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  • Looking for guest bloggers
    Apr 25 2010 - 9:10am

    The Modern Riffer is starting a series on getting great sound in a home studio. Got any tips? Any ideas not work? How did you get your signature sound? Read the first post on getting expensive sounding vocals from a cheap microphone.

  • Introducing: Video inspiration
    Feb 15 2010 - 12:43pm

    Each week (give or take) we'll be posting a new video culled from the internets, related to the arts of recording, mixing, writing or some other form of studio knob-turnation.
    Have a video to suggest? Let us know.

  • Shameless Plug for a Rifflet Contributor
    Jan 20 2010 - 10:22pm

    Congratulations to Devin Moore, whose long-awaited Melodius and the Soulforge, Act I was released this week. A few weeks ago, Devin took us through the album's creation on the Rifflet blog.
    Any other Rifflet posters out there who have also released some songs? Let us know.

  • New Feature: You May Also Like
    Nov 21 2009 - 10:05am

    Want to quickly find new Rifflets? Click on the title of any song, and over in the right column, you'll see a box labeled "You May Also Like" with a list of like-minded music.

    It's all based on tagging, so be sure to tag away do your part to save the planet. Any feedback?

  • Join the Discussion
    Sep 15 2009 - 9:25pm

    We're getting closer to making the Rifflet Album Project a reality. If you want to lend your voice, head over to our Google Group page at It's open to everyone, and for the commitment-phobic, you don't even need to join before you can make a post.

    You can also still sign up here to be part of the project.

  • Join the Rifflet Album Project
    Aug 22 2009 - 10:10am

    We're taking signups now for the Rifflet Album, an open-source, community-produced music project. It's still early, so we're looking for interested people to give us their input and help shape the album's direction. Thanks for taking the time to help!

    Join us at

  • Weird Error Issue Solved (We think)
    Aug 15 2009 - 10:06am

    There's been a strange error showing up lately after a new song upload, leading people to think they need to upload again. We think we have it ironed out, but if you see the error, don't worry. Your new song is safe and sound on the Rifflet server.

    Thanks again sticking with us!

  • The Riffer is back!
    Jul 27 2009 - 10:52pm

    The Modern Riffer is back and settled into a new home on a (much) faster server. Now, back to work on the new Search by Creative Commons license feature. Check it out in progress here.

  • The Modern Riffer Temporarily Down
    Jul 21 2009 - 9:02pm

    We're in the process of moving to a brand new (and way faster) server. In the process, The Modern Riffer will be temporarily down, but it plans to return very soon in all its self-important glory. Thanks for your patience.

  • Coming soon - search by Creative Commons license
    Jul 8 2009 - 12:13am

    It's not perfect yet, but soon you'll be able to search Rifflet for works with specific Creative Commons licenses. Only want songs with a Public Domain license for your commercial project? Click here to take test it out and give us your feedback.

  • A Rifflet-a-Day to your Twitter inbox
    May 16 2009 - 2:21pm

    Or whatever you call the place where your Twitters collect (I won't call them "tweets"). Follow us at to get a link to a fresh new rifflet every day.

  • A Search that Works
    Apr 5 2009 - 10:17am

    If you haven't noticed, the old Rifflet search engine was not exactly...good. In fact, it didn't work at all. We've installed a new search function powered by a little-known startup-you probably haven't heard of them, but we expect great things. Watch out Lycos!

    Give it a shot. You're guaranteed to find one (or about a dozen) great songs.

  • Meet The Modern Riffer
    Feb 16 2009 - 2:22pm

    The new official Rifflet blog is debuting today over at It's still a work in progress, but like jeans that just got out of the dryer, it's fitting better as the day goes on.

    Soon, it will be home to things related to Rifflet, recording, Creative Commons, digital music and extra crap that just won't fit anywhere else. Give it a read.

  • What's New for '09?
    Jan 30 2009 - 12:08am

    We're getting the kinks out of our (slightly) new layout, which hopefully makes things easier to find. The new look is just one of the new things we're got for 2009, including a completely new blog, "The Modern Riffer," and a totally Rifflet-produced album.

    Wanna be a part? Of course you do. Drop us a line in the comments or at and let us know what ideas you have in mind.

  • Weirdness Averted!
    Oct 2 2008 - 7:16pm

    Still not sure why or how that happened, but we're back in business. Thanks for your patience, and keep on uploading! Feel free to hit us up at with any complaints or suggestions.

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