The Home Recording Show Episode 131

With guests Travis Jay and Sydney Galbraith.

Topics include:
  • Room acoustics
  • Reaper 4: A discussion on the DAW's history and features that depresses Pro-Tools users
  • Studio finance and snack management

Listen to the podcast here:

On October 6 and 7, 2011, Digital Media Wire will host their 7th Annual Digital Music Forum West, where 300+ of the most influential music and digital media leaders gather in the heart of Hollywood to socialize, share ideas, do deals and learn about new technologies and services.

When Facebook nudged MySpace out as the social-media leader, it left the latter site with one strong suit: music. Indeed, as recently as this week, Al Dejewski, MySpace's senior vice president of global marketing, informed AdAge that the site will increase its focus on music -- attempting to compete with iTunes and Spotifys of the world, even bringing on Justin Timberlake with an office and a staff of six.

Well if MySpace wants to enter business against Spotify and Pandora, it may have a problem.

Now it appears Facebook wants to go into business with those services.

Read the rest of the article by Lucas Shaw 
from thewrap.com here:



Paul Resnikoff for digitalmusicnews.com,
on Thursday, September 1st, the Nigerian Music Industry Coalition is coordinating No Music Day, a campaign that involves music-free radio broadcasts throughout the country and non-stop copyright awareness messaging.  So, instead of a chart-topping hit parade, the programming will shift towards copyright-focused interviews, debates, and other non-musical programming.

Read the rest of the article: http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/stories/082911nigeria

1. Excellent Organization
2. Continuous Learning
3. Good Attitude
4. Mentoring
5. People Skills
6. Technical Skills
7. Listening

This is a list Karl Winkler produced for prosoundweb.com of the seven most important habits of highly effective sound people.

Read Winkler's breakdown of each habit on prosoundweb.com

Sonic Talk Podcast
Episode 230

This is a special Sonic Talk episode where they interview musician, arranger, programmer, producer, and recording engineer, Matt Robertson, who is currently working as Musical Director on Bjork's Biophillia tour.

Topics include:
  • Time and workflow management
  • Controlling live sound design and problem solving for the stage
  • Custom built electronic and acoustic instruments
Listen to the podcast:

Björk's Biophillia show Live reaction

Home Recording Show #130

Topics include:
  • Coloring the tone of your gear by adjusting impedance
  • Non-traditional ways of processing vocals
  • Interview with Kim Lajoie
Listen to the podcast here: http://www.homerecordingshow.com/2011/08/show-130-microphone-impedance-adjustment-and-more/

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If there's one thing audiophiles hate, it's dumbed-down digitizations. And that's code for things like MP3s and iTunes, whose compressions are deemed sub-optimal for those seeking the true essence of sound. Or, too tinny when compared to the warm glow of vinyl.

But what about specially mastering something for iTunes, instead of watering it down or otherwise converting it?  In that light, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Warner Bros. Records and producer Rick Rubin are now delivering "the first rock album specially mastered to optimize digital sound quality for iTunes Store customers."  That is part of a broader exclusive with Apple that involved a pre-release album stream (the album, I'm With You, hits on August 30th).

Read the full artcile by Paul Resnikoff on digitalmusicnews.com


Sales of cars with Internet radio will zoom up by more than 14,000 percent in the eight years following 2010, according to new research from IHS iSuppli. It forecasts that 24 million cars will have Internet radio built in to their dashboards in 2018, with almost half of them (10.9 million) in the United States.

Read the article by Chris Marlowe on dmwmedia.com


Related Link:
IHS iSupply report – http://tinyurl.com/3qlkeb4

Photo by flickr user dsearls, used under Creative Commons license

St. Louis' KPLR reports:

Rapper Nelly taught the nation country grammar. Now, he is going to help teach Vatterott students a little about the music world.

He is planing to open a music recording school at his former SkyBox sports bar and grill on Laclede's landing. It will be part of Vatterott College's Ex'Treme institute that will open in October. It will include a recording studio, music engineering space and a graphics studio.