Programming Note: We’re Back!

Hey! Long time no see! I know, you probably assumed we dropped off the face of the planet but really, we were just gearing up for something even more amazing. As you can see this blog has a great new look, that we are very proud of. We have also moved the blog from Movable Type to WordPress (word to the wise, if you aren’t an ultra-coding geek, stick with WordPress as your CMS). You will now see more than one post from us every weekday consistently (if not more), just like we used to do. The other exciting news is that we launched this site to gear up for the Musformation Book! It is finally, almost complete. To welcome us back if you can spread the word by clicking all those share buttons and let people know we are back we would REALLY appreciate it. Stay tuned for some GREAT content, we already have almost 100 new articles written, and waiting to go out and show you some great new things in the world of music. So much cool stuff to come and please let us know if you see anything funny going on in the new website. Thanks!

PS Thanks to Jackie and Matt for doing an amazing job and making this new design what it is!


Aviary’s Online Music Creator Roc Is Releasing 50 New Instruments This Month

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In the past we have told you about online music creation tool Roc. This browser based music creation tool has been one of the coolest ways we have found to make music on the web and it is about to get a whole lot cooler. In what Aviary (who also have many other cool browser based tools) has dubbed “30 days of Roc” they will be releasing 50 new instruments for the platform that will make it all the more enjoyable to create music using their amazing tool. To learn more about it, keep up with their blog which will be announcing the new additions and showing the ropes of this cool new tool.

How To Produce Punk/Hardcore Vocals

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Producing punk and hardcore vocals is much different than producing many other genres of vocals. It is also what I have been doing for much of the last decade. After the prompting of a good friend, I decided to write up some tips that aren’t common Internet knowledge. Follow me to the jump and learn how you can most effectively get across your message of how painful it was to be stabbed in the back.

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Pitchfork Writes A Surprisingly Awesome Article On Electronic Music Vocal Manipulation

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While Pitchfork can be the source or much ire and contempt, every once in a while they do something totally awesome. In this case they have penned an article on some current trends in vocal manipulation in electronic music. This article has great examples of some modern techniques being used today in electronic music that are the forefront of innovation in composition and what we will surely see enter the larger musical landscape in the coming years. Check it here.