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The 80’s is back and other stuff happening around the digital music world

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.

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Drumsound & Bassline Smith: Limitless Technique

Cuddgz1jBpRsSFGvVZQy5Xg5KlFuH5E6F-b2KBZi_BwDrumsound & 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

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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

copyright-sample-clearanceIn 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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More Ableton Controller and other things happening this week.

Welcome to our weekly roundup. Anything you’d like me to feature? Hit me up on twitter.

LK Gives Your iPad or Android Tablet Easy Control of Ableton Live

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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.

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‘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.

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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.

Juice Magazine cover for upcoming PHUNKTION:100

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Javabass Crew is on the cover of JUICE Indonesia for this month’s edition. There’s also article about the crew’s journey from PHUNKTION:1 to 100.

FIFA ONLINE 3 commercial

This is a non-music related post. I composed music and sound designed for this FIFA Online 3 commercial and now its airing during the halftime of World Cup telecast in Indonesia. What do you guys think?

20 Years of Metalheadz: The Future

The name Metalheadz is synonym with Drum & Bass. These guys are there from day one and has been supplying us with their unique trade mark sound. This year mark 20 years of their existence and this excellent mini documentary about the younger artist that will carry on the Metalheadz name.

AMI 2014

Yacko and I went to AMI 2014 last night. AMI is the Indonesian version of Grammy and the show is broadcasted live on national television. Our song ‘Ink & Paint’ received nomination in best hip hop category. Our category was not part of the televised portion of the show.

So the basically announce about 40 categories inculded ours in about 20 minutes. The announcement was so fast that, 80% of the winners weren’t even there to receive their awards. Once the television portion about to start we sorta slipped our way out of the show. Well, we didnt win anything tonight but we got free dinner. So, all is good.

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‘Ink & Paint’ Recieved AMI nomination

My collaboration with Yacko, ‘Ink & Paint’ received AMI nomination (Indonesian equivalent to Grammy) in Best Hiphop Song category.

They are out now and available at the following stores:
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Beatport: http://btprt.dj/18yhycC
Juno Download: http://bit.ly/18yhERs
iTunes: http://bit.ly/18yi2iW
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