Few months ago, one of my project, Juggernaut was invited to participate in the making of “The Harmony of Ismail Marzuki” album. Ismail Marzuki is one of Indonesia’s greatest composer. So, It was an honor to be invited and considered as part of this project. All his songs are considered classic so there is big pressure for me to deliver something that is not considered as an abomination. Arrangement were started by Iso and I put the finishing touch. We actually recorded live drum and vocal from Marcell. And of course we have to add our own twist by adding some rap from Yacko. At the end we’re happy with what we made.
The album will be launched on August 25th at Hard Rock Cafe, Jakarta. Entry is Rp. 150k and it includes a copy of the album and first drink. Please support this album. All proceeds will be donated to charity.
New week means new round up in the past couple weeks. Anything you’d like me to feature? Hit me up on twitter.
80’s Bass Tutorial
This past week, the hottest film to hit the net is the Kickstarter funded 80’s revival KungFury. Complete with it’s full on 80’s inspired soundtrack, this film signify the return of that god awful decade. Attack Magazine have a full on tutorial on how to recreate that signature 80’s bass sound here.
Drumsound & Bassline Smith: Limitless Technique
Drumsound & Simon Bassline Smith are legend in the drum & bass scene and they talk about current projects, and their legendary Technique Recordings label in their interview with Drum & Bass Arena.
Free Ableton Live rack – API 2500 stereo bus compressor emulation from Rayce Stipanovich
One thing I love about Ableton Live is its ability to build custom rack both for instruments and effects. This time around Ableton Live Expert is giving a way a free rack that emulate the classic API 2500 stereo bus compressor. You can download them here.
A Guide To Clearing Samples In Music Production
In dance music production, you will almost guarantee to use some kind of sample. There are many myths regarding sample clearance floating around the web. Just like everything else, sample clearing myths is not exactly reliable. DJ Techtools brings you great article that might help clear out the confusion. You can read it here.
KUNGFURY: THE MOVIE
I mentioned this movie at the beginning of this round up. So, here is that movie. Enjoy the absurdity!
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LK Gives Your iPad or Android Tablet Easy Control of Ableton Live
Here’s another contender to the crowded Ableton Live controller. I always stand by my statement that nothing beats physical controller such as PUSH, APC or Launchpad but unfortunately they are pricey. Well, pricey relative to apps alternative. At the moment, the leader of Ableton apps are TOuchable 3 and Lemur. But even by apps standard, they are quiet pricey at $20 and $50 respectively. There have been some FREEMIUM alternative such as Conductr and ths recently released LK by LivKontrol. According to Create Digital Music,
First, if you’re an Android user, LK’s Android tablet support alone means it just became your go-to choice if you have a tablet that isn’t an iPad.
Second, LK’s simplicity and modular design I find appealing, as you’ll see in screenshots here. LK’s narrower focus in its main controller view make it particularly accessible. Devices open below the clip/mix view and expand and collapse just as they do in Ableton Live. And dedicated views for MPC-style pads, an X/Y viewer, and MIDI control are clean and easy to understand.
12 ways to Stereoize and Control your Mix in Ableton Live
Staying with Ableton live topic, Askaudiomag have great tutorial on how to stereorize and control your mix. There are awesome tutorials here and you shouldn’t miss it.
‘DnB can be whatever it wants to be..’ Interview with Digital and his latest Dispatch
If you’re into Drum & Bass, there’s a great interview conducted by my old friend Ryan Origin with the legendary Digital. He touch on how DNB is basically wide open and I think he meants to say DNB is awesome . Read the interview at Inflect.
Chemical Brothers – Go ft. Q-Tip [Video]
Last but not least, here’s the latest single from Chemical Brothers featuring Q-TIp “GO”. The video is directed by Michel Gondry.
This time, we held PHUNKTION:104 at Bandung. Great train ride and swell venue. I hope everyone had as much good time as I did. Special mention to United Heart & Global Culture to make PHUNKTION:104 happened!