Friday, June 09, 2006

Der Dritte Raum @ Blade Club Budapest


I have no idea who this is, and the guy's website is in German, but there is a pretty cool liveset online that I happened to find while browsing on Technorati.

.:Der Dritte Raum @ Blade Club Budapest 06.05.13:.

Tags: Media Section

0 comments is building up their media section to link to various livesets online. Not a ton of sets up yet, but I am sure it will grow in the future. Media:.


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Daft Punk - Live @ Coachella 2006


Live Recording of Daft Punk at Coachella. Turn the speakers up on this one because it is quiet!!!!

Daft Punk Live


Monday, June 05, 2006

Roland MC-808 Review by Synthy


Synthy over at has posted some nice first impressions about the Roland MC-808 compared to its brother the MC-909 and how they might handle out live. Overall it sems to not be that impressive of a piece of kit.

You fellas that have been on this forum might remember when I got the MC-909 when it first came out. I was beaming about how easy it was to write on, etc. Then I tried sampling some of my own sounds at the suggestion of someone on another forum, and was shocked to find that the sampled sound had noticeably less high-frequency precense. I repeated that test in every conceivable way - importing vs. sampling, drums vs. synths, full-on patterns vs. instrumentals, mixed-down vs. unmastered, etc. Every listening test came back pointing to a definitely noticeable degradation in the high-frequencies by the MC-909's internal sample file format.

Now the MC-808 has come out, and I've heard rumblings that Roland improved their sampling quality. Yeah, sure, so how about it? Well I managed to get my hands on one today when I asked the GC guys to open theirs up so I could check it out...

There has been little to no improvement in the MC-808's sampling quality since the MC-909 - in terms of FREQUENCY RANGE. The high frequency attentuation is still noticeable. Whether they improved dynamic range or other areas of the sound - I don't know, and quite honestly don't care much. The high frequency sampling has not been solved, I'm sorry to say. Regardless of what you will read in magazine articles whose advertising revenues pay their bills, you at least need to be aware that in the MC-808 you are not getting a true professional sampler, at least if you use uncompressed 44.1kHz CD quality sound as the most basic gauge of whether a sampler is professional or not. Sure, it has lots of other sweet features, and there will be guys that will write tremendous live sets on it. But if you're finicky about how you sound and want nothing but the best in terms of sound quality - pass.


Unfed: Two new LivePA sets.


LivePA artist Unfed has posted two new LivePA sets on his website.

unfortunately (or fortunately) he has decided to divided the tracks up and then post them over at Soundclick.

.:Soundclick Link:.