March 28, 2012
So we just got back in from Miami after a long and eventful week at Miami’s WMC/Ultra and the week before at Austin’s South by SouthWest Music Conference. We had a great time and are home with loads of content that we are logging or converting from notes to articles.
If you’ve been keeping up at all, you have seen our ongoing coverage of “The Road to SXSW” with Ambassadors. The mix for “Habits” is coming along. I am currently sending a rough to the guys so we can pick up a tambourine track we all managed to forget on our last day tracking together, but that mix will be final and proudly shown for all in the next week. In addition, we have our live coverage of the boys from some of their shows with Lights we caught, as well as their appearances at SXSW.
October 27, 2011
So, we are crazy work mode here at UniqueSquared. This, naturally, makes me crawl the web for news in what I call “avoidance mode.” So, while you wait for other stuff we have coming, read that sweet UniqueGeek mixing tutorial from yesterday, then salivate over new things with me.
1. Twitch Live App
There is a new free Application for the Novation Twitch DJ controller called Twitch Live Translator. This Twitch Live application is free for download. It allows Twitch to control parameters and build custom mappings within Ableton Live. Anyone can run the application. This won’t leave users who don’t own Max for Live out in the cold. However, those who do own Max for Live will be able to Customize the application as much or as little as they like. Novation are encouraging users to share their own versions on the Novation Forum.
2. ReCycle …
October 11, 2011
One of A3C’s highlights is being able to often times co-mingle with your favorite emcee/producer/dee jay as your walking from one venue to another, or even just after the performance for the artist in question. Another highlight is when an artist brings something special to the A3C Festival that you wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else. That’s exactly what Torae did when he linked up with the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio to host an invite-only listening session for his upcoming album,‘For The Record’.
The Mobile Studio Lounge moments before the invited guests arrive
The Mobile Studio Lounge moments after the invited guests arrived
The album, which is scheduled for release on November 1st and is available to pre-order on iTunes and FatBeats, drew in many of the industry’s most discerning taste-makers and music scene leaders for the preview event. In attendance, among many others, were Eternia, …
September 12, 2011
Legendary turntablist, award-winning producer, and one of the most in-demand dee jays in the world, DJ Jazzy Jeff was in town on tour and stopped by our Mobile Studio to say hi (we helped out Jeff with his recording studio on wheels) and hang out for a bit.
DJ Jazzy Jeff in his UniqueSquared-furnished Mobile Studio
In preparation for Jill Sccott’s Summer Block Party tour, DJ Jazzy Jeff approached UniqueSquared about using our Mobile Studio for the duration of the tour in order to work on his current projects while out on the road. As much as we genuinely wanted to oblige, the Mobile Studio was already committed to several other events which would coincide on the same dates as Jill Scott’s tour. So we did the next best thing – we assisted him in building out the studio portion of his tour bus! Sponsors who helped outfit DJ …
August 26, 2011
Recently we had the pleasure of hosting some great guitar playing and singing by Grammy-nominated musician Edwin McCain on board the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio.
Edwin and his personal sound engineer Brent Moreland were inside the Unique Squared Mobile Studio to talk about the PreSonus Studio Live 24.4.2 since it is the mixer of choice that they use while out on the road. With 11 albums in the bag and a wall of platinum and gold albums that have sold in the millions, the main thing Edwin is concerned with is, ‘the moment’:
it just has to do with people coming together and sharing a moment, that’s it. And that’s all I ever wanted to do. I just love that moment in the small club and bar where every single person in there has a moment where it’s silent and they get it and it’s beautiful, that moment where