ECC:01:2009: New MP3s and YouTube videos
Subject: ECC:01:2009: New MP3s and YouTube videos
Send date: 2009-01-20 17:19:15
Issue #: 15

Greetings evolvers, and welcome to 2009.

Optimism is in the air -- globally, and also within The Evolution Control Committee.  We've got some good and grand schemes planned for the year, and here's a few goodies for you to start the year off.

Our performance at the Red Devil Lounge gave us a chance to really show off what the new VidiMasher 3000 is capable of.  Luckily we talked Brooke Buchanan into shooting a little video, and it edited together nicely:

For the "I'll Be Your Mirror" show The ECC did three mashups with Velvet Underground material.  They were done live -- or rather, they were supposed to be done live, except TradeMark got carried away with other mashups and only got through one of the VU mashups... er, oops.  So these are rough mixes of all of them:

Meme du jour: Microsoft Songsmith, the band-in-a-Windows-box software that creates music for whatever you sing.  Actually, insert "cheesy" in front of "music" -- take a look at Microsoft's own cheesy commercial for the product and you're left wondering just who the indended market is for this thing.  The results are nothing you'll be releasing on YouTube anytime soon.  Or are they?

Some clever mashers figured out pretty quickly that a pop music vocal track can be fed into Songsmith, and -- er -- "something" will come out the other side.  YouTube already has a number of these Songsmith Mashups, but we decided to just go straight for the jugular -- using Microsoft Songsmith on the Microsoft Songsmith commercial itself:

We couldn't resist putting together a few Songsmih Mashups of our own too:


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