Today’s Musical Forecast: Warm and Sunny!

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Today’s Musical Forecast: Warm and Sunny!

  1. 1. Today’s Musical Forecast: Warm and Sunny!
  2. 2. <ul><li>&quot; Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything .&quot; - Plato - </li></ul>
  3. 3. Music  (myū ' zĭk) - noun; The art of arranging sounds in time so as to produce a continuous, unified, and evocative composition, as through melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre. Source:
  4. 4. Today’s plan <ul><li>Music Enjoyment, Discovery and Sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Music Creation, Collaboration and Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Music’s Future? Does the industry have a strangle hold on music? </li></ul><ul><li>Show and tell and some tricks of the trade </li></ul>
  5. 5. Music Enjoyment, Discovery, and Sharing <ul><li>Do you enjoy music? If so, why? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you find new music? If so, how? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you share what you find? If so, why? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Enjoyment, Discovery, and Sharing <ul><li>and others </li></ul><ul><li>Playlists, peer-to-peer file sharing, Podcasting, PhoneCasting </li></ul>http://muxtape.com/
  7. 7. Wii Music
  8. 9. Some free music creation applications http://freemusicsoftware.org/
  9. 10. Just a few music creation applications that are not free.
  10. 11. Online Music Collaboration
  11. 12. Music Promotion and Distribution
  12. 13. <ul><li>Does the recording industry have a strangle hold on music creation with DRM (i.e., controlling distribution)? </li></ul><ul><li>Does music have a future? </li></ul>
  13. 14. Yes! Music has a future <ul><li>Music creators are taking back control! </li></ul><ul><li>Music is becoming more fragmented (i.e., many sub-genres = more interesting) </li></ul>
  14. 15. Show and Tell
  15. 16. Some Technical Ideas and Tricks of the Trade <ul><li>Be original! </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and use VNC to compose from anywhere. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hamachi: https://secure.logmein.com/products/hamachi/vpn.asp?lang=en </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tight VNC: http://www.tightvnc.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact me anytime for more ideas. </li></ul>
  16. 17. Reactable – an instrument that combines the features of a modular synthesizer with a multi-touch tangible user interface.
  17. 18. Subatomic Pop – an electronic symphony
  18. 19. Recruitment <ul><li>St. Petersburg College is working on offering new music production courses: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acoustics and Psychoacoustics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music Technology and Recording Techniques ( 4 courses with labs) </li></ul></ul>
  19. 20. Select Resources
  20. 21. Other Resources <ul><li>NAMM Music Technology 2008 Report </li></ul><ul><li>Gerd Leonhard’s Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Use wget to automatically download new music. (Thanks to “Upgrade Your Life” by Gina Trapani) </li></ul><ul><li>Top 20 Online Music Stores: http://music-stores.nettop20.com/ </li></ul>
  21. 23. Comments/Questions? Chad Mairn, M.L.I.S. St. Petersburg College  e-mail: mairn.chad@spcollege.edu    office: (727) 341.7181 [email_address] This presentation is available at: http://www.slideshare.net/chadmairn

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