Audiophiles – addicted to epic trailer music, adore Soundtracks for movies, shows and video games. Looking for talented yet undiscovered composers.
via Why Hans Zimmer Got The Job You Wanted And You Didnt.
I have to admit, I am kind of addicted to epic trailer music. That’s one of the reasons I go to see *big* films in *big* sound in *big* theaters. Hans Zimmer soundtrack? It’s probably on my list of go see, see again, get some soundtracks.
There’s a great video at the bottom of this article that shows a recording session with 12 players/percussionists. Kind of reminds me of how Berlioz scored for loud, louder, loudest.
A 31 band spectrum analyzer makes a great visualizer ;-) Let’s you see the subsonics wanting to happen (.lt. 40Hz)
Frybread is a post-Revolutionary War American Navajo staple made by frying lightly sweetened leavened dough in lard. It makes an awesome replacement for tortillas in a taco shell, but its an even better vehicle for wrapping around your burger, making it essentially an excuse to eat a deep fried hamburger without feeling quite so guilty about it.
via United States of Burgers.
My friends at Black Pixel have released an open beta for NetNewsWire 4 for Mac. It’s free during the beta period.
I downloaded it. I’m using it. I’m excited.
It’s weird to help test an app I used to work on — especially this app. But it’s fun.
Update: I bought it. It’s half-off, just $10, during the beta. No-brainer.
via NetNewsWire/Mac Beta:
Ditto to everything Brent said
In the last few years it’s become apparent the music business, which was once dominated by six large and powerful music conglomerates, MTV, Clear Channel and a handful of other companies, is now dominated by a smaller set of larger even more powerful tech conglomerates. And their hold on the business seems to be getting stronger.
via Meet The New Boss, Worse Than The Old Boss? -Full Post | The Trichordist.
Very long, but if you are interested in “publishing” music worth the read. I wonder how much different the book publishing game might be?
This would appear to be an interesting way of doing things.
Would I use this as opposed to MarsEdit?
Three principles form a foundation to the graphical user interface: Discoverability, Stability, and Visibility.
via Providing Predictable Targets | askTog.
Here are three ways you can capture vinyl into a computer:
via Recording Vinyl Records into a Computer | BH inDepth.
Pictures of the connections and everything…
While working in a bookstore in Boone, North Carolina, back in 2011, a 36-year-old college dropout named Hugh Howey started writing a series of sci-fi novellas called Wool. His stories were set in a postapocalyptic world where all human survivors live in an underground silo, a microsociety where resources are so scarce that one person has to die before another can be born. Howey had already published a book with a small press, but he wanted to retain creative control, and he didn’t want to go through the arduous process of finding an agent. So he decided to put out the new books himself, selling digital downloads and print editions through Amazon. In the first six months he sold 14,000 copies. Each new installment met with immediate enthusiasm. Within hours he’d receive emails from readers hungry for more.
via Book Publishers Scramble to Rewrite Their Future | Underwire | Wired.com.