Music Technology Posts from October, 2011

Creating A Pulse Synth Patch In Absynth

Friday, October 28th, 2011

There are many ways to create music using a computer, and many philosophies on how deep you should go into the technology. Some are quite happy to browse through presets, while others like to build their own synthesisers from the ground up. While both approaches are perfectly valid, there is certainly a middle ground where knowing even a little bit about patch creation can open up a new realm of sonic exploration…

iPad Music Production Update

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Although several interesting tablet computers have been released this year, it’s still the iPad that leads the way when it comes to music production (and App depth generally). The Apple tablet isn’t looking like relinquishing its lead either, with plenty of new Apps for musicians emerging with each passing month…

Editing and Performance

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

For many forms of music, the performance is the most important aspect in capturing a great recording. However, it’s very difficult to get every member of a band ‘into the zone’ at the same time – in such cases, the application of judicious editing can really transform a track into something special…

No More Jobs For Musicians

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

On a day when the world learned that one of the truly legendary figures of the digital age has passed on, it seems appropriate to acknowledge the role Steve Jobs played, not only in advancing our experience of computing generally, but also in changing how musicians interact with computers…