Saturday, May 7, 2011

Music Biz 101 - Things you don't learn in school

My good friend Carlisle Young has a blog where he offers a lot of insight into his life and the music business.
This is an excerpt from his latest  blog post:
"At age 16, I finally accepted that I outgrew visiting Jamaica and I was growing up extremely fast as I was starting the growing process and learning what it took to make it in life. I used to think Jamaicans only made reggae/ dancehall music and that they only lived in Jamaica and then I started to meet alot of them that were in the hip hop, house and reggae music scene in New York. Of all my friends that were into music, I was the only one that wanted to learn producing and mixing so I started to meet all these non Jamaicans that were into hip hop but they never really took to me because they thought I was a monkey. At that time they were right because there’s a lot of truth into stereo typing......."
Read the read of his post on Tumblr 

Electrix Tweaker Performance Controller

The Electrix Tweaker looks like a great DJ controller but I can definitely see this being put to good use in the studio as well as on the road. I think Producers and Remixers will add this to their list of go to devices.

• USB powered
• Midi In/Out
• 8 Velocity Sensitive Pads
• 32 LED Backlit Rubber Pads
• 2 Channel Strips. Each with a fader, 3 pads and push encoders.
• Crossfader
• Large Four Way Encoder for browsing.