22.6.17

A wearable subwoofer? Meet the Basslet



Linus is kinda cool. He tells it like it is, and his squeaky voice will grow on you. A real classic is his review of the Pono Player. You know... that triangular audiophile mp3-player, sponsored by Neil Young. You don't remember? Never mind.

12.6.17

Edward Snowden ~ the astrological files


About four years ago, in june 2013, astrologers started looking at Edward Snowden’s natal chart. Unsurprisingly, some of them concluded that the NSA should hire more astrologers to avoid these kinds of things from happening again. One of the most original observations came in 2016 from Mandi Lockley, who noticed some general connections between whistleblowers and the Galactic Center.

2.6.17

Surviving the Modular Hype #4 ~ Autothenticity

DIY stands for Do It Yourself. In music, this can be making your own instruments, making your own bleeps and noises or crafting your own unique overall sound. Just like modular synthesis, DIY smells of authenticity, which is something we all like. But here's the thing: in the near future, electronic music will not be about DIY or about authenticity. Instead, it will be about fully automated AI-music.

6.5.17

Philosophy for beginners


A bunch of nerds talking like they know everything about nothing. Smart left brainers, madd scientists or wacky skeptics? You decide.

28.3.17

The astrology of legendary jazz records


On December 9th 1964, John Coltrane recorded his masterpiece A Love Supreme in Rudy van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs. Astrologically speaking, that session took place in the eye of a musical storm. So let's take a closer look at the astrological 'weather' during legendary sessions led by Coltrane, Mingus and Miles Davis.

22.3.17

P-Funk dispatch


Shit.. i mean shoot...

21.2.17

Modular Microtones #1


Why would anybody want to make microtonal music with a modular synth? Somehow, using a computer seems more logical. Especially if you want perfection, which is a common syndrome among microtonalists. But if you’re ok with an oscillator drift of about +/- 1 cent, making microtonal music on a modular system can be big fun. 

9.2.17

Revenge of the Modular Monsters


Let's take it to the stage. Modular maddness with the mighty Mono-Poly featuring Aminah Raysor, and the funky beats of OSC 1899. The Vrijplaats Leiden is perfect for this, it was a great night..

1.2.17

Coming soon: a xen quantizer for eurorack


You are looking at a prototype of the first deadicated xenharmonic quantizer for eurorack. More info about the project is available on Muffwiggler. The µTune module is being developed by Tubbutec. It can do dual gated xenharmonic quantization, and reads Scala .scl-format from an SD-card. The accuracy is about 0.2 cents.

13.1.17

Star Wars #1 ~ Hannibal vs. Rome

Cicero, the Roman philosopher/politician, didn't believe in astrology. In his book De Divinatione he wrote "Did all the Romans who fell at Cannae have the same horoscope? Yet all had one and the same end." The Battle of Cannae was the bloodiest battle in the Second Punic War. It’s even one of the bloodiest battles in all the history of war. An estimated 70.000 Roman soldiers died in a matter of hours.

7.1.17

AI ~ Judgement day or eternal life?

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Billl Gates are a little worried about Artificial Intelligence. Meanwhile, in popular culture, the AI killer robot pictured above gets his kicks wiping out humanity. On the other hand, AI-believers like Ben Goertzel and Ray Kurzweil think AI is about living forever inside a computer. How strange. Here's our take: superintelligent robots will figure out telepathy and astrology.

23.9.16

Is Deep Learning the new 42?



Microphone technique vs. a debate about the future of high tech. Hilarious. If you're interested in the musical side of Deep Learning, try Sirajology on DopeLearning. If you're a dubb scientist, read Wavenet: a generative model for raw audio, a new paper from the Go-champions of Deepmind. Eurorack lovers could try The Oracle.

10.9.16

Out Now: AstroBear ~ Return to Dubb




AstroBear comes from a little planet in the neighborhood of Dubb, which is a bright star on the back of the Great Bear. His love of Space Honey has taken him all over the Milky Way. Recently, he even visited Earth, and left us this little EP with his favorite space travel music.

Download: dubbhism320-024-astrobear-return-to-dubb.rar

4.8.16

Astrology and music: how planets and musicians interact


In this post we present the first results of a new Dubbhism research program. We're looking at the astrological combinations of the planets in the birth charts of musicians. For our research, we don't use regular astrology (zodiac signs, houses etc.). Dubbhism astrology is mostly about the 'basics' and a touch of the Golden Ratio.