The music of ‘Survivor’ is created on a Mac. Last week, on the E! Entertainment channel, they showed a special “behind-the-scenes” of the TV show. According to MacCentral reader Craig Kuehne, one of the segments showed Russ Landau, the music composer of the show, creating the score on his PowerBook G3.
In fact, according to an Apple Hot News
story, the composer actually crept into a cave in Undara and recorded music on location, using his regular software, Logic and Pro Tools.
“Then I went further into the Outback, built an on-location writing and recording studio, and mixed the final version of the theme,” Landau told Apple. “I created 10 new pieces for the new series. All this occurred within two small shoulder bags worth of gear.”
And we’ve got lots more Mac-related music news for you.
The pop band, “The A-Teens,” has a Cube featured in one of their videos, according to John Kun.
“I swear I don’t spend my days watching kid’s videos,” Kun said. “My kids watch Nick-Jr. and this is a featured Nick-Flick that’s on all the time.
On the CD, “More Best of Leonard Cohen,” the 13th track, “The Great Event”, is performed by, and credited to, “Victoria.” Yep, our Mac-ish Victoria voice, according to Ted Spencer.
The Cure uses PowerBooks on tour to correspond with family while away, notes a MacCentral reader. He adds that the band also use Macs for the day to day rigors of working on their Web site.
Musician Tony Levin recently visited the Apple Campus in Cupertino and wrote about it on his
Web site, reports Peter Jackson. Levin is the bass player for Peter Gabriel and King Crimson.
The Ruins of Budokan, an Asian band, are big time Mac fans. Read about all them — and their use of Macs — at
Apple’s Web site.
In her album, “Under the Pink,” singer/songwriter, Tori Amos thanks Apple computers, according to R. Long.
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