Distributed Audio


Distributed Audio

Posted on November 14, 2007

This is pretty cool and almost makes me want to buy some Macs (almost). Logic Pro 7 has the ability to distribute audio processing across multiple computers using ethernet.

This means you have have your main sequencer running on one computer and dedicate another node for plugins and another for virtual instruments. So instead of having one huge super beefy computer you can get the same audio processing power using less powerful computers stringed together.
It’s just too bad that Apple forced Logic to drop VST support, this pretty much excludes me from ever switching over from my PC recording rig.

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Music, News

An American Tragedy released

Posted on November 09, 2007

D’s new work, Divine Reich’s An American Tragedy has been released! You can purchase it from the KGM shop.

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Top 10 virtual synths

Posted on November 02, 2007

The readers of Computer Music have ranked their top 10 software synthesizers. Here are 10 through 5.

For those of you like that sort of thing.

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Prodigy inspired by…

Posted on October 23, 2007

I was watching Fiddler on the Roof the other day and noticed some uncanny melody similarities between the song “Tradition” and Prodigy’s song “Fuel My Fire” off of Fat of the Land. Was Liam Howlett listening to musicals while writing this song?
Listen to “Fuel my Fire” and then take a listen to this:

If you don’t have that Prodigy album or just want to listen online there’s no real video for it, someone made a youtube video here using the song.

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Out of contact

Posted on October 11, 2007

My wife and I had our first child, a baby boy, on October 1st so I’ve been out of internet contact for awhile. I have more updates to post about, they’ll be coming in the next few weeks.

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Wake the dead

Posted on September 21, 2007

On Wednesday Royal Dead came over to the studio for final mixing tweaks to their album, “Enough Noise to Wake the Dead”. Once the artwork comes in we’ll have a final listen to and then I’ll get the pre-press finalized to send off to the manufacturing plant. We’re currently shooting for a November release.

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A look back on the genius of ATR

Posted on September 05, 2007

One of the last truly “dangerous” bands, today’s crop of bands with their faux rebellion could only dream to achieve what Atari Teenage Riot delivered.

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909… in Flash!

Posted on August 30, 2007

Here is a flash emulation of the 909 drum machine. There’s also a pseudo-303 emulator in Flash as well.
Speaking of Synths, a lot of people have been talking about the new Prophet 8 lately. I have no doubt it will be a nice synth when it comes out but I think i’d only pick one up if I were already looking for a Prophet 5. I live Dave Smith’s work though, I have his PEK but the 4 more voices for the Prophet 8 aren’t enough for me to sell off my PEK for one. We’ll see, when it comes out and I play around on one I might change my mind.

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Music, News, Personal

And we’re off

Posted on July 18, 2007

The past year’s worth of music writing goes off to the pressing plant tomorrow.
Divine Reich’s An American Tragedy.
This album features….
13 songs.
40+ different guitar tones.
99.999999999999% analog synths.
1 Linn LM-1 on 3 tracks.
ZERO vocal pitch correction.
Recorded entirely in my home studio.
One song that is a reinterpretation of a song I originally recorded with the first band Kristian and I were in together. It’s very different from the original.
Lyrical content that’s incendiary, meaningful, relatable. Some of it will piss people off.
Lots of experimentation in performance and recording techniques.
One instrument that’s older than anyone in the band.
One song that contains guest contributions by Chris Randall (Sister Machine Gun/Micronaut) and Eddie Suicide (Royal Dead).
The last song recorded was done in an unsual way to increase the isolation implied by the lyrics (You’ll have to ask [K] about it).
All music written by me.
Did I mention this album is guitar heavy? And very glitchy.
One thing we’ve been told from people who’ve heard it is “It’s not easy classified in a genre, there’s nothing out there right now like it”. This is definitely a ROCK album with influences from anything from glitch, sunset strip rock, 1980’s Prince, drum n bass, electroclash to 1970’s David Bowie.
I’m excited and a bit nervous. It’s been awhile since music of my own has been released to the public…let’s review some history.
2003 Deviant’s debut release Absenta, some compilation CD appearances
2004 One promotional release by Deviant and some remix work. Had some music appear in film and tv. Deviant broken up, Divine Reich forms in it’s first incarnation and garners attention from labels. Breaks up. I spend a lot of time drinking and hating music.
2005 – 2006 Deviant reforms, spent a year writing and recording a Deviant album that got scrapped. One Deviant track surfaced to appear on compilation stuff. Worked on Royal Dead’s 1st EP. Band that I worked on since 2002 broke up.
2006 – 2007 Divine Reich reformed. Producing Royal Dead’s full length album and writing/producing Divine Reich’s full length. Formed a record label with my wife/manager/partner Jolene.
I’m sure a lot of people will love it. I’m sure some people will hate it. I’m sure I’ll get some hate mail. But art isn’t safe, art is dangerous.
It’s been a long road but this album is truely an effort that I’m proud to have worked on.

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new songs up

Posted on July 09, 2007

Three of the tracks appearing on the Arcadia single by Divine Reich are up on our myspace profile for your listening pleasure.
Listen here and read Kristian’s blog entry here about it.
The full length album will be coming soon!

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