Author Archives: petermarks

About petermarks

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

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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Arduinome Complete!

Fueled by the news of Ableton Live’s impending integration with Max, I willed my Arduinome to completion this weekend. A combination of frustration with bugs and holiday distractions sent me off course for a couple weeks. Here’s what happened: Problem 1: … Continue reading

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Arduinome Progress

I’m nearing completion of my Arduinome. Everything is soldered together. After I work out an ArduinomeSerial quirk, I should be ready to close up the enclosure and start jamming on it. Here’s some construction pics. Click on them for the high res Flickr set. … Continue reading

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Deep Mix

I just put together this mix of my favorite deep house tracks I’ve picked up this year, as well as some old standbys. Best served with with a cold beverage after work. Here’s the link and here’s the tracklist: Deep … Continue reading

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Party Mix

I had a blast DJing a neighbor’s high school party last night. Much to my amazement, the kids didn’t balk when I started playing house. Times have changed from when I was in high school 5 years ago. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Arduinome Enclosure

I received my Arduinome Enclosure from Machine Collective today! Now I am waiting only on my shield pcb. Below is my parts list with links to where I bought everything. Prices do not include shipping. Part Quantity Total Arduino Diecimila 1 $35.00 Sparkfun Button … Continue reading

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Arduinome project

I love the simplicity Ableton Live and other software brings to electronic music performance. It relieves the stress of beat-matching, enabling dj’s to focus on timing, effects and track selection. It also saves them an expensive collection of vinyl. However, … Continue reading

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