Music Technology

Three Ways To Get More From The Arturia DrumBrute

Synthtopia - Sun, 15/07/2018 - 05:05
In his latest video, Enrique Martinez shares three tips on getting more from the Arturia DrumBrute drum machine. … Read More Three Ways To Get More From The Arturia DrumBrute
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2018 MacBook Pro Line Offers High End Performance At A High End Price

Synthtopia - Sun, 15/07/2018 - 04:43
According to the company, the new 13" MacBook Pro offers up to twice the performance of the previous generation, while the 15" MacBook Pro is up to 70% faster.… Read More 2018 MacBook Pro Line Offers High End Performance At A High End Price
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Sounds Of The Crumar Bit 99 Synthesizer

Synthtopia - Sun, 15/07/2018 - 03:41
The demo features custom patches on the Bit 99, with echo and delay added. … Read More Sounds Of The Crumar Bit 99 Synthesizer
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Synths In African Pop Music

Synthtopia - Sun, 15/07/2018 - 03:19
In this episode of Afropop Worldwide, host Georges Collinet takes a retrospective look at the use of synths in African pop music. … Read More Synths In African Pop Music
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Elektron Analog Rytm Dual VCO (Sneak Preview)

Synthtopia - Sat, 14/07/2018 - 04:16
Elektron shared this sneak preview of the Dual VCO machine for Analog Rytm, which introduced in an upcoming OS update.… Read More Elektron Analog Rytm Dual VCO (Sneak Preview)
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Shuttle Run ‘Contact’ Music Video Features Synth-Controlled Spaceship

Synthtopia - Sat, 14/07/2018 - 02:36
The sci-fi themed video features a space station set, with controls that may look very familiar to Synthtopia readers!… Read More Shuttle Run ‘Contact’ Music Video Features Synth-Controlled Spaceship
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Modal Electronics SKULPT Synthesizer Now Available To Pre-Order

Synthtopia - Sat, 14/07/2018 - 01:14
The SKULPT synthesizer is available to pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign for £208 (about $274), and is expected to ship around November 2018. … Read More Modal Electronics SKULPT Synthesizer Now Available To Pre-Order
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Make Noise 10 Year Anniversary Panel On Performing And Composing With Modular Synthesizers

Synthtopia - Sat, 14/07/2018 - 00:34
The discussion features Tyondai Braxton, Richard Devine, Bana Haffar, and Moe Espinosa (Hypox1a/DrumCell), and is moderated by Make Noise founder Tony Rolando.… Read More Make Noise 10 Year Anniversary Panel On Performing And Composing With Modular Synthesizers
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FieldScaper 2.0 Adds Ableton Link, Step Sequencing Features & More

Synthtopia - Sat, 14/07/2018 - 00:21
Developer Igor Vasiliev has released FieldScaper 2.0, a major update to the field recorder & soundscape application for iOS.… Read More FieldScaper 2.0 Adds Ableton Link, Step Sequencing Features & More
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Blog Revisited: Ten Tech Tools to Assist an Elementary Music Teacher – #3 Social Media

MusicTech.net - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 21:37

I am enjoying writing this series of posts of the ten tech tools to assist an elementary music teacher in their classrooms. I am also loving Dr. Christopher J. Russell’s series of the ten iOS tech tools to assist a secondary school music teacher for a concert. You can see his blog posts here.

Summer, for an educator, can be defined from May to August or June to September, or some variable of that.

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Blog Revisited: Ten Tech Tools to Assist an Elementary Music Teacher – #4 Youtube

MusicTech.net - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 03:08

Coming in at #4 for a tech tool that can assist an elementary music teacher in teh classroomt is YouTube. Started in 2005, YouTube has had a powerful effect that can be felt throughout numerous areas including education. Whether your school permits YouTube or blocks it, YouTube can assist an elementary teacher greatly in preparing for a concert.

Song Choices

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When selecting song choices for concerts, I will look through various social media sites to find out what songs other music educators have chosen for their concerts.

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Bitwig Studio 2.4 Brings Overhauled Sampler, ‘Major Workflow Improvements’

Synthtopia - Fri, 13/07/2018 - 00:47
Bitwig Studio 2.4 introduces a completely overhauled Sampler and major workflow improvements, which they say 'greatly advance Bitwig Studio’s production and performance functionality'.… Read More Bitwig Studio 2.4 Brings Overhauled Sampler, ‘Major Workflow Improvements’
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Artificial Noise Intros Cimmerian Caves V2 Echo / Chorus / Vibrato + Fuzz Effecct

Synthtopia - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 13:10
Artificial Noise has introduced Cimmerian Caves V2, an updated version of their Echo/Vibrato/Chorus + Fuzz effects unit.… Read More Artificial Noise Intros Cimmerian Caves V2 Echo / Chorus / Vibrato + Fuzz Effecct
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Korg + Propellerhead Bring ‘Stockholm’ Rex Loop Player To Gadget

Synthtopia - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 12:53
The latest update to KORG Gadget introduces Stockholm by Reason - a gadgetized version of the Dr. Octo Rex Loop Player available in Reason 10. Here's what they have to say about it:… Read More Korg + Propellerhead Bring ‘Stockholm’ Rex Loop Player To Gadget
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Modal Electronics SKULPT Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

Synthtopia - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 12:37
The latest Sonic Lab video features a demo of the new Modal Electronics SKULPT polyphonic synthesizer. … Read More Modal Electronics SKULPT Synthesizer Hands-On Demo
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Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer Hands-On Demo

Synthtopia - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:26
The CS-60 was released in 1977, before the emergence of MIDI and other modern synth technologies. But the synth's hands-on interface, sound and playability make it as desirable as ever. … Read More Yamaha CS-60 Synthesizer Hands-On Demo
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7 Ways To Get More From A Semi-Modular Synthesizer

Synthtopia - Thu, 12/07/2018 - 00:08
The latest loopop video takes a look at 7 ways to get more from a semi-modular synthesizer. The video demonstrates the patches using the Arturia MatrixBrute, Moog Mother-32 and Arturia MiniBrute 2, combined with a variety of Eurorack modules. But they should be applicable to many other semi-modular synths. Video Summary: In this clip I’ll… Read More 7 Ways To Get More From A Semi-Modular Synthesizer
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Blog Revisited: Ten Tech Tools to Assist an Elementary Music Teacher – Your Mobile Device

MusicTech.net - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 23:53

The #5 tech tool to assist an elementary music educator in the classroom is the camera on your mobile device. I know that this sounds obvious, but the camera can be a valuable tool in your classroom.

Assessment

You can video the students as they are preparing for the concert. Afterward, have you or them watch the video and use a rubric to assess their preparation. The rubric can include a scale that has you or them assessing if they see everyone singing, everyone performing the movements, is the sound balanced, and if the harmony be heard.

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Blog Revisited: Ten Tech Tools to Assist an Elementary Music Teacher – #6 Kahoot!

MusicTech.net - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 02:22

Up next in this countdown is Kahoot! a free game-based learning platform. It is comparable to a quiz-type game show. Numerous music educators have successfully used this in their classroom for assessments and as a day-before-break activity.

How to use Kahoot! 

Kahoot! is free and can be used by creating a free account. Once your account is created, you can search their database for games that have been created by other music educators. 

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WTF Is Like PWM On Steroids

Synthtopia - Wed, 11/07/2018 - 00:26
Synth designer Paula Maddox (Monowave, Modal 002) has launched a Kickstarter project to fund production of the WTF Oscillator, a new type of oscillator, in Euro and 5U formats, based on 'Window Transform Function'.… Read More WTF Is Like PWM On Steroids
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