Music Technology Posts from August, 2009

Will Beatles Rock Band Be Good For Music?

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Technology has always influenced how we listen to music, and our relationship with it. It seems that the iPod generation has a different perception of music than the LP generation, but perhaps a new paradigm of music consumption is now emerging – that of the games console…

Tutorials For The Music Makers

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Whatever your view on digital distribution and music sales, it is clear that the Internet has enabled many new modes of worldwide intercommunication. This means that it’s easier than ever to learn how to get started with music production…

Vinyl Is Still A Pressing Business

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Vinyl is one of the oldest formats for recorded audio, but is now (perhaps surprisingly) in a position to thumb its grooved nose at such one-time usurpers as the analogue cassette. Sales of vinyl are doing very well, bucking the trend experienced by mainstream CDs – and ensuring that business at United Record Pressing in Nashville will continue for some time to come…

Will Computers Generate The Demise Of Foley?

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

We are all familiar with the use of computer-generated imagery in modern movies, and such visualisations are becoming more widespread as they become more realistic. However, it’s not only the image that is being simulated…

Recording A Band With Steve Albini

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Steve Albini is a remarkably prolific producer, and his influence has been felt on a huge variety of records by artists such as Mogwai, Pixies, Low, Joanna Newsom and Nirvana. He currently runs Electrical Audio recording studios in Chicago, and here is a brief glimpse into his technique…

Music Sales On The Move

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Despite what you may have heard from mainstream media, music sales aren’t dying, they are simply changing. In fact, those who adapt to the changes are actually doing quite well – as demonstrated by CD Baby, and even physical stores such as Rough Trade…