Tag: music production

Watch A Deconstruction Of ‘Unfinished Sympathy’ At Ableton Loop, Berlin With Point Blank Music School

Welcome to the latest deconstruction from Point Blank, where lead course developer Ski Oakenfull takes a track apart and rebuilds it piece by piece. Recorded at Ableton Loop where Point Blank featured as a partner on the programme, Ski went to town on perhaps the best single of the 90’s: Massive Attack’s ‘Unfinished Sympathy’. These deconstructions are used to teach students about production techniques, arrangement and composition, and there’s plenty more where this came from in PB’s course materials. If you’d like to learn how to use all of the techniques shown here and more, enrol in one of their ... Read more

Produce Music In Your Very Own Virtual Reality Studio With Soundstage

With an eye toward professionals and amateurs alike, independent developer SoundStage is taking full advantage of the recent Virtual Reality explosion. Soundstage allows user to play drums, patch synths, load samples, and control effects and parameters, all within the room-scale virtual environment. “Whether you’re a professional DJ creating a new sound, or a hobbyist who wants to rock out on virtual drums, SoundStage gives you a diverse toolset to express yourself,” the company says. See also: Virtual Reality The app was inspired by the 80s era synth networks frequently seen on stages, attempting to capture this tactility while also presenting ... Read more

DIY Mastering Tool ‘LANDR’ Backed By Hawtin, Pete Tong & more

LANDR, the cloud-based mastering tool that takes away the burden of mastering your tracks – or paying somebody a hundred bucks to do it for you – has picked up a cool 6.2 million in funds from investors like Nas, Warner Music Group and and the Plus Eight Equity Fund (an equity firm owned by the likes of Pete Tong, Richie Hawtin, Tiga and John Acquaviva). See also: LANDR: a helpful tool for producers The tool is over a year old now and didn’t make that much of an impact on the world of (bedroom) music production. The results were ... Read more

Moog Music CEO Gives Full Company Ownership To Employees

“I’ve sold half the company”, is what factory employees of leading synthesizer brand Moog were told by CEO Michael Adams last week. For a staff known to be one of the most loyal across industries, this came as quite a shock. A sigh of relief followed when Adams continued “I sold it to you”, thereby officially announcing Moog Music, which was founded in 1953 by Robert Moog, to become an employee-owned business. Company staff will immediately own 49% of Moog Music, Adams explained, while the other 51% will be granted to Moog employees in the following six years. The New ... Read more

Weav Will Change The Way We Listen To And Create Music

Make music that sounds awesome “at any speed”. That is the motto from Google Maps co-creator Lars Rasmussen‘s latest interactive music production format, Weav.  Allowing musicians to manipulate tempo without affecting track quality, “artists can specify how the track should change and develop as the tempo is increased or decreased, opening up tremendous new creative possibilities,” says the project’s website. “The artist controls the composition, changing the experience depending on the playback speed chosen by the listener.” The premise is simple: when a track’s tempo is manipulated by a listener, it inevitably becomes distorted. By affecting the BPM, a track’s original form becomes warped – ... Read more