Author Archives: petermarks

About petermarks

I'm a programmer and music nerd in Portland, OR.

“The Spaceship” 2.0

Update: See how myself and others have modified The Spaceship to meet our own needs. Programming while sitting at a desk has always been problematic for me. I’ve never been able to maintain perfect, upright posture while sitting. I usually … Continue reading

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My Ableton-clone

I love Ableton Live, but it’s never satisfied my needs as a dj. I was really excited when Max for Live came out as it promised easy extensibility for Live. However, still I found Max for Live and Live Control … Continue reading

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Top Tracks of 2010

Another awesome year of electronic music. So many great tracks. Many of them coming from my musical hero Maya Jane Coles (pictured). Here are my favorite tracks, categorized loosely by genre: House 1. Maya Jane Coles – Love/Hate [Dogmatik] 2. … Continue reading

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barre3 NYC Mix

Barre3 is a yoga/ballet fusion studio here in Portland that my girlfriend Kait is obsessed with. She convinced me to check it out when she mentioned she heard a Claude Von Stroke track in class. I was caught off guard … Continue reading

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Top 10 house and techno tracks of 2009

It’s been an incredible year for dance music. Out of the approximately 200 releases I picked up this year, here are my 20 favorite tracks: House 1. DJ T – Shine On [Get Physical] 2. Adam Marshall – Tool For … Continue reading

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Novation Launchpad Dissection

I haven’t satisfied with the reliability my arduio-based monome clone I built earlier this year, so I sold out and got a Novation Launchpad. At $200, it’s nearly half the cost of materials as my DIY project and is obviously … Continue reading

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End of summer house mix

The best summer I can remember is coming to a close. Click here for a half hour mix of some of my favorite house tracks to remember it by: Summer 2009 Mix by PeterMarks 1. Felipe Velenzuela & Dani Casarano … Continue reading

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