Technology

Technology has reshaped what is possible for independent creatives—this includes cursing at tech troubles on the regular. These posts share tips, tricks, app/gear choices, rants, raves and more.

Fish box (torobako) guitars by Stephen Faulk - Pyragraph

Torobako (Fish Box) Guitar Shop: A Primer

Stephen Faulk

All I wanted to do was make a cigar box-style guitar, and in this town there were no cigar boxes to be found. The next best box to find for free were the torobako, the crates used to ship sanma from northern Japan to southern ports.

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Dear Rich: Using MIDI Music from a Video Game Cartridge

Rich Stim

Dear Rich: I want to know if it is considered sampling when you record sound coming from a synthesizer that is playing electronic note data stored on a memory chip. Technically when you play an NES game (’80s video game system), the music that is playing is not pre-recorded. It is actually played “live” from musical note data on the game cartridge (gameplay triggers a MIDI pattern) in the console into the internal synthesizer.

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The Rise and Fall of the Liberal Arts Luddite

I was a bookish, literarily-devout writing major. The type who read prose poems and flash fiction anthologies in the corner at parties, that sort of thing. And though I wouldn’t have admitted it then, one of the reasons I didn’t own a smartphone was because I was afraid of it.

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Technology and Career Trends for Artists in 2017 and Beyond

The future looms large before us and it is our responsibility as artists to advocate for ourselves. We must advocate for our continued importance and relevance in such politically uncertain times. We must advocate for increased fusion of art and science, since an interdisciplinary understanding of the world has always been more thorough and enlightening.

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10 Ways to Survive as a Musician in London

Guest Blogger

The music industry is not going to end, of course. In fact, I feel positive that it could become the biggest it’s ever been. The demand for music is high. So what needs to be done to get there and how can musicians like me survive in the changing times?

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Art and AI

Considering the fact that we don’t have this whole existence thing figured out for ourselves yet, is it a fool’s errand to hope that machines could figure it out for us?

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