News:Sundance Film Festival hit movie was filmed entirely with the iPhone 5s and an $8 app | 9to5Mac
Sundance Film Festival hit movie was filmed entirely with the iPhone 5s and an $8 app | 9to5Mac: "angerine, a gritty movie that proved a hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, was filmed entirely using three iPhone 5s phones and the $8 app FiLMiC Pro – albeit with the help of Steadicams and clip-on external lenses…"
The revolution is over!
Labels: indie filmmaking, producing
News:Logic Pro X 10.1 arrives w/ tons of new sounds, AirDrop sharing, redesigned plug-ins, & editing improvements | 9to5Mac
Logic Pro X 10.1 arrives w/ tons of new sounds, AirDrop sharing, redesigned plug-ins, & editing improvements | 9to5Mac: "Apple today released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional audio editing software, bringing the current version to 10.1 and adding a long list of new features. Among the new additions to Logic Pro X in version 10.1 includes 10 new Drummers, the intelligent beat profile feature, focused on hip hop and electronic styles. OS X Yosemite users will appreciate the ability to share projects from Logic Pro X to other users using both Mail Drop, which lets you send large files over email using iCloud storage, and AirDrop, which lets you share files wirelessly between nearby Macs."
Labels: logic, producing, recording
News:Hands-on: IK Multimedia's iRig 2 guitar interface, iRig MIC Field, more
Hands-on: IK Multimedia's iRig 2 guitar interface, iRig MIC Field, more: "On Tuesday, AppleInsider went hands-on with iRig 2, the follow up to IK's popular guitar-to-mobile device interface that now includes input gain control, Android device support and a 1/4-inch output jack for connecting directly to an amp."
Labels: android, irig
News:Apple admits it deleted songs purchased through competing stores from iPods without warning | 9to5Mac
Apple admits it deleted songs purchased through competing stores from iPods without warning | 9to5Mac: "Today’s continuing testimony in the iTunes antitrust lawsuit has revealed that the company deleted music that had been purchased through competing stores like Real Player from iPods. Users weren’t notified that any music would be deleted by updating their music players."
A long sought-after feature of any music player: fighting a passive-aggressive technology war in the music library of the customer.
News:Billboard 200 chart will include streaming listens from Google Play, Beats, Spotify & others in album sales | 9to5Google
Billboard 200 chart will include streaming listens from Google Play, Beats, Spotify & others in album sales | 9to5Google: "The New York Times reports that Billboard and Nielsen SoundScan plan to start incorporating both streams and downloads from music streaming services, in addition to the music sales the chart already covered, in order to more accurately reflect popular albums based on what users are listening to."
The times, they are a changin'
Labels: distribution, producing
News:Spotify passes iTunes in Royalties Paid to Artists
: "Kobalt Music Publishing, a company that represents and collects royalties on behalf of music makers in Europe, says its customers brought in an average of 13 percent more revenue from Spotify than iTunes over the first quarter of 2014, reports The Wall Street Journal. "
I think this is significant, but I'm not sure why. Personally, I want 24bit 96 kHz ALAC for all my digital downloads with no copy protection. Or I'm going back to CD.
Labels: apple, audio, distribution
News:Apple updates iMovie and GarageBand for OS X Yosemite with new features and design | 9to5Mac
Apple updates iMovie and GarageBand for OS X Yosemite with new features and design | 9to5Mac: "Apple has pushed out updates for iMovie and GarageBand to add compatibility with OS X Yosemite and add new features for both apps. GarageBand 10.0.3 introduces a new Bass Amp Designer, tweaks to the zoom function, a new template for recording vocals, and other changes."
GarageBand continues to be my audio tool of choice, although I think I'm 2 versions behind the new one.
Labels: apple, audio, garage band