Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ableton Live 9 is coming soon!

New Ableton Live 9 and Ableton Push 

And guess what? there is a new gadget coming soon to ride this monster too.

Ableton live is one of the most innovative DAW (Digital audio Workstation) software's available in the market. What makes it unique is the ability to compose tracks and create clip launch scenes which can be use for live performances.

I am a Ableton fan and use it as a hobby. The recent update that Ableton has come out with is something worth talking about.

Albeton Live 9 and Push. Ableton Live 9 will be released soon and as an introductory offer, they are providing a discount on Live 8 with a free upgrade to Live 9. That's something.

And to add to it, Albeton is introducing Push, a Albeton controller, in collaboration with Akai Pro, that allows a musician the ability to use Live 9 without having to touch the laptop and completely focusing on the music production process. We earlier had Akai Pro APC 40 to do that, but the Push takes it to a whole new level.

Here is the video of the launch event.

The Offer by Ableton

Ableton is providing a 25% discount on Ableton Live 8 with a free update to Ableton 9 when it gets launched. That's fantastic for those who always wanted Live 8. Existing owners of Live Lite or earlier versions of Live will be eligible for further discounts and lower upgrade cost which brings down the cost considerably. You would have to login to your Ableton account to check for the applicable discounts.

Early opinion of Push

I saw the demo video of Push which Ableton has shared from one of its launch video. Its quite complex and if you are a novice user or someone new to Ableton, you might want to stick to APC 40's or Novation Launchpads for the time being. A more advanced user with exceptional skills in using Ableton would benefit from Push and its got (what I believe) a sharp learning curve. Missing knobs make it very pressy (sorry for the lack of better word). But then, its just an observation. Its still a awesome device.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The ultimate VideoBomb/Troll that would crack you up

YouTube is know for their freaky recommendations. I was surfing the site and at the end of a certain video, I was recommended a video which was titled "CRAZYSHIT - Best Videobomb Behind Reporter Ever". Oh, I recollect, I was watching another video reporter video bombed at the recent CNN live coverage of hurricane Sandy battering New York city.

Just when I though the Americans were nuts, the Scottish outdid them. LOL!  

First is the American CNN footage.

And now, the BBC footage from Scotland.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Joe Biden's Greatest Hits

I came across this article some time back on which was to do with the usual US (and as a matter of fact, International Politics) of picking on your opponents words to to attack them. It may be something they said without thinking of the consequence or perhaps their words were taken out of context or its was just plain old tit-for-tat politics to keep the voters occupied with the inconsequential aspects of the governance or government. This time it was Joe Biden who said something to which the Republicans were having a field day blasting off a salvo of criticism at him.

As one scrolls down the article, there is something of a surprise that one encounters. 'The Greatest Hits of Joe Biden'. What? Is it really?

There is a playlist of songs created on Spotify which are a humorous take on Joe Biden's gaffe prone speeches and perhaps public interaction spells.

Here is the first politically humorous playlist (which I ever encountered) for your listening pleasure.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hey Boy!

My first attempt at drawing with my new Wacom Bamboo Tablet. I love this tablet as a beginner. I migh probably do a quick overview on it in my future post. For now, this is what I could come up with in a 2 min sketch with Bamboo and Adobe Photoshop.
Hey Boy! (A digital sketch)
 PS: I user a crumpled paper texture in the background which I found on the internet.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mixtape - Foreign Beggars Collection

Been looking at a lot of music listening sites online and I must say, they are all with their very own unique flavors. But the one that I am hooked on to is 8Tracks. Its simple, elegant and addictive. People share their collections by creating a playlist of online songs or uploading their own mp3's to the site. Most of the collections are well crafted and made with a lot of passion, I believe. It encouraged me to make on of my own. Been listening to this band for quite some time. So I though of making my very first collection of my favorite songs from them. They are called the Foreign Beggars.

Here is my first collection on 

Foreign Beggars Collection from nagwekar on 8tracks Radio.

Monday, October 1, 2012

MixTape - All Time Greatest and Favourites!

I heard this playlist on and simply loved it. Had to favourite it asap. Not sure how long this playlist is but I don't care as as its simple awesome and it just won't end. One comment has mentioned it to be more than 8+ hours long. WoopWoop!!

Thanks to 'Liusiok' for sharing this amazing collection.