Ok, it looks liked I finally have figured out what has been going on with the RSS feeds. It looks like it was the feed redirect option in Blogger here actually shut down the rest of the feeds. Well I turned off that re-direct and all of the feeds should be working as normal now.
Sunday, September 30, 2007
.:The PlaydoeBand - Acoustitronica Studio Jam Session:.
Received an nice email from this band this week informing me of the group and their recordings. So here we have for this week's liveset, a jam session recording of the group PlaydoeBand. It is an interesting sort of Acoustitronica with what appears to be live percussion with synth harmonies overlaid.
For more information head on over to their website at theplaydoeband.co.uk
Thursday, September 27, 2007
In the latest episode of The Electronic Musician Podcast, I covered as my topic for discussion LivePA. Essentially my discussion is an outline of my LivePA Getting Started Guide posted here on the boards. If you are interested in hearing it, or if you are just interested in checking out a great (wink, wink) podcast for electronic music producers head on over to http://www.tem.podshow.com to check it out.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
.:Relcad livePA @ Studio 52 6-15-07:.
This week's liveset comes from Seattle based electronic musician Alex Duff aka. Reclad.
Relcad's output spans across many contemporary electronic music genres with a focus on experimentation in both sound design and the composition process. This set was recorded at Studio 52 in Denver.
For more information on Reclad head on over to his website: Reclad.com
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Looking for some interesting circuit bending projects? Well the projects of Mike Walters span the entire gamut of circuit bending from bent toys to bent synthesizers. Click on over to find out information on each of the projects that he has completed.
.:Korg Kaossilator - Dynamic Phrase Synthesizer:.
Korg is rolling out some new gear. This one is the Kaossilator, which is a small synthesizer or sorts that is controlled apparently from the X-Y pad only. Unfortunately there does not appear to be a lot of info on the device, but it is slated to be around 120 pounds.
Monday, September 17, 2007
.:LTK Live Algorhythm - Recorded 7.20.2007:.
This week's liveset comes from the artist LTK.
ltk (lu na tik) is a creator/interpreter of electronic sounds focused
both on the dancefloor and the mind. forming musical ideas for most
of his life, ltk blends all influences into an array of sonic art.
his label, Wreckless Recordings, releases future focused dance music.
with one foot in the dj booth and the other in the avante garde
performance space, ltk straddles the worlds of experiment and its
equally comfortable playing live improvisations or genre-bending dj
sets, ltk performances are full of surprise and satisfaction.
with releases on a host of labels including Leftroom, Wreckless,
Kassette, Giant Squid, and a slew of other projects in the works, ltk
divides his time between the studio, the dj booth, and the outside
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Looks like Nine Inch Nails has jumped onto the Youtube bandwagon and released some offical live videos onto the site. Up right now appear to be a couple of a very nice live performance videos. Click the video above to find an additional video.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Are users out there having problems with the RSS and Atom feeds at all?
I have noticed that some of the feeds appear to not be updating correctly, and many have stopped back in August. We do have at least one feed, our Feedburner feed working correctly.
If anyone is having problems with the feeds, please try to re-subscribe with the feedburner one. I will look into what may be casuing the other feeds to stop working.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
If you've been in the market for a small, handsome, and high-quality portable audio recording solution, Apogee has just released a two-channel, 24bit / 96kHz interface that should make your everyone's mouth droo . The Duet's breakout cable provides two phantom powered, XLR inputs, two unbalanced instrument inputs, and two unbalanced monitor outs; a headphone jack, multi-function knob, LED meters, and Firewire port. AIf you're looking for one of the best audio sounds around for your next live gig, the Apogee might be a nice little box to add to your laptop. It is available in September for $495.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
.:Logic Studio Mainstage:.
Looks like Apple has finally updated Logic Pro and from what I hear it needed it. While I won't go into the details here about all of the new features, there is one significant feature that could be extremely useful for livePA artists. This new feature is a performance platform called Mainstage.
Mainstage offers Keyboard racks to get started quickly using keyboard templates featuring Studio Instruments and Studio Effects, or build your own custom rack with personalized sounds, layers, and splits. Custom templates to design your performance setup to your own style and song arrangement. Hardware controls for keyboards and controls surfaces.
Additional features include a guitar setup for tone manipulation as well as the ability to monitor midi inputs, memory usage and more. For more information check the link above.
About the only think off the top of my head that is missing would be ReWire support for other encironments like Reason and Ableton Live.
For more information on Logic Studio itself checkout Apple.com/logicstudio
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Here is a cool website. Do you like Digg.com, but find that audio related articles get lost in the mix? Well it looks like someone out there has made a Digg clone designed just for audio production news and information. Right now the site still looks young, in a sort of BETA mode, but help it out by sending in traffic and hits. While your at it submit some of your own news, like.....lets say the LivePA Blog.
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
There just seems to be a whole avalanche of info coming through my inbox at the moment. It seems that Sonicstate has gotten some really good hands on time with the new Tenori-On, sitting down with creator Yu Nishibori to get the premiere hands on demonstration.
While I totally want a Tenori-On, and I think the interface is awesome, I am still skeptical on the sounds. I have yet to hear details on what sounds are in it and how we can shape and create our own sounds.
The Chemical Brothers will embark on their first proper US live tour in over 5 years this September 2007 with two NYC dates presented by Made Event on Friday, September 21 at Hammerstein Ballroom and with Ladytron on September 22 at McCarren Park Pool. As with previous tours, the band takes this new live show to even greater heights with ground-breaking auditory technology and retina scorching visuals by FLATNOSEGEORGE. This tour is their full live experience- not a DJ tour. The Chemical Brothers sixth long player, We Are The Night was released on July 17th 2007 and debuted as the #1 album in the UK - their 5th straight UK #1 album.
Friday, September 21st
Manhattan Center's Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th St, NYC
8PM (Doors at 6.30PM)
Advance tickets $39.50 while supplies last at www.made-event.com
Event Info 917.723.9381
Saturday, September 22nd
Lorimer St between Driggs and Bayard St, Williamsburg, NY
Doors at 5PM
General Admission, Standing Room Only
Rain or Shine
Advance tickets $44 while supplies last at www.made-event.com
Concert Visuals by: FlatNoseGeorge
Event Info 917.723.9381
Now here is something that doesn't happen everyday. Today the site received a nice email letting us know that Underworld and The Chemical Brothers both have shows coming up in the next two weeks. I will follow this post with The Chemical Brothers info, but check below for the Underworld Performance.
And if anyone else has details on festivals or events in their area that feature livePA artists, let us know with an email and we may feature it on the site.
Underworld will launch an extensive world tour this September 2007 with an exclusive New York City date presented by Made Event at Rumsey Playfield, Central Park on Friday, September 14th. This long-awaited tour marks their first stretch of U.S. shows since 2003.
Immediately following the Central Park show, The Official Underworld Afterparty will be held at Webster Hall with world-class DJs Danny Tenaglia & Lee Burridge and Border Community's – James Holden & Fairmont Live (Jake Fairley).
Rumsey Playfield, Central Park
Midpark at 69th Street
Doors at 4.30PM
Standing Room Only
Rain or Shine
$50 Advance Tickets at www.made-event.com
$70 Underworld at Central Park Plus Afterparty package at www.made-event.com
Event Info 917.723.9381
Saturday, September 01, 2007
So last evening I went to a concert at a summer festival. Overall the festival and the music was pretty good. It was not LivePA, but my experience from last night made me think about something that has happened to me more than once, and all LivePA artists need to think about.
This experience that I am talking about is me standing waiting for the next act to come on for over an hour!!!! After the first band ended playing, the crowd was very excited for the next band to come on. However, it took over an hour for the next band to setup their gear.
Over an hour!!!!!!
Now this is actually an experience that I have had more than once at several shows and it is something that drives me absolutely crazy. Now it is my personal opinion that there really should be no reason whatsoever that it takes a band over an hour to setup and sound-check. It just kills the crowd. It got so bad last night that the crowd ended up shouting at the stage.
Sometimes I think some of these roadies stretch out the sound-check so they can get in a little self indulgent playing of the instruments themselves on stage. I know we have all seen it before. The roadie on the drum set, starting off hitting the individual drums for the sound-check, but then all of a sudden busting out into a ten minute drum solo of their own.
Really I think there is no excuse. As an artist you or your roadies should be prepared way before the show. You should know how your are going to run your cables, where your setup is going, and if at all possible setup as much gear as you can before hand so all you have to do is plug in when the opening act is done. When people are paying good money for your show, they do not want to wait over and hour to listen to your roadies have fun with your gear.
You owe the audience a little something and you should be prepared to get out there on stage as fast as possible after the opening act is done.