QuNeo Empowers Students at CNMAT at UC Berkeley

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The Department of Music and Professor Ed Campion have created an undergraduate music and technology curriculum built on the history of technological innovation coming from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies from 1990 to the present.  The CNMAT tools run in cycling74’s Max/MSP environment and are focused on real-time musical applications and best-practices for… Read more »

Miking Drums with K-Mix

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K-Mix is a handy audio multi-tool to have around; its combined feature set makes it a flexible and adaptive piece of gear to have around the studio. With the release of the BopPad we’ve been thinking a lot about drums and ways to integrate more KMI gear into drum rigs. One of the most exciting examples we’ve come up… Read more »

Interview with Jeff Kaiser (Trumpet and Electronics, pfMentum Records)

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I had the opportunity to interview Jeff Kaiser, the trumpet playing experimental electronics wizard, pfMentum label head, and professor of Composition and Music Technology at the University of Central Missouri about his musical practice, the relationships in which he finds inspiration, and the questions that drive his unique and towering musical accomplishments.

Understanding RIAA Equalization with K-Mix

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Have you ever wondered why you need to plug your turntable into a special input on your receiver? Or why K-Mix has “phono” and “line” options for inputs 3-8? Or why you can’t just plug it into a pair of powered speakers, start enjoying your old records and call it a day? Maybe you’ve recently finished… Read more »

Interview with Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson from Clipping.

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We met up with Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson from the experimental hip-hop band clipping after their sold out show at Starline Social Club in Oakland, Ca. They were cool enough to tell us about their process and philosophy, interesting media they’ve consumed recently, and a bit about how they get the most out of the routing capabilities… Read more »

K-Board Meets the Modal CRAFTsynth

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At this year’s NAMM show I had the opportunity to try my hand at the CRAFTsynth digital mono synth from the fine folks at Modal Electronics. You’ve probably seen it, it’s the $99 synth kit that can be assembled in under 10 minutes IKEA-style. But until I got my hands on one at the show I hadn’t really… Read more »