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  • The Modern Recording Process

    The modern recording process

    We’ve all been there – sitting in the studio trying to get the sound “just right” using all that old warm analogue recording equipment from tube microphones to valve amps. We then convert this analogue audio to digital using some expensive high-end DACs, and mix the whole thing together using Pro Tools (or Nuendo or […]

  • Bands Looking to the Crowd to Replace the Record Label

    Whitey's Kickstarter campaign

    The musical landscape has seen more changes over the past decade than ever before. First Napster forced the record labels to offer digital downloads at places such as Apple’s iTunes, and now more people than ever are streaming music through services such as Spotify rather than having any “ownership” at all. It’s a confusing time […]

  • Music Collaboration: The Rise of Social Media in Group Music-Making

    Facebook Music

    A few years ago, superstar modern classical composer Eric Whitacre commandeered large swathes of YouTube in to playing in a massive ‘virtual orchestra’. Each player submitted parts, which were put together after the event. That’s only one amazing example of what can be done when you leverage communications and social media for a single purpose. […]

  • What Exactly Does the New Myspace Offer Musicians?

    The New MySpace

    Now I don’t know about you, but I wish I’d preserved my Myspace profile like a fine damson jam. Before the networking sovereign of social utility invaded the world wide web and demanded that users adhere to their stringent laws of conformity (your cover photo argument is invalid, Facebook, I want a glitter gif), Myspace […]

  • Top 5 Budget MIDI-Enabled Devices

    M-AUDIO MIDISPORT 2x2

    Nowadays, you can do anything with your mobile device: work, play, study, research, and communicate. But did you know that, in addition to all the technological advances that help you be more efficient at daily tasks, there have also been innovations that cater to budding musical composers and songwriters? Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) is […]