Music recording

Spotify acquires Soundtrap, an online music recording studio

Spotify has recently grown quietly, acquiring companies that will help it better serve its customers. Earlier this year, the streaming service acquired MightyTV to improve its content recommendations. And Spotify also bought the blockchain startup Mediachain Labs back in April. Now Spotify has announced that he acquired Soundtrap, a Swedish startup that enables musical creation […]

Music recording

What is the biggest determining factor in the sound of your music: recording, mixing or mastering?

Dave McNair with some of his mastering tools. Chris Henderson Many audiophiles believe that mastering plays an absolutely decisive role in the sound of recorded music. I don’t know how this belief came about, it bypasses all other elements of record production. It’s like saying that a chef can save a poorly prepared meal by […]

Music recording

Nebulus takes music recording studio to a virtual level, online

A guitarist strums alone. Across town, a drummer keeps time, while across the country, a singer hums. They are not lonely soloists. It’s a band, and it’s a recording session. A new web application called Nebula allows musicians to collaboratively record and mix their own tracks, all online, simultaneously, for free. “It’s never been done […]