On Friday I'm going to Birmingham (Sutton Coldfield) for three months (until early may) for an engineering internship. What should I know? What's the Birmingham area known for amongst Britons? What should I absolutely not miss in my down time? What social norms (at work or otherwise) might be unusual to me? What do locals do for fun? What parts of the city should I wander around in to get a sense of the place (and in which areas would doing so get me killed or served with an anti-social order)? [more inside]
My husband mixes dance music using Fruity Loops. I want to get him some CDs for Christmas for samples -- particularly stuff that sounds like Fatboy Slim. Help? [more inside]
Sort of looking for an Internet Radio Stream that plays kompakt pop/ambient kind of stuff. Thank you!
A little while back I heard a bass guitar player with some kind of amazing live looping set-up - what on earth was it? I keep wondering what he was doing. All I could see was that he was grabbing (sampling) things he was playing, as he was playing them (ie while he was continuing to play), using foot pedals of some sort, and then incorporating those loops into the rest of the track. Amazing. But how?
A two-parter on an efficient filing system: 1 - if you're running a business with the usual documents and stuff, what is the best filing system in the entire world so that everyone will understand it and know where to look to find stuff. (What kind of labels/titles to use, how to divide physical files etc). 2 - and if I wanted that system to be online, what's the best way to store it all so that they are readily searchable, findable etc. [more inside]
IdentifyThisElectronicMusicFilter: Does anybody know the name/artist/album of this minimal electronic track I found in a liveset (big mp3)? Or anything similar? [more inside]
Can anyone identify the artist, album, or even subgenre of this electronic music track? [more inside]
Recommend some music like Bon Iver's Woods, Imogen Heap's Hide and Seek, Beardyman, and some of Jamie Lidell - which feature nothing (or very little) but the human voice modified by electronics. Augmented acapellas, if you will.
What are some of your favorite obscure electronic music singles? I'm looking for the kind of stuff where an otherwise unremarkable or unrecognized artist managed to release one perfect song. [more inside]
Licensing music for Guitar Hero-like app [more inside]
Online systems for writing teachers? [more inside]
Is there a rave subculture, and how can I get in on it? [more inside]
What is better? The Leapster Gaming System or the Leapster 2 Gaming System? [more inside]
Looking for somewhere to buy electronic components in Los Angeles, possibly in bulk ammounts. Things like resistors, capacitors, op-amps, LEDs. I'm imagining a great big store with aisles and aisles of switches, knobs, project enclosures, components, wires and soldering irons. [more inside]
Are there any stores that sell cheap toy musical instruments in Los Angeles? [more inside]
I'm thinking of shooting and uploading some b-roll for sale to others who might need it, with locations and keywords and all. Is there a marketplace for this? [more inside]
What kind of grad program should I go to if I'm interested in the preservation of digital media archives? Museum studies? Information science? Something else entirely? [more inside]
What are the best electronic drum kits on the market not named "V-drums"? [more inside]
Electronic music production. How, for example, were the sounds on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion made? [more inside]
Breakfilter: Help me find songs that have similar drum breaks to You Got Me by The Roots. [more inside]
Do I really need a soldering station? [more inside]
Just returned from fabulous 2 week holiday in New York. I Brought back Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer from Staples costing $230. Unfortunately, I cannot use it in U.K., unless I plug voltage converter/transformer products. Has anyone else bought this set over there with more success? Any advice \ information appreciated. Please specify me What exact voltage converter product to buy & where to buy it from USA online store. Thanks. [more inside]
Which movies have an electronic music soundtrack? [more inside]
MusicFilter: I recently discovered Cut Copy and think that their new album is fantastic. Do you have any suggestions for similar upbeat feel-good electronic music?
Help me find this tiny electronic pocket piano from my youth. [more inside]
Advice for a beginning musician in terms of networking and promotion? [more inside]
How does an absolute beginner get started making electronic music? [more inside]
Is there a way to track a human being electronically for their own safety and not entirely with the person's consent? I'm asking this for a friend whose father has mild alzheimer's and wanders off. I'm not really asking if it's moral to do this but if you feel the need to give your opinion on that, knock yourself out. I want to know if there is a technology that will allow her to track her father's movements electronically, not through a cell phone or a bracelet or implanting something under his skin. If it matters, this is in New York City.
What can I do to help in regards to touch screen voting machines in my community? [more inside]
I want to learn, from a teacher face-to-face, to use the various tools in an electronic (as in "dance," including hip-hop) music producer's arsenal. Do classes/lessons exist? How about in Chicago? [more inside]
Anyone know of any non-Radio-Shack retail outlets for electronic components near Philadelphia? I know there are tons of online outlets, but I'm looking for a brick and mortar supplier, and I need more variety than Radio Shack can offer.
Using a AA battery, two pieces of speaker wire and an LED, I am trying to make a simple circuit. I am meeting with complete failure. Help! [more inside]
Does anyone know of a version of "Baby It's Cold Outside" or "Let It Snow" or "Winter Wonderland" or any other non-denominational holiday song that has been remade so that it's upbeat? A cool electronic or hip hop remix would be awesome. It's important that it's upbeat and not slow and mellow like the originals are usually sung.
I recently rediscovered the song "Man, It's So Loud In Here" by They Might Be Giants, and the delicious juxtaposition of the New Order/Pet Shop Boys pastiche of the music and the sardonic treatment of club culture in the lyrics leads me to my question: What are some other songs that sound like typical dance music but which have lyrics that are critical of dance music or club culture in general?
Trying to find similar songs like these: electronic-ish with math-like beats. [more inside]
I have a 2003 BMW 325i. There is a sticker on my windshield warning me that aftermarket electronics (and cell phones) may interfere with the car's electronic system. For real? The dealer says they cannot install the factory iPod interface (it's only for 2004 and later). My fiance has a 2006 BMW X3 with the factory-installed iPod interface and I am insanely jealous. DO WANT. [more inside]
Calling all electro fans: can anyone identify the track sampled at 1:39 in this Justice concert clip?
I am looking for an electronic dictionary that can translate English/Korean/Japanese. I have looked around, and there are simply too many to wade through without any that seem above the rest. Does anyone here happen to have any experience with one or have any recommendations? (I initially tried to find something for my Blackberry 8830; however, I had no luck as of yet)
Can anyone identify the repeated clip of music in this flash movie? Warning: this is more difficult than these things usually are. WARNING: STROBING LIGHTS, ALSO SORT OF OFFENSIVE TOWARDS PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY.
I have recently found Of Montreal's cover of Where Eagles Dare, and I love it. Can you recommend me some more electronic(kish) covers of old punk songs? I am not looking for anything that is not an electronic(kish) cover of an old punk song. [more inside]
What is that fried electronic smell? [more inside]
My friend from grade school was just profiled on Time.com. We met in 4th grade in 1979 over an electronic learning toy in class. It was white plastic, had a smoked plexiglass cover, spherical in shape but possibly on a pedestal. Help me identifiy it so I can remind him of it!
Helio Sequence sympathizers? Help me find more! [more inside]
Does the Roland MC-505 produce TR-808 sounds using synthesis or samples? Is there anything that the TR-808 does that the MC-505 wont? [more inside]
Why do my speakers randomly begin to hum/buzz? [more inside]
I'm looking for a electronic/dance song from probably the late 90s or early 00s that has the words "Stranger Danger" repeated in a male robot voice. Any ideas? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for electronic voting/polling systems. It would be used to conduct officer elections for a large membership organization. [more inside]
Can anyone make some recommendations on a Purchasing Process management software? [more inside]
I need recommendations for beginner-level electronic kits and projects; audio-related kits and projects preferred. [more inside]