The People's Republic of Sound

Welcome.  I'm Thomas Piper Jr of The People's Republic of Sound. I'm a Digital Creator & vocalist, and here is where I showcase my work. I've worked with The Last Poets, Public Enemy, MTV, Propellerheads, Amel Larrieux and others. This is my home, come in and stay for a while...

Album Update

Hi 

This is Terry from The Peoples Republic of Sound. A lot has been going on since our last show.  We have been diligently working  to bring you an exceptional album from Thomas Piper, Jr. Here are some photos from our studio session with several talented artists featured on his album; as well as gifted producers and engineers, carefully mixing the album at Sweetsounds studios, in order to make these records fantastic. We are still making revisions.   When the album is finally released we look forward to your support.
  
 

 

Great Night at Tekserve

Last Thursday night I played songs from my new album and also some unreleased tracks at the Ableton Tekserve meetup. It was a great vibe. I would like to thank Shocklee.com for inviting me. Check some cool photos by Dragon eye seven of Sonic Eclectic

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Richard Mosse

Artist and photographer Richard Mosse reveals the stories behind the making of his latest film, 'The Enclave' (2013), in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which will be shown in the Irish Pavilion at this year’s 55th Venice Biennale. This is Brilliant work you must see

 

Got a New Canon5d and Why?

I decided to get a 5d for my company The People's Republic of Sound, why? Well there is a new Magic Lantern hack that allows the 5d do shoot raw Video and it looks amazing. Below are some videos that demos the quality. I think it is revolutionary. Oh by the way the first video was shot at Breadlove My friend's Great Bakery/Cafe/Food Place !

Now to use this hack you will need a Fast CF card LINK Here Also if you dont have a Fast Hard Drive you will need that as well LINK here. Enjoy

What every Studio Needs

What every studio needs? A air purifier. Why? Most creatives spend hours in this one location, the studio. In the winter the windows may be closed & you breathing in stale air. If you have carpets or you work in a basement with invisible mold and bacteria this my be bad for your health. In the spring and summer with allergens and fumes from the outside my make your life in your creative space difficult. Also studies show that clean air can help u think better make you more creative. For under 200 dollars you will thank your self later. I have a Honeywell air purifier it is a little noisy but you get used to it and I can still create with it except for when I'm recording vocals. I think it is a great investment trust me.

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Sony NEX Cameras

This is a great video that I found with Adam from MythBusters on the net showing adapters with the Sony NEX cameras. As you may know I own Sony NEX-5r as a complement to my Canon 7D. I think they're great little cameras. This video shows you some necessities that really work well with them.

Lock replacement

When you have one of these older brownstones finding replacements for things Can be hard. For example the Front gate to my brownstone the door knob broke, had to look all over Bedford Stuyvesant to find a proper lock. I found a Great locksmith's hardware store called Safeway and he found The replacement doorknob for me. Www.safewaylock.com Homeownership is fun LOL

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Saturday at Squarespace

Saturday I went to Squarespace to set up my website. On Saturdays They have One-on-One workshops. Paulina Helped me today she was great she happened to be a musician so she was able to relate to how I was going to set up my site. It was scheduled For an hour But she took her time and helped me till I felt Comfortable to do it myself. It was a great experience plus she had a great vibe. The reason I chose Squarespace over other web services was ease-of-use and customer service. Plus the visual aesthetic of their templates. One feature I really like and enjoy and I am using right now the iPad app. It allows me to write blog post on the iPad and my iPhone. I also recommended Squarespace to Terry and she had a one-on-one workshop too. it was a great experience for her too You can check the pictures that I took here enjoy

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