I (very) often get asked why I throw all my favorite music into one playlist, which would be this one: ingovogelmann.net/ivmc(“Ingo Vogelmann’s Medicine Cabinet”). Because most of you either like electronic music or hand-made music (like neo-classic, rock etc.), which I personally both like the same, along with a huge plethora of other music. That playlist is what I personally listen to most of the time I listen to music. I’m not very narrow-minded when it comes to music, and other things. There’s beauty in a lot of things out there.
Now, with the new playlists you can choose for yourself, at least between the dance and the chilled side of things (I might add playlist for rock or neo-classic and other genres in the future). Plus, the tracks featured in the new playlists are almost exactly what I would and do play on my LIGHTWORKS and TIME OUT shows/podcasts (if you like to call it that, or whatever), minus the unreleased promos, of course.
Go, head over to those playists, check them out and subscribe!
Haven’t had a better scanning app than this one, plus it automatically syncs with your Adobe Cloud, so you always have your phone scans on your computer to further edit and use. Brilliant stuff by Adobe.
A small, lightweight app that makes one thing perfectly: it always connects you to the strongest WiFi available. If you have multiple SSID’s (WiFis with different names) in your home or work (for example), “Best WIFI” will always automatically connect you to the strongest network as soon as the reception of the network you’re currently connected to falls below a certain threshold. Maybe you have repeaters on your premises, for the garden, garage, whatever… in this case this app is AMAZING.
Bimostitch is able to create great and huge panoramas from your single taken images that fit together, automatically. I recommend a high performance top-end device for this as this app needs heavy computing, both very CPU and RAM intense (I’m running it on a Samsnung Galaxy Note9, fast as hell).
But the results are top notch. Sometimes the app can behave a bit bitchy, but it usually works great.
There’s a free and a paid version, whatever you need or floats your boat:
This one creates cartoon-ish verions of yourself which you can use as emojis. Extremely well done and fun! Nothing I would desperately need, but if you’re into that kind of shit you’ll have great fun! You can integrate Bitmoji into your “GBoard” (Google keyboard) which is nice.
Own a Samsung Galaxy series device, S9 and beyond? Then you certainly have the terrible Bixby button on the left which starts — well — Bixby, which is a terrible “personal assistant” no one needs. Love your Google Assistant? Cool, re-map the Bixby button (and much more!) with bxActions. Problem solved!
Actually a real shame that Samsung doesn’t allow this function built-in, but you know… they wanna push their crappy Bixby until everyone pukes blood, and then they’ll probably cancel the whole “service” and blame the users for not using it. What about bulding a great personal assistant that blows Google Assistant out of the water, instead?
Besides Samsung Health Google Fit is my go to app for tracking and checking my activities. I’m an avid hiker, so this stuff is very useful for me in general. I have both connected with my WearOS smartwatch.
With Hooks you can subscribe to all kinds of topics and get notified when something happens, to put it simple. Like, say, you want to get notified when your favorite sports team plays or when your fav artist releases a new track or album… stuff like that. Or an extreme weather alert one day before shit hits the fan. Can be very useful.
My number one app/service ever. I love automating things, I’m kind of obsessed with this. My life, my house, my work… everything is automated. 😀 (not the really serious stuff where a failing system could cause real damage!)
As mentioned earlier, I’m an avid hiker. Komoot is great for finding and recordings trails and share your activity with the world. Honestly, I wouldn’t need it, but it’s a fun thing to have. Of course, it’s not only for hiking but all kinds of outdoor activities.
My #3 fav app of all times. Again: automation. But MacroDroid takes it to another level. You can literally automate EVERYTHING (or totally fuck up your device!). Requires a bit of tech knowledge and/or programming skills, but not very much, really.
That’s one huge reason why I love Android… all of this automation stuff isn’t possible (like that) with iOS.
My life would be worthless without it (not really, but you know what I mean). Take (text, audio, video, picture) notes and keep them organized, create (shopping) lists, keep sudden thoughts and ideas, scribble things, get reminded based on date/time or location. Simple, easy, just works.
An old but very useful app that I have on my devices for a long time already. Let’s say you drive around in an area you don’t know and you’d like to stop at a coffee place when nearby. This app will alert you when there’s one around. It does much more, but that’s basically what I like about it and use quite often. A modern (Material Design) make-over of the UI would be great, though.
The title says it all. This is one of the better weather apps. I don’t know many good, actually I think most are really BS. There is no reliable prediction of the weather for more than 2 days into the future. Don’t believe that crap.
I’m not huge on Spotify, but every listener and supporter counts massively in my book. A single note can change the life of a single person, this is how I see it. If I have only made one person on this planet feeling better with my music: mission accomplished.
So, THANK YOU ALL (and click the image to check my Spotify artist page)!
P.S.: I know, I’m lagging on the album… it’s coming, no worries. It has to be perfect, you know… 😉
I decided to offer all my music for which I own the copyrights* for free, now and in the future. “Free” means all music I have on my own label (L2 Music) can be downloaded for as low as zero (all currencies, smiles preferred) or for whatever amount you think is right, in the best possible quality! There are no hooks, eyelets or hidden conditions. There is just music.
You can either stream my music for free via Spotify or stream and/or download at Bandcamp.
*Digital downloads, not physical products, of course. I have no influence on the price of my music that I have signed with other labels, hence I can not offer this for free. But all of my albums are on my own label, and most of my non-dance-music productions.
Of course, I will still do paid remixes (and receive royalties for those), and sign my music to other labels, mostly dance music productions. But music on my own label (my albums etc.) will be free from now on.
Why am I doing this?
It’s simple, really. There is no point in asking you to pay for the download of music files anymore when you can stream it for free already. Those who like to listen to music in top quality (the audiophiles among you), there are the free or pay-what-you-want downloads at Bandcamp.
Nevertheless, I would like to ask each one of you to support me by becoming my patron:
Thank you, no matter if you’re just a listener or paying subscriber/downloader. You’re all equally valuable to me.
Dieter Meier von Yello hat eines der klügsten Interviews gegeben, dass ich seit langem lesen konnte. Darunter Statements wie dieses:
Ja, es gibt Streamingportale wie Spotify. Da macht die Industrie auch wieder den Fehler, dass sie nicht transparent ist. Man weiß nicht, welches Geld woher kommt und wie es verteilt wird. Wenn du eine Million Mal gespielt wirst, verdienst du zehn Euro. Man weiß also nur eins: dass man im Grunde nichts bekommt. Es wird oft gesagt: Heute wird mit Live Geld verdient. Aber wenn du unterwegs bist als neue Band und 300 Leute sind im Publikum – und da hast du es schon ziemlich weit gebracht – dann rentiert sich das nicht. Dabei ist Streaming eigentlich ein wunderbares Medium und es wäre ganz einfach, die Einnahmen transparent zu verteilen. Es ist einfach ungerecht, mal abgesehen von der Geldverteilung: dass der Musiker nicht einmal weiß, was er überhaupt für einen Mehrwert schafft!
Ich bin auch auf Spotify vertreten, sowohl als Künstler — gleich 2 mal, als “Vogelmann” und “Ingo Vogelmann”, was ich selbst Schuld bin, übrigens — als auch als Label. Als Label werde ich meinem Distributor sagen, er möge dort nichts mehr veröffentlichen, weil ich Spotify für Verbrecher halte. Präziser: Betrüger und Diebe.