Posts Tagged electro

YouTube – Tim Exile and Native Instruments present “The Mouth”

i think this is how all of today’s top 40 music is made.  regardless, i might wanna get my hands on this, so i can quit my day job and join the corporate record label slave trade.

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Commodore 64 8-bit synth emulator

This is a free VST plug-in for Windows that reproduces the retro 8-bit gaming sound of the classic Commodore64 computer.

There are ways to create the 8-bit sound by using converters and such, but it doesn’t get any easier (or more fun) than with this plug-in that you load up to any VST compatible music production software.

Visit de la Mancha’s website to download the FREE plug-in.

Now this isnt an example produced by the plug-in, but if you’re a old school video game geek like me, you get the idea…

…or how about a new Contra boss level soundtrack 🙂

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Beatport’s sale of the decade

Beatport.com is offering a sale of classic electronic goodness for 99 cents per song, starting today until Monday Jan. 25. Don’t miss this, there are literally thousands of tracks to choose from!! All for a dollar!

I briefly described my likes and dislikes of Beatport.com as an online mp3 store here. So go and select any music genre, then hit the “classics” button on the left. Beatport considers anything over a few years old a classic, so that that dancefloor hit from a few summers ago can be yours for only 99c.

Check out a tasting of some of their selected playlists here.

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DJ/Producer Spotlight – John B

Every now and then, I will post a bio of some of my favorite talent in the electronic music industry.  Notable and noteworthy producers will be given attention to as well.

So for my first artist bio on my blog I want to introduce you to…

John B

This producer has been one of my favorites for almost 10 years now. He has been producing and remixing tracks for many years, spanning many different genres of electronic music. His career started in producing drum & bass, more recently progressing to the styles of techno and electro (I will touch on genres later).  His more recent remixes and DJ sets have punk and retro-rock influences, making me like his style even more.

He is very much plugged into the social networking scene, twittering, podcasting, myspacing and facebooking (if those are even real words) all of his activities.  He also has a radio show on Sirius XM satellite radio, called Redux.  His website john-b.com is loaded with social network links, tour photos & dates, and most importantly, downloadable podcasts of pretty much everything he does.

I highly recommend giving John B a listen, especially if you are into techno and drum & bass. He is truly a talent that I have enjoyed for a long time.

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