Audacity is a free, open source, cross-platform, music editing and recording program. For musicians who cannot afford to spend $600 on a ProTools console, or even spend $100 on a basic four-track device, Audacity offers an unbiased and classless entry for anyone interested in sound recording and editing.
Since Audacity was developed and launched by Dominic Mazzoni and Roger Dannenberg in May of 2000, the program has remained a strong bastion of quality freeware, despite ample opportunity to sell out and begin charging customers for usage.
Although lacking some of the high-end features of expensive recording software, Audacity comes loaded Read the rest of this entry »
Technology has forever changed how we listen, relate and get our hands on music. Part of the reason is because of online streaming services that consumers use. These streaming services would not be available if it weren’t for the internet companies like the one in CLEAR wireless internet in Cypress. Take a look at how our advancement in technology has altered how we experience music.
Record players and radios. Before the convenience and freedom we got from Apple products, people only had radios and record players to rely on for music distribution. Record players evolved from the Thomas Edison prototype to a modern 20th century version, mostly improved turntable, needle and stylus.
Eight-track player. Eight-tracks grew increasingly popular from the 1960s on through the 1980s in the United States, thanks to Ford including an eight-track player in its Mustangs . Eight-track tapes could hold around 45 minutes of music, and was the premier technology for cassette tapes.
Portable CD player. Believe it or not, the first portable CD player was developed as early as 1984. Early versions were susceptible to CDs skipping, which was mostly rectified by the time CD players were commercially huge in the 90s. Portable CD players were all the rage, as were huge books to hold all of your CDs, since only one could play at a time.
iPod. Skip ahead to the iPod, which was released back in 2001 and is still going strong thanks to the minds and innovation at Apple. iPods have gotten smaller while the amount of music the hold has grown immensely. iPods wouldn’t be what they are without iTunes, which in itself has changed the music industry forever. Instead of pirating music, you can quickly download individual songs and albums straight to iTunes to upload to your iPod.
iPhone. The first iPhone was released in 2007, and has now become part smartphone part iPod. Now iPhone users can just use their phones to listen to music instead of having to tote around an iPhone and an iPod.
As people continue to get smarter, so will the technology we use to listen to music, whether it’s more online radio streaming services like Pandora or hybrid online platforms like Spotify.
The Billboard Music Awards have always been a big deal in showing off the celebrities and new songs of the year. The 2012 Billboard Music Awards have been said to have the best styles of the year as well. There are many artists sporting new wild styles that will have your mouth drop open with shock or excitement. Hearing new songs be awarded that you have fallen in love with on the radio or an album can be just as exciting for Read the rest of this entry »
There are all types of software programs out there that can help you create your own home studio on your computer. It may seem like a gimmick, but the software really is good for helping people perfect their sound.
Programs like Virtual DJ and MixMiester Pro are two of the great programs that allow you to sample and edit tracks. You can loop beats or slow down tracks. You can even mix your vocals over beats. Some people may assume that the DJ and mixing programs are just Read the rest of this entry »
MTV was expecting a live pre-album release performance from Machine Gun Kelly. In the interview Machine Gun Kelly actually sat down to talk about his lyrics and where he came from.
Many people may want to compare this artist to Eminem because they both have the same “wrong side of the tracks” image, but Machine Gun Kelly (MGK) seems to be a little harder. His MTV appearance is the first that some people have seen of him, but he is known well in the Cleveland community where he is Read the rest of this entry »
When “American Idol” first began airing in June 2002, it was more of an experiment than a budding phenomenon. Though the show’s format had been successful in other countries, it was not known if it would connect with Americans audiences. Talent shows such as “Star Search” had peaked in the 1980s, but the 1990s saw a decline in interest in these types of shows. Ultimately, “Idol” took hold in a big way, quickly becoming the top show on television.
“American Idol” has maintained its dominance on the U.S. television market. It has been the top show in the country for Read the rest of this entry »
There is no doubt about it. Adele has changed music forever with an urban style that cannot be matched. It makes people think of the Motown era, but its comes from a different side of the country. No one expected a girl from the United Kingdom, a white girl, to become the new face of the Motown sound.
It also shows that there is a lot of talent to be tapped from the UK. Early Read the rest of this entry »