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A blog about music technology by Paul Lamere

A blog about music technology by Paul Lamere
Last week at the SXSW Music Hack Championship hackathon I built The Autocanonizer. An app that tries to turn any song into a canon by playing it against a copy of itself. In this post, I explain how it works. At the core of The Autocanonizer are three functions – (1) Build simultaneous audio streams for the two voices of the canon (2) Play them back simultaneously, (3) Supply a visualization that gives the listener an idea of what is happening under the hood. Let’s look at each of these 3 functions: (1A) Build simultaneous audio streams – finding similar sounding beatsThe goal of the Autocanonizer is to fold a song in on itself in such a way that the result still sounds musical.

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How To: Stream Your Music Library to Any Computer Sometimes you just want to browse and listen to your album collection at the office without having to load it all into a portable music player. Pandora and are great web services that can help you discover new music, but they won’t let you specify your own music playlist. Streaming music from within a home network is easy with iTunes and Windows Media Player; what’s trickier is getting access to your 100GB music library while away from home. We’ll teach you how to turn your library into an Internet radio station with Apache server software and a little-known program called netjukebox. You’ll be able to browse your collection via a gallery of album cover art, stream custom playlists, and even download entire albums as zip files.

Top 100 - Classical Music Best Famous Popular Kickass It's the top Classical Music from movies, songs, commercials, cartoons, video games and ringtones. Scroll down for the Kickass Classical Top 100 Countdown - all the hits from #100 to #1 without all the clicking. Sort this list. Click the header to sort by Composer, Title, Year, or Keyword. On this site, click to hear the piece. 4 Road Trip Playlists Data-Crunched from the Crowd (This post originally appeared here.) We counted 111,690 Spotify playlists earlier this month with the words “road trip” or “roadtrip” in their titles — oodles of great music that Spotify users have chosen with long-distance driving specifically in mind. To channel that sea of music into four playlists you can listen to (below), we first identified the 500 most popular songs in Spotify road trip playlists. As interesting as it is to know that folks enjoy driving to these songs, this playlist is all over the place, musically speaking — Steppenwolf, Carrie Underwood, Iggy Pop, Taylor Swift, Nickelback, Steely Dan, Maroon 5, The Grateful Dead, Kid Rock, Incubus, Norah Jones, and other artists that probably don’t belong on the same playlist together. That gave us a better playlist of 200 essential road trip songs — still over 12 hours of music, from a messy hodgepodge of genres. We can do better!

An Incredible Way To Teach Music Using iPads In The Classroom [Video] What happens when you take a classroom of students, add 24 iPads as well as sound recording gear and then throw in a live band? A pretty catchy song that gives you hope for the future of music in the digital age. Sounding like a professionally recorded and mixed track, Neil Johnston of Store Van Music (UK), created the song in a british classroom as you can see in the video below. The song has gotten so much acclaim that it’s actually now on sale at iTunes ( iTunes link ). [FYI: Neil contacted Edudemic to let everyone know about the new experiment and how it's helping students with their music, rhythm, and learning.

The 4 Best iPad Apps That Can Make You A Better Musician We’ve posted the best iPad apps for musicians before but now, lets take a closer look at the best apps to help musicians learn a musican skill or develop their pre-existing skills. Here are the 4 best apps to make you a better musician: Karajan was featured on our list of the 5 best iPhone apps for musicicans a few months ago and now that there’s an iPad version of the app it may be the best mobile learning tool for music. The app provides lessons for learning to recognize intervals, chords, scales, pitch and tempo where you can either click the right answer or play it on a simulated piano or guitar thanks to the Multi-Touch screen. Now musicians can train their ear and work on their piano/guitar skills virtually anywhere. Practice makes perfect and with a built-in headphone jack you can do your roommate a favor by not forcing them to hear you work your way to perfection.

How to Set Up The Ampache Streaming Music Server In Ubuntu Prerequisites To follow this tutorial you will need: A PC with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS running LAMPYour own web address (optional – required for streaming music to external clients like your work computer or cell phone)Forward port 80 from your router to your ubuntu server (optional – required for #2 above)SAMBA/SWAT running on your server. Every Noise at Once progressive post-hardcore deep symphonic black metal progressive uplifting trance vintage french electronic traditional scottish folk deep indie singer-songwriter Teaching Music « iPad and Technology in Music Education The app that will help teachers love creating Unit Plans and creating reports for their Administration! It is that time of the year that teachers everywhere (In the US at least) are heavy into the planning of this school years curriculum that will excite, motivate and push students to achieve new heights! Of course one goal of using technology as a teacher should be to make our life simpler and more effective. So I of course use my iPad and Laptop to try to make Lesson Planning as effective as possible. The State of Michigan, as well as the US Government, is demanding more and more reporting from us teachers every year. That means I really need to be able to create reports for my principals in an effortless manner – IF I WANT TO CONTINUE TO LOVE TEACHING!

Music Theory for Musicians and Normal People by Toby W. Rush This page includes links to each of the individual Music Theory pages I've created in PDF form. This is a work in progress; I am writing new ones regularly and fixing errors and omissions on existing ones as I find them. If you find them useful for your theory studies, you are welcome to use them, and if you find errors or have suggestions, I invite you to contact me. Enjoy! Symbolic Link and Apache Alias for Web Development These days, there are many web developers working remotely. We can now find a plenty of collaboration tools and file-sharing applications such as Dropbox. However, one of the problems faced when is that web documents that you save will not be accessible through a localhost address from the browser, as they are outside the Apache Server DocumentRoot.