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Markkus Rovito

Markkus Rovito has filled his "life" with the detritus of a questionable fascination with synthesizers, music software, drumming, DJing and other byproducts of human rhythm. He produces multimedia out of his San Francisco urban hermitage. His dream jobs include resident DJ at the lunar solar farm, and composer for the Buckminster Fuller documentary. Twitter: https://twitter.com/treefitty SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/treefitty

Build Your Own Studio: The $35,000 Studio

Rather than presenting an entire soup-to-nuts studio this time, we’re looking at a targeted upgrade to a project studio dedicated to sound design and music production. We’ve noticed from studio operators that despite upgrading equipment fairly regularly, the crucial area of acoustics—both monitoring and treatment—often gets overlooked. With that in mind, this upgrade scenario focuses more than......

Keegan Dewitt

Keegan DeWitt, the 34-year-old indie rock musician, also com­poses music for HBO’s Divorce and the upcoming Fox comedy Making History. Handling multiple scoring gigs while maintaining his band Wild Cub, DeWitt often appears to be in more than one place at a time. He’s a driven and efficient dynamo who loves the act of collaborative composition, or what he has called “musical filmmaking.” ......

Composer/Producer Bill Brown

Games are always a combination of skill and luck, with the ratio of both depending on the game. Well, Bill Brown has both a knack for making the music that gamers play games to (skill) and for leveling up in life (luck?). ......

In the Box for 35,000 Bucks

More and more projects are moving to completely in-the-box production and post-production. With such a workflow and some judicious choices, you can outfit a well-rounded project studio for $35,000 or less. ......

Cool Spin: Yacht, ‘I Thought the Future Would be Cooler’

By the time you get through the second full play of I Thought the Future Would be Cooler, you’ll have decided whether you love the fully synth-popped Yacht or not. If you do, you’ll forgive the moments on the album that slide all the way into Top 40 mall-pop territory (“I Wanna Fuck You Till I’m Dead”) and remember more fondly the moments when this evolving electronic duo embraces the funky......

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