Auditory Transduction – How do we hear music?

Ever wondered how all that vibrating air is turned into sweet sweet music inside your head? Wonder no more! Here is a great video by Brandon Pletsch called ‘Auditory Transduction’ showing the auditory system in action when you hear music.How we hear music is amazing stuff…

Hearing (or audition; adjectival form: “auditory” or “aural”) is the ability to perceive sound by detecting vibrations through an organ such as the ear. It is one of the traditional five senses. The inability to hear is called deafness.

In humans and other vertebrates, hearing is performed primarily by the auditory system: vibrations are detected by the ear and transduced into nerve impulses that are perceived by the brain (primarily in the temporal lobe). Like touch, audition requires sensitivity to the movement of molecules in the world outside the organism. Both hearing and touch are types of mechanosensation.

I Dream of Wires – Story about Drumcell

In January 2012, the I Dream of Wires team stopped by the studio of techno producer Drumcell, to discuss his evolution from producing with hardware, to software, and now back to hardware again, with a focus on eurorack modular synthesis. The interview was conducted for inclusion in “I Dream of Wires: the Modular Synthesizer Documentary.” Drumcell is also the founder of Droid Recordings, and co-founder of Droid Behavior, one of LA’s longest running techno event promotion companies, standing at the centre of the West Coast techno community for nearly a decade.

I love the way how this guy talks about music and life!:)

I DREAM OF WIRES is a forthcoming documentary film about the history and resurgence of modular synthesizers. The film is currently in production. This is the 3rd in a series of extended interviews, which will be produced and released in various formats throughout the production, and following the release, of the film. I DREAM OF WIRES extended interview segments are sponsored by MATRIXSYNTH (

Also check out Drumcell soundcloud if you like more techno stuff!

Check out the video here

Theo Parrish – true artist

Great guy, DJ and Producer. True inspiration for all of us, i wish there is more people like this , who respect the music and art.

Check it out this amazing video where Theo going to the record store and speaking about the music among other things!

“Im not comfortable with convenience replacing artistry…”
Theo Parrish Feature. Taken from Slices Issue 1-12.

Copyright Criminals

The advent of the sampler has probably had more impact on modern music than just about any other instrument. The sampler has also been the subject of scrutiny from many professional artists who claim their work is being stolen while this revolution of cut-and-paste methodology takes over modern music creation. Copyright Criminals takes a long look at both sides of the argument with discussions on the legal and illegal sides of sampling and interviews with many artists who use this method. Notable moments come from James Brown’s drummer Clyde Stubblefield (the original funky drummer), Public Enemy, Q-Bert, Coldcut, El-P, Sage Francis, and Miho Hatori. In the center of this film are numerous lawsuits that only seem to come when an artist breaks from the underground into the commercial realm and a discussion of whether these laws are appropriate in modern society.

Is it sampling stealing?

Check it out and make decision for yourself:

SAE Institute Belgrade EMP course

Hi all , i want you to inform that the new EMP course is about to start on SAE Belgrade. Since you (maybe) know that i am holding this course at SAE Belgrade i just want to let you know that we are about to start new course. Maybe this is good time to tell your friends who are interested about it.

This is 5th course of this kind , and since now several dozens of people successfully completed the course and now they are making music that they love. Thas really proud moment for me since i am spreding my knowledge that i gathered through years and through schools. Studying of this course has his own advantages since the price of this course is lowest in the world and lowest between 56 country’s where SAE exist.

Beat the clock, make music!!!

More info on the flyer bellow or click here.

New Ableton or what!??

In the video above, Stagecraft Software show off new software, Livetronica Studio. The new DAW is still in development, but is based around a looper, timecode vinyl control and DJ software all bundled together.

Livetronica will also happily host VST or AU effects and instruments and looks to have to have an incredibly flexible interface. With programs like Bitwig, the new version of NI’s Traktor and now Livetronica, should the crew at Ableton HQ be getting worried?

Test LAB v2

Well we come to the next edition of Test LAB. The first workshop was the epic expirience , literally my hurt was full when i saw so many people in the school , tryng , making music and playing. This time we come to the version 2 and this time we tryng to setup even more equipment. You are all free to come , since this is unique expirience and moment where you can try sme new equipment and other.

Also , if you are interested in studyng on SAE this is the perfect moment for you to ask about all thins regarding SAE , and also why is SAE is one of the best schools in the world. You can also ask some wuestions about EMP course which i am runing, i will be there , so come 🙂

Test lab is the day when we will try some new music tools and much more. Saturday 26 May 2012, SAE Institute , Cika Ljubina 8 , 3rd floor , Belgrade. More info@ 011/2626-632