The more time that goes on the more confident I become that I will spend the rest of my life in software competing against paper, and the more impressed I become with what a formidable and feature-rich foe it is.
Amazing 5 part mini documentary on the creation of 250’s recent solo album https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Z8_d5pj4A (that video is part 1 of 5)
So interesting he went straight from this to producing a bunch of the NewJeans stuff that’s been going completely supernova.
I’ve been feeling like I’m in a K-pop kick lately. The 4th generation of pop groups are firing on all cylinders while established groups are having unprecedented longevity leading to what seems like an incredibly crowded and competitive golden age of k-pop. but when you hit the wikipedia page of a cutting edge K-pop single the producer/composer/lyricist bylines are each 5 names long with names you’ve never heard of. 250, FRNK, Earattack, Willie Weeks, Shift K3Y, BEP, PEEJAY, Jake K, MNEK, Ylva Dimberg, The Stereotypes, Didrik Thott… makes me curious what the modern production process is like in the industry.
METRO PULSE IS OUT.
Capsule’s 16th studio album. Yasutaka Nakata’s 35th. Absolutely mindblowing. 2022 was such a fun year to be a fan with so many cool songs and unique ideas. The whole 80s synthwave sound came out of nowhere. Now I’m just curious what the 2023 sound will be.
This track wasn’t even one of the singles, I just thought it was fun.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXlbYV9RhAM
Samara Joy is the real deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X03lvK7qoco
Question: when will Dungen run out of sauce Answer: NEVER EVER EVER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEaaw8OAoj4
The Madison Cunningham hype is extremely warranted WOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3944VpVVKCI
I’m optimistic about Amplitube Tonex a.k.a. the “kemper killer” https://youtu.be/R6kbE6NgIYc?t=93
The idea is you record a clean guitar signal and its corresponding mic’d amp sound, upload it to the cloud and server-side some kind of AI/ML thing generates a model of the amp and makes it available to anyone who has bought into the ecosystem. The real win on their end is they build up a massive dataset of all these extremely high fidelity audio samples of all this rare and often one-of-a-kind gear they can build off of in the future. It seems existential for other companies in this space to follow suit ASAP or be left in the dust.
I never invested in a kemper or helix or axe-fx or anything. Buying specific hardware just to model guitar amps always felt like it would be an awkward stepping stone in the big picture, but plugins just seemed to fall short. Hopefully this bridges the gap.
UPDATE: It’s not very good…
Taylor Hawkins tribute concert live stream https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOnjLuBBkhU
Loving this trend of more music festivals streaming free online. Outside lands live now https://www.twitch.tv/sfoutsidelands