Great Free Music-Making Programs
Using Backing Tracks - A Beginners Guide
The world of music software has totally democratized the business of creating music, making previously unaffordable studio technology available at prices almost anyone can afford. Modern Digital Audio Workstations include technology that used to cost hundreds of thousands of bucks at a price of a few hundred instead.
But even a “few hundred” bucks is a lot of money, especially to those just starting out, or who aren’t making music professionally. But that doesn’t need to be a barrier to entry because there are some amazingly good music apps out there that are absolutely free to download and use.
Adding Redundant Inputs to Live Playback
In the modern world, the use of backing tracks is widespread and accepted as an essential part of today’s live music experience.
Each different type and size of act will have different requirements, but there are some common features and things to bear in mind when setting out to use backing tracks for your own live performances. Let’s look at the different possibilities…
MIDI over Ethernet - Marvellous RTP-MIDI
Adding external audio inputs to a redundant playback rig really is as simple as buying an iConnectAUDIO4+, and routing your inputs to be split between two computers. We show you how…
Make your live shows sound better, with a multi-channel audio interface.
iConnectivity Ethernet-equipped MIDI interfaces use a system called RTP-MIDI (Real Time Protocol MIDI). This is a method of running MIDI over standard networks, like Ethernet or even Wi-fi! Yes, that's right, you can even run MIDI over Wi-Fi!
Fun Fact Friday - Phantom Power, 48v, and where did it come from?
There are a great many reasons why multichannel outputs can improve your live performance. Let's take a look at a few scenarios...
Who came up with the idea of Phantom Power, and WHY did they choose 48 volts rather than 50, or 40 or anything else?