Light Shines Brighter in the Dark With Nintendo DS Lite & Korg DS-10

I found this on the Korg DS-10 Facebook page and liked it. Also, the view looks amazing in the photo. Check it out.

From Youtube:

This was one of the many songs that i wrote while i was away in Peru.

The music is made 100% using a Nintendo DS Lite and Korgs DS-10 software, the DS was recorded in one go with no post processing (e.g. EQing or compression) and the vocals were recorded by me using Ableton Live.
The whole thing was then limited to a normal level.

This is the slowest, softest song ive made on a DS and the first time i have sung and shown people the outcome… go easy on me. – please go there and listen to what i make, some on DS some on my laptop and Ableton Live

Photo taken by Megan Mcfall about 3600 meters above sea level at lake Llanganuco in the Andes mountains in Peru.


Martin Rushent: A Great Producer Passes Away at Age of 63 (The Human League, Buzzcocks, Generation X, Stranglers, XTC…more)

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Martin Rushent earlier this morning. He was a great producer, involved with some great bands from the 1970’s-1980’s. Rushent passed away at the age of 63. You will be missed Mr. Rushent. Rest in peace.

Martin Rushent producing Then Jerico – 1985

Check him out on the Synclavier, the Linn Drum & sampling David Bowie drums from Let’s Dance.

Excerpt from Sound On Sound
Martin Rushent began the ’80s as a wealthy, in-demand producer and studio owner. Having helped the Stranglers, the Buzzcocks, Generation X, Altered Images and the Human League all achieve massive chart hits.

It was while working on the Human League’s ‘Fascination’ that Martin Rushent invented one of the most popular studio tricks of the ’80s: using the ‘loop triggering’ facility on the AMS DMX1580 digital delay as a primitive sampler. “I used it for the bass, snare and bass riff,” he says. “I knew AMS reasonably well by the time they brought out this very high-quality digital delay line, so I asked if they could adapt it so that it wouldn’t erase its sample. I’d been working with the Linn Drum and realised that it was just a memory of drum sounds, but I wanted to make my own sounds. So they put in four seconds of delay for me. All you had to do was feed in the signal and it would start sampling the moment it saw a rise in voltage. Then you could edit it a bit. After that you’d set it to Fire mode and trigger it via a click fed into the audio input, so I used the Micro Composer to send it a pulse. AMS asked me to show them what I wanted it for so I did a demo by feeding in a bass drum sound and triggering it via the Roland. After that, they made it standard on their products, sold it to the Japanese, and I made fuck-all out of it!”

For the rest of this great interview with the producer visit Sound On Sound magazine.

The Human League – (Keep Feeling) Fascination

This was one of the first 7 inch records I ever bought.

Björk – Road To Crystalline, the Video…Not The App!

Check out Björk and her new video for Road To Crystalline one of the tracks from her forthcoming Biophilia.

From Rolling Stone:
…her forthcoming album Biophilia will be released as an “app album,” with an app for each of the record’s 10 tracks. One of the apps, for a song called “Virus,” will be an interactive game in which the listener must stop a virus from destroying a group of cells.