Archive for the 'Music' Category

Getting Started With SooperLooper Tutorial

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After my post My Favorite Free Music And Sound Software, I received several inquiries about tutorials for the software program SooperLooper. Since I am not aware of any tutorials other than the documentation on the SooperLooper website, I prepared this video screencast on Getting Started With SooperLooper. I have included a transcript from the video [...]

The Future Of The Music Industry

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Michael Masnick recently gave this State Of The Music Industry talk at NARM’s 2009 conference. It is a great overview to creating, presenting, and marketing music in new ways that are relevant now. After boiling this down to just a few elements, he presents examples of artists, very well known to virtually unknown, who have [...]

Keeping Sound Live

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Sometimes I think the amount of automation in theatre sound has gone a little too far. Too far in that the sound looses it’s live quality. Too far in that the sound is just a little too polished. Don’t get me wrong, I would NEVER go back to CDs or cassette tapes, or samplers, or [...]

Websites Of Artists Who Work With Sound, Music And Technology

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Here are the websites and blogs of some my favorite artists working with music, sound and technology. I believe the artists are among the most creative and exciting people working in these areas today. Take a look and get to know a little about them and their work. Websites only Nicolas Collins I first found [...]

My Favorite Free Music And Sound Software

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Here are a few of my favorite free software programs for sound and music. What I like about these particular applications is that they are not your typical sound and music apps.  Using these apps has you think in new and different ways. Sooper Looper – Is a live looping sampler.  Its features and operation [...]

A GREAT Sound Based Game

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AUDITORIUM is a new flash based game that uses music in a very unique and engaging way. Completely addicting. Give it a try!

Making Free Music Pay

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For all those wondering on how anyone will make money with music being free, read Kevin Kelly’s fantastic article titled “Better Than Free”. He lists eight ways, “Generatives” he calls them, to generate money based on free. Every one of these can be applied to music. Two that are particularly applicable to recorded music are [...]

Ad-Supported Music – Just A New Way To Distrubute The Money

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With CD sales in a downward spiral, and music downloads not even close to making up the difference, there is constant speculation on the next business model for the music industry. One of these oft touted models is ad-supported music. The music will be free; you will just have to get through the ads. It [...]

The Next iPod?

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The iPod was/is a disruptive technology that has been instrumental in reshaping the music industry. Since then, however, virtually every new player has tried to be more than the iPod or better than the iPod, or even just less expensive than the iPod – virtually no new development in this arena. However, I just became [...]

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