a cell phone than composing music, but the proof is in the results. In the case of Lo-Bat, at least, the results are tremendous. Obviously, I'm very impressed by Lo-Bat and the other micromusicians. I'd love to attend one of their festivals. What fun they must be. Check out his website, follow the links, and let us know what you think on the forum. If you know of other good micromusicians, let us know about them. Beep beep, buzz buzz, beep beep...
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 On-demand Audio  


Hong Waltzer generates the video art while Brainstatik opens for the electro-music chamber orchestra at Sarnoff Labs in Princeton, New Jersey
We are proud to preset on-demand streaming audio for the premiere performance of the electro-music chamber orchestra held at the Sarnoff Labs auditorium in Princeton, New Jersey on December 15, 2007.

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Set 1 (50:26) - Brainstatic

Set 2 (47:11) - experimental composition


From an unbiased review on the Sarnoff Library
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