Boomkat Product Review:
Stefan Goldmann in conversation with Cory Arcangel, Robert Henke, Mike Daliot, Michael Wagener, Dinis Schemann, Tony Stevanovski, Dimitar Kotev and others.
"Stefan Goldmann is an electronic music artist and DJ. Changing techno from within, Goldmann has developed his own approach to creating adventurous electronic music. His works range from poll-winning techno tracks to large scale compositions for ensembles, film and ballet, yet ultimately all are derived from the core formal traits of techno: grid, loop, sample, edit, track. Together with Finn Johannsen he runs the Macro label. He has been DJing at Berlin's Berghain since 2006, conceived the Elektroakustischer Salon events and writes a column for the club's monthly flyer programme.
For his first book, "Presets – Digital Shortcuts to Sound", Stefan Goldmann has talked to industry leaders, programmers, producers, musicians and fine artists to collect a comprehensive description of the world of preset audio: from synthesis to sample libraries, from instrument emulations and gear cloning to automated composition and performance – short cuts in electronic music, classical and traditional musics, guitar rock and fine arts are covered. Disruptive gear and iconic presets, their background and impact – from Korg's M1, Yamaha's DX7 and Roland's 909 to Ableton Live, Native Instruments Reaktor, Sidechain compression and Auto-Tune – are discussed with unprecedented depth and clarity."