Getting the Vapors

On May 18, 2017, in Japan, Music, by mugen

Where to even start?

Best place to go from here is this article about SUPERFLAT and Murakami Takashi (who directed this video, and who produced the artwork below:

at the Yokohama Museum of Art

CNN doesn’t “get it.

Better explanation at Art Radar, and interesting links to others in the genre at Hyperallergenic.

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from “Amen, Brother” by the Winstons – the AMEN BREAK:

and from “Funky Drummer” by James Brown:

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Microphones – Digital Audio

On May 17, 2017, in tech, by mugen

More resources for teaching digital audio – Microphone basics.

Very basic stuff, good starting point and terminology – E-Home Recording Studio

More basics, includes directionality diagrams – Yamaha Pro Audio

More depth and detail – envato tuts+

Broader, more than just mics – Streamer Square

Real language notes on recording speech for a beginner with some FAQ – Peter L. Patrick (British)

Much more technical and in-depth, more directionality diagrams – Gearank

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Shamisen, again

On May 17, 2017, in Japan, Music, song, by mugen

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Redesigning Apple Music

On May 17, 2017, in Music, tech, by mugen

I don’t use Apple Music. Hell, for the last 8 months, I haven’t even had most of my music in iTunes, and have stuck with mostly vinyl and Spotify. But I’ve been playing around with Medium (and crossposting there from my music blog, and spotted this post about a young designer who, after being turned down for an internship with Apple, decided to turn his rejection into a reason to practice better, more thoughtful design – by redesigning Apple Music for iOS. Looks pretty good to me.

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Weird Babymetal Tour

On May 17, 2017, in Concert, Japan, Music, by mugen

Babymetal is “touring” Japan this summer (playing multiple shows in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka). I’ll be in Japan from July 23 – August 12, so I’m considering trying to catch the show… but…

I’ll have to see them in Nagoya, and I’ll need to be wearing corpse paint.

They’ve set restrictions on sex, age, and/or attire for each show. I wonder about the price of tickets…

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Foley – Digital Audio

On May 17, 2017, in tech, by mugen

I’ll be teaching Digital Audio soon, so here are some links to useful resources.

I’ll be breaking Digital Audio into voice/radio/podcasting | live music studio recording | foley FX for video games & film | DJ & remixing

First off: FOLEY

FilmSound.org Foley Artistry

Premium Beat “Recording Foley and Sound Effects: The Fundamentals”

Leslie Bloome – Foley Artist

The Magic of Making Sound | That’s Amazing (Warner Bros.)

Foley Artists: How Movie Sound Effects are Made | Academy Originals (explains streamers)

What is Foley Sound by Sound Ideas

Behind the Scenes: Holey Foley (Earth Touch)

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“Boombayah” by BLACKPINK

On May 17, 2017, in Music, by mugen

First Thai member of a KPOP girl group – Lalisa Manoban. First girl group signed by YG Entertainment in seven years after the debut of 2NE1.

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Dagny – “Backbeat”

On February 22, 2017, in Music, song, by mugen

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Bandcamp Defends Immigration

On February 4, 2017, in Music, by mugen

Bandcamp will give their share to the ACLU.