Trying to remember the name of a TV series program that I watched in the late 1980s that in one episode on digital information predicted the rise of the electronic book. There was a male host who led the show, which was an examination of new technologies. In the particular episode I am looking for, he recounted an idea that books in the future would be distributed from something like an ATM machine where you would insert a card onto which the book would be downloaded. If it helps, I remember he stood at some kind of podium during the broadcasts that had like an acrylic/lucite egg-shaped glowing top--random detail, but these are often what jog people's memory.
Is it legal for a company to withdraw online payments from my account without notifying me first? [more inside]
There's a keyboard solo technique used in funky, upbeat tunes that is based on simple, high-pitch synthesizer chords, played really fast. I don't remember any specific tunes with this technique, but I'm thinking of 80s bands like the Commodores, for some reason. Can anybody help me find examples and maybe some theory so I can emulate it? Probably involves some pitch bend, too.
How do you keep track of and find new DJs and electronic music - the kind you would dance to at clubs and festivals? The rules seem to be different compared to album-based rock/pop music I'm more familiar with. [more inside]
Has anyone used one of those combination ECG/pulse oximeter/electronic stethoscopes that seem to be flooding eBay from various Chinese distributors? [more inside]
I'm a drummer in an indie-rock band with a 5-piece kit who is looking to expand my setup to include a drum sampling pad. I want something that has unique percussion sounds (not just cheesy electronic beats), built-in effects, plenty of storage space to upload my own samples, and the ability to record and loop live drumbeats. Any advice? [more inside]
Help me move forward in producing electronic music. [more inside]
I like electronic music. But what kind would this be considered? [more inside]
I want to learn how to make electronic music. But I need to learn in a way that guides me...very...slowly...and directedly. (Also, as free-of-charge as humanly possible.) [more inside]
What's the name of the electronic game Pat Summitt was playing on the t.v. show 20/20? [more inside]
CA East Bay Area Electronic Music: Where can I find it? [more inside]
My temporary support staff is leaving next week - and I need an on-line electronic card, or other program, where 70+ volunteers can send a note of thanks. [more inside]
Can you electronically transfer money from one US bank account to another? [more inside]
MetaPandora: Recommend me some more songs like French Film Blurred, Sinister Exaggerator, When It's War, Golden Hours, Burning Skies. [more inside]
What's this particular old drum machine beat? [more inside]
Vicissitudes of switching from iPad to Android [more inside]
Why don't bank credits/debits post instantly? [more inside]
Ever heard of a Leap Pad? We have a few that we picked up at garage sales and such. The pen no longer works. How can we fix this? More inside. [more inside]
What are the best programs for electronic music production? [more inside]
Is Docusign the only game in town? Who is good/cheap/sane on this? I am building a (healthcare) site where users must upload 'signed' forms (no PHI). My fantasy solution: The receiver can see that the form is *signed*, but won't see *exactly who* signed it. Memail me if necessary. Note: not talking about digital signatures, but *legally* electronically signed. Educate me on how 'legally signed', 'authenticated', and 'digitally signed' intersect.
Give me everything with a side of synth, please. [more inside]
Piggybacking on the question below, what are some EDM music shows and festivals worth seeing in Holland / Europe this summer? [more inside]
I"m an Aussie enjoying a high exchange rate and visiting Hong Kong in a few weeks. What electronic goodies should I be purchasing, and any suggestions on how to go about it? [more inside]
Miller Puckette's The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music, as a textbook, seems obtuse and unrefined to me. Am I missing something? [more inside]
Updated for Spring 2011: Please recommend your most oblique, sideways, unsettling, and unusual dance music. [more inside]
Re-building my electronic music home studio with a new computer at the heart of it. Have lots of pieces but not sure of optimal setup/signal path. [more inside]
What was that music webapp I had on my iPod? Help me remember the site I had saved to my homescreen a while ago. I'm fairly sure it was a webapp and not a proper app. I seem to remember the name for the icon was shortened to a two-letter acronym; I thought it was DI for digitalinspiration.com but googling that shows I was wrong. I'll try to describe it anyway: the app had a series of square, colourful icons down the left-hand side, not unlike the style to the iTunes gift card drawings. Each icon represented a category; I definately remember 'lounge', and the others were mostly dance/electronic music related genres like house, groove etc. probably hip-hop stuff too. Definately a cool and groovy site.
Trying to remember a trance artist from back in the MP3.com days. [more inside]
Is this electronic connector (pics: 1, 2, 3, 4) easily available, or is it a custom part? [more inside]
Hey, Music nerds! I'm looking for tracks with the same kind of vibe as Justus Köhncke's "Timecode" or Alden Tyrell's "Love Explosion". [more inside]
I´m looking for a way to record electronic music using binaural technology. I already have all the necessary equipment (binaural mics, dummy head, DAW, etc.), but I want to record the sounds DIRECTLY from the source without using the dummy head, is it possible? [more inside]
I like songs that are very electronic sounding but also poppy and accessible. Help. [more inside]
What's the bass & drum style of Flight of the Conchords Sugalumps, particularly 9th through 15th second of the video, called? Rhapsody's genres has something called Electro-Funk which includes artists like the Bass Mekanik that include test tones on some albums and Bass Transmission. I'm particularly interested in the sustained low low bass "notes," particularly when combined with higher percussion (snare) in a really danceable, but somewhat slow tempo.
What is it called when a techno/similar artist mixes a song with chunks or samples of rock songs? What are some artists or songs that do this? [more inside]
Songs similar to MFA, Gui Boratto? (for a running playlist). [more inside]
Is the housey piano bit of Sweet Shop by Doctor P a sample? Are the vocals? Any recommendations for more music like that?
Recommend me non-repetitive electronic music. [more inside]
F*ck Yeah! or Hell Yeah? or I don't know if Yeah belongs there. Who is this band? [more inside]
I would like to pay someone to build me an electronic toy. See this Jobs post. Is there another site that I could request bids on?
Wired had an article recently about a company whose job it was to sweep Fortune 500 corporate offices and boardrooms looking for electronic surveillance devices. Is this a real problem? Has there ever been a documented case of a large company being bugged by their competitors? My gut is telling me this is a lot of hype.
Electronic musicians: help a brother out with MIDI and latency issues? [more inside]
What kind of circuit can I use to measure between shield and ground in an electric guitar? [more inside]
Is there a reason Malvino's Electronic Principles would be considered a bad book? [more inside]
I need recommendations for a mid-length piece of instrumental music which varies a lot in expressive emotional content to be used in a neural imaging experiment. Please provide links to listenable extracts (i.e. amazon mp3 clips or you tube). [more inside]
[HobbyFilter] Help a guy with a demonstrated inaptitude for music make some. [more inside]
Is the U.S. Copyright Office's Online Copyright Office borked with Safari? [more inside]
How do I make an electronic drum kit for wearing on the body? [more inside]
I've been given the opportunity to write a weekly tech/computer/electronics column for my local paper and although I have plenty of column ideas I can't for the life of me come up with a name for it. So I'm asking the Hive Mind: what should I call it? More details inside. [more inside]
Electronic Music Filter: Help me identify this song. It was played in the Major Lazer set Coachella and I'm pretty sure either Club 75 and/or Erol Alkan played it as well. [more inside]