Music Technology Posts from July, 2009

In Bloom On The Double

Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Doubling is a popular production technique that can add depth, texture and width to a recording. There are many variations to this technique, but perhaps the most common is that used on Nirvana’s ‘In Bloom’…

Live Computer Music

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

The potential of computer music is practically unlimited in the studio, but when transferred to the stage, excessive knob-twiddling can often leave audiences somewhat bemused. So what’s the best way to perform a live gig with a digital rig?

Rock Band Opens To Indie Musicians

Monday, July 20th, 2009

Computer games are now a very valuable promotional tool for musicians, and can be a decent revenue stream in their own right. The success of Rock Band has led to a flurry of sequels, and now any musician can apply to have their tunes included in the game…

Friendly Fires Ignite Roundhouse Downloads

Friday, July 17th, 2009

Apple are certainly no slouches when it comes to marketing, and they are using the current series of London music festival gigs to promote iTunes by giving the audience a free set of mp3 downloads…

Exploring Second-Hand Mp3 Marketplaces

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Reselling old albums has long been a popular method for generating extra cash – usually with a view to buying new albums. This second-hand trade was simple enough in the days of CD or vinyl, with a physical product to exchange, but what about the second-hand mp3 marketplace?

Parallel Compression In Ableton Live

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

If you find your drum tracks are not quite as punchy as you’d like, then perhaps it’s time for some extra compression – but without losing those precious dynamics…

Glass Harmonica Linked To Insanity

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

The glass harmonica is an instrument that enjoyed a spell of popularity during the 18th century. It is a form of idiophone, but this particular instrument fell from fashion following claims that it induced insanity in both performers and audiences…