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Mixx screenshot on Linux
Mixx screenshot on a Mac
Having problem looking for the right drum loops or you just need a new sound to jazz up that mix of yours but don't know where to get it? Try this website to keep your creativity running: http://www.findsounds.com/. Its like the normal search engine but what this search engine do is look for sound. That is all. Example: if you key in the words "drum loops" in the search box and hit Enter, findsounds.com will search the web for all file with the tag "drum loops". Try typing moog or fairlight in the search box and see what you get.
Wikipedia state that Localization is how our ears find the direction of a sound source. So please sit back and relax, let me be the ears that seek out nice Singapore Ambient music for your hearing pleasure.
Tachyons-D is an experimentalist, mathematician and computer musician. He has come a long way from being a naval navigation specialist to a computer musician. It started out as an experiment with codes that lead him to create his first ambient music. He is greatly influence by early ambient producers like Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream, Robert Fripp and Pink Floyd.
Darren AKA Sonicbrat is a Singapore-based sound artist and music composer whose Ethereal-Ethno-Electronic soundbites have established him as one of the most sort-after sound designer and music composer/arranger in the local theatre scene. His innovative use of microphones with a combination of effect processors brand him a unique designer whose sound is one that critiques described as part primordial and part industrial. Trained in classical piano, he has ventured into the digital realm of sampling, digital and analogue synthesis, bringing a new sonic experience for his listeners, proving himself as one of the new sound forces in the local scene.
Combine a solid musical intensity with potent melody. Blend the slickness, ambient, beats, marks out the sound of Deicoz for something new, bringing u to the outerspace..
Deicoz has been playing & creating music since 15yrs old & that was the first time being on stage playing for a band Strayvoice. Deicoz started to get hands-on solo in mid 2006.This creation goes around to suit the feeling & tunes of the surrounding.This is the place, an empty room for Deicoz to work on...emotions.
What Alexient admire in others and in herself: producing great works and living life to its fullest in spite of being vividly aware of always standing over the gaping maw of Nihilism..... To look Nihilism straight in its face and laugh hard, because one has gotten beyond it, because one possesses the strength to get far, far beyond it.....To play the game of life on one's own terms, as creator, as divinity realized.
a s p i d i s t r a f l y was formed by Ricks Ang and April Lee in late 2001 and based in Singapore, the duo emphasizes the interspersing of visual imagery together with sound, creating tracks that are either semi-improvised instrumentals or melodic songwriting.
Outside of their musical activities, they work actively in the domain of photography and interactive media as design unit Kitchen. , an imprint which is also synonymous with the artworks they produce for aspidistrafly. Not contented with working solely in the music scene, aspidistrafly has also contributed materials to the theatre and media art scene, most notably collaborating with highly acclaimed sound and visual programmer Daito Manabe and lighting designer Fujimoto Takayuki (member of renowned Japanese arts collective Dumbtype) on "Drift Net", a multisensory interactive installation/performance curated by Singapore-based international performance company TheatreWorks.
MUON is a band that bridges the disparate gap between the worlds of explosive rock and dark electronica without falling prey to the trappings of either. Made up of guitarist/producer Nick Chan and drummer Edwin Leong, plus the reclusive Leopold von Berlin, the menage trois has individually been members in other notable acts such as Astreal, The Death of Cinema, I Am David Sparkle, The Pagans and Starr. MUON originally started as a solo project of Nick that revolved around electronic experimentation, fusing together influences from diverse genres such as IDM, ambient triphop, drum n bass, all within a backdrop of jazzy cinematic soundscapes. This period saw MUON performing gigs at venues such as Liquid Room, The Enroute Festival, Zouk, BayBeats Festival, to name a few.
Life Without Dreams, is a result of three individuals who are searching for an outlet to develop ideas and concepts which do not fit in the context of their current bands. Consisting of members from IF / Phorous, The Death of Cinema and Documentary In Amber, the trio aims to deliver conceptually structured sounds painted on the canvas of silence.
And They Whisper In Silence was formed earlier this year, around March 2007. Currently focusing on writing more material trying to beef up their inventory and playing gigs whenever they can. Taking influences from instrumental bands all over the world such as Explosion in the Sky, Godspeed You! Black Emporer, Mogwai, Kafabindunya, Toe, This Will Destroy You, I am David Sparkle and many more. They strongly belief that music can be a catalyst to evoke memories and emotions. The reason they decided on playing without a vocalist is to project a more ambigous state in the musics. As such, they hope that whoever listening to ATWIS can relate to the musics better using their own interpretations.
Labels: a s p i d i s t r a f l y, Alexient, And They Whisper In Silence, computer music, Deicoz, Life Without Dreams, Lost In Translation, Muon, myspace music, Singapore ambient music, Sonicbrat, Tachyons-D
SOFT is one of Singapore most active music website. It doesn't matter if you are a trance-head, rock/ metal head, techno addict, sound engineer, big or small time producer or just a beginner who is trying to pick up some skills, SOFT is the place to be. It has a very friendly community of moderators and users and the people that use the forum are all too eager to help one another. To check out SOFT website, please click on the SOFT logo above. To visit its forum, please click HERE.
EML stands for Electronic Music Lab. It is a music group base at the Center for the Arts in National University of Singapore. This group of people will meet up every twice a week to discuss on electronic music and the use of various synths, samplers, computer music programme etc etc. The courses EML provide are free! They have even release a few CDs and have gig around Singapore for a number of times. For more information on the courses EML provide, please click on the EML logo above. To check out their forum, please click HERE.
Frontallabs is one of Singapore biggest forum for dance music. This forum is more suitable for DJs and club-heads. Frontallabs also has a huge number of fans who are famous Singapore clubs DJs. A cool place to hang out and check out the latest trend and happening around the clubs of Singapore. To visit the website, please click on the Frontallabs logo above.
Trance Republic was founded in 2001 by a group of Singapore trance fans who found that trance music was not well promoted within their local dance scene. What begin as a small group of trance fans attending trance gig has now become one of the biggest trance group in the Singapore cyberspace. On TR one can find out every single detail of up-coming trance events in this little island. TR is one of the most resourceful trance website in Singapore ...or should I say South-East Asia. Please click the logo above to visit Trance Republic. To visit their forum, please click HERE.
Exit Musik is a forum that has concentrate it resource to the Drum 'n' Bass scene in Singapore and around South-East Asia. In the forum one can find the latest happening in Singapore underground DnB scene and other topic of interest. For all who love DnB and Singapore, then you got to visit this site. To check out this site click on the above logo.
To all the would-be synthesist out there, this is a basic website for you to start out.
This site explains the basic of simple waves like, sine, triangle, square and etc. There is a chapter on building a simple synthesizer, in this chapter, there are good amount of graphic to make any layman understand how a complex synth works. There are pictures and explanations of filtering with the addition of mp3 to guide you along. This is one of the most useful site for beginner.
U-NO-60 from Togu Audio Line is a free VST plugin that emulate the classical Roland vintage synthesizer, JUNO 60. It is almost similar to the real thing except that U-NO-60 is a software. The plugin is capable of self-resonance and thus could be used to some degree as a tone generator.
Here are some features of U-NO-60:
- Polyphonic (6 voices)
- Bandlimited oscillators
- One syncable LFO with five different waveforms
- 24 dB lowpass filter with self oscillation, non-resonant high-pass filter
- Fast ADSR envelopes
- Smooth cutoff changes (also with midi controllers)
- Velocity sensitive filter envelope
- Midi learn for all potis
- Supports all sample rates
For more information on U-NO-60, please click HERE
ixi audio is an experimental project concerned with the creation of digital musical instruments and environments for generative music. The good people of ixi audio use only open source software like, SuperCollider, ChucK and Pure Data, but their aim is to distribute their applications packaged in a way that allows everybody to use them.
Now, let's not be confuse with their software and our everyday VSTi. ixi audio software are not VSTi! They are for live performance artist who depends a lot on audio and visual art. But of course, if you are a home base computer musician, it doesn't hurt to install these great work of art into your computer and take them for a spin. These software that ixi audio provide are mostly for Mac and PC (sorry Linux user).
For more information on ixi audio, please visit www.ixi-software.net
Tenori-On is a weird looking electronic musical instrument design by Japanese artist, Toshio Iwaiin collaboration with Yamaha. It's a light and sound production unit with a 16 x 16 matrix of light emitting buttons. Those buttons act like the keys on our conventional black and white keyboards. The unit itself is build with aluminum frame, which has two inbuilt speakers, an SD card slot, LCD display, as well as a number of buttons and a dial, which control the type of sound produced. It can be power by either battery or a DC power supply.
Joseph Rivers has "collected" some of the world most wanted vintage drum machines in his website. "These web base drum machine look and sound as close as the real thing.", that's what he claims. I do not dare to judge on it cause i haven't use a vintage drum machine before. But this page really give all modern dance musician a rough guide to vintage drum machines. For a taste of these drum machines, please click HERE
Propellerheads Reason is one of the most useful DAW in the modern world and a well love software. It has assist many dance music artists complete their master piece since it first launch. Personally, I am a great fan of Reason and without Reason I don't think any of my works can be completed. Below are 10 Reason web recourses.
DORU MALAIA WORLD - Free Reason Refill and other wave samples
Peff - Lots of Reason and Rebirth Stuff.
Reason Fan - Refills and patches. This website is a little old. it is stuck at Reason 2.5.
Reason Freaks - A huge data base of Refill.
Reason Station - One of the biggest and and most comprehensive Reason Site with it own forum board.
337 Studio - Reason video tutorial
Combinator HQ - A website dedicated to Reason 3.0 Combinator.
Reason Why? - Japanese webby that is very useful, if you understand the language.
Reason's Blog - Propellerheads' blog.
Paranooyer - A page fill with Refill.
The Internet never fail to amuse me. It is another dimension fill with the collective human conscience. It's often how we search to retrieve these hidden 'treasures'. Today i have found myself a Virtual Guitar. It is really useful for beginners who are trying to learn the instrument or for any guitar player who want to revive the chords . It also come with a set of guitar effects at the bottom right of the page. Cool stuff=)For a taste of the virtual guitar, please visit virtualguitar.net