Monday, May 18, 2009

Open Thread Monday

As you read this, I am likely hung over and flying home from the Kinetik Festival in Montreal. So feel free to post whatever you feel like (be nice). Are there any gear purchases you're looking forward to this year? Do you have an album to plug? Any questions or requests for topics you'd like to see covered here? Sound off!

14 comments:

Anowrexiya said...

Hey, Just though i would plug the Anowrexiya album. Available from www.anowrexiya.com as a free download.

dave romero said...

ok, here's some feedback... i've been listening to T.H.D. the last 2 weeks. really good!

thx for the turn-on

Elliott said...

Hey Tom,

this is my first post on your blog, but I read every day. A lot of the stuff you discuss is very helpful and inspiring when put to use while producing! So thank you!

Anyways, I have a topic request...
I was wondering how you would approach designing break downs or build ups while working on a track. I think it tends to be one of the most important parts of a good electronic dance track, but for me it's quite hard to do well.
My interest lie more from a breaks or dubstep angle, and less in the 'epic' realm of trance, etc. But perhaps a overall approach would be more appropriate?

Also, I have a few DJ mixes that I figure some people might be interested in checking out or sharing: http://intoner.org/downloads

thanks!

Joey said...

plugging my band:

for fans of NIN, Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, The Cure, etc...


myspace.com/blushresponsenyc

Anu said...

Looking forward to:
- Audio Damage Eos reverb
- Thomas Dolby re-masters!
- Eventide TimeFactor

I finished an album in February for the RPM challenge. You can find it and my previous RPM albums at:

http://www.alonetone.com/anu

New album is "Overcast". It's a glitch Floyd dystopia.

MPS said...

Well,
I want to know how the festival went and how your band did.

Zed said...

Ideas for future blog subjects:

* More tips on live performing and touring (a multi-segment series on building an effective tour "bible" would be really nice)
* How to properly wire a studio (especially how to integrate audio mixers with computers)
* Logic uber alles- the more tips on this software the better.

Terance of Athens said...

Ditto on Elliot's request for breakdown ideas, though my music is more techno-industrial. So maybe something that covers a good bit of ground in that regard?

audiate said...

I just sound-proofed my new little studio for 200 bucks. With Auralex even. WTH?

http://www.guitarcenter.com/Auralex-Project-Studio-Kit-for-Room-Acoustics-104071105-i1429578.gcI'm pretty psyched at how cheap it was, so I thought I'd share.

-Chris-

Seamus said...

Gear purchases! YAAAY
Selling all my gear to afford an Access Virus Indigo and the Ableton/Akai APC40 in some vain hope that it'll spark my creativity...

JMMTX1978 said...

I would have loved to see Architect.

Hope you did not fall down while on stage. ;)

Anonymous said...

+1 on the breakdown/buildups tutorial...

lineofcontrol said...

did you visit the uber industiral "Electric Buttocks" club in Montreal for the aftershow parties???

(FouneFoune Electric ???)

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I know there were both independent and signed bands who were booked to play, as well as many vendors for music and related paraphernalia