• Over on Medium you can learn about the history of the DJ trick called the Rewind.
Enter dub. Herman Chin Loy told Katz he had the DJ in mind when making his 1973 Aquarius Dub LP. The album, he said, would allow DJs to toast continuously without stopping and rewinding the music.
• Avid has announced a free version of Pro Tools audio production software. While 21 plug-ins are included, there are some limitations: for one, it continues to be available for Mac and Windows only. But you won’t have to fork out $700 to take it for a trial spin.
• VID Three robot musicians appear to listen to a soloist and learn. Canny. No code, it didn’t happen.
• Moog has resurrected 3 modular synths of the 70s. Price? Cheaper than a Tesla, if that helps.
• Top-notch new ambient (mostly calm, tonal, melodic, largely acoustic) track (50m): Saimonse-Otoko (Poland) courtesy Headphone Commute. This is a gifted composer. No wonder Saimonse shows up yearly on HC.
There’s a lot of pro-written music content on Medium in the section called Cuepoint. While you’re there, you might want to take a look at Party & Bullshit: The Essential Guide to Music Industry Events. Or even The Secret Lives of Vinyl Hoarders.
• Guthman’s new instrument design competition is held annually at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
• Why do all records sound the same [these days] ??
• A Biography of Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios.