Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Justin Lassen post “Creating Music with Ultrabooks” on Intel’s blog!

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Justin Lassen on Creating Music with Ultrabooks! – Blogs - Intel® Software NetworkLast year I was invited to start officially blogging for Intel’s site. My first post was about all my experimentations with Atom processors and netbooks. This year, my newest post is about Ultrabooks and creating music and remix productions with these devices.

I tested a LOT of industry standard software on them (FL Studio, Cubase, Acid Pro, Sonar X1, Studio One Pro, etc.), and it all ran pretty great. I tested out the Amplitube suite, Guitar Rig as well as the new iZotope Iris synthesizer, which also ran stellar. We are living in exciting times thanks to mobile technology becoming even more mobile! Please check the Intel site for more information!

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Justin Lassen invited to speak at Greenlight Summit Online Conference 2012!

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I’m honored to have been invited by Jason Manley (CEO, Conceptart.Org and Brilliant Colors; President, The Art Department; Founder, Massive Black) to speak/interview at the Greenlight Summit 2012, from TAD (The Art Department). I’ll be speaking May 24th 2012, 10AM about music and cg, with Jason. It’s cool to see a ton of my good friends in the fellow speaker list as well. Hope you can make it!

“The Greenlight Summit creates a direct worldwide connection to important leaders from the evolving entertainment industry, including games, film, and associated trans-media fields. This global conference provides brilliant daily keynotes, over 100 speaker presentations, concentrated departmental talks, as well as secure greenlight pitch and mentor sessions. The program includes gripping discussion, informative Q&A periods, shared post-mortems and career days too.

Track topics include I.P. Development, Production, Art, Design, Technology, Management, Marketing, Public Relations, Media and Business, This important event is brought to life within an easy, proven, secure, online tool suite that is conveniently available 24/7. This allows even the busiest professionals to match their schedules, catch the talks live or On Demand, set their meetings and connect in a meaningful way.” – Greenlight Summit

Check out some of my CG inspired musical compositions:

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Justin Lassen remixes Dubstep artist Blackburner’s song “Dust Eater” with Ultrabook!

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Take a listen to my new remix for Blackburner, a pretty cool band with a darkly apocalyptic gas-mask rabbit theme. I couldn’t resist. I respect anyone who respects bunnies. I went for an “Industrial Dubstep” sound for my remix. I hope everyone enjoys it! This particular remix was made purely with ONLY an Intel® Ultrabook!

Blackburner - Dust Eater (Justin Lassen Remix) by Justin Lassen

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Justin Lassen remixes ‘Lighthouse’ for Third Realms new album “Beyond Good and Evil”

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These last few weeks I worked on a truly gothic, darkwave, alternative metal remix for NY artist Nathan Reiner’sThird Realm'” project. My remix dissects his original, adding gothic choirs, fresh guitars, bass, synths, etc. to the mix. There is also some otherworldly vocals by the one and only ‘Idiom of Sad’ as well for good measure!

After turning it into Nathan, he said: "One of the best remixes I have ever heard, I appreciate it so much! Amazing job, absolutely amazing!!"

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 Released: May 01, 2012
 
1 Human Plague
2 Lunatic Asylum
3 Ocean of Dreams
4 Diabolic Crush
5 Falling Down Slowly
6 Anthem for the Brainwashed
7 Self Destruction 1.0
8 Maniac
9 The Everlasting Torture
10 Lighthouse
11 Winter Kills
12 Take Me Back
13 Beyond Good and Evil
14 Lighthouse (Justin Lassen Remix)

"Our new album 'Beyond Good and Evil' is now available! You can currently download the album from Bandcamp or VampireFreaks, links for iTunes & Amazon will be coming in the next couple of days!"

Bandcamp: http://thirdrealm.bandcamp.com/album/beyond-good-and-evil

VampireFreaks: http://music.vampirefreaks.com/download/album.php?id=1349

Lyrics: http://third-realm.livejournal.com/

Third Realm began as an experimental project back in 2000. Drawing early influences from artists such as Laibach, Skinny Puppy, Nitzer Ebb & Diary of Dreams, front-man Nathan Reiner shaped his sound around the menacing and dark elements of industrial and darkwave music. From day one, the intent of this project was sincere and straightforward: Create from within, shut the eyes to the world of expectation, and let emotions carve the musical journey. “