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]
What electronics should I bring to my new apartment? [more inside]
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]
Jazzy electronic music recommendations? I'm thinking of Squarepusher, some Tortoise, etc. [more inside]
MusicFilter: anyone know any music that sounds like this... [more inside]
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]
Why won't my scanned photos show up in those lcd photo frames? [more inside]
SongFilter: Looking for an electro/grindcore song that features lyrics about Donkey Kong and metal. [more inside]
I am looking for a PDA or electronic device used primarily for accessing the web through WIFI. The bigger the screen the better. If possible I would want this device to be able to read JAVA. When traveling, I find my computer is a bit bulky to use quickly as a web device. Thanks
I'm looking for urban cuts that sound like Mia's "Ten Dollar". Bass-heavy, utterly debaucherous, with a style that isn't necessarily "American" sounding. Are there any afficionados out there can help me with this search?
Please tell me everything you know about MIDI over Ethernet or MIDI over IP. [more inside]
I'm looking for a sample pack of all of the words/letters/numbers/phonemes from a Speak n' Spell (and/or derivatives). I'm not looking for crazy circuit bent samples... just something I can piece together words/phrases out of. Surely someone has done this. [more inside]
Daughter (age six) perhaps to begin piano lessons. Considering a weighted response electronic keyboard as a piano substitute. Seeking advice in brands, models, retailers, price, durability, and indeed, overall wisdom of this route over standard piano. All views even slightly extraneous welcome. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
How come so many companies seem to be cancelling their e-bill services? [more inside]
I have been assembling some simple test equipment that involves mating an Omron digital readout to an Omron 0-5VDC pressure transducer. I have been seeing erratic zero fluctuation that appears to coincide with switching the power on and off. My background is electrical, not electronic. I suspect that there could be a voltage spike occurring when the on/off switch is used. The switch is a good quality industrial double pole rocker switch with internal illumination. I want to eliminate possible switch caused spikes as a variable in trying to figure out if anything external is causing this wandering zero. I am familiar with switches that will control spiking in an electrical circuit but not with more sensitive electronics. What type of switch do I look for in my (Digikey) catalog?
What gear does Fennesz use? [more inside]
Right now, what are some good places -- in addition to ebay & Craigslist -- to sell used tech gear (such as old PowerBooks and any other excellent-condition but old stuff)? [more inside]
I'm looking for a box/cupboard/whatever that can store all my household electronic bits and bobs (ipods, moblie phones, PDA, digital camera etc) in one place without them, the cables and the accessories getting tangled up. I've thought those junk drawer organisers with lots of different sized compartments might work, but they're not big enough and I'd prefer something stand alone. Something that could accommodate a multi-plug socket and hide all the cables would be even better. Any ideas?
Electronic "music" from the 1960's. [more inside]
Tips for hand soldering leads to printed flexible circuits? [more inside]
Looking for good electronic-exotica music similar to Comfort Stand's Two Zombies Later, particularly tracks like 'Kitty's Daydream', 'Acapulco 2000', 'Moonlight Zombie Dance'. [more inside]
I boght a 40GB Ipod back in the day when they were relatively new and, as such, I payed full whack. It broke down during warranty and I was issued with a new Ipod and now the new Ipod has broken down outside of warranty. I was gobsmacked to discover that Apple require ~£160 merely to look at the Ipod without guaranteeing the fixing of it. All this has led me to ask the question, are consumable electronics of this nature designed to have a short shelf life with the cost of fixture used to make you purchase the next generation? Am I wrong to feel agrieved at this? [more inside]
Does anyone know anything about the electronic music/soundtracks that Norman McLaren composed for his own NFB short films (availability, gear, recording techniques, etc.)?
MuFi has got the best of me - help me get started making electronic music, particularly drum 'n' bass/idm. [more inside]
Another question about NiMH rechargeable batteries: Can I use brand A batteries in a brand B charger? Also, how can I tell a 'smart' charger from the timed version I hear tell of? [more inside]
I'd like to purchase the online publication rights to a book originally published in the 1960s, and long out of print. How do I go about doing this? [more inside]
My cousin (a musician/producer-type) and I are taking a spectacular North American gear hunting road trip. What hot spots can you recommend? [more inside]
I really, really, like Boards of Canada. What other similar music might I like? [more inside]
What equipment and tools do I need to build an electronic calendar? [more inside]
How can the energy cost of an electronic device over a span of time be calculated?
Can you mix rechargeable batteries with different mAh ratings? [more inside]
A friend of mine would like to buy an electronic Japanese-English dictionary. What model do you recommend? [more inside]
Electronic Signatures: Is a html web form with a checkbox and associated text a valid electronic signature? [more inside]
Fun sound toys. [more inside]
There’s a long tradition of telling a story, say, around a campfire, or to a group of friends in a bar, and based on the feedback you get, changing the story to suit or entertain your audience. Today, the web gives everyone the ability to tell a story and receive feedback from a much wider audience than was previously possible. Two examples I can think of are the blogging phenomenon and Shelley Jackson’s hypertext writings. I’m looking for traditional/historical examples and sources as well as as well as online equivalents?
MusicFilter: I enjoy Figurine. What else would I like? [more inside]
I'm a freelance web developer, and I've recently set up a PayPal business-level account to take payment from clients who prefer that method. But I'm growing more and more upset with the fact that it inevitably takes about a week from the day I get the notice of pending payment for the money to actually show up in my PayPal account, and another 4-5 days to get it out and into my bank account. What's the holdup? [more inside]
I'm an electrical engineering student at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and I'm looking for a local brick and mortar electronic components retailer. [more inside]
Spurred on by what happened at Czechtek, I'm trying to find more out about electronic musicians from the Czech Republic. The trouble is, I don't speak Czech. Does anyone know of any great Czech producers, or of any web translation sites that reliably do Czech to English so I can do more research? [more inside]
Blogfilter: I've been asked to monitor blogs for mentions of our company. I don't have a budget to hire a company to do this... [more inside]
Electronic music fans: I am looking for artists and tunes that are primarily in a major key or progression... [more inside]
A recently purchased iBook comes with Zinio, an application that allows for the onscreen reading of print magazines. I like the concept, and the interface is decent, but their selection is paltry and it all seems a bit too pricey. Still, I might be willing to give it a go. Does anyone use the service regularly? What do you think of it? Is there a comparable service out there that might be better? [more inside]