Category Archives: laptop rockers
living the digital audio way of life.
living the digital audio way of life.
exerpts from install.log (“-total-” is the time for a complete OS X Lion (10.7) upgrade)… HDD macbook aluminum (late2008) 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 160GB HDD (Toshiba MK1653GSX, >90GB free space) Operation Elapsed time —————————– script 0.00 seconds os 0.04 seconds crsp 596.19 seconds reap 1867.02 seconds presize 235.28 seconds disk 626.93 seconds zero [...]
yes, today the yearly increment of my favorite binary punk is due again and therefore i want to use this nice browser window to serenade him. and what could fit better than a composition for 10 tb3o3s performed by serious people in wearing tailcoats? happy birthday, alte socke! it might also server as a nice [...]
wtf?! ever noticed, that apple slows down their macbooks and macbook pros nowadays if you remove the battery? “If the battery is removed from a MacBook or MacBook Pro, the computer will automatically reduce the processor speed. This prevents the computer from shutting down if it demands more power than the A/C adaptor alone can [...]
15 years ago the first physical modeling products appeared on the market – not as plugins but as dsp driven hardware- some people might remember the yamaha keyboards like the vl-1. one of the most interesting products was the korg wavedrum – yes, a physical modeling drum. it was pretty pricey, korg discontinued it before [...]
aha. betty blitzkrieg behauptet, der diskokaiser zu sein. na wenigstens mit “k” geschrieben. fragt sich nur, wer betty ist? joachim deutschland 2.0? ver. 1.0 scheint ja momentan in der klapse zu sitzen. nachdem er mal wieder meinte, er sei mit einer bombe verbunden, welche die berliner o2 arena sprengt. ok, ist ein anderes thema. auf [...]
that’s a nice one: there’s a keyboard shortcut you can use while firing up an APC40 that lets you delete the firmware. trust me, you don’t want to try this with your own. without the firmware this thing does not do much at all :) and as the firmware is not available as a download, [...]
ok, now there’s also a guitar amp modelling software from vox, the good old amp builders… and it’s kind of a stand alone product, no VST, but hey, it includes an ugly stereo speaker that more or less looks like a guitar amp. or better: like the siamese twins version of ugly active pc speakers [...]
after enjoying the brilliant rex the dog live gig @tresor (… and some drinks) i was given this little hand-drawn message from the man, uhm, the dog himself! and as we all are ableton addicted laptop rockers it even features a little technical blueprint of the stuff he uses for gigging ;-) i feel honoured! [...]
…released to the usual torrent sites yesterday – pretty quick as the official Live 8.0.1 was released just last thursday. needless to say: copy protection violation detected after 8 minutes of usage. Don’t they test this stuff at all before flooding the torrents with this crap? I’ll never get it….
yeah. just curious and playing with numbers here as there are so many out there looking for this shit. modem firmware anyone? you fail unlocking 2.20.03? fucked yourself by hitting that bloody update button and you can’t downgrade the firmware? or your hipster communication device is just too new and already came with 2.30.03 instead [...]
looks like there’s a new little startup called bitwig, they just won some kind of german company founding price. they seem to base on 3 ex-ableton developers, you can see a short (german) interview with volker schuhmacher here and this is their website. no further information about what exactly they’re up to, so we’re all [...]
Disko’s studio will get extended with a DIY Dual 1176 Clone quite soon. The PCBs arrived on Friday, most other parts have been ordered already. Before heating the soldering station, it’s time for some improvement on the studio desktop. Part one has just been finished: a pair of 5U 19″ Racks and speaker stands. Ingredients [...]
… and this time it’s something good, ha! really like this mistabishi track and also the video is just so brilliant! this was exactly the dose binary punkism i needed this morning in order to get out of the bed and start the day. turn up to eleven and enjoy! another video, same track.
good old josh showed up today after playing at the berghain yesterday (… uhm, sunday – and for sure, i was still recovering from saturday and again didn’t show up. AGAIN. dammit) and we toyed around a bit with live 8, the apc 40, scribbled on our glass door and enjoyed the usual nerdy tech [...]