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Live bass guitar looping - how DID he do it?

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?
posted by monster max on Oct 18, 2009 - 20 answers

Help me file everything perfectly.

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]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Oct 14, 2009 - 7 answers

We were never mnml

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]
posted by azarbayejani on Oct 10, 2009 - 5 answers

It's all "electro" to me.

Can anyone identify the artist, album, or even subgenre of this electronic music track? [more inside]
posted by 256 on Oct 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Strange Voices

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.
posted by phrontist on Sep 17, 2009 - 15 answers

That boy needs therapy

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 - 19 answers

♪ How Hard Can This Be . . .

Licensing music for Guitar Hero-like app [more inside]
posted by @troy on Aug 15, 2009 - 1 answer

Online writing system?

Online systems for writing teachers? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jul 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Where do you dance if you missed the Electric Daisy Carnival?

Is there a rave subculture, and how can I get in on it? [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Jul 17, 2009 - 12 answers

Which Leapster should I choose for 5 year old?

What is better? The Leapster Gaming System or the Leapster 2 Gaming System? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Where to buy electronic components in Los Angeles

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 - 6 answers

I want to make the bleepy bloppy wheezy sounds

Are there any stores that sell cheap toy musical instruments in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by speicus on Jun 25, 2009 - 9 answers

Where do people go for B-roll?

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 - 4 answers

Where should I go to grad school?

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 - 11 answers

"I don't wanna work/I just wanna bang on the drums all day."

What are the best electronic drum kits on the market not named "V-drums"? [more inside]
posted by po822000 on Apr 28, 2009 - 8 answers

How was Merriweather Post Pavilion made?

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 - 15 answers

Intense breaks + soft music = ???

Breakfilter: Help me find songs that have similar drum breaks to You Got Me by The Roots. [more inside]
posted by azarbayejani on Apr 1, 2009 - 9 answers

Soldering?

Do I really need a soldering station? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Mar 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Epson Artisan 800 All-in-One Printer bought in USA? How to use in U.K?

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 - 4 answers

Unce unce bleep - "say what again"

Which movies have an electronic music soundtrack? [more inside]
posted by rocco on Jan 21, 2009 - 53 answers

Yes No Maybe is all I need to hear from you

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 - 26 answers

Tiny Toy Pocket Elctronic Keyboard of Magical Awesomeness

Help me find this tiny electronic pocket piano from my youth. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Dec 9, 2008 - 9 answers

How to network with other musicians and get feedback on my music?

Advice for a beginning musician in terms of networking and promotion? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Nov 5, 2008 - 4 answers

Getting started producing electronic music?

How does an absolute beginner get started making electronic music? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Oct 28, 2008 - 24 answers

Old guy walks into a bar...

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 - 13 answers

What can I do about touch screen voting?

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 - 8 answers

Teach me how to unce unce

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 - 5 answers

Where to buy electronic components near Philly?

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 - 2 answers

Why can't I make this work? LED angst inside

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 - 15 answers

I need a cool remix of a non-denominational holiday song.

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 - 24 answers

ID song from "iPhone in the enterprise" video?

What is the song used in the background of Apple's iPhone in the enterprise video? [more inside]
posted by Asymptote on Jun 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Dance Music By People Who Hate Dance Music

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 - 35 answers

Please Rock My Boat

Trying to find similar songs like these: electronic-ish with math-like beats. [more inside]
posted by cashman on May 2, 2008 - 36 answers

Can I install aftermarket iPod interfaces into my BMW?

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 - 7 answers

Identify this sample?

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 - 5 answers

Looking for electronic dictionaries

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 - 1 answer

Honestly, I would be thrilled with an artist, or even a GENRE.

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 - 8 answers

Help me find more electronic covers of old punk songs.

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]
posted by 23skidoo on Apr 4, 2008 - 13 answers

fried electronic smell

What is that fried electronic smell? [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15 on Mar 24, 2008 - 8 answers

Early electronic "learning" doohickey?

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!
posted by jdfan on Mar 12, 2008 - 5 answers

Helio Sequence Sympathizers?

Helio Sequence sympathizers? Help me find more! [more inside]
posted by Texasjake987 on Feb 27, 2008 - 14 answers

How does a Roland MC-505 stack up against a TR-808?

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 - 13 answers

Macbook External Speaker Buzz

Why do my speakers randomly begin to hum/buzz? [more inside]
posted by benji on Jan 9, 2008 - 9 answers

Stranger Danger!

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 - 5 answers

Electronic voting systems for membership organizations.

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 - 1 answer

Can anyone make some recommendations on a Purchasing Process management software?

Can anyone make some recommendations on a Purchasing Process management software? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Nov 2, 2007 - 4 answers

Where are the beginner-level electronic kits to be found?

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 - 19 answers

What's the Pitchfork of the electronic music world?

What's the Pitchfork of the electronic music world? [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Sep 27, 2007 - 15 answers

College Tech

What electronics should I bring to my new apartment? [more inside]
posted by benji on Jul 31, 2007 - 14 answers

And you're listening to...

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 - 26 answers

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