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the delieverything about the nyc music sceneSXSW 2011austin, txmarch 15-20SXSW Issue #1 Volume #4 Spring 2011Note from the EditorHey SXSWers,A 100% independent publication, The Deli started in 2004as a print only magazine covering the NYC based bandsand artists, and has grown to cover 10 of the biggest USmusic scenes through online dedicated blogs.Here’s a list of things we are proud of:1. Grizzly Bear was on the cover of our 1st NYC issue,way before their glory days.2. Local Natives won our Best of 2009 Emerging ArtistsPoll last January before becoming one of the most popularindie bands in 2010.3. Buke and Gass were featured on our NYC cover in2008, and are finally getting the recognition they deserve.4. Our latest NYC cover artist Lia Ices is literally explodingright now, go see her live.5. If you want to know if Matt and Kim are dating, justGoogle it, and you’ll land on a Deli page. This search broughtus more than 1k visitors since the beginning of 2011!Paolo De GregorioEditor In Chief: Paolo De GregorioExecutive Editor: Ed GrossArt Director: Kaz Yabe (www.kazyabe.com)Cover Photo: Kate Edwards (www.kateedwardsphoto.com)Senior Designer: Ursula Viglietta (www.ursulaviglietta.com)Contributing Designer: Kelly McDonoughPhoto Assistant: Rebecca CesaLocal Associate Editors: Jason Behrends, Quang D. Tran,Angelo Lorenzo, Jenna Putnam, Ada Lann, Erin Manning,Tom Vale, Jessica Pace, Mike Harper, Chrissy Prisco, Dawn ReedSXSW Contributors: Meijin Bruttomesso, Dave CromwellThe Kitchen: Janice Brown, David Weiss, Mike Bauer,Michael Vecchio, Daniel Tirer, Ben Wigler, Arthur Fleischmann,Shane O’Connor, Tim Boyce, Matt RockerPublishers: The Deli Magazine LLC / Mother West, NYCOURLATESTLOCALISSUESNYCL.A.What is The Deli?www.thedelimagazine.comThe Deli Magazine is the only printed and onlinepublication that focuses on local US music scenes withseparate, dedicated blogs and magazines. This meansthat rather than covering whichever band comes to town to play ashow, we focus instead on the artists that belong to the local communityof musicians—i.e. the local music scene. In our NYC blog and printissue, for example, you will only find artists based in NYC.Because of this unique approach our focus is mostly on emergingartists rather than established ones. Also, unlike any other blog ormagazine out there, we allow bands to use our site for exposure throughlocal open blogs, user generated live listings, and self-updatingcharts organized by genre and region. This system tracks the “webbuzz” of ALL bands and is more reliable than any chart system we areaware of—we pasted our regional top 20s in each local page for you tocheck out—you can browse the full charts here www.thedelimagazine.com/charts—they are updated twice a week.This first Deli Austin Issue is an exception for us. We thought that theSXSW fest would give us a great opportunity to create some kind of“Best of each scene” issue.This is why you will find pages organized by city in which our local editors(or “chief bloggers”) give you a brief summary of which artists from theirscene you should check out this year in Austin.Hope you’ll find this useful. Have fun!The Deli's AppointmentsIn Austin3.15 [ALL DAY] Deli-sponsored TECHMASHUP PARTY – with Penguin Prison, ShinobiNinja, Golden Ages, Kendra Morris + more.3.17 [2 - 8pm] Deli-sponsored PRO AUDIOSHOWCASE organized by Vintage King, withdiscussion and demonstrations from the top proaudio brands like Apogee, Rupert Neve Designs,and SE Electronics.Read them in pdf atWWW.THEDELIMAGAZINE.COM/PDFThe Deli Magazine is a trademark of The Deli Magazine, LLC, Brooklyn &Mother West, NYC. All contents ©2011 The Deli Magazine. All rights reserved.3.19 [12 - 6pm] “This Cowbell Goes to 11”Party, presented by The Deli and The Museboxwith Fang Island, Delicate Steve, Tristen + more.See the poster on page 1 for full lineup!the deli_7

SXSW music 2011austin, txmarch 15-20ArtistsFrom:austinVisit The Deli Austin: austin.thedelimagazine.comChief Blogger: Tom ValeAs the proudly self-declared Live MusicCapital of the World and the perennialhost of the wild and sprawling musicindustry monster SXSW, Austin is underconsiderable pressure to send some badassambassadors to the hometown fest. Luckilythe talent runs deep around here, and there aremore than a few local bands worth seeing.Quiet CompanyMyspace.com/quietcompanyRIYL: Cold War Kids,The FramesQuiet Company took their beards, their indie pophooks, and their big happy choruses and walked off withThe Deli’s Austin Year End Best Emerging Artist Poll for2010; they’re clearly poised for a big 2011, with a newalbum expected soon after SXSW (and preview trackssure to be performed during).The Lemurs, reconstituted out of some parts of WhatMade Milwaukee Famous, are keepers of a relatively lowprofile, but they do dark, shimmering and sinister betterthan just about anyone you could find.Sahara SmithMyspace.com/saharasmithmusicRIYL: Jenny Lewis, Emmylou HarrisThe very Texas named Amplified Heat will unleash theirthird full-length blend of fuzzed-up heavy psychedelic bluesjust prior to SXSW, it’ll be well worth hearing them live.Sahara Smith, from the tiny and creatively rich nearbytown of Wimberley, TX, earned truckloads of praise thisyear for her soulful folk debut Myth of The Heart.Other Austin ArtistsYou Should Check OutLeatherbagwww.leatherbagmusic.comRyan Reynolds, aka Leatherbag, willremind you at various times of everyclassic left-of-center singer-songwriteryou can name: Warren Zevon,Elvis Costello, Paul Westerberg...hechannels them all into his own jittery,heartbreaking records. The newest,Yellow TV, is due out this spring.TV Torsowww.tvtorso.comWhen the much-lauded Austin groupSound Team split up, they movedon to become two of the most fascinatingacts in town: TV Torso andSunset. TV Torso’s thoughtful minimalismearned them a spot recentlyopening up for the somewhat likemindedSebadoh; expectations runhigh for the band from all the locals.the deli_8 Spring 2011 SXSWMonahanswww.monahans.netNamed after the West Texas sanddunes, Monahans play their indiepop with a certain dusty, desolatetinge; it’s pop from big sky country.In anticipation of their newalbum they released one singleevery month of 2010.Little LoMyspace.com/littlelomusicLittle Lo are new, young, andexceedingly versatile, stretchingfrom stripped down and folky toThe LemursMyspace.com/thelemursRIYL: Franz Ferdinand, The Killers,What Made Milwaukee Famousbig and anthemic with ease. Leadsinger Ryan McGill is often comparedto Jeff Mangum for his warbly,strangely affecting delivery.Dana Falconberrywww.danafalconberry.comOften described as one ofAustin’s best-kept secrets, DanaFalconberry is a singer-songwriterwith unusual delicacy and power.As Daytrotter says, “she canknock you out with one push ofa breath.”Amplified HeatMyspace.com/amplifiedheatRIYL: Queens of the Stone Age,Mudhoney, ZZ TopThe Deli’sWeb Buzz Charts1. The Black and White Years2. Explosions in the Sky3. The Octopus Project4. Spoon5. Okkervil River6. Wolfgang Gartner7. This Will Destroy You8. Fastball9. Balmorhea10. Midlake11. Ghostland Observatory12. Oh No Oh My13. Daniel Johnston14. The Black15. Ben Kweller16. Shawn Colvin17. Ringo Deathstarr18. Voxtrot19. The Sword20. HarlemFull Austin chartsorganized by genre @http://austin.thedelimagazine.com/top300AustinTop 20

ArtistsFrom:ChicagoHousesVisit The Deli Chicago: chicago.thedelimagazine.comChief Blogger: Jason BehrendsThe adventure and chaos that is SXSWcan be overwhelming, and it is impossibleto see all the right bands. Youalways feel like there may be a betterband just around the corner that you are missing.To help avoid that feeling, here are four ofthe many Chicago bands making their way toAustin this Spring.Myspace.com/sunhausRIYL: Panda Bear,Teen Daze, Toro Y MoiDexter Tortoriello and Megan Messina make up the dreampopduo known as Houses. 2010 found the duo releasingtheir debut album, All Night, on Lefse, and generating buzzaround the blogosphere. There is a sleepy tropical element intheir sound that came from time these two spent in Hawaii.Colin Caulfied (a.k.a. Young Man) is not only the winnerfor this year’s Best Emerging Artist Poll on The DeliChicago, but he is also one of the most prolific and talkedabout musicians in Chicago. He released his debut albumBoy via Frechkiss Records last year and already has twomore LPs ready to go.This is more of what you might expect from Chicago.Scattered Trees play that quality brand of Americanathat Wilco fostered in the clubs here many years ago. Theband has gained a reputation around here for putting onwild and raucus shows. They are performing on March18th at The Ghost Room.Young ManMyspace.com/colincaulfieldRIYL: Animal Collective,Sun Airway, Cloud NothingsGypsybloodScattered TreesPhoto: Drew ReynoldsThis loud lo-fi duo, Gypsyblood, aren’t releasing theirdebut album until April, but their wild and noisy style issure to raise some eyebrows this March. Last winter theylocked themselves away in an old building designed byFrank Lloyd Wright and recorded thrity tracks. They areplaying on March 19th @ Emo’s Annex as part of theSargent House Showcase.Other Chicago ArtistsYou Should Check OutSecret Colourssecretcolours.bandcamp.comPsych Rock is back in a big way andthis band is Chicago’s best example ofa booming scene around town. Theyreleased their self-titled debut albumand several digital singles in 2010.White MysteryMyspace.com/whitemysterybandThis brother and sister duo havegained a lot of attention with theirenergetic live shows and flame redhair, but this year we’ll finally seethe release of the band’s full-lengthdebut so jump on the national bandwagonnow.NetherfriendsMyspace.com/netherfriendsShawn Rosenblatt is the mainforce behind this creative psychpopband. 2010 saw the bandsdebut full-length Barry andSherry as well as a remix albumand a newly released EP ofambient music.Maps & AtlasesPhoto: Alan CallaghanMyspace.com/mapsandatlasesThis band broke out this yearwith the release of their firstwww.gypsyblood.netRIYL: The Jesus and The Mary Chain,Guided By Voices, Pavementalbum on Barsuk Records. Theband is driven by the grippingvocal of Dave Davidson.Yourself & The AirMyspace.com/yourselfandtheairThis is my underdog pick, but aband I really enjoy. They releasedtheir third EP this year anddeserve your attention.Myspace.com/scatteredtreesmusicRIYL: Wilco, Rocky Votolato,Sufjan Stevens, The FormatThe Deli’sWeb Buzz Charts1. Kanye West2. Wilco3. The Cool Kids4. Lupe Fiasco5. Ok Go6. Smith Westerns7. Andrew Bird8. Kidz in the Hall9. Salem10. Young Man11. Kid Sister12. Gil Scott-Heron13. Telefon Tel Aviv14. Kill Hannah15. Felix Da Housecat16. Pelican17. Russian Circles18. Star19. Liz Phair20. Joe PugFull Chicago chartsorganized by genre @http://chicago.thedelimagazine.com/top300ChicagoTop 20

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SXSW music 2011austin, txmarch 15-20ArtistsFrom:new york cityVisit The Deli New York: nyc.thedelimagazine.comChief Blogger: Paolo De GregorioTwin ShadowMyspace.com/thetwinshadowRIYL: Depeche Mode, The SmithsLuke RathborneMyspace.com/lukerathborneRIYL: Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Elliot SmithNYC has enjoyed a lively and influential music scene in the pastdecade, and even though 2010 didn’t produce superstars of thecaliber of Vampire Weekend or MGMT, there are still a ton of newand emerging artists competing to steal your heart and ears. If wehad to sum up in a few words what happened in our scene in 2010 we wouldsay: “More ’80s, less Animal Collective, and an awful lot of DIY/Lo-Fi.”ELECTRO-SOUND Last year TwinShadow (voted The Deli’s Best NYCEmerging Artist of 2010) literally came outof nowhere and hit it big with the help ofChris Tyler’s (Grizzly Bear) production, leadingthe revival of the electro-pop sound ofthe 80s, which also inspires dancey duosGames, French Horn Rebellion andHoly Ghost. But not all NYC electronictured side of electronic things, check outBlondes and Tanlines.D.I.Y. or D.I.E. The NYC DIY movementis stronger than ever. New Lo-Fi Brooklynbands with grating recordings and charmingmelodies pop up on a weekly basis, andalthough this scene is getting a little overcrowded,it still bears some undeniable gems,like Oberhofer, Hooray for Earth andTony Castles. On the dreamier/chiller side ofthings check out, Dream Diary, Ducktails,and David Lynch.POPPIFICATION NYC is not necessarilyperceived as a “poppy” scene, but melodi-Biting Tunes By Dean Van NguyenComing off a year that most bands wouldgive their drummer’s right arm for, it’s notsurprising that Fang Island’s Chris Georgesis in an upbeat mood. Reflecting on a 2010that saw the release of the group’s self titled debutalbum, critical acclaim and huge upsurge in theirprofile, the guitarist has spent 2011 just trying tomake sense of it all. “Now that we’ve had a couplemonths off it finally has sunk in,” says Chris. “2010was easily the craziest year of my life. I’m proud ofthe record and I’m pumped that people enjoyed it.”Fang IslandPhoto: Kate Edwardsmusic blinks at what—until a few monthsago—was almost unanimously consideredthe cheesiest of decades. Female frontedIndie Pop artists like MNDR and Danishimport Oh Land seem bound to entertaina non-hipster-only audience for years tocome. On the more experimental/unstrucwww.fangisland.comRIYL: Andrew WK, Maps & AtlasesThat people have “enjoyed” the record may be putting things simply.Among the band’s admirers are indie overlords Pitchfork whobestowed the record with the much sought after “Best New Music”honours (“The night before the review we played a show for oneperson; the bartender,” says Chris. “Zero people showed up and wewere slightly bummed. The next day we played to a little over zeropeople.”). Moreover, The Flaming Lips tapped Fang Island as theiropener for several shows in July.Now based in New York, Fang Island originally formed in Providence,Rhode Island, where they were drawn together with a mutual goal ofwriting positive music, to counteract the aggressive, bummer jamscoming out of the area at the time. “I think the positivity of our musicwas engrained in our personalities as well,” says Chris. “We werethe deli_16 Spring 2011 SXSW

OberhoferThe RassleMyspace.com/oberhofermusicRIYL: Modest MouseLia Iceswww.liaices.comRIYL: Cat Power, Cowboy Junkies,This Mortal CoilAlex WinstonMyspace.com/alexwinstonRIYL: Kate Bush, Likke Liwww.therassle.comRIYL: Happy Mondays,Jesus & Mary Chainous, upbeat bands abound nonetheless:among the most promising we’ll mentionCaveman, Ava Luna, Xylos, Cults,Living Days and The Rassle. The lasttwo have stellar live shows and will be playingour afternoon party at Lipstick 24 onSaturday 3/19, don’t miss it!TALENTED LADIES 2010 wasSharon Van Etten’s year, but two moreNYC based solo ladies stole our heartsmore recently with some very personal andoriginal records. Lia Ices (featured on thelatest Deli NYC cover) with her arrestinglybeautiful release on Jagjaguwar, reconciledus with the sad hemisphere of our emotions,while Alex Winston successfully (andunexpectedly) re-integrated the flair andbaroque melodies of Kate Bush in a modernDIY context. Also! Those of you into nu-soulmust check out Kendra Morris.young, in art college [with] no cares in the world. Weloved playing music together and we were writing analbum for college credit.”PSYCH ROCK NYC also featuresa big psych rock/shoegazer scene ofcourse. Prince Rama made waveslast year, while among the up andcomers you may want to check outThe Vandelles, Quiet Lights,Invisible Days, The DecemberSound, Dead Leaf Echo and heavyhitters Naam.StRAIGHT SHOOTERS NYChosts a gigantic community of musiciansplaying straight guitar rock andmore or less traditional alt rock or folkmusic. Devin Therriault turned someears with his gritty indie rock’n’roll, whileBlack Taxi, The Yes Way and TheDig are noteworthy Alt Rockers. AmongstSongwriters, check out up and comersDaniel Wayne and Luke Rathborne.OUTSIDERS Of course, there are manyNYC artists that don’t strictly belong to anyscene, like Fang Island, Delicate Steve(both of whom are also playing our Saturday dayshow), Rubblebucket and Deli big time favoritesBuke and Gass (not playing in Austin thisyear). This duo builds their own instruments andforges an incredibly original sound that could bedescribed like an industrial mix of Marnie Stern,Bjork and PJ Harvey… eh, just check them out!By the way, Pitchfork, you SO screwed up with thereview of their album, but I guess Deerhoof, LouReed and Laurie Anderson corrected you alreadyby asking B+G to open for them!The Deli’s Web Buzz Charts1. The Strokes2. LCD Soundsystem3. Moby4. 50 Cent5. The Walkmen6. Kid Cudi7. TV on the Radio8. The Drums9. Julian Casablancas10. Interpol11. Neon Indian12. Sonic Youth13. Das Racist14. Scissor Sisters15. Yeasayer16. Mos Def17. Raekwon18. Jay-Z19. Antony andThe Johnsons20. Darwin DeezFull NYC charts organized by genre @http://nyc.thedelimagazine.com/top300NYCTop 20The chemistry within the group proved to be ripe.Indeed, Chris describes the band as “a democracy” asno single member holds more artistic sway than anyother. “There are too many good ideas being thrownaround to only listen to one member. Each member ofthe band is interested in a different musical genre andI think this mishmash of influences creates our sound.”With so many influences, Fang Island has struggled todefine their sound into a single genre. Instead of listingthe wide variety of artists and bands from which theydrew inspiration, when they first opened a Myspaceaccount they simply described their music as “everyonehigh-fiving everyone.” The aesthetic caught on,and became a staple of the press coverage the bandreceived when their record was released. With fans andwriters seemingly fixated on this strand of their personality,how does the band feel about it now? “It’s funnythat it caught on and kind of became our genre, saysChris. “I think it’s still funny and rings true, but we definitelyheard it a lot this year. I like high fives a lot thoughand I like high fiving fans.”Currently preparing a second record, Chris is buoyantabout Fang Island’s future, promising fans an evolvedsound from what has come before. “We made thealbum [Fang Island] almost three years ago, and wehave matured, musically, leaps and bounds since then.I am ready for the next album. I know we can step it up.”I’ll high five that.Delicate Stevewww.delicatesteve.comRIYL: Brian Eno/David Byrne,Battles, Dirty ProjectorsLiving DaysMyspace.com/livingdaysRIYL: Cars, Elastica, Duran DuranBuke and Gasswww.bukeandgass.comRIYL: Marnie Stern, Deerhoof, PJ HarveyThe VandellesMyspace.com/thevandellesRIYL: Jesus & Mary Chain, RaveonettesBlack Rebel Motorcycle Club

SXSW music 2011ArtistsFrom:philadelphiaVisit The Deli Philadelphia: philadelphia.thedelimagazine.comChief Blogger: Quang D. Tranaustin, txmarch 15-20Iwon’t waste my limited 250 or so words on agrandiose intro and will just get to the nittygrittyof what emerging Philly acts you shouldbe looking out for at SXSW.Sun Airway seemed to come almost out of nowhere thispast year to win the Best Emerging Artists Poll for The DeliPhilly with help from their shimmering debut album Nocturneof Exploded Crystal Chandelier, which was released on DeadOceans. The lyrically enriched, dreamy bliss-pop of formerA-siders Jon Barthmus and Patrick Marsceill captivatedPhiladelphia and the world will soon find out why.We already knew Reading Rainbow’s sonic love wassomething to watch out for in 2010. After they had taken thevictory unanimously the previous year in our Best EmergingArtists Poll and narrowly missed repeating as champions thisyear, you could tell that the married duo of Rob Garcia andSarah Everton was ready to step out into the spotlight of thenational music scene, which they did, with their sophomorefull-length Prism Eyes on Hozac Records.Creepoid has been a band for barely over a year now, butthis charismatic outfit filled with the spirit of Kurt Cobain andthat ’90s Grunge angst all heroined out has received plentyof local love from the beginning. With the recent release oftheir kick-ass debut full-length Horse Heaven, you’ll find thatPhilly has another act purged to break out on the nationalfront in 2011.The Penn cognitive science student Francis Tseng has alreadyreceived plenty of national coverage from some of the mostwell-respected major media outlets on the indie music scene.Golden Ages have zeroed in on a sound that simplydoesn’t go unnoticed these days, and they do it well.Reading RainbowGolden AgesPhoto: Charlotte ZollerMyspace.com/levarmotherfuckingburtonRIYL: Times New Viking, Eternal Summers,The Velvet UndergroundThe Deli’sWeb Buzz Charts1. The Roots2. Ween3. Chiddy Bang4. Kurt Vile5. Sun Airway6. Asher Roth7. MAN MAN8. Amos Lee9. Jukebox the Ghost10. RJD211. Melody Gardot12. Dr. Dog13. Beanie Sigel14. G. Love & Special Sauce15. Jedi Mind Tricks16. Free Energy17. Good Old War18. Amanda Blank19. Woe20. FreewayFull Philadelphia chartsorganized by genre @http://philadelphia.thedelimagazine.com/top300PhillyTop 20Sun AirwayOther Philadelphia ArtistsYou Should Check OutStrand of Oaksstrandofoaks.bandcamp.comStrand of Oaks a.k.a. Tim Showalterreleased his latest album PopeKilldragon in 2010 which was receivedwith much critical acclaim. You canfeel from its poignant storytelling toits dark ascents that there was somesinister power at work in those verses.GrandchildrenMyspace.com/grandchildrenSix-piece art rockers who spawnedfrom and helped nurture the vibrantWest Philly DIY scene. The buzzis true. They are absolutely fuckin’mind-blowing live! Grandchildrenreleased their debut full-lengthEverlasting on Green Owl Records.the deli_18 Spring 2011 SXSWChiddy BangPhoto: Jake BaumohlMyspace.com/wearegoldenagesRIYL: Animal Collective, Sumsun,Blackbird Blackbirdwww.chiddy-bang.comThe electro-hop duo blew up in 2010 nationallyand internationally behind their break out single“Opposite of Adults”. They signed to the UK’sParlophone Records. Producer Noah “XaphoonJones” Bersein and rapper Chidera “Chiddy”Anagmege released The Preview EP in 2010 andtheir highly-anticipated full-length, The SwellyLife, is due out in 2011.TJ Kong and The Atomic BombMyspace.com/kongandthebombDan Bruskewicz under the moniker TJ Kongspins Bukowski-esque tales as he narrates themthrough cigarettes and whisky-soaked vocalsdriven by ornery blues-folk-garage rock. TJ Kongand the Atomic Bomb released their debut fulllengthIdiots in 2010, but have been impressingaudience with their rowdy live performance.www.sunairway.comRIYL: Golden Ages, Stars, Brian EnoCreepoidcreepoid.bandcamp.comRIYL: Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine, Low

SXSW music 2011austin, txmarch 15-20ArtistsFrom:portlandVisit The Deli Portland: portland.thedelimagazine.comChief Blogger: Mike HarperSome of Portland’s finest musical emissariesare heading down to Austin thismonth to make the Pacific Northwestproud. Hopefully they can bring backsome sunshine for us on the back legs of theirtours back to Puddletown. For the lucky oneswho are Austinbound, a handful of bands youshouldn’t miss:As much as I want to call Menomena a clash of soand so and that other band, their megainstrumentationsomehow escapes that kind of description, with ostensiblesloppiness that achieves such relaxed precisionthat you can’t help but keep listening. It’s a blender fullof horns and harmonies and heartbeat percussion set topoetic lines for your soul’s pleasure.Starfucker— oh wait..Pyramiddd— oh wait: Strfkr— holdthe presses: Starfucker. The dance band currently knownas Starfucker is bringing their own brand of samplepeppered, synth-sopping indie to Texas this year. Themultinominal, drag-wearing phenomenon put on theultimate dance party, whether it’s a warehouse, a venue,or a basement, and I can guarantee that Austin will beno difference.A raucous entity of rag-tag psych tunes that flail somewherebetween melting guitar amps and pristine garageOther Portland Artists You Should Check OutAnd And AndMyspace.com/andandandmusicOscillating between punkish energy yell-alongs anda lo-fi indie hits scrawled by synthesizers with vocalsgliding shakily atop a bed of romanced accordion.Radiation Cityradiationcity.muxtape.comMellowed nostalgic harmonies and fading keysMorningTeleportationPhoto: Pat GrahamMyspace.com/morningteleportationRIYL: Tapes n Tapes, Local Nativesrock, Morning Teleportationcan take a stage and turn it into aplayground that you dreamt up inyour favourite mushroom trip, repletewith off-kilter horns and sing-a-longs.pressed between pages of staccato’dheartbeat-drums.Adventures! With MightMyspace.com/adventureswithmightThey’ve the dark dance mood muddledwith that ’80s-echo drum machine,halfway between a sway, a hop, and atwinkling lightscape.StarfuckerMyspace.com/strfkrmusicRIYL: MGMT, Phoenix, Passion PitMenomenawww.menomena.comRIYL: The Flaming Lips, Local Natives, Dr. DogThe Deli’s Web Buzz Charts1. Gossip11. M. Ward2. The Shins12. Blitzen Trapper3. Blind Pilot13. Menomena4. The Thermals 14. Nice Nice5. Starfucker 15. Portugal. The Man6. Pavement 16. Peter Broderick7. She & Him 17. Copy8. Grouper18. Wampire9. Horse Feathers 19. Boy Eats Drum Machine10. The Dandy Warhols 20. And And AndFull Portland charts organized by genre @http://portland.thedelimagazine.com/top300PortlandTop 20the deli_20 Spring 2011 SXSW

ArtistsFrom:san FranciscoVisit The Deli San Francisco: sf.thedelimagazine.comChief Blogger: Ada LannPhoto: Joe LubushkinSan Francisco’s indie music sceneright now seems dominated bythree big movements. In onecorner there’s the garage drivenrock and rollers (represented in Austinby the Bare Wires and Ty Segall) whopound away keeping in with all the besttraditions of the Kinks. In another cornerwe have the noise rockers like Weekend(who took the SF Best Emerging Artist2010 Poll) and Young Prisms who droneand shriek their way into our hearts.Then finally there’s the synth-basedmovement ranging from the ethereal andbrooding space of Blackbird Blackbirdto the wild sounds of Maus Haus.There are quite a few shows at this year’s SXSWMusic that can give you a taste of each of theseBay Area blocks. On the 16th at Beauty Bar youcan have your ears ground in by Young Prisms.Alternatively, The Fresh & Onlys will be showcasingtheir somewhat romantic and evocativegarage-pop at The Windish Agency House. Alsoon the 17th Wiretap, another Bay Area blog, will behosting a showcase of San Francisco bands at TheLiberty with minimal synth-rockers Exray’s headlining,who specialize in lo-fi, grime songs and manversus machine experimentation.Those of you who prefer a cleaner sound betweenorchestral folk and alt rock might want to head toFlipnotix on March 19 to check out our Best of SFFans Poll 2010 winners The Family Crest.The Fresh & OnlysMyspace.com/thefreshonlysRIYL: Beach Boys, Morricone,Jesus and Mary ChainPhoto: Kristin KleinExray'sWeekendMyspace.com/weekendmusicRIYL: My Bloody Valentine,Jesus and Mary Chain,A Place to Burry Strangerswww.exraysvision.comRIYL: Joy Division, early Ween, MorphineThis only scratches the surface of the SanFrancisco scene, a city that breathes and breedscreativity. Austin is in for a show.Other San Francisco ArtistsYou Should Check OutSunbeam Rd.sunbeamrd.bandcamp.comA brooding but high-energy cavernousindie-rock, something along the lines of anencumbered Jesus and Mary Chain or amore ominous Yo La Tengo.Maus HausMyspace.com/maushausmusicThis band layers bizarre electronic soundsand jazz it up where it needs, turning popinto something stimulating. They can rockout at will, and get dark and broody andpsychedelic as well.The Family CrestMyspace.com/thefamilycrestRIYL: Jeff Buckley, White RabbitsThe Dashing SunsMyspace.com/thedashingsunsFirmly rooted in the traditions of Herman’s Hermitsand The Troggs, Really Like You is a twelve trackadventure into some catchy and exciting rock and roll.White CloudMyspace.com/whitecloudbandSwitching instruments, dancing about, and poundingout a wash of sound, White Clouds music embodiesthat ’60s garage pursuit of an aesthetic of sloppiness.The Deli’sWeb Buzz Charts1. Girls2. The Dodos3. Blackbird Blackbird4. Weekend5. John Vanderslice6. Joanna Newsom7. Rogue Wave8. GOBBLE GOBBLE9. Ty Segall10. Sun Kil Moon11. Vetiver12. Hunx And His Punx13. Emily Jane White14. Deerhoof15. Xiu Xiu16. Sleepy Sun17. The Limousines18. Geographer19. Sonny & The Sunsets20. Wooden ShjipsFull San Fancisco chartsorganized by genre @San FranciscoTop 20http://sf.thedelimagazine.com/top300

SXSW music 2011ArtistsFrom:d.c. areaVisit The Deli D.C. Area: washington.thedelimagazine.comChief Blogger: Dawn Reedaustin, txmarch 15-20Photo: Elinei HerrmannWhile SxSW will be holding a conferencehighlighting D.C.’s punk pastinfluence via Dischord Records,invited bands to this year’s festivalare representing the new sound of the DMV.Representing Baltimorean drone pop/post-punk is thestunning Lower Dens, whose July 2010 debutTwin-Hand Movement showcased front-woman JanaHunter’s smoldering and dreamy vocals painted over beautifulguitar fuzz. Recently on the road with the Walkmen, postSXSW they’ll be joining Deerhunter on their European tour.Lower DensTennis SystemMyspace.com/tennissystemRIYL: My Bloody Valentine,The Jesus and Mary ChainPhoto: Dan StackBringing in some good old rugged rock & roll isJ. Roddy Walston and The Business, knownfor their high intensity live shows, their band van aptlycalled “The Diaper”, and a discography of songs worthyof becoming bar anthems.Also amongst the invited acts is Baltimore’s indie-noisefolk duo Wye Oak, who’re touring in support of theirthird release Civilian, recently opening for Cold WarKids throughout Europe. After producing their first twoalbums themselves, they brought in mixing engineer JohnCongleton (St. Vincent, Shear Water) for Civilian, a movethat multi-instrumentalist Andy Stack thought was pivotal.“JC definitely pushed us into some exciting and sometimesscary new territory.”www.lowerdens.comRIYL: Beach House, The WalkmenJ. Roddy Walstonand The BusinessWye OakMyspace.com/wyeoakRIYL: Yo La Tengo, My Morning JacketAnd on the road outside the chaos of Austin is D.C.’squintessential “bring earplugs” noise lords The TennisSystem, made up of SXSW vets Matty Taylor and MishaBullock, who’ve had historic Austin performances thatwere shut down for being too-awesomely-loud.Other D.C. Area ArtistsYou Should Check OutThe ChanceMyspace.com/thechancedcD.C.’s The Chance, an alternative/hardrock/shoegazegroup, and recently D.C.Deli’s “Band of the Month.” Their thirdrelease, New York City Girls, is due outthis spring. Behind the epic sounds areproducer Chuck Brody (Bear Hands,Stars, Yoko Ono) and mastering engineerSarah Register (Lou Reed, Sonic Youth), ateam that singer/guitarist Joshua Padgettdescribes as, “dream sound architects.”Painted FaceMyspace.com/paintedfacemusicAllie Alvarado (ex-Telepathe), a D.C.transplant with Brooklyn blood, hasthe deli_22 Spring 2011 SXSWPhoto: Glynnis McDarisMyspace.com/jroddyRIYL: Kings of Leon, Bruce Springsteenteamed up with her dance music/producer brother Alvin Risk,spawning Painted Face; an electropop solo project that is easilythe next best thing in D.C. Herdebut EP Undreamt (recentlyAlbum of the Month on D.C. Deli),is bound to get some seriousspins on dance nights for sure.Screen Vinyl ImageMyspace.com/screenvinylimageVirginia’s stellar dark-wave infusedshoegaze ensemble Screen VinylImage are often compared to MyBloody Valentine and Suicide dueto their incredible stage presenceof intense visuals sendingtheir audience into “sensoryoverdrive.”noon:30Myspace.com/noon30bandD.C.’s all-girl powerful dancepunk trio, noon:30, describethemselves as “an undeniableforce and definitely what youhaven’t heard or seen before.”Very very true, as these ladiesdeliver a touch of riot-girlon top of melodic grooves,packed with dance beats, andsinged with ambient noise.Totally killer overall.The Deli’sWeb Buzz Charts1. Beach House2. Wale3. Thievery Corporation4. Dan Deacon5. Wye Oak6. Lower Dens7. Thunderball8. Animals As Leaders9. The Bridge10. Ponytail11. Martyn12. Celebration13. Magrudergrind14. Future Islands15. Le Loup16. Black Tambourine17. JANA HUNTER18. US Royalty19. Fort Knox Five20. Cotton JonesFull D.C. Area chartsorganized by genre @http://washington.thedelimagazine.com/top300D.C. AreaTop 20

HOW TO “DO IT”a We Are Scientists guide toROCK STARDOMBy Chris Cain (We Are Scientists)Illustrations by Michelle Kondrich(www.michellekondrich.com)As a founding member of We Are Scientists, I’m regularly asked, “How do you do it?”, “What’syour secret?”, “Why is God’s love for you greater than his love for me?”, and variations alongthese lines. No wonder. As I write this, I’m seated in a spanking new Qantas A380 flyingfrom Sydney to Los Angeles, having just completed a successful run of shows in Australia. I have anaisle seat all to myself. In a few minutes, I’ll be served a hot meal that will include a complimentaryglass of wine or a cocktail, should I be in the mood for it. Later, a snack. Such films as “Gladiator”and “A Beautiful Mind,” as well as contemporary favorites like “Sex & The City 2,” wait at the readyin the seat-back entertainment unit literally inches from my face. As and when desired, I can visit anon-plane restroom. All of this is happening in the middle of the sky, at around 500 miles per hour.the deli_24 Spring 2011 SXSW

Air travel is just one of the many perks that come with my job, so it’s nowonder everybody wants to trade places with me. I’m not about to givethis all up, though, and in any case most of you don’t know the bassparts to all of our songs. So I propose a middle ground: I’ll teach youeverything I know about being a successful music artist—this will allowyou to create your own band and take it straight to the top. In exchange,you leave me the hell alone, except to give me compliments or to offerme free things. But you stop asking me to trade places with you—Idon’t want your job at Panda Express. I was drunk when I said that.Forming The BandThe first step toward getting to fly on airplanes is to form a band.Sounds more difficult than it is. It is a little known and little understoodfact that something like 90% of successful rock bands form at a GuitarCenter. Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin, U2, Coldplay, and Lily Allen all got theirstart at Guitar Center when a couple of outgoing musicians who weretesting this or that piece of gear fell into a serendipitous jam. Indeed, ifyou hang out at Guitar Center in any city on any given afternoon, you’llhear half a dozen bands form. You’ll be sitting on a marked-down $399amp with built-in tuner and COSM effects, engulfed in the not-unpleasantcacophony of two dozen assholes fucking around on stringed instruments,when suddenly two, and then three, and then four of those assholesbegin roughly to synchronize their playing in both rhythm and key.The other musician-customers, hearing what you hear, begin to tapertheir own meanderings, the better to witness the burgeoning phenomenon—“theburgeoning,” I guess. And just like that, with no forethoughtor advance notice, twenty lucky sons of guns are listening to the firstSeven Mary Three concert. The lesson is this: if you’re a musician lookingfor a band, budget some time each afternoon for Guitar Center.Weeding Out WeedsWhen you choose your band mates by going to Guitar Center mostafternoons and wanking on mandolin until somebody starts wanking intime on djimbe and somebody else starts wanking in key on pedal steel,you run a certain risk. This approach, though responsible for bands rangingfrom The Killers to The Miles Davis Quartet, has an “implosion” rate ofabout 5%, which is just a clever bit of legalese meaning that every hundredyears or so, a band composed of dudes who met at Guitar Center,jamming, will discover that one among them is not quite right for the joband needs gently to be kicked the fuck out of Smashmouth. This hellishprospect became horrifically real for Guns N Roses, who, a couple ofyears in, had to deal with the fact that drummer Steven Adler was violentlyaddicted to a cocktail of hard drugs, and that his addiction was taking anawful toll on his musicianship, and that his addiction was to a slightly differentcocktail of hard drugs than the rest of Guns N Roses were addictedto, and that this critical difference made it impossible for the band toemploy fewer than a dozen drug dealers full-time, around the clock. Theword came down from management: Guns N Roses’ profile was taking ona vile tarnish in the public eye—the band must limit the number of full-timedrug dealers on official payroll to eight. At a moment like this, when thereputation and performance of the band has been threatened, there islittle choice: the likeminded band members must crawl out from the opiateswamp where they now dwell like hibernating alligators and mutter or insome way signal that they’re fed up with the offending member’s irresponsibility,wayward behavior, and callous disregard for the organization’swellbeing. The lawyers take over from there, making sure that the canceroustumor is extirpated before further sullying occurs. This last bit canbecome messy. A band like GNR has sufficient financial clout to purchasea smooth exit: $2000 was wired into Adler’s account. Later the same dayhe was kidnapped by two ex-LAPD officers, then lobotomized by a bribedprison doctor. Next he was set up with a job in the commissary of an oilatoll 1,500 miles off the coast of Hawaii. Adler has been selling Camels,Penthouse, and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups ever since. He has refusednumerous job applications from both Slash and Izzy Stradlin.RehearsalsRehearsals, though completely necessary to becoming a potent liveband, can be a major drag. They’re loud, the sound is bad, and youhave to hang out with the other people in your band. And there are nogroupies. And no mixed drinks. Not a lot of advice I can give here. Youhave to rehearse if you’re going to be as big as Grizzly Bear. GrizzlyBear rehearses five days a week. Then again, they’re all in relationships,aren’t big drinkers, and they all kinda like each other.DrugsUse everything you can get your hands on—drugs are the wellspringof creativity, the necessary nutrients in any inventor’s mental soil.Anyone who says otherwise is either a religious prig or drowning invanity, a vanity so lavish that he’s unwilling to spend the pedestriancurrency of physical health against the possibility of contributing to arich, millennium-spanning tapestry of intellectual production that willbe man’s bequeathal to the cosmos aeons after his extinction. Evennow, my bloodstream is coursing in toxins. Two ibuprofen taken earlierfor back pain, half a glass of marginal red wine served with dinner, plusan antihistamine I introduced into my system half an hour ago to guardagainst ill effects from the spores this airplane’s closed environment isdoubtless circulating through my lungs even now. The simple fact isthat without these creative lubricants, I’d still be caught in the eddy ofchoosing a name for this essay (“How To ‘Do It’,” thanks).Booking The First Live ShowsIn the studio, time literally is money. What do I mean? Just that for everyhour or day that you spend in the studio, your bill will increase—you’ll haveto pay more ‘money’ at the end of the recording session. So don’t jumpthe gun. Before the money clock starts ticking, iron out all the kinks in yoursongs in front of a live studio audience, ideally on Dave Letterman’s show,Jay Leno’s show, or Conan O’Brien’s show (1993-2009). If for whateverreason you absolutely can’t get onto one of these shows to work on yoursongs, Jimmy Fallon’s show is an acceptable substitute, but avoid lettingmembers of The Roots guest on your set. The Roots, though a perfectlydecent group of musicians, probably won’t be hanging out at the studiowhere you end up recording. Developing a dependency on The Roots earlyon is fast becoming a classic beginner’s mistake; every day new bands arefinding themselves in the studio days after doing Fallon, wondering who’sgoing to add miscellaneous exotic percussion during the bridge, or who’sgoing to reiterate the main vocal melody on a horn during the outro.RecordingOnce the arrangements are locked in and you’ve weeded out anyinvolvement by The Roots, it’s time to lay down some tracks. Here area couple of tips to help you get the most out of your studio session:• Keep your smartphone’s Voice Memo app running during every take.The more expensive and complicated a studio set up is, the more likelyyou are to have problems getting everything to work right—but even ifyou’re recording on a 4-track tape deck, you’re still almost guaranteedto lose at least one take to technical malfunction during the courseof your session. Not if your iPhone is continuously recording! On myband’s latest album, something like 20% of the guitar ended up beingtaken from iPhone recordings after a hard drive mishap during mixingleft us with no alternatives. The reality is that many people prefer thesound of the iPhone tracks, with their marvelous compression! Infact, because several of us were religious about keeping our iPhonesrecording in the studio, we had several mic positions to choose from,and were able to comp together an excellent stereo signal.• Don’t be afraid to get freaky during solos. Whether you’re a guitarist,bassist, drummer, or you play one of the many less-crucial instruments,don’t be afraid to let your freak flag flutter and flap duringsolos! Too many musicians guide their solos down familiar terrain,as though this were their chance to play a Clapton/Van Halen/Valensisolo a little worse than the original. Get freaky! The solo is yourchance to freak yourself out, and if you let it pass you by, not onlywill your reputation as a freak suffer, but so will the track. Remember,when you listen to a song, what are you looking for in a solo? If you’relike most people, you look to the solo to completely freak you out—tochange your entire sense of what can and should be done with musicalinstruments, and to accomplish that in a scary, scary way.The Band’s LookYou’ve got the band, the songs, the album – time to nail the look. Thereare two basic directions you can take with this: daring originality ortasteful adherence to the norms of your scene. The latter is as easy asspending some time with The Deli’s “Where To Shop” section. The formerrequires an additional bit of creative energy, something above andbeyond the actual requirements of music. Think Kiss, Slipknot, LadyGaga. Here are a couple of rich veins that have yet to be mined:the deli_25

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kitchen recording equipment newsShure Beta 181www.shure.comReview by Mike BauerComing this fall from Shure: a compact sideaddresscondenser mic with interchangeablecapsules. The Beta 181 will be thecompany’s first wired mic to have swappable polarpattern capsules (cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional,bidirectional) that attach to the mic bodywith a locking ring for a secure connection.With its extremely compact profile and side-address capsule, the 181lets you use a condenser in tight miking conditions where large diaphragmmics simply wouldn’t fit. Whether you’re placing it on a drumkit, guitar amp, or inside a piano, you should be able to get close tothe source without much hassle—plus the inclusion of switchablecapsules further increases its versatility. Like other microphones in theBeta family, the 181 features sturdy construction, low handling noise,and high gain before feedback, which tailor it for live sound applicationsin addition to studio use.The 181 will retail for $499 with one capsule, windscreen, standmount, and carrying case. Additional capsules will sell for $249apiece, while the preamp body on its own is also available for $249.deli-sponsoredPro AudioShowcaseAt The Bubble StudioOn 3.17.11Vintage King (the largest purveyor of high end new andvintage recording equipment), Gearslutz (the worldsbiggest forum for professional and amateur recordingengineers), The Bubble (Austin based RecordingStudio, pictured), Focal Press (publisher of Media Technologybooks) & The Deli are geared up to bring audio professionalsa showcase & mixer on Thursday 3.17 from 2 to 8 pm at TheBubble Recording Studio (4426 Red River St, Austin).Vintage King’s expert staff as well as manufacture reps from Rupert Neve Designs,Apogee, A Designs, and SE Mics amongst others will be on site to walk the audiencethrough the power of their fine products. The day will feature discussion and handson demonstrations from pro audio top from 2 to 6 and a mixer with cervezas & tacosserved after 6 for a glorious ending.The first 50 guests will receive a complimentary gift from Focal Press and everyone willreceive a sneak peek into the world of recording industry gear with loads of invaluableinformation straight from the experts.This event is open to the public and free with RSVP.RSVP NOW!!!: www.vintageking.com/SXSW


kitchen recording equipment newsADK S-7 & A-6www.adkmic.com Review by Shane O’ConnorGear manufacturers far too oftenact like pimps hustling theirgoods under the veil of trendymarketing terms and “celebrity” testimonials.ADK takes a different stance andtalks frankly about what they sell andhow it can aid in the recording process.I received one S-7 and one A-6 large diaphragm condensermicrophone. The build quality of both mics isextremely solid. There is no question that ADK is makingproducts that are meant for serious studio use.The S-7 is an FET based mic intended for high SPLsources such as guitar speaker cabinets or drums. I cranked a number of guitaramps in front of it and it never came close to breaking up. Two pads on the microphonecan be useful to get a less compressed guitar signal.On guitar amps, the S-7 is extremely clean and open but doesn’t fizz out. It is usableas a single mic, especially for cleaner country oriented sources, but it reallyshines in addition to a Shure SM-57. The S-7 worked well further away from thespeaker, and it’s particularly useful for its accurate low end, whichis ideal on chuggy distorted guitars.When placed outside of a kick drum tunnel 3 feet away from thebeater head, the S-7 again gave me a very flattering low end,which I compressed with an 1176 to pull it back up.When placed about 4 feet away from the snare the S-7 gave me auseful mono picture of the entire drum kit without hyping the cymbalsin a harsh manner, which complemented the other drum mics. I shouldnote that the drummer I was testing this with was heavy handed.ADK advertises the A-6 as a more “all around” studio condensermicrophone that is great on acoustic instruments. I placed the microphoneabout 5 inches above middle C on a honky-tonk uprightpiano. I was looking for something to pop out of the mix withoutoverwhelming the guitars. The A-6 nailed it. The dynamics remainedclean and worked well with hefty compression and limiting.I had a few chances to use the A-6 on acoustic guitar and resultswere very satisfying. A slightly brighter mic, the A-6 handled thehigh end EQ boost on jangly acoustic guitars very well.I started testing these mics while unaware of their price point andwas shocked to find out that they are available for under $300each. They are on par or better than similar ones worth 4 times asmuch. If I were selecting microphones for a new studio, a stereopair of each of these would be on my must have list.Mix A Live Show with the iPadwww.presonus.com Review by Paolo De GregorioSome people would do anything with their iPads if theycould. This is probably why PreSonus has releasedStudioLive, the first dedicated wireless control softwarefor a small-format digital console.But it’s not just about doing things the “cool” way. We often go to small to mediumvenues and see live engineers work on the sound in the most unthinkable places(corner of the venue, high up near the ceiling, even on the side of the stage). Studio-Live allows them to leave the (PreSonus) console anywhere it fits and do the soundwhere it should be done (in front of the stage) using the iPad as a wireless remotecontrol. This software controls any PreSonus StudioLive-series digital mixer’s channels,auxes, effects, subs, Fat Channel processors, and more. Custom aux mixescan be simultaneously adjusted by any performer with an iPad!the deli_32 Spring 2011 SXSW

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the deli's Pedal BoardMad ProfessorRuby Red Booster• A combination of two boosters,based on the BJF Little RedTrebler and the Red RoosterBooster, and you can use it asa treble boost, clean boost, oras an overdrive pedal.• 40dB of gain allows you toachieve heavy overdrive athigh settings, while the trebleboost has 15dB of gain andis frequency and bandwidthtuned to help your treble cutthrough the mix.• Internal switch sets the pedalto either buffered or truebypass mode.MGMono Vibe• A Leslie box in the sizeof a guitar pedal - a thickand dynamic chorus/vibrato effect.• Vintage sounding, greatHendrix and Steve RayVaughan tones.• Knobs explanation:Chores = Speed;Progress = Depth• Hand finished,awesome-looking case.AmptweakerTightBoost• The Mid features a parked wah tonethat increases gradually when thecontrol is cranked past 12 o’clock.• A switch below the Mid control letsyou choose between two frequenciesfor the wah, one is a ‘classicthroaty wah tone’ while the othersounds ‘pushed forward.’• The Tight control adjusts betweena smooth, looser sound and a moreaggressive and focused tone.• Effects loop on the back of thepedal, allows to add compression,EQ, delay or distortion – all of whichcan be set to Pre or Post.PigtronixPhilosopher King• Compressor, sustainer, distortionand polyphonic amplitudesynthesizer.• Features a full set of ADSRcontrols including swell, fade,hold level, speed range, oneshotmode, selectable autoreset, CV i/o and expressionpedals for swell and fade times.• Grit control for F.A.T. Distortionand 2K Treble Cut / Boost helpyou shape the tone.the deli's Plug-in insertsif you are interested in reviewing pedalsand plug-ins for The Deli andDelicious Audio, please contactdelicious.editor@thedelimagazine.com.Softtube TubeTech-CL1B• Emulation of a classic Compressor used in tons of records.• Created together with the designers at Lydkraft/Tube-Tech - that fully endorse it.• Extremely accurate representation also in the way the knobs feel and theVU meter behaves.• CPU friendly.Universal AudioA800 Studer• First in its kind, it models the entiretape path and circuit electronics ofthe classic 2” Tape Machine.• Enulates the sounds of four distincttape formulas.• The ‘gang’ control adjusts anyparameter globally, which is nice ifyou’re running it on every track.• Requires UAD-2 CardPSP N2O• Multieffect plug in for the sound creationexplorers with expandable architecture.• Uses up to four sound processingoperators at a time.• Effects include morphing resonant andformant filters, EQ, delay, reverb, pitchshifter,dynamics, bitcrusher, distortion etc.• Eight assignable knobs with quickMIDI learn option.• Useful built-in limiter to avoidunexpected “explosions.”Sonic Charge Bitspeek• Real-time pitch-excited linear predictioncodec effect, makes voices sound like robots.• A number of playback parameters adjust thepitch and tonal quality of the sound.• Can produce a broad range of sounds fromcheap speaking toys to high-end vocoder andtalkbox effects.• Supports MIDI.the deli_34 Spring 2011 SXSW

kitchen best selling gearAffordable LargeCondenser MicsBehringer B-1 -$200M-Audio Solaris -$450RODE NT1A -$369Audio Technica aT2035 -$249Studio Projects C1 -$399ADK A-6 -$399Portable Synth KeysKorg MicroKORG -$500Roland Gaia SH-01 -$800Alesis micron -$399Moog Little Phatty -$1,395Dave Smith Instruments Mopho -$879Roland Lucina AX-09 -$599PortableAudio InterfaceM-Audio Fast Track Ultra -$450Behringer U-Control -$68PreSonus FireStudio -$400Apogee Duet -$495RME Fireface 400 -$1,499MOTU 8pre -$595Effect Plug InsIK Multimedia Fender -from $99Antares Auto-Tune -from $99Peavey ReValver -from $69Line 6 POD Farm -from $99McDSP Project Studio -$300Focusrite Scarlett -$99Looper pedalsBoss RC-2 & RC200XL -from $300DigiTech JamMan -from $300Electro-Harmonix 2880 -$150Akai E2 Headrush -$200Plush Verbrator -$350Mike’s Salty RomanceExplosion -$150PoweredStudio MonitorsM-Audio Studiophile -$199KRK Rokit Powered -$199Yamaha HS80M -$399Mackie MR5 -$250JBL LSR 4328P -$1850ADAM Audio A5 -$769Distortion pedalsFulltone OCD -$150Seymour DuncanTwiN Tube Blue -$250Boss DS-1 -$39Blackstar HT-DUAL -$275Electro-Harmonix Big Muff -$99Boss Metal Core -$99Instrument Plug InsNative Instruments Komplete -$559Toontrack DFH EZ Drummer -$179Steven Slate Drums EX -$199Spectrasonics Omnisphere -$499Drumagog -$269FXpansion BFD 2.0 -$299DAWsAbleton Live -from $99Steinberg Cubase -from $99Avid Pro Tools -from $249Sonar Cakewalk -from $99PreSonus Studio One -from $200Magix Samplitude -From $500Single/DualMic PreampsART ProMPA II -$250Focusrite ISA One -$600M-Audio DMP3 -$199Universal Audio 6176 -$2,500Golden Age Pre-73 -$350Manley VOXBOX -$3,600*Prices may varyCheck out the deli’saudio equipment blog!www.delicious-audio.comthe deli_36 Spring 2011 SXSW

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