You know the old saying, “the right tools for the job…”
Has mastering become an overloaded term in audio production? What is it and where is it going?
Music produced in January 2024. Graceful degradation is a computer science term describing system designs that maintain essential or mission-critical functionality when significant components are rendered inoperative.
New track by Vacations In Color reflecting on hedonic adaptation and the law of diminishing marginal utility. Produced after being bed-ridden for a week over the holidays and just getting my voice back. How much is enough?
It’s difficult to appreciate now, but from an audio production standpoint, almost everything about “The Joshua Tree” was antithetical to the prevailing norms of 1987.
What is the relationship between maximizing loudness, psychoacoustics and perceptual lossy compression? Does loudness maximization affect the quality of streaming audio?
Comparing AI models to human creative processes, considering why people like certain styles of music, and how lateral thinking tools can help us create more original music.
Perhaps the most important bias in our tone is the cognitive one.
The single by Drop Dead Sunset
“If we studied any other creature in nature and found the record of intra-species violence that human beings have, we would be repulsed by it. We’d view it as a great perversion of natural law – but we wouldn’t deny it.”
— Gavin De Becker
A post apocalyptic psychedelic blues ballad from the point of view of a mother trying to explain to her child why it happened.
Music producers who work exclusively in the digital domain seem to be obsessed with “analog vibe and character.”
As computers become more powerful, the quest for convincing “analog emulation” is more intense than ever, but there are still misconceptions about the underlying technologies and their inherent applications. Discover why it has taken so long to convincingly bridge the divide.
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New Single By Drop Dead Sunset. Odysseus may have resisted the Sirens, but he never encountered the 21st century smart phone…