Music Technology Posts from March, 2011

Can You Make $50k A Year As A Musician?

Friday, March 25th, 2011

It’s never been easy to make a living as a musician – even in the halcyon days of the recorded music industry when rock gods cavorted in mounds of cocaine-tainted cash, the harsh reality was that more than 99.9% of bands never achieved any sort of label-driven profitability. But now that even the labels are feeling the pinch, debate on the viability of making a career from music continues…

Garageband iPad App Review

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Since the release of the original iPad last year, a whole host of applications have appeared to explore the musical potential of this touchscreen device, with varying levels of success. Now, however, Apple have stepped into the arena with an iPad version of Garageband…

How To Fake An Orchestra

Friday, March 11th, 2011

The classical orchestra can provide some of the most evocative and expressive sounds available to the modern producer; however, the cost of hiring even one classically trained performer may be prohibitive for most project studios. Nonetheless, there are ways of adding a bit of symphony without breaking the bank…

Sounds Like Inception And Reznor

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

This week saw the usual cascade of Hollywood stars emerge for their annual Oscar baskage; but alongside the silver screen there lies an array of woofers and tweeters to provide essential sonic accompaniment. This time around, the audio engineers produced a few gems…