Three Reasons to #MakeItNew Tomorrow

1. It’s Free Before 11pm

Typically, we charge in or around $20 for our globally-admired guests (still a very reasonable cost all things considered) but with our three in-house resident DJs in the club, we try to reduce the cost to you to zero. Got friends who have never been to one of the nation’s greatest weekly parties? (Why not?) Invite them.

2. The Sound Remains the Same

Of course, the Baltimoroder soundsystem will still be there. No one knows the acoustic nooks and crannies of the Middlesex Lounge like Baltimoroder. Literally. He’s had 14 years and an estimated 3,570 hours to make it so. Come to just sit and soak in the sound. You won’t be alone.

3. The people!

Recently, the CBC News has reported on findings that young people (aged 21-29) have a hard time finding and keeping a social network. Whether it’s the result of jobs or growing up online or otherwise, that is what our nightclub is all about: Making and keeping connections, which, in some cases, lead to matrimony. From our baller bouncers, to our dedicated bar staff to the volunteers every week, our people are what makes … it. New.

Plus like the sign says:

Mmmmaven Project Comes to an End

learn to beatmatch in our studio

In early ’19, the educational initiative will draw the curtain

It is with great cause for celebration that we announce that the Mmmmaven Project–a plan to educate hundreds of people–will conclude with resounding success.

Early in 2019, the project, which is located at 614 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square, Cambridge will close its doors for good.

We’ve done an amazing thing! For almost seven years, we have kept this project growing. With tremendous support from the community and our instructors as well as the dedication of our students, we’ve been able to give hundreds of people new digital tools to create and mix music.

Our events aren’t going anywhere. The weekly Make It New celebration and annual Together Festival–as well as the other events we produce year round–will continue.

While the physical space will close with honor early next year, the next iteration of this new music movement will take a new form. Stay tuned for the next chapter. It’s coming!

There were many times we couldn’t believe what we had all accomplished together and couldn’t be happier with the many, many people who contributed. We are sure whatever and whoever comes next will be even more awesome. In the meantime, any and all correspondence regarding this future should be directed to alex@mmmmaven.com.

Watch this space. The celebrations and collaborations will continue in perpetuity, and, of course, thank you for the six years of support.

Onward with power,

The entire Mmmmaven Project family

PS: This next round of group classes may be the final chance for anyone looking to expand their talented tool belt with music technology. Is it you? Someone you know? Reach out to become one of the last Mmmmaven Project graduates ever.

Do androids dream of electric beats? An appendix

How AI is changing music for good

Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence make music composition easier than ever – because a machine is doing half the work. Could computers soon go it alone?



by Tirhakah Love via The Guardian.

In this long read from The Guardian, we’ve picked some of the music they referenced and put them here.

Most recently, producer Baauer – who topped the US charts in 2012 with his viral track Harlem Shake – made Hate Me with Lil Miquela, an artificial digital Instagram avatar.

“The first computer-generated score, a string quartet called the Illiac Suite, was developed in 1957 by Lejaren Hiller (MIT), and was met with massive controversy among the classical community.”

“Fast forward to 1980, and after an insufferable bout of composer’s block, California music professor David Cope began building a computer that could read music from a database written in numerical code.”

“YouTube singing sensation Taryn Southern has constructed an LP composed and produced completely by AI using a reworking of Cope’s methods.”

“Southern uses an open source AI platform called Amper to input preferences such as genre, instrumentation, key and beats per minute. Amper is an artificially intelligent music composer founded by film composers Drew Silverstein, Sam Estes and Michael Hobe.”

Finally, a beatbox battle with a machine:

Mill Move Me | See Sound Voice-Driven Sound Sculptures from The Mill on Vimeo.

Dig into all the references to AI and music at the Guardian. Want to explore your own future of music? That’s why we are here

Sonic Faction Releases a Free Probability Pack for Ableton

Like, whoa:

Probability Pack is a set of five innovative step sequencers and idea generators that add controlled randomization to any composition and performance process. Each sequencer has a unique way of introducing subtle or extreme randomization to patterns for unpredictable outcomes.

The pack includes Melodic Probability, Rhythmic Probability, and something called “Dr. Chaos”

Probability Pack is FREE for all Live 10 Suite users (or Live 10 Standard + Max for Live). Visit the Probability Pack page on Ableton.com to learn more about it and download it for free.

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