Recently, Iran’s state controlled media has begun launching videos that feature rappers delivering their propaganda messages. In one such video, a well-known Iranian rapper sings on the deck of a navy frigate. Another raps about Iranian power; flags are waving in the background while soldiers sing along and stomp their feet. A sign of the times, Iran’s propaganda machine realizes that it must embrace the latest trends and technologies in order to reach the new generation of young adults.
Correct audio, video, and MIDI connections are crucial, especially with the wide range of hardware and software options available today. This step-by-step guide reveals the best ways to correctly connect studio equipment with more than 30 diagrams applicable for home, professional, post-production, and more. It makes it simple to understand connection considerations and technical requirements for all types of studio set-ups
The Complete Guide to Connecting Audio, Video, and MIDI Equipment: Get the Most out of Your Digital, Analog, and Electronic Music Setups, by José “Chilitos” Valenzuela, Hal Leonard Corporation,
The Recording Academy is often criticized when the Grammy Award winners are announced. While sometimes the complaints are valid, there are also frequent misconceptions. For example, perceived Grammy snubs may actually involve songs/albums that were never submitted for consideration or weren’t eligible in the first place. According to a Recording Academy press release the organization is launching a video series—Grammy 101—to help Grammy Award watchers understand the Grammy Awards and selection process better.
It’s a crazy time we live in with technology pushing boundaries at every corner, and now it’s even capable of printing instruments. Not too long ago a violin was printed and it looks terrifyingly beautiful to say the least with its abstract design.
David Heiss of Local 802 (New York City, NY) was lucky enough to play the world’s first ever printed Cello. It also has a stylish futuristic design and only one string. Not that it holds David Heiss back from seeing what it can do.
You can watch him play the beast below (if the video doesn’t appear click here).
Weird Al of Local 47 (Los Angeles, CA) performed at Comedy Central’s Night of Too Many Stars benefit for New York Collaborates for Autism. However, he did not perform alone. He shared the stage with 13-year-old autistic singer Jodi DiPiazza to perform a memorizing duet of Weird Al’s 1985 classic “Yoda” a parody of “Lola” by The Kinks. Towards the end of the song they are joined by a choir of autistic children to empower the finale. You can watch the video below and make sure you visit New York Collaborates for Autism for more information.