How do you know who's playing where tonight (or even as far out as Christmas time)? It is all in the Gig Guide on line.
audiosite now has five Forums: Music, Audio Engineering, Electronics, Sound, and Anything Else. They can be accessed under the Contact menu.
audiosite has gotten a bit big to find things so I have put a Search page up.
Yes, it does exist - I have seen it. I'm not wanting to pre-empt their grand opening so at present the location remains a secret, but I can tell you this: It is nearly finished, the desk is in and it is an SSL Duality. There is very nice rack gear too. As for the recording space it is large enough for almost anything, and there are two good sized booths. Proper acoustic design has been done, so overall it will be a great place to track and/or mix in.
Can - the lost tapes
Previously unreleased material from Can is now available here.
Bleep's guide to electronic music
Someone has made novel use of the Facebook timeline to make a chronology of electronic music. Both recording devices and musical instruments of the past 150 years are featured.
I just bought a new music stand. When I got home and took it out of its box I noticed it had one of its rubber feet missing. This is not the first time this sort of thing has happened to me with Chinese products. In the past few months I have had at least two other items that were faulty and this meant multiple trips back to the shop. Problems include missing bits, the item simply doesn't work, or weak bits that break. The last one is interesting because some of the products are quite heavily built, but have a flimsy part that will break as soon as you touch it. China has learnt how to mass produce but still has a long way to go in terms of quality control.
Due to the fact that the Arturia Minimoog V softsynth is at the end of its lifespan, Arturia decided to make it a free download for one day only. What must have seemed like a great way to promote the company has backfired a bit though. For starters, their server got very overloaded so many couldn't get on (I did after several hours of trying). That is as frustrating as waiting on hold for hours when you call an 0800 number. But for those that managed to get in, the promised email with the download url has not happened more than a day later. To be fair, Arturia did say it can take up to 48 hrs. The trouble is that todays youth have zero patience, regardless of whether it is free or not (probably because they are so used to downloading illegal software immediately). The upshot of all this is that Arturias Facebook page is now full of disappointed and angry people, who are now unlikely to ever buy Arturia product.
update: I eventually got the email, and the download. Patience is a virtue.
In the last 24 hours I have accessed these websites. I wasn't actually looking for bad websites, but there they were. It's amazing to see that some people still design sites as though they are paying by the square inch (even if they were these layouts are all wrong) and, yes, these are their homepages.
and just to show it is not an isolated case, here is another.
Broadcasting House 1963-1997
While tidying up my office the other day I came across this booklet on the history of Broadcasting House, Wellington. It was a sad day when it was demolished in 1997 (to make room for MPs offices, which never actually happened). This was an act of vandalism, because there were 4 large studios, the likes of which will not be rebuilt. So, if these walls could talk... they would not have anything nice to say about politicians.