News:Articles: Permanent Press: The Story of Musicol Recording Studio | Features | Pitchfork
Articles: Permanent Press: The Story of Musicol Recording Studio | Features | Pitchfork
If it weren't for the mowed grass, raked leaves, and a '98 Honda Gold Wing parked in front of the door, you might not know the place was still in operation. A large sign on a pole in the front yard announces the business as Musicol Recording Studio, complete with throwback treble clef logo. If the sign hints at the studio's 1960s vintage, the mint green siding completes the picture. Set on a corner lot in northeast Columbus, Ohio, it's a curious structure: two Cape Cod homes joined together and abutting a two-story cinder-block box labeled "Studio A." A fenced cell tower looms over the property, and just a few doors down is the sound wall of Interstate 71, wending its way northeast to Cleveland and southwest to Cincinnati.
It's like that.
Labels: 1970s, analog recording, producing, vinyl
News:Look inside Microsoft's anechoic chamber, officially the quietest place on Earth | VentureBeat | Media | by Jordan Novet
Look inside Microsoft's anechoic chamber, officially the quietest place on Earth | VentureBeat | Media | by Jordan Novet Microsoft now holds the Guinness World Record for having the quietest place on the planet. It’s an anechoic chamber — a room that doesn’t allow for echoes — inside Building 87 on the sprawling Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington. In a new video, the company provides a peek inside.
One of those things I've always wanted for recording vocals and guitar.
News:Unionized video game voice actors are considering a strike | Ars Technica
Unionized video game voice actors are considering a strike | Ars Technica "The truth is, back end bonuses are not uncommon in the video game industry," the union writes in an FAQ laying out its position on the negotiations. "Last year, Activision's COO took home a bonus of $3,970,862. EA paid their executive chairman a bonus of $1.5 million. We applaud their success, and we believe our talent and contributions are worth a bonus payment, too."
Some animals are more equal than others.
Labels: animal farm
News:iOS 9 Safari content blockers debut to demand, denouncement & a high-profile delisting
Apple has decided to fight back with a one-two punch, offering third-party developers the ability to create their own content blocking plugins for Safari, and thus allowing users to download them and have a more pleasant, ad-free mobile experience. In the second prong of this attack, Apple is also delivering content from publishers — AppleInsider included — via iOS 9's News app.
Such is the war between gods, er, I mean 800lb Gorillas.
Labels: apple vs. google
News:Burberry launches Apple Music channel in first collaboration since Angela Ahrendts hire
UK fashion house Burberry on Monday announced a new streaming channel for Apple Music, marking the companies' first official product collaboration since Apple hired former CEO Angela Ahrendts to head its retail arm.
A new pinnacle in corporate rock.
Labels: corporate rock
News:Alda lets you compose music in a text editor
For years, composers and producers have used complex tools to digitally score music. Developer Dave Yarwood wants to change all that with Alda, a new programming language he created to help people write scores with little to no coding experience.
As simple as possible and no simpler.
Labels: electronic music composition
News:BBC to open up iPlayer to third parties, double down on high-quality dramas | Ars Technica
The BBC is fighting back against the government's aggressive TV licence fee budget by promising to open up several of its services, including its much admired iPlayer streaming platform, to third-party content creators. The broadcaster also wants to introduce new Internet-led streaming services such as BBC Newstream, a video-led mobile news channel, and iPlay, a version of iPlayer designed for children.
The internet of sings.