Stratus SoundCloud Player

Stratus from Lee Martin on Vimeo.

The only type of SoundCloud player that was missing was one that would float on the top or bottom of a site and continue to play as you switch pages. Lee Martin solved the problem with his new Stratus SoundCloud player.

“Stratus is a jQuery powered SoundCloud player that lives at the bottom (or top) of your website or blog and enables visitors to listen to SoundCloud tracks & sets.” – stratus.heroku.com

For more info: blog.soundcloud.com/stratus

Tragic Error – Tanzen

I bought the 12″ vinyl of Tragic Error’s Tanzen in 1989 from Vinyilmania on Carmine Street. This was the precursor to the techno onlsaught that was about to happen. While it may seem really silly to some we took this track very seriously. Patrick DeMeyer went on to create some monster hits has T99 and Technotronic. The other single he released that year Klatsche In Die Hände was also killer.

“Patrick DeMeyer is a Belgian songwriter, composer and producer who has written and performed with several successful elecronica acts, most notably Technotronic, T99, Daisy Dee and 2 Unlimited. Also known under the aliases Thomas De Meyer, The Beat Machine, Black Kiss, Fatal Error, G-Force, Go!, Tecno-Rockers, Tragic Error He is also considered a pioneer of early techno and electronica due to his involvement with several ground breaking acts including Technotronic and 2 Unlimited in the late eighties, and early nineties.” – wikipedia.org/Patrick_DeMeyer

For more info: discogs.com/Tragic-Error-Tanzen

Tron Moog

Two retro futuristic things get mixed together in Jacob Borshard’s Moog meets Tron Poster. Imagine this as one of those 70s felt glow in the dark posters you could get at Spencers. $25 for blue, $50 for the limited edition red ones.

“A survey of notable modular series types as well as a complete collection of every classic Moog all-in-one synthesizer, presented in chronological order. Two color screen print on heavyweight black paper with gloss varnish. Measuring 18×26, this artist printed art print is signed and numbered in an edition of 75. Also available in a ‘BAD GUY’ red edition of ONLY 6!” – nakatomiinc.com

For more info: nakatomiinc.com

via matrixsynth and synthtopia

Mira Cook – Drum Machine

Mira Cook – Drum Machine from Sean Gillane on Vimeo.

Here’s a pretty cheesy indie video from Mira Cook about at Mattel Synsonic drum machine. The one in the image above is on eBay right now for $39: click here. I wouldn’t mind having one in my collection. Did I ever tell you I love drum machines?

“It was a cheap and cheesy toy and it sounded fairly horrible… but what else would you expect from a toy manufacturer’s attempt to cash in on the emerging drum machine market of the early ’80s?” – hollowsun.com/vintage/mattel

For more info: hollowsun.com/vintage/mattel

Discogs Mobile

The incredible music info archive site Discogs now has an optimized version for iOS and Android devices. I’ve used the site thousands of times. Often I go there to get info I can’t remember about my own releases! Here’s the page for some of my music on Discogs: discogs.com/artist/Horrorist

“To access Discogs mobile, simply navigate to www.discogs.com using your preferred mobile browser. By default, you’ll see the mobile version of Discogs with an option to switch to the full site if desired.” – discogs.com

For more info: discogs.com

Telefunken Echomixer 1961

I really want one of these vintage Telefunken Echomixers. I’m not sure they are worth Sonic Circus’s price of $2650. It’s definitely a piece you want if your building a musical time machine. What a sweet distortion and spring reverb from Germany.

“Telefunken Echomixer, a great vintage piece form 1960 years with old discrete comoponents (old transistors, no tubes) It is a Mixer + an amazing spring reverberator. the first A channel is dry, and on B and C you can select the spring reverb amount between the two lower sliders. Great unit for a unique sound and collector.” – soniccircus.com

Via matrixsynth

Andrew Zuckerman: Music

Andrew Zuckerman: Music is an iPad multimedia book with interviews, photographs and portraits of 50 popular musicians. What has me interested is the theme of the interviews. Andrew asks why music is important. What makes music important to the artist. “The App is currently $4.99 and is available on in the App store: click here

“The Andrew Zuckerman: Music iPad app features dynamic portraits of over fifty musicians, from across genres, who provide their perspectives on one of the most universal and yet unexplainable art forms. It includes portraits and a short film for each contributor, as well as interviews and behind-the-scenes photography. Live text from the interviews can be organized by theme and is sharable. Musician pages link directly to the artist’s page in iTunes…” – andrewzuckerman.com

For more info: andrewzuckerman.com