Here's an excellent 1956 RCA Victor promotional documentary about how vinyl records are made. More than 50 years later, the basic process remains the same even as the number of pressing plants has dwindled, driving up the price of new platters.
Love Hultén is a maker of one-of-a-kind video game consoles and synthesizers. I love his design aesthetic. His latest creation is a folding modular synthesizer he calls the MDLR-37. Modular synthesizer divided into four sections. The hand-crafted system folds into a carrier when not in use for portability. Hardware: Korg Minilogue, Korg Microkey 37, Meris… READ THE REST
I'm really excited about the upcoming Maker Music Festival, which starts on Saturday, May 15. It's an online event with a virtual campus of 18 buildings. Each building has several windows, and by hovering your cursor over a window you can get a preview of music created by one of the participants. By clicking on… READ THE REST
The Global Jukebox is a fantastic way to explore music from around the world. The project launched in 2017 and was originally conceived by Alan Lomax (1915-2002), a musicologist and folklorist. Lomax's daughter, anthropologist Anna Lomax Wood, has continued the project over the past decade along with the multimedia designer Gideon D'Arcangelo. Over 6,000 songs… READ THE REST
Up until the last few months, it would have been completely acceptable to shrug your shoulders and let your eyes glaze over if someone tried to explain a non-fungible token to you. But after decades of limited ownership over images, gifs, and virtually anything found on the web, the NFT process can now finally give… READ THE REST
We're always looking for something with that wow factor. That item with a little something extra that stops people in their tracks and demands attention. And trust us; when you see the equivalent of a solar eclipse burst through the wall of your living space, the allure of the Protean Color Changing Wall Light becomes crystal… READ THE REST
Marketing has changed. Old school advertising venues like print and broadcast are continuing to cede ground to the new kid on the block: digital marketing. And in case you need the proof, no less an authority than global investment firm Goldman Sachs can break it down for you. Analysts at Sachs found last year's pandemic… READ THE REST