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The Brilliance of Brian Eno

06/04/2019, Author: sooraj_90

Brian Eno is the one name in music who is connected to musicians as diverse as U2, Luciano Pavarotti, Nico, Karl Hyde and Coldplay. Famously having described himself as a ‘non-musician’, Brian Eno has been credited as composer, singer, keyboardist, […]

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The Genre That Rebelled Against The Norms of Live Music

30/03/2019, Author: sooraj_90

It was a different time. Eleven years of stifling conservatism by Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and her successor, John Major had just ended. The internet was relatively new and not as widespread as it is now. Britain was going through […]

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Artificial Intelligence in Music Making and Production

22/03/2019, Author: sooraj_90

Ever heard of Taryn Southern? You might not be familiar with the YouTuber and American Idol contestant unless you’re a dedicated viewer of the show or frequent her channel on YouTube. The pop artist hit the headlines in 2017 when […]

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The Flaming Lips Album- Zaireeka

16/03/2019, Author: Audio Academy

As an American rock band that came to known as much for their music as their experimentation, The Flaming Lips began their tryst with pushing the envelope with their 1997 album Zaireeka. The album consisted of four different CDs that […]

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The Joys of Novelty Music

21/02/2019, Author: sooraj_90

Chuckling to Weird Al Yankovic’s “My Bologna” or the popular song by Flight of the Conchords “Too Many D*cks On The Dance Floor” is a high school memory for many people around the world. However, this genre of music is […]

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The Inimitable George Gershwin

09/02/2019, Author: Audio Academy

Music wouldn’t be the same without Broadway musicals, movie soundtracks, and music on television. When it comes to twentieth-century music, the one name with an indelible influence in this era is that of American composer, pianist, and songwriter George Gershwin. […]

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The Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound

02/02/2019, Author: Audio Academy

A vision during an LSD trip is what inspired Owsley “Bear” Stanley, the Grateful Dead’s sound engineer’s mammoth feat of technical engineering, “The Wall of Sound”, irreversibly changing live sound and engineering for the better. It was a time when […]

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Edison’s Phonograph

25/01/2019, Author: Audio Academy

When you think of clocks that announce the time, talking dolls or audio courses, there isn’t much in common between them on the surface of it. However, each of these owe a lot to Thomas Edison and his favourite invention […]

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Ben Burtt and His Contribution to Sci-fi Sound Design

18/01/2019, Author: Audio Academy

The hum of the lightsaber in the classic Star Wars movie is so iconic that kids play-fighting with their pretend ones make sure that they make the sound too. The other sounds that created a soundscape for the movie was […]

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What ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’ Did For Recording

14/12/2018, Author: sooraj_90

The year was 1967. Many rock acts were devoting less time to live performances and more to mastering the rapidly developing studio technology with the aim of making increasingly sophisticated sound recordings. The Beatles had broken from the two-albums-per-year formula […]