My sort of round-up selecting a few notable mentions from the entire winners list.
LUX - Morten Lindberg (winner)
As a Universal Audio Apollo user this is my absolute favourite pick. I just absolutely love the way they care about the quality of their products and their users. Not everyday a company of this calibre delivers a, latency free, DAW that integrates perfectly with their Hardware.
Diving deeper into the features you will find outstanding tools like the Integrated Multitrack Tape to provide drive and warmth to your single channels, buses or entire mixes. Or the built-in Neve Summing that if, like me, you use Waves NLS Non-Linear Summer to glue, color and drive your mixes, you will be thankful to have a summing alternative with impeccable Neve quality.
And YES! UA is bringing their expertise in electrical and acoustic modeling, sampling, synthesis, and signal processing to virtual instruments for the first time ever. They presented three products that will be available for LUNA: Shape™ a sampler and real time synthesiser.
A Moog® Minimoog — developed in partnership with Moog Music, the Moog Minimoog is an incredibly accurate and inspiring emulation of the archetypal 1971 Moog synthesizer.
Ravel™ grand piano — a model of a Steinway Model B grand piano based on UA's proprietary sampling, physical modeling, and new Ultra-Resonance technology.
I'm happy to share the second BajoºCero Mixtape for which I've selected 24 tracks of some of my favourite albums of 2019. As always trying to give priority to a diverse selection over a perfect mix. I really hope you enjoy this one!
There are times in life when you find a tool that open up a whole new palette of possibilites. This was the case for me with Magenta.
Magenta will help you get started making music and art with machine learning, and give you some resources if you want to explore on your own.
Check for example: Beatblender
Or Magenta Studio, a collection of music plugins, that can be integrated into Ableton, built on Magenta’s open source tools and models.
Drumbot lets you play real-time music with a Machine Learning drummer that drums based on your melody.
The Google Experiment A.I. Duet lets you play a duet with the computer. Just play some notes, and the computer will respond to your melody.
Or take it one step further with Fruit Genie:
I've been using Sonarworks extensively over the past year, while working on a new album, and it's amazing. They are on the incredible mission to provide better sound for everyone.
Now the same technology being used in over 45.000 professional recording studios in the world becomes available for iOS and Android devices.
The app allows to create a profile for your headphones adjusting the sound based on the biggest ever research into sound preferences - a 39,000 sample size.
They state that over 78% of listeners prefer SoundID enabled audio delivery over the factory default settings of any single headphone model.
I want to thank all agencies, musicians and friends for 2019 and wish you all only the best for 2020. Expect more creative projects, music releases with Tripsitterklang and mixes with BajoºCero. Let's all combine forces to change the world for the better and make amazing things happen.
I'm starting a new music podcast called BajoºCero. The Shows are intended as mixtapes (like in the good old days) more than DJ sets . They are around 90 minutes long and eclectic - without any genre restrictions. You can find the shows at: https://www.mixcloud.com/bajocero/ Enjoy!
Brands today are competing with the entire internet content available.
This is frequently seen as something new, but back in the day brands had the aspiration, and challenge, to make ads that were as entertaining as TV programmes and films. The competition was with professionally produced, audiovisual, photographic and written content.
Directed by, Sony BRAVIA's "Paint" director, Jonathan Glazer 20 years ago, in 1999, and drawing parallels between the wait for a Guinness and the idea of a surfer waiting for the perfect wave, Guiness Surfer Ad is among the greatest advertisements of all time.
Guiness Surfer Ad is an epic example of how a product truth can be dramatised in a really surprising way.
Art Direction + Sound
Art Direction + Sound
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