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

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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’

Tandem With The Random 020 – 11.21.2012

Tandem With The Random 020 – 11.21.2012 Tandem With The Random podcast No. 20 (11.21.2012) is a special episode focusing on two groups involved in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the Jersey Shore and featuring interviews with Melissa Klepacki, founder of Princeton, N.J.-based Restore Our Shore, and Stan Hays, co-founder and executive director of Missouri-based … Continue reading Tandem With The Random 020 – 11.21.2012

Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 020 – 11.21.2012

Tandem With The Random podcast No. 20 (11.21.2012) is a special episode focusing on two groups involved in Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the Jersey Shore and featuring interviews with Melissa Klepacki, founder of Princeton, N.J.-based Restore Our Shore, and Stan Hays, co-founder and executive director of Missouri-based Operation BBQ Relief. Also included is host … Continue reading Show Notes for TWTR Podcast 020 – 11.21.2012

My musical ode to the Jersey Shore

Note: The following was originally published on my personal blog... I grew up at the Jersey Shore and—admittedly—I've spent a good chunk of my adult life trying to leave it behind. But even though I never really thought of myself as a "shore person," it was where I was raised...and it will always be a … Continue reading My musical ode to the Jersey Shore

Matt Duke launches Kickstarter campaign for new album

One of my favorite up-and-coming singer-songwriters these days is South Jersey's own Matt Duke. Well, Matt has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his new full-length CD, which he will be recording without the support of a record label. All those who contribute to the cause will get access to an exclusive … Continue reading Matt Duke launches Kickstarter campaign for new album

Great music for a great cause

A great event is happening this weekend on BlowUpRadio.com. It's a benefit to raise awareness and funds to fight Spondylitis, a chronic inflammatory disease that causes pain in the back, neck and hips. "Banding Together" features an amazing number of performances streaming all weekend, and my longtime friend Christian Beach is one of the participating musicians. You … Continue reading Great music for a great cause