June 14, 2013
Switching to digital devices is not really an option any more – it is an unspoken requirement. If you land a job that is thirty miles away, your employers will expect you to have your transportation figured out. They’re not going to have sympathy for you if your only means of transportation is a bicycle. Likewise, the club will expect you to have a decent amount of songs at your disposal, even if you are an analog DJ who sticks to vinyl. Better yet, if you have large collection of CDs you are expected to bring them with you. These days carrying CDs around sounds like a hassle.
The longer a DJ puts off the switch to digital music, the harder and more laborious the actual switch will be. Think about it – you have a rather large collection of music sitting in fragile jewel cases, ready to either be …
December 7, 2012
Science fiction writers have contributed a great deal to science and technology, using only their imaginations. The idea of robotics and artificial intelligence has been predicted and discussed many time and time again, and the same questions begin to pop up. Other than the obvious fear of human beings creating other life that is more intelligent than them, there is the question of whether or not robots could actually have personality. Movies like “I, Robot”, which was actually based on a written book, have explored this concept – leaving us with more question than answers. Regardless of predictions made by famous authors and movies created in their likeness, robots will likely become part of our future.
Robotics has not been limited to film. The same types of concepts appear in music as well. A producer could spend hours in Ableton creating tracks using digital sounds, but be disappointed in the …