Free Soundscape Recorder Designed For Recording And Sharing Environmental Sound

soundscape-recorderSoundscape Recorder is a free app, for iOS and Android, designed for recording and sharing environmental sound.

Soundscape ecology is a field of research that investigates how sound in the environment can be used to assess ecosystem health and human connection to nature and the environment in general.

The app creates environmental audio recordings and captures additional information about the recording, including location, date/time, meta data about the sounds in the recording and optional user input.

In conjunction with Earth Day 2014 (April 22), the creators are organizing an effort to record soundscapes from around the world. Here is an introduction to the project: Continue reading

Acoustic Treatment For Home Studios

Mastering engineering Ian Shepherd takes a look at studio acoustic treatment in the latest of his video series on Building a Home Mastering Studio.

While Shepherd’s goal is to be able to do useful mastering tasks in his home studio, much of the information will be useful to anyone planning a home studio.  Continue reading

Basic Recording Techniques

This video playlist, via AudioTechnicaUSA, collects a series of videos that cover Basic Recording Techniques.

While not directly synth-related, the videos cover topics that a lot of electronic musicians have to deal with when it comes to recording live parts or content for sampling.

Topics covered in the Basic Recording Techniques series include: Continue reading

MultiTrack DAW Update Adds Inter-App Audio, AudioBus 2.0 Support & More

ipad-multitrack-dawDeveloper Harmonicdog has released an update to MultiTrack DAW, its digital audio workstation for the iPad.

Updates in MultiTrack DAW 3.4 include Inter-App Audio, AudioBus 2 support and support for up to 16 inputs.

Here’s what’s new in MultiTrack DAW 2.4: Continue reading

Building A Home Mastering Studio (Part 2)

Here’s part 2 of mastering engineer Ian Shepherd’s series of videos on building a home mastering studio.

Note that Shepherd is not intending to cover building a professional mastering studio, but rather a home studio that will allow him to do useful work. Much of the information that he’s covering may be useful to anyone building a home studio.  Continue reading