Posts with category: music
- Create your own iPhone ring tones • 13 Feb 2009
I’ve had my iPhone for a week (loving it!) and of course I want to make custom ring tones for some of my contacts. I figured out how it worked from posts like create-free-iphone-ringtones-using-itunes-in-windows but I developed my own workflow:...
- Hip-hop is different • 22 Aug 2008
- Favourite podcasts: Basic Soul Radio Show • 28 Apr 2008
I subscribe to less and less podcasts (not enough time to listen), but there is one I always install on every newly installed iTunes. It’s called the Basic Soul Radio Show, it’s presented by Simon Harrison. Every week Simon selects...
- Brudio Stussel : Studio Brussel vs Tien om te Zien • 05 Mar 2008
Studio Brussel wordt 25 jaar en viert dat met een week ‘alles op zijn kop’. Ze lanceren “Brudio Stussel” van 25 maart tot 1 april met een geweldige campagne van de Mortierbrigade. Bruno Vanden Broecke speelt een Tien-om-te-zien producer die...
- Porque te vas (Jeanette) • 17 Sep 2007
This is a song I like to play when I’m DJing, it makes people smile: “Porque Te Vas” by Jeanette (Dimech).
- id3.exe – ideal tool for tagging and renaming MP3 files • 29 Aug 2007
I want to mention a little tool that helped me out twice in the last week, and that I find very little info about online. It’s a Windows command-line MP3 file tagger and renamer called id3.exe. Since I forgot where I...
- Point and shoot badly • 06 Aug 2007
I went to the concert of Bajofondo Tango Club in Brugge last Friday. Of course I took my Canon 350D along and shot a lot of pictures. I never use a flash for concert pictures, certainly not since I started...
- Arno on the Francofolies • 24 Jul 2007
Arno and his deep-philosophical reflections on life, music and being paid.
(Interview on RTBF about the Francofolies festival)
- One continuous line movie • 15 Jun 2007
This is the video to “In Context” by Field Music. It’s just a hand drawing a really long line on a white background, but it’s worth watching until the end.
- The godfather of disco • 11 Jun 2007
I got an email from Gene Graham, who has just finished his first full-length documentary on the early days of Disco. Me being a fan of house and disco music, that is one movie I’d like to see!
- Prefab Sprout: Steve McQueen Legacy edition • 10 May 2007
This week in my newspaper: there’s a re-issue of the fabulous “Steve McQueen” album (1985) by Prefab Sprout. Prefab Sprout is: songwriter Paddy McAloon on vocals, guitars, keyboards, Martin McAloon on bass, Wendy Smith on backing vocals, guitars, Neil Conti...
- Nokia Nsights on Music • 02 Apr 2007
- Humo’s Pop Poll 2007 • 20 Mar 2007
I don’t know if I was expecting too much, but the content of the Humo’s Pop Poll De Luxe was a bit of a disappointment. Thanks to my good connections I was the “+1” for a VIP-ticket yesterday at the...
- Radio.Blog.Club is Youtube for music • 02 Feb 2007
Did you ever wonder if there was something as easy as Youtube for audio? That you could use a simple copy/paste procedure to put a music player in your web pages? Well, there is. I’ve started using the Radio.Blog.Club player...
- Mark King plays a mean bass • 02 Dec 2006
OK, this post will give away my age: I went to a Level 42 concert. For those of you born after 1980: Level 42 was quite popular between ’81 and ’88. They make music that can be described as funky...
- Moldover: Live mashup DJ • 07 Sep 2006
I wrote a post last year “REQ: Live mashup performance tool” on how much fun it would be to be able to do live mashups: mix basslines, drums, guiter riffs and vocals from different songs in real-time. I just found...
- Pukkelpop 2006 • 20 Aug 2006
- Owner of the “Amen Break” • 28 Jun 2006
I (used to) have a blog called Sample Spotters that talks about whose songs have been sampled by whom. With the help of sites like the-breaks.com and datraxer.com, I make a list of an artist’s songs and where they were...
- Invent, don’t inhibit • 26 May 2006
- MP3s and DJing: Numark toys • 18 May 2006
There will always be DJs that won’t play anything unless it’s vinyl, but for those who embrace the MP3 revolution (iPod, Traxsource, CD ripping, FinalScratch), there are some interesting hardware concepts being developed now, especially at Numark: (because of Numark’s...
- Play us a slow song • 03 May 2006
I remember when I started DJ’ing and going to parties (that would be the previous century, yes) that we used to have this whole ‘slow-dancing’ routine. Every couple of hours the DJ would play ‘La Bamba‘, sweaty teenagers would check...
- Click to hear the MP3 (playlist) • 27 Apr 2006
More than a year ago, I wrote an piece on Playing mp3 with an embedded Flash player. Things change quickly in this area, so it’s time for an update.
- Pleasure from da bass – memorable bass lines • 19 Apr 2006
Went to a DJ-set (Peaches @ Mirano/Dirty Dancing) yesterday and was not too impressed with the DJ skills of Peaches. Yes, she knew what kind of hard pumping electro the audience wanted to hear, but she couldn’t beatmix if her...
- 1969 was an inspiring year • 16 Mar 2006
Russell Lichter writes the Monthly Mix Challenge blog: interesting monthly lists of songs on particular themes: e.g. titles with the word ‘hate’ in them or female drummers (that I mentioned earlier).
- Lalalover: troubles and fights • 28 Feb 2006
It’s been a while since I was really pleasantly surprised by a new Belgian group (Moiano comes to mind) but it just happened again. I was humming along to the little pearl “Troubles and Fights” by Lalalover – “Wow, who’s...
- Black Eyed Peas: lose da humps • 27 Feb 2006
This song has bothered me from the first time I heard it:
- My iPod is a girl • 17 Jan 2006
the first time I saw her, I thought she looked absolutely stunning and I wanted to have her there are others that are thinner, bigger or last longer, but I don’t want any other I did not have to read...
- SuperThriller concert in Botanique • 13 Jan 2006
Life is full of surprises and sometimes good ones too: The “Superthriller” concert in the Botanique was a blast. Never heard of the guys, just thought that the word “funk” in the concert announce was not a bad sign, but...
- Magnus: Jumpneedle drummers • 07 Jan 2006
I was checking out the Deus website to see if their new video for the Pocket Revolution album was already online (a friend of mine, Sachli, is playing in it with four other cute girls). There was a link to...
- Google introduces music search • 15 Dec 2005
When a user enters a music-related search in Google search box, the resulting search returns information about the artist, a few albums and a picture, when available, above the standard search results.
- How not to do copy-protection: Sony Music • 04 Nov 2005
Error #1: take a really broad definition of “backwards compatible”
- Mini-backstage @ Pukkelpop • 17 Aug 2005
I’m gonna be responsible for managing a mini-backstage at the Pukkelpop festival this Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Mini-backstage means: the small hide-out right next to the more distant stages, where artists take their preparatory beers and coffees right before they perform....
- Guitar fretboard generator: name that fret • 03 Aug 2005
Just added a new on-line tool to the FORRET TOOLS collection: the guitar fretboard generator, that allows one to quickly see which frets on which strings are which notes. I needed it because I started playing my 5-string bass again...
- Bentzon Brotherhood: Rapper’s New Delight • 17 Jul 2005
A couple of weeks ago, at a party in Maastricht, I heard a new version of Rapper’s Delight (Sugarhill Gang), a 15-minute funky jazz version with a kick-ass bass. I went to the DJ booth and turned my head at...
- Stevie Wonder’s new fuss • 17 Jun 2005
- Genesis of some famous sounds • 27 May 2005
Excellent posts in the Music Thing Blog about the way some of the famous sounds of everyday life were created:
- Jobs announces Podcasts in iTunes • 23 May 2005
If this is true, it could change the landscape for podcasting significantly: Apple is jumping on the podcast wagon:
- REQ: Live mashup performance tool • 09 May 2005
I have an idea for a software that I would love to use to do live mashup performances. It’s based on experiences I’ve had with different types of software and hardware tools, but none has the exact functionality I’m looking...
- Chinese music business model: copyrightless • 08 May 2005
China seems be showing that in a world where no one wants to pay more than $4 for a CD and most CDs are pirated, the artists can still survive.
- My favourite drummers • 25 Apr 2005
Bernhard Castiglioni has created the ultimate drummer’s web site Drummerworld.com: bios and pictures of most of the world’s greatest drummers and lots of video footage. I’ve spent hours browsing through the recordings and here are some of my favourites:
- iTunes and ID3 tags • 11 Mar 2005
I have a Sony MP-40 car radio that reads CDs with MP3 files. However, since I started using iTunes to create my MP3 CDs, I sometimes seem to lose the ID3 tags (Title/ Artist/ Album). I now know why: iTunes...
- Just one thing from Amerie • 07 Mar 2005
It first jumped into my ear via Pentdego‘s MixOfTheWeek mixes podcast: the irresistible first number on the DJ Fiskars January mix (originally featured on MOTW Forum).
- MR1200 MP3 Player For DJs • 20 Jan 2005
Have you ever wondered how difficult it is to beatmix 2 records? Does one actually have to have skills to be a top-notch DJ like Roger Sanchez or Fat Boy Slim?
- Rediscovering Meshell Ndegeocello • 16 Jan 2005
I recently rediscovered Meshell Ndegeocello. I had been really disappointed by the concert I had seen of her last year on the Blue Note festival and hadn’t listened to any of her CDs for that time. Basically I was disappointed...
- Podcasting trick #5: play-it-now buttons • 14 Jan 2005
While working with Jurriaan on a podcast for BeyondJazz.net (with their excellent sample spotters show), I finished a small project I had been working on a couple of months ago: a web-based streaming media player for MP3/RAM/WMA files. I actually...
- Just a little lovin’ early in the morning • 09 Jan 2005
I have an extensive collection DJ mixes on my hard disk, and a while ago I discovered in one of them a catchy tune. It starts as a laidback (112 BPM) love song, a crooner voice singing “Just a little...
- M-Audio FastTrack vs. Line6 GuitarPort • 30 Nov 2004
M-Audio just released the FastTrack USB, a break-out box for recording guitar and voice. Looks like they made a GuitarPort clone, but with a more ‘serious’ design. That is: a basic A/D converter with a jack input and a USB...
- More is better: the quintuple-neck guitar • 31 Oct 2004
I remember when I saw my first double-neck guitar, I was really impressed. That seemed like a huge thing to have hanging from your neck. They became really popular in the Led Zeppelin, Yes and The Who era. The idea...
- I remember house before it was techno • 26 Sep 2004
I remember house before it was techno I remember house before it had an afro I remember house before it was deep I remember house before it was hard I remember house when house had tempos I remember house before...
- Japanese lesson in Rock ‘n Roll • 15 Sep 2004
Nothing like an enthusiastic engineer to sell a home entertainment keyboard. A commercial for the Creative ‘Prodikeys’ product (music and ‘normal’ keyboard in one) features an archetypical Japanese sales guy teaching us how to play rock ‘n roll drums on...
- Moiano teaches Soulschool • 11 Aug 2004
Just bought a surprisingly good debut album: “Soulschool” by Moiano. It’s a Belgian band started by Peter Lesage, who has played the keyboards for Gabriel Rios, Flip Kowlier, Krewcial. He’s now got a band of talented musicians around him.
- DJ Bobby Ewing @ Werchter • 09 Jul 2004
I’ve seen a couple of DJs at the Werchter festival, of varying quality. Discobar Galaxie organised in-between-acts DJ sets with guest DJs under the name ‘Galaxie Gangbang Soundsystem’. DJ 4T4 showed up, TLP, Buscemi and others. But the best DJ...
- Isolde Lasoen • 07 Jul 2004
It’s funny, you can write about the most diverse subjects and when you check how people google onto your blog, it appears to be because of a girl.
- 50 coolest song parts EVER • 17 Jun 2004
You can argue about some of the entries, but 50 coolest songs parts ever is a pretty great list of songs with the little extra that has made them stick around in your mind, or makes you start headbanging every...
- Picking my studio monitors • 09 Jun 2004
I’be been looking around for a while now to get me a nice set of speakers for my DAW system. No simple PC speakers, but real active (i.e. self-amplified) near-field studio monitors.
- Skeemz on Brussels Jazz Marathon • 16 May 2004
Brussels in the sun, what a pleasure. Some glasses of white wine, listening to music on a ‘terraske’ with some friends, yesterday was really a nice day. Certainly with the pleasant contribution of Skeemz, a Ghent-based band that played funky...
- Metafilter on Steve Gadd • 09 May 2004
Great post on Steve Gadd on MetaFilter. He’s one of the reasons I wanted to start drumming, after hearing him on Simon & Garfunkel’s “Concert in Central Park”. When I started browsing through the Steve Gadd Grooves and Fills, I...
- Portable audio & copy protection • 28 Apr 2004
Dear Record Company,
- Moodlex & Ableton Live • 20 Apr 2004
I saw a gig some weeks ago by Moodlex: just one guy with a portable PC, mixing his music live. It was awesome, terribly funky. I just had to know what he was using for software, that made it so...