Tuesday, November 28, 2006

How the GR-300 Works

As you know, I am a huge Pat Metheny fan. His main guitar synthesizer is the venerable Roland GR-300, a pre-MIDI-era analog synth designed to be controlled by a special type of guitar. Check out this informative page on how the GR-300 works, as well as links to demo videos and a nice-sounding GR-300 emulation patch for the Roland VG-88.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Ladanian Tomlinson sets 100 TD record

Last Sunday night during the San Diego Chargers' 35-27 victory over their nemesis, the Denver Broncos, Charger tailback Ladanian Tomlinson set a new NFL record for scoring 100 touchdowns in the fewest number of games (89), besting former record holders Emmitt Smith and Jim Brown.

In honor of this accomplishment, a Charger fan put together this highlight compilation video:


Monday, November 13, 2006

Bear McCreary: Soundtrack Composer for Battlestar Galactica

I may have mentioned this before, but I'm a huge fan of the 21st century version of the TV series, Battlestar Galactica, which is a re-imagining of the original series that ran in 1978. I have some fond childhood memories of the original, but the current version has far better production, writing, characters, etc.

Check out Create Digital Music's informative article on Bear McCreary!.