Posts Tagged 'Soundcards'

WuTang Embraces Online Collaboration on Blend with New Project

WuTang Embraces Online Collaboration on Blend with New Project

Online collaboration is gaining more and more traction in all areas, and most noticeably when it comes to music creation. Many musical styles are built on borrowing and manipulating works by other musicians; Hip Hop, Ambient, EDM, Trance, Rap and many others. Originally, DJs would physically manipulate records to isolate and loop the best breaks for rappers to perform over. Later this evolved into sampling snippets of songs and reworking those elements by adding layers of production on top. Wu Tang Clan is now taking that idea one step further, putting the raw session files of a new song online for anyone to deconstruct and reassemble as they see fit.

Eric Thoolen, co-founder of Gearjunkies and DJ2DJ passed away

Eric Thoolen, co-founder of Gearjunkies and DJ2DJ passed away

Wednesday June 11th, Eric Thoolen, co-founder of Gearjunkies and DJ2DJ passed away at the age of 46 as a result of a cardiac arrest.

Eric suffered from a muscular disease that he could control for a long time. Still, 5 weeks ago complications arose, and as Eric said himself, his disease was catching up with him.

We will remember Eric for his enthusiasm and dedication for all he did for the websites. Apart from taking responsibilities for the looks of the sites, he was also committed in his role as editor, where he set out a strict publishing policy and inspired the rest of the team.

For both DJ2DJ and Gearjunkies, Eric has played an essential role in making them more succesfull than we thought was possible. His passing away shall be felt, he will be missed by the team both as a professional but maybe even more as a friend.

Our thoughts are with Eric’s family now, especially his parents and brother, supporting them with the loss of their beloved son and brother.

For further correspondence please contact Marc van den Hurkmarc@gearjunkies.com

PreSonus Unveils the All-New Nimbit

PreSonus Unveils the All-New Nimbit

Nimbit, the musician’s direct-to-fan marketing and promotions platform by PreSonus, has received a complete redesign, including a new look, extensive new features, a new money-saving pricing plan, and much more. Artists can use Nimbit to quickly and easily deliver everything fans need to stream and buy music, purchase merchandise, plan to attend shows, and generally follow the artist’s career-all from Nimbit.com, their Facebook page, or their Web site. The result is improved business management and more effective fan engagement that increases sales and grows your email list.

Roger Linn previewing new Multi-Touch Instrument – LinnStrument

Roger Linn previewing new Multi-Touch Instrument – LinnStrument

Finally, a keyboard that unlocks the expressive potential of synthesis. The promise of synthesis was to produce any instrument sound from a MIDI keyboard. However, if you’ve ever tried to play a convincing guitar, sax, violin, clarinet or cello solo on a MIDI keyboard, you’ve found it to sound static and lifeless because keyboards can’t do much more than turn sounds on and off at different volumes. LinnStrument takes a new approach, capturing each finger’s subtle movements in three dimensions for simultaneous fine control of note expression, pitch and timbre. With this level of expressive control, the promise of synthesis is finally a reality.