Archive for March 2012
Here is a mix of some of my favorite Progressive/Electro/Dutch/House tracks out right now. This is this is “PART 1″ of a two part series in dedication to the “Winter Music Conference” 2012. I hope you enjoy and please feel free to “SUBSCRIBE” and interact with me as I love exchanging ideas and theories. Talk to you guys soon… -Stylez-
WMC 2012 Soulful House Music Def Mix W/ Bang & Room 26 Pool Party, WMC 2012 David Morales Live Shelborne Miami South Beach. Winter Music Conference 2012 – Queen Latifah makes a surprise appearance.
MotoGP Rewind pays special tribute to Marco Simoncelli following the Sepang round.
Video Oficial da DANCE CLUB SESSIONS de dia 3 Março de 2012 na Discoteca “SAI de GATAS” em Torres Vedras. Produção de Prostilo.tv (http://prostilo.tv)
DANCE CLUB SESSIONS Official Video of March 3rd 2012 @ “SAI de GATAS” Club, at Torres Vedras, Portugal.
Video by Prostilo.tv (http://prostilo.tv)
Watch entire series @ http://www.pyramindonline.com
Pyramind’s Chief Engineer, Steve Heithecker unlocks the classic but cool possibilities of CV control using various devices in Reason 5. In this part, Steve introduces CV control using the LFO and Filter Envelope in Reason’s Subtractor to modulate different synth parameters.
This tutorial covers more of the THEORY behind Reverb. In 15 minutes, you’ll fully understand what everything is and does.
Music Vlog http://www.youtube.com/user/bigSkapinsky
The Song is Called “Nice Droids” and is a collaboration between my brother, Vig Skapinsky and myself. (Together, we are the Skapinsky Brothers). Be Sure to follow him on his soundcloud:
So I’ve decided to make one huge tutorial to cover ALL of thor at ONCE. I’ve divided it up into three parts: Oscillators, Filters, and Everything Else. Hope this tutorial is helpful!
Learn how to use the Thor, in 45 Minutes!
Evolusic – Big Skapinsky: http://soundcloud.com/big-skapinsky/evolusic
Deal with it – Kill the Noise
Music Vlog http://www.youtube.com/user/bigSkapinsky
Intel’s upcoming Haswell architecture, designed to follow on from Ivy Bridge, is rumoured to include L4 cache which can be shared between central processing and graphics processing units for vastly improved 3D performance.
While as-yet unannounced by Intel itself, the claim comes from VR-Zone which claims to have spotted evidence that the Haswell launch line-up will include desktop chips featuring integrated graphics some two or three times faster than the best Ivy Bridge has to offer.
The biggest change, however, comes in the form of a new layer of cache memory. In addition to the usual L1, L2 and L3 cache layers, VR-Zone claims Haswell is to ship with a chunk of L4 cache. Traditionally, such a feature is limited to expensive chips aimed at the high-performance computing (HPC) market.
While Intel certainly has intentions in this area, Haswell’s L4 cache is there for a different reason: graphics. Like AMD, its biggest competitor, Intel believes that increased coherency between the graphics and central processing infrastructure on chips is the way forward. While not quite as clear a roadmap as AMD’s heterogeneous systems architecture (HSA), Intel’s apparent move to add an L4 cache layer to Haswell indicates a similar goal: improved cache coherency between GPU and CPU tasks.
For consumer applications, that means vastly improved graphical capabilities which could mean the death of low- and potentially even mid-range dedicated graphics acceleration hardware. For the server room it means the ability to execute instructions on either the CPU or the GPU independent of where the data is stored, eliminating one of the biggest bottlenecks in general purpose GPU (GPGPU) programming – moving data.
Details of the Haswell chip design are sketchy, and Intel isn’t talking. As per usual, the company merely stated that it ‘refuses to comment on rumour or speculation regarding unannounced products.‘ Should VR-Zone’s guess prove accurate, however, Intel’s integrated graphics could be getting a serious speed boost come Haswell’s launch in 2013.
The copper-selenium compound analysed by the team acts as both a liquid and a solid, making it an incredibly efficient material for thermoelectric systems.
Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Science’s Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the University of Michigan and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have released details of a liquid-like compound they claim could lead to more efficient thermoelectric devices.
Thermoelectric materials turn heat into electricity, and are seeing increasing use in waste energy reclamation projects. Using a thermoelectric material, it’s possible to turn wasted heat from industrial facilities or vehicle engines into useful electricity.
The technology works by exploiting the temperature differential between its two ends. Electrons in the hot end diffuse to the cold end, producing a small but useful electric current. While current thermoelectric systems are typically bulky, the technology shows real promise for extending battery life in laptops and even smartphones by harnessing wasted heat – or even the heat of the user’s hand – to generate a top-up current for the battery.
A key milestone in achieving this is increasing the efficiency of the thermoelectric material, which will result in the creation of smaller thermoelectric devices. It’s this goal that the team at Caltech had in mind while experimenting with new compounds – including their most promising candidate yet, a mixture of copper and selenium which exhibits liquid-like behaviours despite being a solid.
‘It’s like a wet sponge,‘ explained Jeff Snyder, a faculty associate in applied physics and materials science at Caltech and a research team member, at the announcement. ‘If you have a sponge with very fine pores in it, it looks and acts like a solid. But inside, the water molecules are diffusing just as fast as they would if they were a regular liquid. That’s how I imagine this material works. It has a solid framework of selenium atoms, but the copper atoms are diffusing around as fast as they would in a liquid.‘
The new compound features a mixture of crystalline and amorphous properties, allowing electrons to flow easily while inhibiting the transmission of the vibrations which carry heat. Using the crystal structure of selenium with free-flowing copper atoms which act like a liquid, the team created a compound with a thermoelectric figure of merit of 1.5 at 1000 degrees Kelvin – one of the highest values of any mass-producible material, the team claims.
A compound of copper and selenium isn’t new: back in 1970 NASA was using a similar material in the construction of spacecraft power systems. Its liquid-like nature, however, was poorly understood and made it difficult to work with. The team’s new research sheds light on the reasons for its high figure of merit, while paving the way for exploitation of other liquid-like thermoelectric materials in the future.
Techno giant’s radio show – Behind The Iron Curtain with Umek
Slovenian techno DJ and producer introduces an hour long trip behind the iron curtain.
Umek just announced that his new radio show, bringing you the best of what current techno scene has to offer, will launch this Friday (1st of July) on major radio stations across the world.
The weekly series will give a chance to unknown and talented producers to showcase their work in the “Cloud Stand Out” part, where Umek will singlehandedly pick his weekly choice of interesting tunes, uploaded to Soundcloud. In “Eastern Flavor” listeners will get to know what DJs from Eastern European studios have to offer, while in the “Look Back Track” Umek will take you back in time to present the tracks that inspired him and dance floors worldwide in the past. Focusing on what the future brings us, a two-time Beatport Artist of the year will make a “Prognosis”, featuring what he thinks will shake the clubs and festivals in the following weeks.
Umek’s own imprint  will of course have a special place in the show. Every week a new “Sixteenofiver” will be presented on air and have a chance to play their track to millions of listeners worldwide.
A one-hour show will wrap up with “Propaganda”, where listeners will get to enjoy a unique guest mix.
Get more info about the upcoming shows here: http://www.umek.si/behind-the-iron-curtain
The long player “Complex Behaviour” on Hype Muzik on April 16, 2012 (exclusively @ Beatport).
We have decided to release the continuous dj mix, featuring all 14 tracks for free download ahead of the release. The mix will also be included free when purchasing the full album on Beatport.
Mechanique | Complex Behaviour LP – Continuous DJ Mix
05.Cope With That
08.Adding Insult to Injury
Release/catalogue number: 005-HMLPMIX
Release date: Apr 16, 2012
Mauro Picoto – Live Sessions 07 Podcast
Check out the lastest episode of the world renowned Live Sessions Podcast!