Music Technology Posts from May, 2009

Mix Advice – If You Have To Make It Loud

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

The art and science of mixing is a complex affair; the more you learn about it, the more you realise you have barely scratched the surface. However, there are a few general principles that can bring immediate and significant improvements to most mixes…

Getting Your Hands On The Music

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

It seems someone invents a new music interface every other day, and touch screens are becoming very much mainstream with the growth of touchy-feely mobile phones. I previously wrote about how to make your own touchscreen interface, but there are more ways to keep your hands in the mix…

Sampling The Loopholes

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Internet music promotion is becoming an industry in itself; there are plenty of guides to promoting your music online, and many sites that stream your tunes to a worldwide audience. Social proof is an important factor in establishing credibility, but on the Web it can be all too easy to fake the books…

Noise Cancellation Is Moving Ahead

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The science of noise cancellation is actually quite a recent development, but the iPod generation seems to have incited headphone makers to invest heavily in such technology. It’s not only headphones that are making (and breaking) waves though…

Creativity Waits

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Sometimes computer musicians get so caught up in technology that we forget to actually get down to being creative; and sometimes it’s hard to get those creative juices flowing, whether you be a musician or a writer, Tom Waits or Elizabeth Gilbert…

Propellerhead Software Adds Record To Reason

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

The Swedish software team behind the popular music production workstation Reason have now released a new program that brings the Reason workflow to audio recording. In a moment of clarity, they had the brainwave of naming their new program Record

Sounds In Flux At The Market Studios

Friday, May 8th, 2009

Fluxus artist Larry Miller has been busy about Dublin over the past few weeks, and tomorrow a Fluxus-inspired measurement clinic is taking place in the Market Studios…

Brain Music Can Relieve Stress

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

It is common knowledge that music can have a therapeutic and soothing effect; in fact, music is uniquely potent when it comes to eliciting emotional responses. However, recent studies show that the brain is capable of composing stress-relieving music of its own…

Reznor Nails Mobile Music

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Trent Reznor knows the value of marketing, and is certainly aware of the opportunities presented by digital music distribution. Since ditching the traditional record label structure, he has sold plenty of downloads from his site, and is now targeting his mobile audience…