Posts Tagged ‘music technology’

A Quick Fix For Music Mixers

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Anyone who makes or produces a lot of music will inevitably develop a preferred way of doing things, and they will tend to apply the same workflow processes to every mixing project. For example, I tend to automatically slap a compressor on the bass track before even listening to it – which works fine most of the time, as I can then tweak the various settings – such as attack, release and threshold – to suit the particular track. However, there are times when it might be better to take a step back, dump all the insert habits and build up a very basic mix without any effects or panning. This can be a particularly useful approach when you’re having a bad mix day and nothing seems to sound right…


Choosing A Music Laptop

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Choosing the right laptop is critical if you plan to use it as the driver of your live music sets. Unfortunately, musicians are not the primary market laptop manufacturers have in mind when designing a new unit, so it’s vital to know what components have the most impact on audio performance…

Music Technology Rules Of Thumm

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

The Thummer is a new instrument/controller that was developed in Austin, Texas to address the needs of learning styles that may not have been adequately catered for by previously existing devices…


Napster Wireless Downloads Far From Ideal

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Napster and AT&T have struck a deal that will allow Napster’s database of over five million songs to be downloaded directly by users of the AT&T mobile network…

Free Downloading Music Is The Way Forward

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

In one sense, last week’s online release of In Rainbows was nothing new – after all, thousands of artists have released albums for download before this. The essential difference, however, is in the magnitude of money and hype involved – Radiohead are a major act previously signed to a major label and have sold millions of records worldwide. Even if sales of the latest album are only a tiny fraction of previous releases, they stand to make far more money from this one – simply because they control the entire production and distribution process. So what are the implications for the music industry in the face of this breakaway?

Music Tech To Puzzle Over

Monday, October 15th, 2007

Douglas Edric Stanley is professor of digital arts at Aix-en-Provence school of art, and he has created a music sequencer controller that’s based on the infamous Rubik Cube…

Free Download Music Sites On The Up

Friday, October 12th, 2007

Breaking away from traditional music distribution models was very much the central theme this week, with the official digital launch of Radiohead’s In Rainbows album being received with such enthusiasm that the site’s server buckled under the influx of downloaders…
(more…) – Is It The Best Music Download Site?

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

The London-based online music platform has become one of the greatest success stories of Music 2.0, as their acquisition for $280 million by CBS earlier this year illustrates. is clearly a very robust model for music distribution: but why?

Music Development On The Upsell

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Online audiences are growing daily, and the most highly valued new sites have a number of things in common: they allow huge numbers of people to interact with one another, they provide simple means for users to post their own content and they provide easy access to existing content and/or services – for free. DRM now seems doomed, so how can the music industry adapt to capitalise on the ever-increasing numbers of music consumers online?

Get Reason – How Reason 4 Gets Reason Rocking

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The Propellerhead Software team have released version 4.0 of their flagship software studio, Reason – but should you run out and get Reason four straight away, or wait until you finally get the hang of those combinator split patches in Reason 3?