What tools are necessary to make electronic music?
Say I want to get involved making some SWEET BEATS or whatever. What tools (hardware and software) would I need?
I don't want to do DJ mixing/scratching.
Question answered by Harry
It appears to be a broad question and what I first thought of was the whole history of synthesized music as Moog's and 'Switched on Bach'. But realized that may not be the idea of the inquiry.
Depends now on how much money you are willing to spend and what equipment you are looking for.
A recording system would first be part of the layout as you'd want to refer back to what you may have created or need to tailor for some given format and style. From simple decks which can be tied into and through a stereo, or even PCs and laptops via your particular software packages which can range into the thousands of dollars.
To be original you'd have to invest into a synthesizer deck or mixer/amp combination and monitor speakers to get you going. Cheaper route, a good pair of headphones for the system. Software or players (turntable, tape, CD) should be at hand depending upon what medium input you can provide or prefer. That is usually the source program that can be piped in. Learn from that.
Great 'electronic music' can be had with even a few piano keyboards that come with on-board programs installed and there are a huge variety from which to choose. More upper grade, pro keyboards can provide a variety of effects, tempos and rythm patterns to satisfy most every musical tastes and appreciations.
Shop your local music store and seek out the keyboards and inquire about the software packages available for computer systems. There is a lot of stuff that can go between the instrument and the output units as effect and rythm pattern generators and amplifiers of all modes.
Not to neglect the fact that you can always use microphone inputs as well through all of this to add personal touches.
Many have forgotten the root sources of all these developments which came from Bell Labs and IBM and the making of their 'Beat Cannon' album back in the 60's. Look that one up if you're curious.
Now, that was REAL electronic music!
is the nokia 770 a cell phone?
I thought it was just kinda like a mini computer!
Question answered by braintiac
The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet is a wireless internet appliance from Nokia, originally announced at the LinuxWorld Summit in New York on May 25, 2005. It is designed for wireless internet browsing and e-mail functions and includes software such as internet radio, an RSS news reader, image viewer and media players for selected types of media.
The device went on sale in Europe on November 3, 2005, at a suggested retail price of €349 to €369 (£245 in the United Kingdom). In the United States, the device became available for purchase through Nokia USA's web site on November 14, 2005 for $359.99; Initial customers reported long shipment delays due to apparent high demand and supply shortages which have since been resolved.
* 1 Hardware
* 2 Software
o 2.1 Internet Tablet OS 2006 edition
* 3 Accessories
* 4 Versatility
* 5 Criticism
* 6 References
* 7 See also
* 8 External links
The Nokia 770 is powered by a Texas Instruments OMAP 1710 CPU running at 250 MHz, which combines the ARM architecture of the ARM926TEJ core subsystem with a TMS320C55x digital signal processor. The device has a display resolution of 800 × 480 pixels at 225 pixels per inch. It is accessible via WLAN (IEEE 802.11b/g), Bluetooth 1.2, dial-up access, USB (both user-mode, and non powered host-mode), and RS-MMC (both RS-MMC and DV-RS-MMC cards are supported). The device contains a speaker and a microphone. It comes with 64MB of DDR RAM, and 128MB of internal FLASH memory, of which about 64MB should be available to the user.
The unit measures 141 × 79 × 19 mm (5.5 × 3.1 × 0.7 in) and weighs 230 g (8.1 oz) with protective cover or 185 g (6.5 oz) without. The device is manufactured in Estonia and in Germany.
The operating system is a modified version of Debian GNU/Linux (running Linux 2.6.12), including a graphical user interface (an X window manager incorporating the GTK+ toolkit and Hildon widgets), a PDF viewer, the Opera internet browser, with BusyBox replacing many system commands. The development platform for the Nokia 770 is known as Maemo. The Opera web browser and built in video/music player applications are capable of supporting the following file formats:
* Audio: MP3, RealAudio, MPEG-4, AAC, WAV, AMP, MP2
* Image: JPEG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, PNG, Animated GIF, SVG Tiny, ICO
* Video: MPEG-1, MPEG-4, RealVideo, H.263, AVI, 3GP
 Internet Tablet OS 2006 edition
On May 16, 2006 Nokia announced a new version of the Internet Tablet operating system which includes major improvements in response to user requests.
Most notable of these improvements include a thumb-driven on-screen keyboard for fast text input and Jabber-based Voice over IP and instant messaging software. The VoIP software is compatible with Google Talk. This upgrade will be the default OS shipped on new Internet Tablets and became available as a downloadable upgrade for existing users on June 30, 2006. The Linux kernel has been upgraded to 2.6.16 with the associated patches for the OMAP platform. This new version is pre-emptible for improved interactivity.
On June 9, 2006 Nokia released a beta version of the development platform aimed at developers porting their programs to Internet Tablet 2006 Edition (shortened to IT2006). End users were advised to remain with the April IT2005 edition until IT2006 was officially released. Some of the final features in IT2006 were not yet present in the beta, such as multi-protocol messaging.
The full release version of the Internet Tablet OS 2006 edition was posted by Nokia on June 30, 2006.
In October 2006, Nokia released the Navigation Kit for Nokia 770 Internet Tablet. It includes a Nokia LD-3W GPS receiver (Bluetooth-based), navigation software from Navicore with maps of Europe, a memory card, a car holder and a car charger.
This section is a stub. You can help by expanding it.
Because of the Linux based operating system and the open-source contributions from Nokia, the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet has a great appeal to the hacker and DIY markets. Programmers are porting applications to the maemo platform allowing a much more rapidly growing application catalog than other mobile platforms would enjoy. The inclusion of WiFi, Bluetooth, and USB host functionality (through a hack) permits enthusiasts to expand their tablets to include USB mass storage, bluetooth GPS receivers, a normal USB keyboard, or other devices.
The Nokia 770 has received some criticism from technology reviewers. Among their chief complaints were the slow CPU and small memory size, as well as poor input methods and short battery life (in case of continuous WiFi usage). Many found tapping on the on-screen keyboard was slow, and that the handwriting recognition was very inaccurate. Another chief complaint was that the device used Reduced-Size MMC cards that were hard to find and had a maximum storage capacity of 1 GB (2 GB capacity is supported through a hack). Yet another complaint was that the item lacked the functions of a mobile PDA, such as cell phone functionality or wired Ethernet, which could have been added, had the tablet a built-in extension system.
Many 770 fans pointed out that the primary function of the device was a quick way to access the internet, and that the 770 was never intended to replace normal PCs and laptops.
* Nokia 770 Linux Internet Tablet hits shelves. InfoSync World. Retrieved on 2005-11-05.
* Nokia 770 Internet Tablet review. Ars Technica. Retrieved on 2005-12-12.
1. ^ Nokia debuts Linux-based Web device. News.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2005.
2. ^ Nokia 770 Now Available in Europe. Internet Tablet Talk. Retrieved on November 5, 2005.
3. ^ http://press.nokia.com/PR/200605/1051308_5.html
4. ^ http://maemo.org/#date_09062006
5. ^ http://europe.nokia.com/A4144790
6. ^ http://maemo.org/maemowiki/ApplicationCatalog
7. ^ Worst tech of 2006 (so far). News.com. Retrieved on 2006-05-12.
 See also
* Internet appliance
 External links
* Nokia 770 official product site (Europe).
* Nokia 770 official product site (USA).
* Applications for the Nokia 770.
* Internet Tablet Talk - A Nokia 770 enthusiast site.
* nokia770.com - A fan site tracking Nokia 770 news.
* 770games.com - A site dedicated to playing games on the Nokia 770.
* Ari Jaaksi's Blog - Nokia's director of open source software operations.
* GizmoProject.com - Free VoIP + IM Software for the Nokia 770.
Audacity wont record audio?
I usually record into it by plugging my guitar amp into the computer, but it simply wont record anything anymore. Are there certain settings on my computer that i might have changed? Or the settings in audacity?
Question answered by Dave LaBuda
That is one of the problems when working with a new product that is still in development. There are a lot of things that can go wrong. Yes, you probably did do something that that changed the source of the input but, with out good documentation that explains every aspect of how to use the software, it's trial and error to try to figure out what you may have done. In fact, what you may have done was to just download an update to the software that changed the way it works. If you are serious about your music, you really need a better way to record. If I were you , I would look at the Pro Tools Recording Studio that is available at Wal-mart. http://www.provantage.com/pinnacle-systems-82501000951~7PIN901E.htm
what do you mean by the abbreviation amp?or ampf?just curious???
Question answered by Beardo
Amp or AMP can refer to:
Ampere (A), the SI unit of electrical current
Amplifier, a piece of electronic equipment that increases the power of a signal
Adenosine monophosphate, a nucleotide found in RNA
Antimicrobial peptides, groups of peptides in the immune system that are capable of killing bacteria
AMP Inc., a manufacturer of electrical and electronic connectors, now part of Tyco Electronics, or the name brand of such connectors. "AMP" stood for "Aircraft and Marine Products" but after the product line was diversified, the firm became simply "AMP Incorporated"
Atlantic Motion Pictures Inc., a VFX/Interative Graphics/Post Production Studio in Chelsea, Manhattan.
AMP Limited, an Australian financial services company
Ameriprise Financial (stock symbol: AMP), a finance company that was spun off from American Express in 2005
Americans for Medical Progress, a charity that aims to protect and advocate for society's investment in medical research
Alliance pour la majorité présidentielle, a political platform in the Democratic Republic of Congo
AMP, an MP3 decoding engine used by both Winamp and Napster
Authentication and key agreement via Memorable Passwords, a key agreement protocol
Apache, MySQL, PHP
LAMP (Linux) or WAMP (Windows), common software suites for Web development
amp (&), the XML/HTML character entity reference for the ampersand character
Alan Motley Project (AMP), the alternative pop rock and electronic band
Amp (band), the alternative experimental rock and electronic band
Amp (TV series), an electronica music video television show on MTV
AMP Radio Networks, a Malaysian-based radio company
AMP (Producer), a Hip Hop producer from Holland
Adventures in Motion Pictures, a UK ballet company
Australian Music Prize, an annual music award given to an Australian artist
Guitar amplifier, a device used with electric guitars
Mountain Dew AMP, an energy drink made by PepsiCo
Amputee, a person who has had one or more limbs removed from their body
Ampoule, a medical container
Amplified Bible, a translation of the Bible that uses punctuation to reproduce the meanings and emphases present in the original texts
AutoMag (pistol), an automatic Magnum pistol
Advanced Manufacturing Park, a manufacturing technology park in the United Kingdom
Advertising, Merchandising, and Promotions; a system that allows you to manage your business
Air Member for Personnel, a senior appointment in the Royal Air Force
Advanced Mobile Phone System, a first-generation analog cellular technology used in the Americas
Maytag AMP, an automatic washing machine introduced in 1948
AMP, an adult massage parlour
AMP,Average Manufacturer Price, a refereance drug price calculated by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. It is based on data provided by pharmaceutical manufactures. This value is used to calculate Medcaid Drug Rebates paid to state Medicaid programs.