Music Technology Posts from March, 2009

Matching Music In The Phantom Tail

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The rise of digital music and long tail economics was heralded by some as the beginning of a golden age of possibility for independent music. However, the pull of the similarity vortex means that the long tail may actually be a phantom tail…

Evolution Of The Mashup

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

As sampling began to grow, so too did it evolve. Some forms of sample-based music creation are rife with controversy, stemming from copyright issues and questions over the artistic merit of such ‘derivative’ work – none more so than the mashup. However, the advent of Web 2.0 has begun to spawn new forms of mashup creativity…

Hearing Frequency – How High Can You Go?

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

Hearing is a precious ability for everyone, but it is particularly important for musicians – or anyone who makes a living in audio production. As we get older, a certain amount of hearing loss is inevitable, but there are things we can do to help stem the tide…

More Mastering Tips For Home Studios

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Mastering just won’t go away, and more and more people (myself included) want to do it in the depths of a DAW. Although it is possible to achieve decent results at home, it’s better to leave mastering to someone with really good monitors and experienced ears. But who am I kidding…

ISPs Not Impressed By IRMA Disconnection Threat

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Eircom recently made worldwide ripples when it agreed to follow a ‘three strikes’ policy to deal with suspected downloaders of illegal content, primarily music. At the request of IRMA, Eircom will send out two warnings to those who are deemed to be in breach of the TOS, and the third strike involves the user having their service disconnected.

Introducing… Canabrism’s “Shadow Of A Sprout”

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

I don’t usually post music on the Podcomplex blog, but as this year’s RPM Challenge entry was tied in to an exploration of Ableton Live, I thought it would be appropriate to comment on the album on a track-by-track basis…

Introducing… Ableton Live’s Challenge

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

The RPM challenge is over for another year, and my first experience of composing with Ableton Live has come to an end. So was this the beginning of a beautiful friendship, or a process of elimination?