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 News 27/Oct/09  

Sorry, we are no longer offering this software. For those who already purchased the AmbiophonicDSP we will still offer support, just PM mosc on this forum. Thanks for your support and understanding.

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„¢ (Stein (...more...)
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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:
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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 creativ (...more...)
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  Editorial 18/Feb/04  
Riot! Revolt! Freedom! Respect!

We have dicussed this before. Now Don Henley has written an article which has spread like.. whatever.. all over the net the last few days. I picked this out of an email I got yesterday. This was originally published at the Washington Post. --Elektro80

Killing the Music
By Don Henley

When I started in the music business, music was important and vital to our
culture. Artists connected with their fans. Record labels signed
cutting-edge artists, and FM radio offered an incredible variety of music.
Music touched fans in a unique and personal way. Our culture was enriched
and the music business was healthy and strong.

That's all changed.

Today the music business is in crisis. Sales have decreased between 20 and
30 percent over the past three years. Record labels are suing children for
using unauthorized peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing systems. Only a few
artists ever hear their music on the radio, yet radio networks are battling
Congress over ownership restrictions. Independent music stores are closing
at an unprecedented pace. And the artists seem to be at odds with just about
everyone -- even the fans.
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the root problem is not the artists, the
fans or even new Internet technology. The problem is the music industry
itself. It's systemic. The industry, which was once composed of hundreds of
big and small record labels, is now controlled by just a handful of
unregulated, multinational corporations determined to continue their mad
rush toward further consolidation and merger. Sony and BMG announced their
agreement to merge in November, and EMI and Time Warner may not be far
behind. The industry may soon be dominated by only three multinational

The executives who run these corporations believe that music is solely a
commodity. Unlike their predecessors, they fail to recognize that music is
as much a vital art form and social barometer as it is a way to make a
profit. At one time artists actually developed meaningful, even if strained,
relationships with their record labels. This was possible because labels
were relatively small and accessible, and they had an incentive to join with
the artists in marketing their music. Today such a relationship is
practically impossible for most artists.

Labels no longer take risks by signing unique and important new artists, nor
do they become partners with artists in the creation and promotion of the
music. After the music is created, the artist's connection with it is
minimized and in some instances is nonexistent. In their world, music is
generic. A major record label president confirmed this recently when he
referred to artists as "content providers." Would a major label sign Johnny
Cash today? I doubt it.

Radio stations used to be local and diverse. Deejays programmed their own
shows and developed close relationships with artists. Today radio stations
are centrally programmed by their corporate owners, and airplay is
essentially bought rather than earned. The floodgates have opened for
corporations to buy an almost unlimited number of radio stations, as well as
concert venues and agencies. The delicate balance between artists and radio
networks has been dramatically altered; networks can now, and often do,
exert unprecedented pressure on artists. Whatever connection the artists had
with their music on the airwaves is almost totally gone.

Music stores used to be magical places offering wide variety. Today the
three largest music retailers are Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target. In those
stores shelf space is limited, making it harder for new artists to emerge.
Even established artists are troubled by stores using music as a loss
leader. Smaller, more personalized record stores are closing all over the
country -- some because of rampant P2P piracy but many others because of
competition from department stores that traditionally have no connection
whatsoever with artists.

Piracy is perhaps the most emotionally gut-wrenching problem facing artists.
Artists like the idea of a new and better business model for the industry,
but they cannot accept a business model that uses their music without
authority or compensation. Suing kids is not what artists want, but many of
them feel betrayed by fans who claim to love artists but still want their
music free.

The music industry must also take a large amount of blame for this piracy.
Not only did the industry not address the issue sooner, it provided the P2P
users with a convenient scapegoat. Many kids rationalize their P2P habit by
pointing out that only record labels are hurt -- that the labels don't pay
the artists anyway. This is clearly wrong, because artists are at the bottom
of the food chain. They are the ones hit hardest when sales take a nosedive
and when the labels cut back on promotion, on signing new artists and on
keeping artists with potential. Artists are clearly affected, yet because
many perceive the music business as being dominated by rich multinational
corporations, the pain felt by the artist has no public face.

Artists are finally realizing their predicament is no different from that of
any other group with common economic and political interests. They can no
longer just hope for change; they must fight for it. Washington is where
artists must go to plead their case and find answers.

So whether they are fighting against media and radio consolidation, fighting
for fair recording contracts and corporate responsibility, or demanding that
labels treat artists as partners and not as employees, the core message is
the same: The artist must be allowed to join with the labels and must be
treated in a fair and respectful manner. If the labels are not willing to
voluntarily implement these changes, then the artists have no choice but to
seek legislative and judicial solutions. Simply put, artists must regain
control, as much as possible, over their music.

The writer is a singer and drummer with The Eagles and a founding member of the Recording Artists' Coalition.

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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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