Interior design is now a lucrative and far-reaching – some might argue, bloated – industry. The import and export of styles is big business, top designers such as Kelly Hoppen and India Hicks have achieved filmstar status (one or two others the dubious fame of fraudsters) and then there’s the lucrative spin-off culture of books, magazines and reality television shows. Its emphasis, however, has so far rested almost exclusively on the visual.
Friday, February 25, 2011
When it was originally introduced in the mid-1970s, the Aphex Aural Exciter® brought its distinctive sound to select sessions by leading recording artists, traveling from studio to studio as an exclusive (and expensive) rental unit.
New York rockers The Strokes have posted the first part in their 'making of' series, which chronicles the recording of upcoming studio album, 'Angles'.
The Masters Free Online Teleseminar Series Focusing on Personal Transformation Launching March 8, 2011
Hosted by Healing With The Masters founder Jennifer McLean, each session of the free, live, bi-weekly series will provide registered community participants unparalleled intimate access to 24 of the most acclaimed "masters" from the transformational thought and wellness movements, including New York Times best-selling authors and "Oprah Winfrey Show" contributors.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The studio where Noah and the Whale recorded their new album isn't your typical recording space. A converted Methodist chapel in Bethnal Green, its warm atmosphere and favourable acoustics have also led to its hosting Guillemots, Mystery Jets and Arctic Monkeys.
Read first part here - Winter NAMM 2011 - New Product Hits (Part 1)
Offered in 88, 73 and 61-key versions, Kronos was one of the most talked-about products at the show. It features nine synth engines of various types and can switch sounds seamlessly (or instantaneously) while being played, thanks to its Virtual Memory Technology and a fast Solid State Disk, even from huge 4GB acoustic piano samples. From ethereal textures to complex layered tones, Kronos covers a huge range of sonic territory, as well as classic keyboards, pianos, tonewheel organs and electric pianos, and orchestral, percussion and pop sounds.
This 2011 Winter NAMM show (held January 13-16, Anaheim, Calif.) was a record-setting event, with 90,114 registered attendees checking out 1,417 exhibitors in the Anaheim Convention Center. There was plenty of new gear and choosing the Mix Certified Hits (our choices for the show’s Top 20 products) proved particularly difficult. Listed here, alphabetically, are our selections.