Music Technology Posts from June, 2009

Synaesthesia Comes To Life

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

For some people, the boundaries between senses can overlap – they see sounds as colours, or tastes and words intermingle. This condition is known as synaesthesia, and Terri Timely has created a brief but complex video that illustrates it in a fascinating manner…

Pro Tools 8 Upgrade

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Back in January I decided it was time to take the plunge into Ableton Live, and it was certainly a worthwhile experience. However, the release of Pro Tools 8 has also proven too compelling to resist. I upgraded from version 7.4 last week, so here are a few initial observations on the new package…

Music Video Friday

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Once upon a time, our main source of music videos was something called MTV. Nowadays, MTV is largely bereft of any musical content and we turn instead to the wonders of the Internet to fuel our music video needs. Fortunately, there are many creative types keeping the flame alive…

Work On Your Band’s Image

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Image may not be everything in music, but it certainly is important. On the Web, images can be used for communicating to fans, creating an atmosphere, making your website more interesting and engaging, and even for networking…

Turning The Tables

Friday, June 5th, 2009

It may be due to the persistence of DJs and audiophiles, but the digital age has failed to drive vinyl to extinction, and there are signs that consumers are returning to the turntable ways of old. In many ways records are the very antithesis of mp3; they are unashamedly physical, and there is more than one way to spin a disc…

Long Distance Music Collaboration

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Last week I received a question about how two musicians in different cities could jam together. I did mention the ejamming collaboration site in a previous post, but there are other options now available for geographically-challenged rockers…