Music Technology Posts from April, 2009

Willits Talks About Ableton Live

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Just when you thought Ableton Live season was over, here comes a very useful series of videos by the experimental musician Christopher Willits. If you want to discover some new ways of hooking up your Live rig, then read on…

Technology Plays Its Own Tune

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

It can be hard for an audience to relate to a performance that is rooted in modern technology, particularly if most of the musician’s work is done in software via a computer screen. So how to make the performance more compelling? Take the human out of the equation altogether…

How To Get Big Bass From Small Speakers

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Some genres of music are more dependent on bass than others, but in every recording the low frequencies have the most power. Unfortunately, many loudspeakers are simply unable to reproduce these powerful audio signals, meaning that your previously impressive track may be left without any audible bottom end…

Predicting The Future Of Music

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Futurism is always a pecarious area to venture into, particularly with reference to the music economy. Although pundits may present themselves as having unique insight into how things will develop, Buddha begs to differ: “Whatever you think the future will be, it will always be something different…”

When The Rhythm Just Clicks

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Drums are often the most problematic instrument for bands; in the real world, drum kits are large, cumbersome and expensive things, and drum machines tend to lack the sort of natural groove that a real drummer can bring…

Record Breaking Music

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Despite the growth of digital media, it seems that many people are rediscovering the joy of vinyl music. However, one Japanese artist is deconstructing this trend (literally) by tearing his record collection to shreds…