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Only the allegory of the Empire, perhaps, remains. Because it is with this same imperialism that present-day simulators attempt to make the real, all of the real, coincide with their models of simulation. But it is no longer a question of either maps or territories. Something has disappeared: the
sovereign difference, between one and the other, that constituted the charm of abstraction. Because it is difference that constitutes the poetry of the map and the charm of the territory, the magic of the concept and the charm of the real. This imaginary of representation, which simultaneously culminates in and is engulfed by the cartographers mad project of the ideal coextensivity of map and territory, disappears in the simulation whose operation is nuclear and genetic, no longer at all specular or discursive. It is all of metaphysics that is lost. No more mirror of being and appearances, of the real and its concept. No more imaginary coextensivity: it is genetic miniaturization that is the
dimension of simulation. The real is produced from miniaturized cells, matrices, and memory banks, models of control - and it can be reproduced an indefinite number of times from these. It no longer needs to be rational, because it no longer measures itself against either an ideal or negative instance. It is no longer anything but operational. In fact, it is no longer really the real, because no imaginary envelops it anymore. It is a hyperreal, produced from a radiating synthesis of combinatory models in a hyperspace without atmosphere.
-- Simulacra and Simulation
Latest e-lemental.Music StudIO Setup on Nov. 26th, 2023 now featuring Studio ONE v6.5 and
Ableton Live v11 running side-by-side on the main PC and three new controllers (look below).
Featuring Our New Painting (far left) obtained at ''Battle of the Brush Vancouver'' Live Painting Competition.
The New Ableton Live 11 and Studio One 6.5 Station featuring New ATOM SQ MIDI Controller (see below)
New Rig for these three Vital Controllers for Live 11 and Studio One 6.5
New in the Studio - ATOM SQ MIDI Controller. While it offers limited LIVE functionality -- still trying to get the step sequencer to work there. However this unit
shines when used with STUDIO ONE v6.5 and I finally have a great step sequencer there. Good News is that LIVE and Studio One
can be used side by side and even allow pattern transfer between them.
New in the Studio - Akai MPD218 4x4x3 Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Pads - Excellent for Drum Programming
The Newcomer to the e-lemental.Music Studio - Novation Impulse 49 Key Controller that plays well with LIVE
Meet Our Support Team (from left) Luna (1), Polo (9), Miley (4) & Pixie (11)
The Alienware Laptop now runs Traktor Pro 3 as its Intel Quad Core performs very well at 24-48kHz AND 24-96kHz for mixing higher quality Tracks. I recently had my first DJ Gig in a while and had to lug my Desktop PC to perform. When I got home I installed Traktor on the Laptop and was pleasantly surprised that it performed very well, so it's my new DJ System.'
The AMD 6-Core Desktop PC now runs Ableton Live 11, and the CPU can handle quite a bit more than the Alienware Laptop did, so the switch is perfect. Also running Ableton on the PC I can use 3 monitors for Music Production.
The CTRL49 MIDI Workstation runs on VIP Software that can import all your VST Instrument Patches and have them available like an expensive Synth. It also comes with over 100 Arpeggiators! The AP40mk2 is a Native Ableton Live Controller with 8x5 Launch Keys and a whole lot more - indispensible.
LEM Sessions 47 - Into The Unknown -- BPM: 126 -- Length: 165min
The latest entry in my numbered series is a Mix years in the making focused strictly on Music Labels. The tracks contained within do not have a given Artist, or even a Track Name but they all share the same fact - the Vinyl Label they are on is the forefront of the Release or in other words - the Music is the Focal Point without any pre-judgements that come with an Artist and Track Name. I hope I gave these releases the Respect they deserve and I hope that people who never touch Vinyl will appreciate this Mix as much as DJs who will dig this list of Labels and their Amazing Output. Beginning with my own Intro and Voice Sample we slowly descent into True Underground Music. nJoy the Journey and check out the website for larger version of Cover.
Back of the e-lemental Studio -- Lucky to have these two by my Friend Raymond Chow... These are removed for VJing Projector Space behind the DJ.
Upgraded the e-lemental Studio with the Professional-level Canon 90D @ 32MP 4K30p 1080p120p!
With a focus on melodies, Infinite Possibilities is mostly a Deep House mix trying to explore different Artists' perception of what that is to them. Pampa Records opens the Mix directly trying to challenge the boundary of what Deep House indeed is, and where it can take us beyond its normal parameters. Lots of extremely talented Artists such as Kassem Mosse, Kevin Yost, Terrence Parker, Johnny Fiasco and The Orb on this Mix take us on our Best Adventure yet. There is a lot of Vinyl Content on here and while the last two mixes explored the dancefloor, this mix is for the headphones and/or intimate listening. Hope You enjoy It, it was a lesson in patience and melodic mixing for me!
Welcome to e-lemental.Music, the realm of DJ Lem and Relena Peace.
The VJing Projector has arrived to be used with Samson Conspiracy Controller (see below) in Resolume VJ Software 6. This means all Sessions will be recorded on video.
The VJ Software runs on a Microsoft Surface 6 Tablet, and it's been performing very well thus far and same with the Projector. The third photo is without the projection screen directly on the wall - we'll see what looks better on Video.'
LEM Sessions 46 has been released. Art by Raymond Chow, Photo by DJ Lem
Posted a quality-improved version of the first Twisted Faerytales mix - looks like it aged well.
Take a trip to the e-lemental.Music INNER SANCTUM with a Journey that draws you in with its hypnotic minimalism, thorough the carefully selected deep house and all the way until the beautiful end. Dated mixes always include a good amount of new releases, and this is no exception. The mix opens with Drain Pipe's untitled track from 1998 on Tonika Recordings, a record I used to have and was able to find a 2021 release of the digitized vinyl. Still sounds as good as in the 90s, if not better and offers a perfect start to the Journey to the Inner Sanctum. So take a trip, and let me know what you think!
The Conspiracy MIDI Controller is being setup to use with Resolume 6 VJing software.
Got the Wolfgang Voigt Studio 1 Vinyls (digital) at the Kompakt Store. These are classic minimalism tracks from around 1996, same year Ritchie Hawtin was
releasing his Concept 1:96 series along the same lines and quality. These make surprisingly good 3rd tracks in a 3 deck mixing setup.
Finally got a 4 channel, 16 step sequencer in what used to be my loop player the Traktor Kontrol F1 Remix Deck. I can play loops on the APC40MK2 now in Ableton Live while performing live patterns on the F1 and mixing/djing everything on the S4MK3, which can also be used to program live patterns into the F1. Just two more ways I'll be blurring the line between DJing and Live Performance.
This new Phono Preamp does not only give me more Volume from my Technics 1200mk2, but improves Sound Quality with TUBES. Beautiful!
Already use a different Tube Preamp to amplify anything that comes out of Ableton Live and the Microphone
Got my FLUANCE 760g Record Weight Stabilizer! It is as good, or better than I hoped - Highly Recommended!
Here are some older Sessions available on MixCloud: