Masters of MIDI: Jean Michel Jarre

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the fifth and … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Jean Michel Jarre

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Masters of MIDI: Herbie Hancock

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the fourth installment … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Herbie Hancock

Masters of MIDI: Laurie Anderson

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the third installment … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Laurie Anderson

Masters of MIDI: Depeche Mode

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the second of … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Depeche Mode

Masters of MIDI: Howard Jones

Each day this week, to mark the 30th anniversary of the release of the first synthesizer to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability—the Prophet 600 by Sequential Circuits—TWTR will focus on an electronic music pioneer and one of their performances during the early days of MIDI in the 1980s. This is the first in … Continue reading Masters of MIDI: Howard Jones

Coming next week…MIDI at 30: A retrospective of the ‘Masters of MIDI’

As the BBC recently pointed out, this December marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Sequential Circuits' Prophet 600 synthesizer, the first to feature MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) capability. As an aspiring electronic musician who purchased an Ensoniq ESQ-1 synthesizer, an Ensoniq Mirage DSK-1 sampling keyboard, a Roland U-20 synthesizer, an Alesis HR-16 … Continue reading Coming next week…MIDI at 30: A retrospective of the ‘Masters of MIDI’

Artist to Watch: Dent May

I first learned of Oxford, Miss.-based singer/songwriter/musician Dent May when I heard the song "Eastover Wivez"—a bonus track on his 2009 release, The Good Feeling Music of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele (released under the name of Dent May & His Magnificent Ukulele)—on satellite radio a couple of years ago. It was one of … Continue reading Artist to Watch: Dent May

Tandem With The Random 015 – 11.21.2011

Tandem With The Random 015 – 11.21.2011 Tandem With The Random podcast No. 15 (11/21/2011) features an interview with Matt Borgen and Monica Giacomucci of Recycled Rowhouse, a craft-based business that takes discarded objects like unwanted desks, tables, doors and moldings and encourages environmental sustainability by recombining them into functional items, such as birdhouses, planters, … Continue reading Tandem With The Random 015 – 11.21.2011

Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 015 – 11.21.2011

Tandem With The Random podcast No. 15 (11/21/2011) features an interview with Matt Borgen and Monica Giacomucci of Recycled Rowhouse, a craft-based business that takes discarded objects like unwanted desks, tables, doors and moldings and encourages environmental sustainability by recombining them into functional items, such as birdhouses, planters, jewelry boxes and candlesticks. File size: 3.2 MB. … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 015 – 11.21.2011

GarageBand for iPhone – Experiment #2

The other night/day, I recorded another song using GarageBand on my iPhone, this time with vocals. "Form of Life" is a prog-rock sort of thing I started writing back in the 80s. I never constructed a bridge so it's basically just verse-chorus with a bit of an intro at the front, which made it easier … Continue reading GarageBand for iPhone – Experiment #2