Archive for February, 2007
WOOHOO! can't wait!
Roger Sanchez @ Vanguard this past weekend
lucky for him he's already rich
Gear porn alert...... Use ur imagination... :)
Def one of my favs..
One open source DVD with an operating system and all the free tools you need for creative work, ready to run on any PC or Mac — it’s an interesting vision. That’s the idea behind Ubuntu Studio. Details are sketchy on development so far, but the basic idea is bundling together the tools you need on a single disc. One of the challenges of Linux has been installing all the various apps and dependencies, and it often takes a tweakhead to get the OS operating to its full potential. A quick look at what they’re planning on bundling suggests this could solve much of that. There’s some good stuff in there: Ardour is the open source audio/MIDI DAW. Cheesetracker it a retro-styled tracker program. Hydrogen is an excellent drum machine. Rosegarden does notation as well as sequencing. And there are plenty of hard-core sound generation tools. I still think there are some major deficiencies when compared to commercial software (especially when it comes to choice of software instruments, notation tools, and the full range of music creation), which is why I’d like to see commercial apps make the leap to Linux for those who can afford paying for tools. But this still has a lot of appeal for democratizing computer music. The bundles also include various plug-ins, down to even a modeled DX7 soft synth. You can find the full list on the metapackages breakdown. Also interesting: they’re looking for contributors to build samples for the distro, since so many sampled instruments / soundfonts out there that are free are, admittedly, pretty lame. ohhhhhhh, this could be good :)
Classic Armand Van Helden
I'm not usually one for The Game but this track is dooopeee... callin' out all the video gold diggers.. havin kanye on the track doesn't hurt anyone either