Music Technology Posts from December, 2009

Who Controls The Charts Now?

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Rage Against The Machine will be number one in the UK charts at Christmas, and it’s all thanks to a Facebook campaign. After years of being forced to choose from a bland selection of safe audio produce imposed on us by the major labels, does this mean that the charts are becoming more democratic?

Computer Guides Update

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

The guides section of the Podcomplex website has now been updated to include some computer hardware information. The section on tweaking a PC for better DAW performance is one of the oldest parts of the site, but now it is joined by a part-by-part introduction to computer components, as well as buying guides for laptops and desktops…


Digital Music Jargon Explained – FFT

Friday, December 11th, 2009

This third episode of the DMJ series deals with the Fast-Fourier Transform, which is basically an analogue/digital processing algorithm. The first two episodes covered dithering and oversampling, but for more info on FFT, read on…

Vocal Booth Solutions For Home Studios

Monday, December 7th, 2009

Home studios are often less than ideal for recording, and sonic treatment can be a vital part of turning a spare bedroom into a usable tracking space. Vocals – whether spoken or sung – can be particularly problematic, but there are ways of getting more voice into your mixes…

How Ambient Sound Affects You

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

We are immersed in ambient sound, but are generally not conscious of how such sound impacts on our well-being and behaviour. Julian Treasure provides a succinct illustration of just how influential our audible environment can be…