Where music meets technology

Where music meets technology

The podcast for tech-minded music lovers. Do you want to learn how to use technology to make your musical journey more pleasant ? Then this podcast is for you. We will talk about methods, equipment, gear and systems you can utilise to learn and make music for life. We will cover aspects of technology related to music on an ongoing basis. The tech we have in this modern world is amazing but can be overwhelming. Hopefully we can help you make it all work in your favour so you can make amazing music ! All walks of musical life welcome: aspiring musicians, DIY artists, hobbyists, experienced music professionals or just curious about music and technology in general.... Show More

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"Featuring an interview with Dr. Guillaume Potard from Lofty Consulting"

Music composition, classification and monetisation.

Speech recognition and synthesis.

Even your email spam filter and social media news feed.

Artificial Inteligence and Machine Learning is a growing field with no end in sight.

This week we discuss the topic and then air this special interview.

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Tonal balance, one of the most challenging aspects of music production.

Mixing engineers professionals sometimes spend a long time getting the balance right.

Get this wrong and your songs will sound boomy, muddy or harsh.

Let's have a look at some tips on how to achieve this, and a specific plugin that can help.

Gullfoss by Sound Theory is an intelligent equaliser that maximises clarity and detail based on a computational auditory...
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May 19, 2020 41 min
If you make music at home and don't have a whole band available all the time, for sure you've looked into sample libraries

From poor synth sounds to advanced orchestras captured by professionals, there are sample libraries for all tastes and budget sizes

In this episode we will discuss some of them, and in particular Sample Tank from IK Multimedia

What makes it great ? What are the issues ? What is the best use ?

All that and m...
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Do you dream about having an all-in-one guitar ?

Tired of carrying a whole bunch of gear just to strum a few chords down the beach ?

In this episode we discuss the advantages of travel guitars with built-in-systems

In particular we look at fusion guitar, that goes beyond and adds a docking station for an iphone and even speakers so it is truly an all-in-one !

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/26

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Have you been using Jamulus, Jammr, JamKazam or similar to jam online ?

Did you know it's possible to route audio from your DAW or other apps like Amplitube to your session ?

You can also broadcast the stream to facebook live and other livestream services

In this episiode I will tell you how.

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/25

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The challenge is here. With social distancing, music schools have to adapt to a new situation.

We'll introduce the topic briefly then interview Rhys Lett, director of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music, with several locations around Melbourne.

We will discuss the history of the school and how was the transition to remote lessons.

Also, let's ask about the advantage of teachers over YouTube videos and apps…

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Last week we discussed a few options to jam music online.

This week we will cover Jamulus in more detail.

We will go over installation, configuration and general usage.

We will also discuss a few issues and solutions that can help.

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/23

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A very popular question at the moment: is it possible to jam music online ?

A lot of livestreams are coming out.

Some of the videos you see of multiple players 'playing together' were actually assembled in studio.

But how can we jam then ?

I've evaluated a few solutions and found success with Jamulus.

In this episode I will tell you what you need to know.

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April 6, 2020 38 min
Last week we looked at livestream services.

This week let's look at the gear you need to get this going.

You can go simple: phone, tripod, microphone. Webcam on your computer.

Or you can go all the way and assemble a studio for your broadcasting dreams.

Let's look at the options together.

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/21

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March 29, 2020 38 min
Quarantine time does not mean all gigs have to stop !

Many artists are resorting to livestream to keep their audiences engaged.

In this episode we will discuss how to achieve this, including the equipment and the services you need.

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/20

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With the world of music rapidly changing, many musicians are using online services to get their music out

Yes you can pump content to your YouTube channel on your own, but for other services like iTunes and Spotify you will need distributors

Let's have a look at who they are and how they work

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/19

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March 15, 2020 38 min
Recent events related to the covid-19 pandemic are hurting several industries and the music industry is no exception.

Let's discuss ways to support the industry so our beloved artists will continue to make music.

Giving up is not an option !

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/18

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Guitar Pro is one of the best support tools for guitar players and musicians in general

Thousands of songs are available on this format

But how exactly does it work ? How can I use it to practice ?

Is it worth paying for the additional Mysongbook service ?

Let's find out !

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/17

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Ultimate guitar is one of the most popular guitar sites on the internet

It's one of the top of mind resources for tabs and chord sheets

But how to make sure it's effective for you need ?

Is it worth paying for it ?

Let's find out together

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https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/16

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The iPad can become your audio powerhouse

What took expensive computers in the past now can be done on an iPad

Let's review the specs, interface and apps you need to have a mobile, go anywhere Digital Audio Workstation to fuel your musical success

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https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/15

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Streaming is a topic you can't avoid when talking about music industry these days.

Disruptive ? Beneficial ? Is it going to be around forever ?

But how do I get my music up there anyway ?

All that plus a lego guitar and some AES Melbourne news in this episode for tech-minded music lovers.

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/14

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A key selection for your home recording studio is the audio interface.

Some say it's as important as the DAW you will use, as there is a learning curve with a lot of them, and you can get hooked to some of their features.

The amount of options can be overwhelming - so let's break this down and give you the tools you need to make an informed decision.

Plus some news about the animals ability to hear music, and an app to alle...
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So what is the Digital Audio Workstation anyway ?

How do I know which one is good for me ?

Do we all need Pro Tools to make music ?

All of that and more on the latest episode of Where meets technology

Plus Universal Audio LUNA launch at NAMM and all the gear Billie Eilish used to win all those Grammys

For additional notes go to:
https://audiogeek11.com/podcast/12

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Continuing on our quest to help you make amazing music for life, we would like to complement the topic of hearing protection and discuss steps you can take to protect yourself from the loudness wars.

Commercial pressure and lack of information led to a world where loud music is everywhere. A lot of times that is in excess, and will damage your hearing permanently.

Let's review a few things you can do to shield your ears from t...
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January 14, 2020 44 min
You can’t improve what you can’t measure.

Metrics are an important part of any learning process. Having goals to achieve and metrics to measure your progress can take a lot of the subjectivity out and give you a clear view of where you need to focus and improve.

But what to measure ? How ? What metronomes to use ?

This is the essence of this episode of our podcast for the tech-minded music lovers.

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