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October 8

The Necks...

Worth checking out, if you haven't heard of them, already...the cat is out of the bag, now... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/04/magazine/my-obsession-with-the-necks-the-greatest-trio-on-earth.html?hpw&rref=magazine&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well
posted by littlejohnnyjewel at 11:13 PM - 1 comment

September 9

Preview of my new album INTERRUPT REQUEST (MASTER BOOT RECORD)

Hello everyone, here's MBR and first of all I'd like to say thanks to everyone for the positive feedback in the post made by Cortex about my music some time ago. I'm about to release a new album titled INTERRUPT REQUEST and you can listen to a small preview at the links below. Will be released on Bandcamp in few days. I hope you will enjoy it.

facebook.com/masterbootrecordmusic (7:00)
youtube.com/masterbootrecord (5:47)
twitter.com/masterbootrec (2:00)

CONFIGURATION/TRACKLIST

01 - IRQ 0 SYSTEM CLOCK
02 - IRQ 1 KEYBOARD
03 - IRQ 2 CASCADE
04 - IRQ 3 MODEM
05 - IRQ 4 MOUSE
06 - IRQ 5 SOUND BLASTER
07 - IRQ 6 FLOPPY DISK DRIVE
08 - IRQ 7 PRINTER
09 - IRQ 8 CMOS
10 - IRQ 9 NETWORK
11 - IRQ 10 3DFX
12 - IRQ 11 SCSI
13 - IRQ 12 VGA
14 - IRQ 13 COPROCESSOR
15 - IRQ 14 PRIMARY IDE
16 - IRQ 15 SECONDARY IDE

MASTER BOOT RECORD
I am a 486DX-33Mhz-64mb processing avant-garde chiptune, synthesized heavy metal & classical symphonic music. 100% Synthesized, 100% Dehumanized.

Heavy metal is not dead. It was just not (very) evenly synthesized
posted by MASTERBOOTRECORD at 6:15 AM - 1 comment

June 8

Podcast #5 is up!

Link and tracklist here on Metatalk [more inside]
posted by greenish at 8:41 AM - 1 comment

May 5

May-June Music Challenge: I Saw This Thing On The Blue And...

As suggested by comealongpole and rangefinder 1.4, the next challenge is to post music inspired by something you saw on the MF frontpage. [more inside]
posted by greenish at 6:59 AM - 6 comments

May 3

I'd love to see this song come to life

Never made a serious effort to find collaborators, is anyone interested? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb at 10:02 AM - 7 comments

April 12

Challenge Idea: Username-inspired songs?

Admittedly potentially fraught! Similar to how a previous challenge invited non-MefiMusic regulars to opt-in by suggesting ideas for songs (e.g. set "When The Toad Came Home" to music), what about writing songs inspired by MeFite's usernames? They'd (we'd) have to volunteer themselves and willing Challenge-takers could call dibs on whichever they liked. Slight potential for drama, but considering some of the more creative, odd or merely unfamiliar usernames I reckon there's plenty of potential to whip up a song/piece/ditty based exclusively on the name given not the person. Good/iffy/bad idea? I lean towards iffy, but I'm a natural pessimist.
posted by comealongpole at 4:35 PM - 6 comments

March 26

Twenty-One Free Sample Packs

An article by Scott Wilson for FACT that might be relevant for folks: “21 great free sample packs for producers on a budget”
posted by Going To Maine at 11:41 PM - 3 comments

March 17

Alternative lyrics for "What did you learn in school today"

I wrote some new lyrics for this still-relevant social commentary/protest song by Tom Paxton from the 60s, which was first recorded by Pete Seeger. I don't really have recording equipment to speak of, so I'm not posting my ukulele rendition but thought that the lyrics might be of interest. (sorry if this is not really the place for this sort of thing; I haven't spent much time in MeFi Music) [more inside]
posted by cubby at 6:40 PM - 2 comments

March 8

Possible Collaboration?

Hey guys, I'm seeking input and possible collaboration for a song directed toward Trumpistas. [more inside]
posted by snsranch at 6:05 PM - 1 comment

February 28

March Music Challenge: Tell Us a Story

A short one-month challenge, so feel free to post something old, new, borrowed and/or blue - so long as there's a story behind it [more inside]
posted by greenish at 9:57 AM - 5 comments

February 9

MeFiMusic Podcast no.4 is up!

Check it out on Metatalk. Thanks again to everyone who agreed to be included :)
posted by greenish at 10:29 AM - 2 comments

December 23

Music to soothe the soul of the savage

I've recently started building a playlist of quickly produced lofi recordings of live performances of what I'm calling "Creeper Ballads," covers of songs from the POV of problematic or unreliable male narrators who are either unrepentant creeps or who might be. The project is therapeutic for me, a way to vent unruly emotions and manage the stress of the ongoing political crisis and social breakdown in the U.S. and other painful setbacks I've been facing in my personal life. There must be others out there who've been making music to cope? Share and discuss what you've been doing creatively as therapy with the rest of us here. [more inside]
posted by saulgoodman at 6:22 AM - 3 comments

December 22

900 MB of TB-303 Samples

I posted about this to the front page, but it might be better here:
Techno producer TB Arthur has released a free “Psychedlic Cookbook” of “[o]ver 900 MB of basslines, beats, percussion, synths, vocals, tops & more” for your music making pleasure.
posted by Going To Maine at 9:03 PM - 6 comments

December 8

One Song To the Genre Of Another

Following on from the post about haunting covers I thought I might submit the idea for your consideration for future challenges: To record a version of a song changing the genre in such a way that it changes the meaning of the song. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier at 2:04 AM - 4 comments

December 2

Dec/Jan Music Challenge: Do The Thing That Scares You

Lets step out of our comfort zones for something completely different. [more inside]
posted by greenish at 6:42 AM - 15 comments

October 31

November Music Challenge: 60 Seconds and Under #2

A short and sweet challenge in preparation for the longer December/January one - this November, keep it short and sweet. [more inside]
posted by greenish at 8:53 AM - 18 comments

August 12

The third MeFiMusic Podcast is up!

Here it is on MetaTalk [more inside]
posted by greenish at 2:48 AM - 2 comments

May 12

Mr. Trump Don't Like It

I will send you a care package of peculiar and random things if you re-write and record the famous Memphis blues rag Mr. Crump Don't Like It for MeFi Music. This is a serious offer.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:24 PM - 4 comments

April 29

MeFiMusic Challenge: Music By Women

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: record a song by, with or as a woman. [more inside]
posted by greenish at 10:23 AM - 15 comments

April 25

Troubleshooting Radio Interference

Any hints or tips on how to get rid of radio interference when recording something, specifically via the line-in port on an iMac? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display at 9:16 AM - 3 comments

March 2

Make Donald Drumpf Again

Make Donald Drumpf Again My friend and I were inspired by the Jon Oliver show and decided to write and record, as quickly as possible, a tribute to Donald J Drumpf.
posted by urrduhdur at 6:54 AM - 4 comments

February 28

Mefi Cover Challenge

In case there's anybody who follows Music Talk but not MetaTalk, Greg Nog has laid down a challenge there, to wit: "Please record a cover of a song that you only know about because it was in a post on metafilter." (See the link for more info.)
posted by Shmuel510 at 4:57 PM - 1 comment

January 27

RPM Challenge 2016

Anyone up for this year's RPM Challenge? [more inside]
posted by grog at 6:06 PM - 9 comments

January 26

Which Guitar Amp?

My local music shop has a used 35 watt Sundown SD-CJ-35 Clone Jr guitar amp for $99; they also have a new 20 watt Fender Champion at the same price. I'm not finding a lot of information about the Sundown on the internet, so I'm a little hesitant to choose it. [more inside]
posted by steinwald at 7:24 AM - 3 comments

December 19

We Love You (all the time)

This is a great gesture. I wonder what MeFi Music could come up with? This being The Eagles of Death Metal's Pay It Forward Fundraising campaign for victims (and families of victims) of the recent Paris terror attacks. [more inside]
posted by philip-random at 1:27 PM - 3 comments

November 16

Festive Season Challenge: Pessimism/Optimism

Either bring the blues or put on your rose-tinted specs... [more inside]
posted by greenish at 3:19 AM - 2 comments

November 9

We are the challengers?

What's the next MeFi Music Challenge?
posted by pxe2000 at 7:10 AM - 3 comments

November 7

MUSIC 2000:response

Does anyone else remember Codemasters' MUSIC 2000 on the PS1? [et al] [more inside]
posted by comealongpole at 10:12 AM - 0 comments

November 6

Mixer or audio interface?

I'm ready to take the next step with regards to music production hardware, but I have no experience or knowledge with some portions of my possible setup. I would like the hivemind's advice with regards to whether I need a mixer, an audio interface, or both. [more inside]
posted by infinitewindow at 11:57 AM - 5 comments

November 1

Discipline in recording; switching gears

Several questions about being a returning dabbler and going about making polished and not bad-weird music. If anyone could answer any of them, I'd be really grateful! [more inside]
posted by cotton dress sock at 12:17 AM - 13 comments

September 2

Sound Card Recommendations.

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64 and I'm looking for a decent sound card to replace the RealTek onboard audio. [more inside]
posted by metagnathous at 7:56 PM - 7 comments

August 14

August-September Music Challenge: Tunes of the Unexpected

After the well-chosen and lovely city songs, we need some chaos to balance the order. [more inside]
posted by greenish at 2:03 AM - 1 comment

August 3

Another Coursera musical offering

Fundamentals of Music Theory, offered by the University of Edinburgh, starts today (8/3/2015). [more inside]
posted by usonian at 3:58 AM - 4 comments

July 14

Amp "splitter" - plug more into one amp input

Is there such a thing that allows me to plug two things into one thing on an amp the way there is a thing that allows one to plug two headphones into one headphone slot? I keep googling things like "amp splitter" but clearly my terminology is lacking here. I want to plug in a guitar and a microphone into one input.
posted by Corduroy at 4:56 PM - 7 comments

June 24

Your Mission, If You Choose To Accept It

Request: 30 Seconds of the Mission: Impossible Theme on a single instrument. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk at 2:10 PM - 1 comment

June 10

MetaFilter Telephone Answering Machine Outgoing Messages

Challenge idea: Answering machine messages, like Radio Shack's! [more inside]
posted by ignignokt at 7:56 PM - 5 comments

May 12

The best part of breaking up

Hi Mefites! The company I now work for hosts music competitions and gig listings on the world wide web. We've got one contest lined up right now that actually could pay well and be a pretty cool career boost too so I thought it'd be appropriate to broadcast to this community, even though it does cost money to sign up for our site (10-12$/month) So far we haven't actually had too many appropriate entries so anyone who sends one in has a decent shot at the contest picking them! [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:24 PM - 3 comments

May 1

May-June Music Challenge: We Built This City on Rock and Roll (/Folk/Jazz/Hip-hop/etc)

...with apologies for getting that song in your head. Or NOT because it is FREAKING AWESOME. [more inside]
posted by greenish at 2:21 AM - 28 comments

March 5

March Music Challenge: MeFiAnthems

At this time of change, let us band together in solidarity, gratitude, and general weirdness, and express ourselves in the best way we know how in this little corner of MetaFilter - via music. [more inside]
posted by greenish at 2:56 AM - 27 comments

January 9

Free classical composition online course starting next week (January 13, 2015) on Coursera

The course is "Write Like Mozart: An Introduction to Classical Music Composition", offered via the National University of Singapore. It's a 6 week course. You can take it for free, or pay Coursera for an official certificate, suitable for framing or wrapping fish. [more inside]
posted by usonian at 7:16 AM - 6 comments

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