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Entries in music tech (21)

Tuesday
Oct012019

Audio Networks - Key Considerations

Today everything is making use of a network. When it comes to the history of audio networks- it’s full of incompatibilities and questions of its reliability to give an optimum performance in a production environment whether it’s broadcast; live, cinema, post or recording.

In this article, we will discuss some key aspects to consider in audio networks and some key information that will help you out to design and configure your own.

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Thursday
May302019

Where Do You Find Good Quality Speakers For Your Favorite Music?

Listening to amazing music can be a thrill. That’s why it can be such a buzzkill to realize that the speakers you own just aren’t up to par. If you have speakers that don’t give your music the crisp and clear sound it deserves, then you should be on the lookout for replacements as soon as possible. Shopping for top-tier speakers is now simpler than ever before.

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Tuesday
Mar192019

Tips For Setting Up A Foolproof Home Practice Space

While it’s easy to set aside any old room for a practice space, a well thought out home music area actually requires quite a bit more prep than simply a floor, four walls, and a door that closes. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when going about creating that all important, foolproof home practice space for the homebound element of your musical journey.

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Monday
Jan282019

Classic Keyboards Are Being Dominated By MIDI Keyboards

Remember the days where the Nord keyboards ran the world when it come to touring musicians? Boy has that changed and changed pretty quickly. I started touring in a synth heavy band about 4 years ago and it has been a fun journey watching the keyboard world slowly change. I want to talk about the main reasons why we’re seeing less classic keyboards in touring musicians arsenals as well as touch on the new bluetooth MIDI controllers.

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Wednesday
Jan232019

Why Spotify Is A Win For Artists And Listeners

We have been hearing about Spotify and how it’s evil and unfair for a few years now. The thing is, it is the number one used streaming app and my personal belief is that it is simply the best one out there right now. There are a couple of main points that I was to discuss, so let’s get into it.

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Thursday
Jun142018

Favorite Songs For Testing Headphones, Speakers

Guest post by the Soundfly Team. This article originally appeared on Soundfly’s Flypaper

Last week, we published a short playlist of songs curated by songwriter, performer, and author Evan Zwisler, featuring his “8 Favorite Songs to Use to Test Headphones and Speakers.” Since then, we’ve been pleasantly overwhelmed with your amazing suggestions of more songs that can be used for the same referencing purposes. Thanks so much for your input!

We’ve collected and added all of your suggestions into the following playlist, and below we’re highlighting some of songs and comments from the community that we found the most helpful. One piece of advice that came up a few times was that if you’re going to be using the headphones or speakers to mix your own music, you should test them using music that has a similar arrangement or production style to your own.

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Wednesday
Apr252018

The Future Of Drumming

The lives of musicians are radically different than they have ever been before. The tools at our disposal are phenomenally powerful, and while they are no longer the same as they once were — and this fact upsets some people — they are opening new avenues of musical creation. Even the physical act of playing one’s instrument is at times different than it could ever have been in the past. A whole new generation of technology is entering the market and revolutionizing the way drummers see themselves as musicians (and the way that they practice their instruments).

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Thursday
Apr192018

Power Chord: 4 Equipment Essentials Every Electric Guitarist Needs

Playing the electric guitar can be a lot of fun for many reasons. It can help you perform some of your favorite tunes in the world. It can even help you write a few incredible songs you can call your own. If you want to take complete advantage of your guitar proficiency, though, you need to make sure to invest in these four vital pieces of equipment.

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Thursday
Sep142017

How To Prepare For Your First Big Music Event

The first big music event at your venue will introduce you to the ins and outs of everything that can and likely will go wrong with hosting this type of event. While it will be important to take many notes on how your venue could do things better, it is not impossible to get a lot of key things right the first time around. The following are a few tips to make sure that the first big music concert your venue hosts is a hit with those who grace your establishment.

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Monday
Aug142017

[Case Study] How UnbelievableBeats.com Makes Money From Free Beats

This post was written by Wes Walls and originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog.

When Shaun Friedman of UnbelievableBeats.com decided to do something with his library of unused beats, he built a Bandzoogle website to put them online. Instead of selling his beats, he gave them away for free to build his mailing list, and found other creative ways to make money from them. 

He had over 100 free beats on his website when he launched it, and later added over 70 free loops. 

We talked to Shaun about how he used his free beats to grow a huge mailing list, and how he uses it to help earn a living as a producer.

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Friday
Jun022017

Tunes And Technology: 5 Ways To Promote Your Music Online

Even if your band is amazing and your recordings are tight, marketing and promoting your music can be an art form. When it comes to promoting your music online, this adds even more complexity to the process. One reason for this is because you are competing with millions of other highly refined online bands and musicians. However, with the right promotions strategy, you can get your music before a wide audience of new fans in no time. The following are five ways to promote your music online you should be actively doing now.

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Wednesday
May242017

Headphone Shopping? 5 Key Qualities To Look For

So your old pair of headphones has bitten the dust and it’s time to find a new pair. If you have tried out more than a couple pairs of headphones, you know by now that finding a pair you like is a tricky business. Some produce only treble sounds, canceling out your well-loved bass. Others allow you to hear noise around you or let people around you hear your music. When you are buying your next set of headphones, consider these five qualities that are integral in purchasing the right set for you.

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Monday
May222017

Six 8

The team behind Six8, a live music community, are beyond proud to present to you Six8 – A live music community.  Uber for live entertainment, Airtasker for artists, AirBNB for venues: Six8 is live music entering the sharing economy.

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Friday
Apr072017

New Infographic “The Sound Of Music” Looks At Famous Songs In An Unusual Way

One of the UK’s leading acoustic foam manufacturers has created a new infographic called “The Sound of Music” which reveals 20 fascinating anecdotes about the accidental and unusual sounds captured in the studio and found on some of the world’s most iconic songs.

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