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A Music-Mixing Command Station  
 
Today's featured workspace comes from reader Rasidel Slika, who put together a really intense digital audio workstation in a pretty small space. In addition to being practical and well-organized, the vibration dampening pads on the walls actually look cool (which you know isn't an easy feat, if you've ever tried before).
Vampires A-Z
Throughout the shadowy world of ghosts and demons there is no figure so terrible, no figure so dreaded and abhorred, yet dight with such fearful fascination, as the vampire, who is himself neither ghost nor demon, but yet who partakes the dark natures and and possesses the mysterious and terrible qualities of both.
Radio Bermuda
Welcome to Radio Bermuda  
a space where friends from different  
dimensions, share their selected sounds.  
 
We dig: disco+techno+kraut/rock+synth/pop+  
newave+indie+elektro+italo+idm+ebm+surf+  
boogie+house+jazz+funk+hiphop+dub/step+  
ambient+cumbia+country+soundtracks+crossover...  
 
You can play this radio:  
Directly from the web player.  
From your itunes store (its free)  
---or by subscription (from your podcasts)  
From your mp3 player once you save the tapes.  
The helpful folk over at Wired wrote about a new and exciting implemetation of HTML5 and CSS3 – wheelsofsteel.net – that allows visitors to make a remix of songs from soundcloud (or any mp3 URL for that matter!) using simulated Technics SL-1200s and a simple mixer. If you are one of the ‘cool kids’ (fast net & computer) you will be able to ‘scratch’ the records & manipulate the playback speed using the pitch slider. If you want images to appear on the records (as above) you will have to load tracks from soundcloud, but if you want a more personalised remixing experience you can simply find the URL of an mp3 and load it up. Another excellent feature is that the wheelsofsteel URLs are formatted so that you can share your remix combinations!  
 
The final result is by no means flawless, but the smoothness and usability of the site is impressive for something that is streaming mp3s from the net and allowing you to remix them via your browser.  
 
The Wheels Of Steel: An Ode To Turntables (in HTML)
The Oomphalapompatronium is a wonderfully convoluted mechanical organ-like instrument hand made by performer Leonard Solomon. Solomon has built several similarly whimsical instruments for his music and comedy act.
'Everything Is a Remix'
This site is a companion blog to the four-part video series, Everything is a Remix.  
 
The first two episodes of the series have been published and part three should be released in early summer.
tsia - Famous faces and their record collections.  
 
> F*ck yeah, Schallplatten!'s Tumblelog
Music Searcher
Search through hundreds of music related music and blogs, discographies, music stores, and more.  
Music-Searcher.com indexes some of the largest music sites, but our main focus is obscure blogs, smaller websites and Creative Commons content.
an arcade of audio atrocities tortures your poor ears incl. hamsters for jesus, my p*ssy belongs to daddy ...
These samples are supplied in labelled kits (with varying bpms), each of which contains bass, beat, synth, piano, jazz, dubstep, percussion, house, drum, hip hop, rock, etc., samples. As well as loops, some of the kits also contain hits and multisamples.  
 
Most of these samples are supplied as 24-bit WAV files and can be imported directly into your DAW(digital audio workstation) or sampler of choice. The samples/loops are royalty-free and you're welcome to use the samples in your music in any way you like – we only ask that you don't re-distribute them.  
 
The samples are supplied in a zip file, so you'll need to extract them before you can see them. Many of these samples originally appeared in Computer Music's or Future Music's magazine cover DVD’s.
I told y'all to stay up off my lawn.
There is a satisfying immediacy about the prospect of establishing an encampment for the night — clearing the site, erecting the tent, chopping wood, building a fire and cooking over the live flame — that in turn suggests a meaningful connection to landscape, place and the rugged life of backwoods adventurers. In essence camping is an act of faith and survival, a way to buttress a modest, isolated human settlement against the forces of nature. Situated "somewhere between challenging new circumstances and the safe reassurances of familiarity," the camp is a temporary substitute for the home — a place to dwell, to sleep, to interact socially, to prepare and eat food. Stripped of any but the most vital conveniences, the camp is literally and figuratively open to the stimuli of its natural surroundings.  
 
Disclosure : I hate camping, but this article is a gem.
Domino Records Radio
In the spirit of such stand-alone broadcasting giants as Radio Caroline, John Peel Show, Rinse FM, The World Service and Woman's Hour - and dispensing with such orthodoxies as playlists and compliance - Domino Radio commences transmission on June 6th 2011, for a week of non-stop music, conversation and good times.  
 
Presented by Domino's international roster of artists, along with friends and neighbours from the worldwide independent music community, Domino Radio will host a dynamic schedule loaded with individuality, free expression and all manner of sounds from around the world.
 
 
Mostly archived now...couple of the goodies:  
Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream, Songs of Alex Chilton
Greetings, my peoples! This blog came to be because there is much in the guitar universe I want to know about than knowing how to play Dorian modes and C major chord in hundred different ways. There are many other sites who can do that for you. I subtitled it ‘stories around guitar’ because you never know how your life might be connected to the guitar.
Hey ho, Lego. Ok, that’s not quite what fallen rock’n’roll idol Joey Ramone sang in Blitzkrieg Bop, but after casting our beady little eyes upon this collection of iconic album covers rendered in every schoolboy’s favourite colourful plastic bricks from Denmark, we like to think The Ramones frontman would forgive us our deliberate misquote.  
 
The work of British artist Aaron Savage, the idea is a simple one: reconstruct a host of music’s finest album covers – and Muse’s Absolution – using only Lego. Pleasingly, it all works, the endearing simplicity of Lego chiming with rock’n’roll’s playful immediacy.