Electronic music pioneer Simeon Coxe of Silver Apples talks about using found junk to make their music, his famed oscillations, and the group’s legendary first show ever in Central Park.
Featured Music: Silver Apples – “Misty Mountain,” “Oscillations,” and “I Have Known Love.”
“I think the future is really ahead of us,” notes Coxe, “You’re going to see huge leaps in terms of what we accept as music.” Along with drummer Danny Taylor, Coxe created a new type of music, using found junk to create sounds that their audiences had never heard. Though Taylor died in 2005, Silver Apples lives on. Thump caught up with Coxe at the 2013 Mountain Oasis festival.
Diginoiz has announced the release of EDM Sylenth Kings, a collection of 65 patches for the Sylenth1 synthesizer instrument by Lennar Digital.
Inspired by the greatest Edm artists like: Hardwell, Avicii, Nicky Romero, Armin Van Buuren, Tiesto , Skrillex, Swedish House Mafia, Afrojack and many more. Made to give You full possibility of creating Your own melodies, sounds and songs!
All You need is the most popular and probably best vst instrument – Sylenth1, Your creativity and our ‘Edm Sylenth Kings’ package! You will find here 65 great sounding Sylenth1 prests in one fxb file, ready to be imported to Your Sylenth instrument. All in the EDM genre, ready to create the best tracks in You carrier!
EDM Sylenth Kings features
- 65 presets for Sylenth1 by Lennar Digital.
- Includes Bass Synths (14), Chords (10), Drum (5), Fx Sounds (6), Leads (15), Plucks (15).
- Requires Sylenth1 v 2.21 or higher.
The soundset costs 20 EUR.
Meyer Musicmedia has announced the release of a reworked Analog EDM Ableton Live expansion pack.
The previous Analog Trance & Electro preset pack are now included in the new Analog EDM Expansion.
You get more than 256 new fresh analog add-on sounds for Ableton Live 9. They’re especially for modern electronic dance music. The presets are carefully selected, so you will get cutting edge sounds.
The Analog EDM expansion is available to purchase for $39 USD.
The Ableton Live Electro pack is also reworked and ready for Live 9. This pack is also priced at $39 USD.
Former members of Code 64, Hasse Mattsson and Bjørn Marius Borg, have started a brand new project, Xenturion Prime. Xenturion Prime is according to the duo ‘a musical hybrid, combining electronic industrial and synthpop with cutting edge EDM and epic orchestral soundscapes’ aka ‘Powersynth’.
Xenturion Prime will release their first single, “Rise”, this fall through Progress Productions. In 2014 they will release their debut album, entitled “Mecha Rising”.
In related news, the band will perform at this year’s Elektrostat festival which takes place in Oslo (NO) on October 4 & 5 at the Månefisken venue.
Arturia announces availability of SPARK EDM, a powerful production and performance software suite dedicated to EDM (electronic dance music) production, and EDM, another aptly-named Expansion Pack for its revolutionary SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software beat production centres, as of March 15…
SPARK EDM can be purchased as a software download for €99.00 EURO/$99.00 USD or boxed for €119.00 EURO/$129.00 USD from Arturia’s Online Shop.
SPARK EDM brings a complete and powerful production suite to the Electronic Dance Music producer.
Featuring a comprehensive library of 30 kits / 480 instruments and 960 patterns , varying from big room floor filling stormers, to underground tech house gems. Spark EDM delivers the drums, stabs, one shots, and fx that will give your tracks the sound they need to produce dance floor hits.
Arturia is proud to announce availability of SPARK EDM, a powerful production and performance software suite dedicated to EDM (electronic dance music) production, and EDM, another aptly-named Expansion Pack for its revolutionary SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/software beat production centres, as of March 15…
Capable of standalone operation or seamless integration with any DAW as a VST, VST3, RTAS, or AU plug-in, SPARK EDM caters to the rhythmically remarkable requirements of EDM producers. However, as any discerning dance floor-filling EDM producer knows only too well, EDM, of course, covers a lot of musical ground. So it’s just as well that SPARK EDM comes complete with no fewer than 30 cutting-edge kits — ranging from electro to dubstep, techno to tech house, with much in-between and beyond, it’s all there for the taking!
But that’s barely scratching the creative surface of SPARK EDM. Each of its superb-sounding 480 instruments are based on Arturia’s acclaimed TAE® (True Analog Emulation) synthesis technology and high-resolution sampling, each with 12 adjustable parameters, allowing users to sculpt sounds to their danceable heart’s content — punch through the mix with a filtered kick-ass kick drum, adjust a synth hit’s attack or decay time, re-pitch a tom, and much more besides!
Besides that, SPARK EDM users can customise or simply use any of the 960-plus preprogrammed patterns as the building blocks for kick-starting their next EDM masterpiece. Moreover, thanks to the integrated 16-track mixer, levels, pans, and sends can all be automated, and the mix can be further fine-tuned with 14 high-quality effects (including bit crusher, chorus, delay, destroyer, distortion, flanger, limiter, multi-band compressor, multi-band EQ, phaser, plate reverb, reverb, space pan, and sub generator).
SPARK EDM’s powerful, yet inherently user-friendly interface makes beat- and pattern-creation a breeze — especially when using the onscreen step sequencer situated at the top of the default centre panel. Hardware drum machine enthusiasts will feel right at home here. And thanks to advanced looping modes cleverly combined with the onscreen XY pad’s real-time slicing and filtering controls, users will be producing phenomenal EDM beats with the best of them in no time at all — perfect for live performance!
Speaking of live performance, all of SPARK EDM’s onscreen knobs and pads are easily MIDI-assignable, making them compatible with a variety of keyboard- and pad-based controllers.
At the same time, those SPARK Creative Drum Machine and SparkLE Creative Drum Machine owners out there already hooked on hands-on beat-making need not feel left out in the cold since the EDM Expansion Pack adds those same 30 cutting-edge EDM kits to the already extensive libraries within Arturia’s acclaimed hybrid hardware/software beat production centres. Clearly every beat and sound can be twisted and tweaked therein, thanks to the intuitive and creative workflow that’s at the very heart of the Creative Drum Machine concept.
Quite simply, SPARK EDM and EDM Expansion Pack provide all the drums, stabs, one-shots, and FX needed to produce propulsive dance floor hits! So start afresh with SPARK EDM or expand your Creative Drum Machine hybrid hardware/ software combo… and get the party going on the dance floor.
SPARK EDM can be purchased as a software download for €99.00 EURO/$99.00 USD or boxed for €119.00 EURO/$129.00 USD from Arturia’s Online Shop: http://www.arturia.com/evolution/en/buy/online-shop.html
The EDM Expansion Pack requires SPARK Creative Drum Machine Version 1.5 (or higher), and can be purchased as a software download for €29.00 EURO/$29.00 USD from Arturia’s Online Shop: http://www.arturia.com/evolution/en/buy/online-shop.html“
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At this year’s Decibel Festival in Seattle, we had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Phil Hartnoll of Orbital, one of the most influential dance music groups of the last twenty-five years. The Grammy Award-winning duo consists of Phil and his brother Paul, both originally from Sevenoaks, England, and they began releasing critically and commercially successful dance singles and albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In this video interview, Phil Hartnoll talks about their early beginnings and individual musical influences (including Kraftwerk, English rock bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, classic Motown soul records from the US, film scores, and Jamaican ska, reggae and dub), their connection with musical contemporaries The Prodigy and Underworld (who were playing similar acid house and rave club gigs back in the day), the origin of the torch glasses, constantly refining their live setup, using the TR-909 vintage analog drum machine and the Ableton Live controller Griid, the importance of improvisation and playfulness in electronic music performances and sets, and most of all, staying true to oneself and not getting caught up in hype.
We talked to Orbital in the Moog Sound Lab about the sounds they crafted for the new special edition white Moog Slim Phatty Analog Synthesizer.
To hear the sounds they crafted visit Moog’s website: http://moogmusic.com/sight-and-sound/sound_gallery
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Dubspot teamed up with Richie Hawtin and Sennheiser to present CNTRL: Beyond EDM – a series of seminars at colleges across North America addressing the current state of technology, production, performance, and creativity in electronic music. In this video, Richie Hawtin and Loco Dice along with Carl Craig and DJ Sneak discuss the tour and the meaning behind it.
As DS-10 Dominator I always experiment with the crossover of different EDM genres. In Formulas you can find influences from acid, drum ‘n’ bass, gabber, footwork, dubstep. Music (played live on Nintendo DS) & video editing by DS-10 Dominator (Rutger Muller). Camera images by Youssef Kaputnik (Akemiö Grey) ! TV-oscilloscope property of Rubin van Kooyk :).
“We’re not going to arrive at a brand new sound or note or anything. It has to be a combination of two elements that together creates a third. The only way to arrive at something a little different is by combining things now.” — Bill Laswell (taken from EDM documentary Modulations)
DJ Zinkus speaks about his own vision of EDM Live performance at events and makes live performance demo of personally designed music control panel on iPad (Lemur).