Best Place to Buy Futuristic Music Gear (and Learn How to Use It) - 2011
Any trust-funder can charge a fancy new Dave Smith synth or Korg Kaoss Pad to mommy's credit card. But becoming skilled in the use of today's incredibly capable computer music instruments is a whole other bag of beats. That's where Robotspeak comes in. These knowledgeable folks are happy to sell you whatever devices you want, and they carry a variety of gear that includes the most elaborate computer interfaces and the simplest cables. But where the basement shop really shines is in its myriad classes, which teach the details of computer music production with a seriousness that's hard to find outside of a university campus — but at online-traffic-school prices. Come here to study circuit bending, audio mastering, Ableton Live, and many other useful aspects of electronic music. You don't need to be earning a degree or a certificate to become an expert at Robotspeak. But you will need some skills to take advantage of all the knobs on that new control surface you want.