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For Sale to Highest Bidder: New DTV Stations in Delaware and New Jersey

Delivered... Brendan Holland | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 11:23 pm

Interested in a brand new full power digital television station in Atlantic City, New Jersey, or Seaford, Delaware?  Then the FCC has just what you're looking for, provided that you're ready, willing, and able to build the station from the ground up and don't mind a low VHF channel.   The Commission today issued the first auction notice regarding Auction No. 90 for the auction of two new full power commercial television stations.  Having amended the DTV Table of Allotments earlier this year to drop in DTV Channel 4 at Atlantic City, New Jersey, and DTV Channel 5 at Seaford, Delaware, the Commission has moved quickly to the competitive bidding stage and starting the process to offer these new channels to interested parties.  Today's Public Notice is the first step in the auction process and seeks comment on the rules and procedures for the auction, including the proposed minimum opening bid amounts that it has set for each station, namely, $200,000.  The auction rules proposed by the Public Notice are consistent with those used in other recent broadcast auctions and don't really offer any surprises. The Commission does not propose a date for the proposed auction and that will be set by a future auction Notice.  Comments on the Commission's proposed auction procedures and minimum bid amounts are due by September 30th, with replies due by October 15th. 

By allocating and offering these new VHF channels for commercial television operations, the Commission is satisfying Section 331 of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, which directs the Commission to allot at least one VHF TV channel to each state to the extent technically feasible.  Given the recent and ongoing debate over the possible reclamation of television spectrum or changes to the television interference protections,  it seems a bit counter-intuitive that the Commission is moving quickly to offer these two new full power TV stations, particularly in the (generally speaking) congested Mid-Atlantic Region.  Further, given the issues encountered by other DTV stations in operating on low VHF channels, Channels 4 and 5 may not be seen as prime spectrum, again particularly in the congested Northeast.  Both of those things said, however, a full power TV station is still a full power TV station.  And cable and satellite must-carry rights are hard to come by, not to mention the fact that the stations are located in Atlantic City, NJ and central Delaware, respectively.  So unless something radical happens in the next 12 months -- say like all consumers migrating to the consumption of television via the Internet instead of broadcast, cable, or satellite television -- it's likely that there will be a fair bit of interest in the auction of these two new stations.  

Summer anthems tested by Proxy

Delivered... Posted by beatportrachel | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 9:47 pm
Our next set of tested summer anthems comes from Moscow-based Proxy. We asked him which tracks got people moving on the dance floor during his summer gigs. Click through to check out his list.

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Guy Gerber Picks Remix Competition Winner

Delivered... Posted by Beatportal | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 7:40 pm
After much waiting and deliberation we’ve finally decided on a winner for the Guy Gerber remix competition. From almost 300 remix submissions, Guy Gerber and the people at Cocoon Recordings have finally chosen their winning remix.

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Media : Philip Selway, By Some Miracle

Delivered... info@filtermmm.com | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 7:35 pm
Philip Selway, By Some Miracle

About two months ago we shared Phil Selway's first single from his debut solo album. Now the Radiohead drummer has created a video to go along with "By Some Miracle."

The clip features a man standing on a rooftop with a rope and cinderblock attached to it. Everything is in slow motion while the track plays in the background. There is a little twist at the end though.

Check out the video and see what I mean.

"By Some Miracle" is from Phil's first solo album, Familial, out now.


Waves Audio Tony Maserati Artist Signature Collection Add-Ons

Delivered... Electronic Musician | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 5:40 pm
The new Maserati GRP Group Processor was designed for group tracks to put the finishing touches and sheen on background vocals, drums, master outs and more. The seventh plugin in the collection, GRP is designed for instrument submix groups. As engineers and mixers often submix tracks and process them as a group, usually adding overall EQ or compression, the GRP Group Processor is designed with this in mind

Pioneer HDJ-500 Series Headphones

Delivered... Electronic Musician | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 5:36 pm
The HDJ-500 DJ headphones adapt the styling and performance cues of Pioneer’s top-of-the-line HDJ-2000 headphones. The HDJ-500 uses comfortable urethane pads for the ears that allow the headphones to mold around the user’s head and ears for a snug and slip-resistant fit.

Apple iOS Updates: Key Restrictions Removed, New Library Access and DJ Apps

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 5:15 pm

iPad 3G and iPad Wi-Fi

In a surprise update, Apple has made significant changes to its developer agreement, coinciding with the release of OS 4.1. It would seem that Apple is in fact responding to widespread criticism of vague language and specific restrictions. I expect much will be made of what this means for Flash, but I think what’s more significant is that the agreement represents a step toward what many developers wanted. Apple’s app ecosystem is, by design, not as flexible as traditional desktop operating systems, and it falls short of some of what is possible on some competitors (Android, MeeGo). But it’s also a platform that continues to evolve and change, and given some of the platform’s unique strengths, those changes come as good news.

The other flipside – something really only relevant to music developers – is greater freedom in regards to Library access, which should continue to unlock DJ software possibilities.

A More Sensible Contract

Daring Fireball has an excellent run-down of the changes in the developer agreement:
License Agreement and New Review Guidelines

Summary:

  • Language bigotry is more or less gone. The widely-despised “Section 3.3.1″ has been slashed, so that mention of specific programming languages or the vague “intermediary translation or compatibility layers” is gone. That should open up Flash’s cross-compiler, yes, but more important is that a vague reference that could mean practically anything has been removed, and that Apple has responded to feedback.
  • Interpreter language (3.3.2) is clarified. If you really want script interpreters, platforms like Android remain a better choice; interpreted code is allowed (thanks to the editing of 3.3.1) but must be installed with the app. But better language here means less developer confusion, and – as the agreement now explicitly says – there’s always WebKit.
  • Analytics are more open. Language apparently written to ban AdMob (which in turn prompted legal and regulatory pressure on Apple) is gone. You can collect analytics with user consent.

I actually strongly recommend reading Daring Fireball’s whole post; I don’t always agree with him, but I think author John Gruber is spot-on on this one.

Okay, so you’re reading the above news all over the Web. Here’s news exclusive to our audience.

New Library Access API in iOS 4.1

While not significant to as many developers, OS 4.1 is a big leap forward in terms of access to the music library. That’s going to be helpful to DJ apps, but also any music creation app that wants to store its audio assets on the device.

Gordon Childs, author of the DJ app Flare, writes with an update:

So your readers know their stuff and pretty quickly figured out that Flare on iOS 4.0 didn’t have “direct” access to the iPod Library samples and that in fact Flare was doing a lengthy and slightly clunky import.

iOS 4.1 finally resolves this situation with a new API class called AVAssetReader. Flare Scratch is the first DJ app (maybe the first overall app) on the AppStore to use this API.

So that means that local library files and iPod tracks are on a
fairly equal footing and that when the other apps catch up
you won’t have to waste space uploading the same tracks
over and over, nor deal with lame ad hoc WiFi upload schemes.

The only reason I haven’t yet pulled the built-in library in Flare Scratch is that some meta-data is not yet reliably reported via the new API, against which I have several bugs logged, so for example you can’t seamlessly loop an mp3 yet.

http://async-games.com/flare.html
http://itunes.com/apps/flarescratch

So, 4.0 was an improvement for music apps, 4.1 is way better and all we need now is multiple audio channels (i.e. via bluetooth) and you’ll have the perfect digital music device.

Below: a video demonstrates why this is cool.

And major kudos to Flare: they appear to be the first app to take advantage of this feature, shipping before even Apple’s own iMovie.

Good Times Ahead?

I’m personally gratified by this news. But part of what makes me and many developers excited is what’s happening in the larger landscape. I think some of the biggest advancements won’t come from any one platform – iOS or Android, to name the two most active for developers.

Competition and criticism is keeping platform vendors (Apple, Google and their partners) on their toes. Cross-platform development technologies continue to get more robust, so that some of the best work will be done between platforms. (I hope to talk more about that soon, as there are some technologies of specific interest to both Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion.)

Nor are we just talking phones: bigger tablets, alongside or in place of laptops for performance, are part of the picture, too.

And because creative music apps push the envelopes of almost every aspect of these platforms – yes, far more than those fart apps – I think we stand to benefit the most from an innovative climate.

Rhythm Core Alpha: New Music Making App for Nintendo DS – DSiWare

Delivered... Peter Kirn | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 5:15 pm
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With the recently-announced Korg M1 app and DS-10, the Nintendo DS handheld remains a surprisingly-good choice for handheld music making. A new app could take that further.

Nintendo may have struck a blow to homebrew music developers by successfully blocking hardware that allowed it to run. But while it’s not nearly as open to development as Apple’s iOS, Nintendo’s DSiWare can work for an independent developer. The proof: Rhythm Core Alpha, created by T.B. Trzepacz.

What’s unique about this application is that it emphasizes real-time production. Sound playback never stops during editing. The crowded interface packs some fairly powerful-looking features:

  • A Drum Grid with 12 tracks x 64 beats x 122 sounds
  • A Note Grid with 8 tracks x 64 beats x 166 sounds
  • A Solo Mode that places six octaves of notes onscreen for playing
  • A 1000-step pattern mode with chord, drum, and note modes, plus looping
  • 7 velocity levels for everything (okay, not a lot, but that provides simple velocity control)
  • Quite-nice scale mapping (see screenshots) to keep you in tune – and yes, it’s also possible to override them

See the video demonstrations below.

Pricing is 500 Nintendo Points, or US$5. Naturally, you’ll need to have a DSiWare-capable handheld in a location with access to the store, but assuming you’ve got a newer model, this is much easier than the homebrew route, and pricing is similar to iOS apps.

Rhythm Core Alpha – Unrehearsed Jam at Kulak’s Woodshed, April 2010 – V2 from SoftEgg on Vimeo.

http://www.softegg.com
Facebook group

Rhythm Core Alpha on Nintendo DSiWare panel with SoftEgg’s Tim Trzepacz at Pasadena Rock ‘n Comic Con from SoftEgg on Vimeo.

Nicolas Jaar gets crooked

Delivered... RA - The Feed | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 5:00 pm
The young producer talks about his passion for "crookedness in music" with Electronic Beats, as well as outlining the intentions behind his forthcoming album for Circus Company.

Trentemoller; …Even Though You’re With Another Girl

Delivered... Posted by Caleb Rakes | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 3:25 pm
Smoke, dead people, floating protagonists; it can only be the new video to Trentemoller's latest single, '...Even Though You're With Another Girl'. Adam Hashimi's visual interpretation of the laid back, minimal swing track taken from Anders Trentemoller's second album, is a sordid affair, which takes a great deal of influence from David Lynch movies. The single, a slow burning track that matches the melancholy atmosphere of previous single 'Moan', takes on a different tone, with serendipitous vocals beckoning out, ‘I will wait for you, even though you’re with another Girl’. It’s slow, hypnotic swing pattern becoming a ballad for unfaithful lovers everywhere.

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Fink dubs on Aus

Delivered... electronic beats NEWS as RSS-Feed | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 2:24 pm

Ninja Tune recording artist Fink will be releasing a dub EP of tracks from his critically acclaimed third album Sort of Revolution, on his own imprint Aus Music which he runs alongside Will Saul, with edits courtesy of his alter-ego Sideshow.

Fink’s material is a much more acoustic, folk/soul affair, yet these dubs manage to retain all the essence of the originals whilst tripping the tracks out to great effect. For fans of Reggae, Dub and Bass, you will not be disappointed with these versions nor will fans of Fink’s original music.

The EP features lead single ‘Sort Of Dubolution’, which is a dub of the original albums title track, followed by ‘Dub It All’, which is an edit of ‘Follow It All’. For us the highlight track comes courtesy of Sideshows rework of ‘Q+A’, which is a truly mesmeric little gem. Finally, the fourth track on the EP is ‘Don’t Look Down in Dub’, which echoes the beauty of Radiohead and Thom York’s brilliance.

Sideshow’s Fink Dubs is out on Aus in October.

Fink dubs on Aus

Delivered... electronic beats NEWS as RSS-Feed | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 2:24 pm

Ninja Tune recording artist Fink will be releasing a dub EP of tracks from his critically acclaimed third album Sort of Revolution, on his own imprint Aus Music which he runs alongside Will Saul, with edits courtesy of his alter-ego Sideshow.

Fink’s material is a much more acoustic, folk/soul affair, yet these dubs manage to retain all the essence of the originals whilst tripping the tracks out to great effect. For fans of Reggae, Dub and Bass, you will not be disappointed with these versions nor will fans of Fink’s original music.

The EP features lead single ‘Sort Of Dubolution’, which is a dub of the original albums title track, followed by ‘Dub It All’, which is an edit of ‘Follow It All’. For us the highlight track comes courtesy of Sideshows rework of ‘Q+A’, which is a truly mesmeric little gem. Finally, the fourth track on the EP is ‘Don’t Look Down in Dub’, which echoes the beauty of Radiohead and Thom York’s brilliance.

Sideshow’s Fink Dubs is out on Aus in October.

Weekend Weapons: Wally Lopez

Delivered... Posted by Kornel Koch | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 1:00 pm
Wally Lopez is back at Space Ibiza for his third summer in a row, helming a coveted Friday-night residency, and the Madrid mainstay's productions are making waves from the White Isle all the across the Atlantic. In the video above, he speaks to Pioneer DJ Sounds about his definition of house music, and he breaks it down in his Weekend Weapons selection for Beatport. Read on for his picks, with audio and commentary.

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Matt Edwards starts ‘The Machine’

Delivered... electronic beats NEWS as RSS-Feed | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 12:35 pm

Radio Slave aka Matt Edwards is going to release RedHead, the debut album of new collaborative project The Machine in November this year on his Rekids label.

First appearing with the single ‘Fuse’ on Dixon‘s Temporary Secretary mix last summer, the project sees Edwards joining forces with Misha Holenbac of Australian fashion label Perks & Mini who is designing a unique image for each song on the album. There will also be a series of special gallery events and film makers Jigoku are currently completing a special short film inspired by the album. These non musical collaborations will be handled by Pyramids Of Mars, a new off shot of Rekids that will focus on multimedia and artistic collaborations.

Edwards had this to say about the project: "The idea of recycling and creating collages has been something that I’ve been doing since art school from working with a photocopy machine and a scalpel blade. With The Machine I wanted to explore this through the medium of music and create sound collages from found sources and music from around the globe. I also wanted to pull together visual artists who’s work capture the spirit of recycling and so played the first demos to Misha when The Machine was very much in its infancy. Misha’s work with his P.A.M label has always been an inspiration to me and I’m really happy that he understood the nature of this project and produced an image for each track. Jigoku’s style is similarly collage based and I’m very excited."

The Machine – RedHead is released on Rekids on the 8th November 2010.

Introducing: Max Vangeli

Delivered... Posted by Alex Hughes | Scene | Thu 9 Sep 2010 12:27 pm
San Francisco's Max Vangeli has quickly gone from being one to watch to being one in charge. After Pete Tong tipped his 2008 single 'Crazed', and Chris Lake's Rising Music label quickly snapped it up, things have moved fast for the Eastern European transplant. The following year, he remixed Late Night Alumni's 'Finally Found' and Steve Angello's 'Monday'; this year, he's had even greater success, remixing Ellie Goulding's 'Starry Eyed' and releasing the significant hits 'Gama' (for Size Records) and 'Swedish Beauty' (for Sebastian Ingrosso's Refune Records label). He's recently remixed Eddie Thoneick & Erick Morillo's 'Nothing Better', while his remix of Switchfoot's 'Always' (a collaboration with his production partner AN21) proves that Max's sensibilities translate just as well to the airwaves as they do to the club. With a Gorillaz remix, new productions, and trans-continental touring on Max's horizon, we figured we should catch up with him now, before his schedule gets any busier. Read on for the full interview and a selection of his Weekend Weapons.

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