Open Channel: A Musical Legacy, Or Slip Slidin’ Away?
Digital data isn’t stone tablets. Will people 20,000 years from now—or even 1,000 years from now—know what kind of music we made?
Open Channel: Who’s Right? Who’s Wrong? Who Cares?
Many a studio argument stems less from who's right and who's wrong than where each party is coming from and their frame of reference....
Open Channel: How the Loudness Wars Turned Guerrilla
Historians note that the Loudness Wars ended in the early 21st century. It was a step in the right direction…after which, some took a...
Open Channel: To Get the Right Answer…Ask the Right Question
If our creative recording skills are going to move forward, we need to rethink what we're trying to achieve and how we're going to...
Software Tech: Livestreaming in the Age of Pandemic
With venues closed and artists stuck at home, livestreamed performances have taken center stage during the pandemic; Craig Anderton shares how to join in.
Software Tech: Will Your Hardware Rack Move to the Cloud?
Craig Anderton considers whether it's feasible to expect hardware processes to follow software processing into the cloud.
Software Tech: Is Inexpensive Pro Audio Software Over?
By Craig Anderton. Before the turn of the century, keyboards were on a race to the bottom in terms of cost, before they managed...
Software Tech: Will Podcasts Elevate the Small Studio?
By Craig Anderton. While podcasting started out with homegrown audio, listeners’ expectations are rising fast—creating a new opportunity for audio pros.
Software Tech: The Latest DAW Updates Serve Up Compatibility, Parity, Completeness
Craig Anderton serves up insights on the latest DAW updates.
Software Tech: How the Cloud Changed Music Software
By Craig Anderton. Digital downloads turned the software sales model completely on its head. Once Apple started the trend, momentum increased for companies selling...
Software Tech: 96 kHz vs. 44.1 kHz—Let’s Settle This
By Craig Anderton. Ever since we’ve had a choice of sample rates, there’s been controversy over whether higher sample rates sound better.
Software Tech: The NKS 2.0 Spec—Controller Salvation?
By Craig Anderton. Whether NKS has value depends on how you plan to use it, and what updates may be forthcoming.
Pro Audio and Machine Learning: Ready for Prime Time?
By Craig Anderton. Will machine learning make audio engineers obsolete?
Software Tech: Apple Drops Intel? What Does It Mean for Us?
By Craig Anderton. The latest Apple rumor is that the company is going to replace Intel’s chips with their own starting in 2020.