Music Technology Posts from July, 2010

iPhone 4 Reaches Ireland

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The mobile music technology craze is perhaps epitomised by the sleekly designed iPhone, the fourth iteration of which hits Irish stores this coming Friday. Although not really an ideal platform for making music, musicians have nonetheless found function to fit the form…

Reverb Giveth, Reverb Taketh Away

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Continuing the space theme, today I present two different views on reverb. Sonic reflections are very important to how our brain assembles auditory input to create an image of the environment we occupy, and getting these reflections right adds a lot to the perceived realism of a recording…

David Byrne’s Space Music

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Dancing about architecture may not have caught on just yet, but the former frontman for Talking Heads is still interested in buildings and music. At this year’s TED event, he talked about the relationship between music and the spaces it is performed in…

How To Record Better Bass

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The low-end of any recording always requires careful curation; bass notes contain the most energy, and eat up a lot of headroom within a mix. Whether you’re dealing with a live bass guitarist or a programmed synth bass, it’s difficult to keep everything sounding just right…