Friday, March 24th, 2017

September 2016 – The upcoming Winter NAMM show held in Anaheim in January is once again hosting the TEC Awards that are recognizing achievement in technology and use of technology for music creation. The show will be hosted by comedian Sinbad for the third year in a row. The event is being held on Saturday [...]

February 2016 – At Digital Entertainment World, startup mp3vidi has created a cloud based tool for the simple creation of videos for music and audio tracks. The tool set allows for the conversion of audio files to video without the need for a studio and a full video shoot. mp3vidi screenshot   The mp3vivi tool [...]

January 2016 – Prior to the start of the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, we had an opportunity to sit down with Jerome Perrod global President of Buffet Crampon and Francois Klok President of Buffet Crampon USA to talk about the directions of the industry as their company approaches its 200th anniversary. The company [...]

March 4, 2015, Game Developer Conference, San Francisco,–Jim Fowler from Sony World Wide Studios talked about the need for composers and other music creators to pay attention to more than just the notes. Orchestration depends on instrument combinations and changes in the mix to generate feelings and intensity. The first part of the practice is [...]

February 9, 2015, Electronic Imaging Conference, San Francisco—Monica Lopez-Garcia from La Petite Noisuse Productions is studying the interactions of creativity, language, and emotion in film and theater. The availability of computers and other supporting technologies is helping scientists by adding words to their vocabulary and improve methodologies. The new science is giving insights into visualization [...]

October 11, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—A panel considered the issues associated with smaller screens like tables and smart phones. The targets are games and small videos and music on the mobile devices, which require changes in the work. Jerome Rossen from Freshmade Music moderated the panel, with panelists Steve Horowitz from the [...]

October 11, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—David Collins and Dan Briczynski from Sony Consumer Entertainment America talked abut the sound design and implementation for the game “Hohokum”. The game uses graphics like “Yellow Submarine” and general game play like “Snake” The music is a large part of the game and much of it [...]

October 9, 2014, Audio Engineering Society Convention, Los Angeles—Winifred Phillips from Generations Productions talked about the nuts and bolts of interactive music in a session on game audio. The most important facet of game music is that it not like other music. In the game “Frogger” the music starts with a moderate tempo, and accelerates [...]

April 8, 2014, NAB, Las vVegas—A panel moderated by composer Joel Goodson addressed the idea that music can make or break your program. Panelists incouded Joe Saba from Videohelper, Carl Peel from Killer Tracks, Randy Hart from Megatrax Music, Andrew Gross from Konsonant Music, and Trygge Toven from Descendant of Odin. One issue is how [...]

January 2014 – “If you can make a wish for the music industry what it would be?” I asked Noel Lee, the founder and CEO of Monster Cable Products during NAMM show in Anaheim. He had two wishes: First – I wish the industry keeps its passion for music. “The music industry and musicians are [...]