Displaying articles for: November 2012
30 years ago, the achievement of an industry coalescing around MIDI—a new, computer-based musical specification—was unprecedented. Almost as unprecedented is the idea of anything computer-based remaining relevant 30 years after its inception, but the people and companies responsible for launching MIDI got it right. But the story is far from over. Even if you don’t see the ubiquitous 5-pin DIN MIDI connector on as much gear as you once did, MIDI is with us more than ever—whether it’s data being carried over USB or FireWire, or musical messages running around loose inside your computer as they feed virtual instruments and receive controller information to drive your DAW.
The Women In Music Network (The WiMN), a new organization connecting women within the music and audio industries, launches today. The WiMN will provide a hub for all women's groups and organizations within the music and audio industries to share information, news, and events to a broader community of female industry professionals and performers. Through organized meetings and workshops, a website and online community, and special events like the annual Women's Music Summit and She Rocks Awards,
One of the biggest changes that digital recording has wrought is that you can pretty much fix anything. Miss a note on a vocal? Fire up the pitch correction. Was the drummer tired that night? Quantize the drums to the beat. Want to change your amp sound? Just dial up a different sound on your amp sim. Did you forget to turn the channel level down w
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