Having recently discovered the joys of tofu scramble, (and even though I'm not vegan), there are a few cases where the quantity and texture that can be achieved from frying up a few blocks of tofu overtakes traditional scrambled eggs for me. Breakfast tacos require firmer eggs, that will hold up and stay clumped together while the taco skin itself gets ripped apart by your teeth. While it's possible to produce scrambled eggs with the consistency needed for such a strenuous task, tofu scramble more than fulfills the role needed to bind together a breakfast taco from start to finish.
Walking into a local music store, a wonderful landscape of LEDs, bright screens, wires, and sleek buttons fill the synthesizer area. Amidst the bustling boxes and buzzes, this small, bright white miniature keyboard might seem out of place. The Yamaha Reface CS is a prime example of a manufacturer designing an accessible, approachable synth that is powerful enough to find a use even among heavier hitting more fully-featured synths. In an era of bedroom musicians and a recent boom of entry-level gear, the Reface represents a movement towards making music production accessible to everyone.
The McGill Mafia Club was founded in September of 2013 by Kaelan Doyle Myerscough. Over the course of the club’s almost four year operation period, Kaelan and I have learned a lot about club management at McGill University, and will be exploring issues that hobby clubs may encounter. This is a retrospective of the first few years of the club by me, Andrew Tran, a former president of the club, and one of the original members.
Hi I'm Rew Tran. I'm a student of software engineering and music technology, and a frequent educator. On this blog I will share think pieces and researched articles regarding music in technology, and how we can learn from various sources including games, synths, DAWs, and more to critically think about how to improve the way music technology is taught.