Music recording

Microsoft is helping Abbey Road RED explore the future of music recording

Abbey Road Studios, the world-renowned studio that housed The Beatles and Pink Floyd, is trying to shape the future of music creation in its first hackathon using Microsoft technology. The London studio’s audio technology incubator, Abbey Road RED, invited over 100 developers, technologists, designers and music producers to find new ways to capture sound and […]

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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 […]

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Updated Motorola native FM radio app with improvements in hardware design, music recording, sleep timer and usage

If you own a Moto G or Moto E, your phone has an FM radio built into the design. Motorola’s official app for using the FM tuner is not very interesting, but it has improved significantly today. The updated app (version 02.00.0045, according to the Play Store) updates the player UI with a new Material […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The Art of Noise: How Music Recording Has Changed Over the Decades | Vinyl

ohOne of the big changes in the British countryside is that the hedges and shoulders don’t shine like 20 years ago. The sunlight no longer catches the sticks of tape that festooned with thorns and grass, lost memories of another cassette stuck in the car stereo. It would eject, but emerge dragging a thin, slippery […]