Music Technology Posts from June, 2010

Social Networks And Music Promotion

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Most musicians – myself included – prefer to spend their time making music rather than promoting it. But a little promotion can go a long way, and is vital if you plan on making a living from songsmithery; so you’ll either need to outsource your promotional activities, or embrace the network…

Choosing A Microphone For The Home Studio

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

The microphone is one of the most important pieces of gear in any studio; and any professional studio will have a large selection of different microphones, each suited to a particular task. But what should you do if you can only afford one?

Sample Library Royalty Issues

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

As more and more people are producing music in their homes, the market for sample libraries is also growing. However, particularly in the realm of downloadable libraries – where the barrier to vendor entry is practically non-existent – it can pay to double-check whether the samples you use are actually cleared for commercial use…

Mobile Music Production With Android

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

The past week has seen the official unveiling of the iPhone 4 and the UK release of Dell’s Android-based Streak, both of which may be of particular interest to musicians. Although the Apple app store is more mature in terms of music production apps, there is a lot of potential in the Android arena too…

A New Reason For Making Music

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Propellerhead Software have announced the latest version of their flagship music production program – Reason 5. This new release brings a host of new goodies, as well as a feature that has been requested since the software’s inception in version one…