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]
posted by benzenedream
on Sep 1, 2009 -
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]
posted by Charlie Lesoine
on Jul 8, 2009 -
Are there any stores that sell cheap toy musical instruments in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by speicus
on Jun 25, 2009 -
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]
posted by bryanjbusch
on Jun 18, 2009 -
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]
posted by hapticactionnetwork
on May 14, 2009 -
Electronic music production. How, for example, were the sounds on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion
made? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore
on Apr 13, 2009 -
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]
posted by omaralarifi
on Jan 28, 2009 -
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?
posted by clearly
on Jan 12, 2009 -
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.
posted by kenzi23
on Sep 17, 2008 -
What can I do to help in regards to touch screen voting machines in my community? [more inside]
posted by niles
on Sep 9, 2008 -
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]
posted by nitsuj
on Aug 28, 2008 -
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.
posted by potch
on Aug 21, 2008 -
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]
posted by puckish
on Aug 11, 2008 -
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.
posted by tealeaf522
on Jun 13, 2008 -
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?
posted by murphy slaw
on May 16, 2008 -
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]
posted by desjardins
on Apr 28, 2008 -
Calling all electro fans: can anyone identify the track sampled at 1:39 in this
Justice concert clip?
posted by aqhong
on Apr 19, 2008 -
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)
posted by Knigel
on Apr 10, 2008 -
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.
posted by tehloki
on Apr 8, 2008 -
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!
posted by jdfan
on Mar 12, 2008 -
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]
posted by neilkod
on Feb 22, 2008 -
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]
posted by boreddusty
on Nov 14, 2007 -
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]
posted by elle.jeezy
on Nov 7, 2007 -
Can anyone make some recommendations on a Purchasing Process management software? [more inside]
posted by doomtop
on Nov 2, 2007 -
I need recommendations for beginner-level electronic kits and projects; audio-related kits and projects preferred. [more inside]
posted by lekvar
on Oct 29, 2007 -
Name my radio show
, which focuses on electronic music, centered around genres like: idm/braindance or whatever we call it these days, dub, trip-hop, chip music (as in... gameboy's and C64's), aleatoric, grime, dubstep, minimal, electrofunk, deep house and so forth.
I would say the primary theme of the show is music that is interesting not only for doing something creative, but for doing it with newly available technology (for it's time). I also have a bias towards music that is rooted in Jazz or other improvisational traditions. Aside from what is decidely artsy-music, there is also a smattering dancable music and mashups deemed clever enough. There is no dance music of the foor-to-the-floor variety though, and it is not primarily a dance show. [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Jul 26, 2007 -
Help me find a solution for electronic forms, signatures & workflow. What are the best options? Is there anything open source that fills those requirements? [more inside]
posted by aceyprime
on Jun 21, 2007 -