Tag: turntable

  • Learning to Scratch with “This Is America”

    Learning to Scratch with “This Is America”

    + Learn to create and arrange original, instrumental hip-hop music from sampling pioneer RJD2 himself in his new course on Soundfly, RJD2: From Samples to Songs. This article originally appeared on Ethan Hein’s blog. One of my projects for this summer is to realize my decades-old ambition to learn how to scratch. I borrowed a Korg Kaoss DJ controller from a […]

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  • Vinyl: How It Works (and What That Means for You)

    Vinyl: How It Works (and What That Means for You)

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Vinyl records have enjoyed an immense resurgence in popularity over the last decade. But how exactly do they work? How are two channels of full-bandwidth audio information […]

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  • 6 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns That We’re Totally Rooting for Right Now

    6 Music Crowdfunding Campaigns That We’re Totally Rooting for Right Now

    It doesn’t take much to inspire us here at Soundfly. In general, we’re pretty excited about most things that our friends, partners, and students send our way when it comes to new music or new projects involving music and sound. But what really gets us amped is watching awesome crowdfunding projects come to life. Why? Simple. […]

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  • Legendary Turntablist Rob Swift: “DJing Is an Extension of Yourself”

    Legendary Turntablist Rob Swift: “DJing Is an Extension of Yourself”

    To most of his students Robert Aguilar, aka Rob Swift, is something of a legend, a true DJ. Having come up during the original days of hip-hop in New York City, Rob Swift was one of just a few artists who defined turntablism. His unique skill helped transform DJing from a gimmick into an art form. […]

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  • 5 Innovative Things You Can Only Do with Vinyl

    5 Innovative Things You Can Only Do with Vinyl

    At the same time as computer technology has exploded, we’ve watched the precipitous decline in music as a physical medium. It’s an obvious and understandable trend from both the consumer and manufacturer perspective. Listeners consume music almost exclusively as streamable files on our computers, tablets, and portable devices, so why should we be spending our money on obsolete […]

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  • Entrepreneurship in Music: Gramovox

    Entrepreneurship in Music: Gramovox

           Entrepreneurship in Music Series: 008        GRAMOVOX Co-Founder and CEO, Pavan Bapu Gramovox is an American nostalgia lifestyle brand born, based, and built in Chicago, Illinois, that reimagines vintage design with modern technology. Their debut product is the wireless Bluetooth Gramophone. Its bold design and vintage sound are inspired by the 1920s Magnavox […]

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