The Four Finalists of the Moogfest Circuit Bending Challenge

Events, News SoundCtrl April 15, 2014

Now in its 4th year, Moogfest presents the Circuit Bending Challenge, which invites engineers to hack everyday objects to create new instruments. Sponsored by MAKE Magazine, the contest has whittled down to four finalists, whose inventions have been selected by a panel of judges, including Mark Frauenfelder (MAKE Magazine), Ryan Germick (Google), Amos Gaynes (Moog Music), and Andy Huges (Moog Music).

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Red Bull Music Academy Festival 2014 Preview

Discovery, Events, Live Music, News, Top 5 SoundCtrl April 11, 2014

By Briana Cheng  It all began 15 years ago in a backyard of a Berlin warehouse, and now in 2014, Red Bull Music Academy is returning to New York with a month-long festival in May. RBMA was in New York City just last year, with its prestigious production academy, hosting workshops for a select group

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Coachella Upgrades with Apple’s iBeacon Technology

Discovery, Events, Live Music, Mobile & Tablet, News SoundCtrl April 10, 2014

By Carolyn Heneghan Coachella has announced that it will bring some of the latest in Apple technology to its festival attendees: iBeacon. The iBeacon is a small device that communicates with iPhones via Bluetooth to deliver proximity-based information, navigation, and notifications. On the official Coachella app, an update on April 9th says, “Enable On-site iBeacon notifications

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Now You See Me, Now You Don’t: Holograms in the Music Industry, Feat. M.I.A. and Janelle Monae

Discovery, Events, Industry Commentary, News, Top 5 SoundCtrl April 4, 2014

By Carolyn Heneghan A coast-to-coast duet using the latest in holographic technology? Surely it must be the 21st century. In celebration of the launch of the Audi A3, M.I.A. and Janelle Monae teamed up to bring audiences in both Los Angeles and New York City just that. While M.I.A. performed for a private event in

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Unsound Festival Opens Tomorrow in New York

Discovery, Events, Live Music, Misc, News, Top 5 SoundCtrl April 1, 2014

Unsound Festival began in 2009 in Krakow, largely known as the vibrant cultural hub of Poland. The festival, organized by the non-profit Tone Foundation For Music & New Art Forms, focuses on electronic, experimental, independent, and club music, and the intersection between and beyond all of those forms. Now in its fourth year running, Unsound has created

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Thicket Transforms Your Apple Device into an Abstract Instrument and Visualizer

Discovery, Events, Misc, Mobile & Tablet, News SoundCtrl March 26, 2014

By Kira Grunenberg Not long into the Music Tech Fest’s final day in Cambridge, all serious work came to a temporary standstill with a single presentation, and not just due to sound cutting through a silent room. “Thicket,” an interactive app for iPod, iPhone, and iPad, is the brainchild of “creative technologist and artist,” Joshue

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