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LOT49 label boss Meat Katie & Dopamine join forces once again on this deep but yet slightly twisted slice of dark (ish) Tech- Funk, a classic Vocal coupled with some Techno stabs and a ton of sub bass… This has already been making it’s mark and has been road tested to f**k by Mark (Meat Katie) & Matt (Dopamine), a hard track to pin point what exactly it is genre wise, all we know is it works.

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5 New Technologies Making Learning an Instrument Easier

Learning a new instrument doesn’t have to be difficult. Sit back and let the apps do all the hard work for you.

1. Yousicial

Yousician is a fun and fast way to learn how to play a variety of instruments including guitar, bass, ukulele and piano. The app is designed supports both acoustic and electric instruments. Download on either from the Apple App Store or Google Play marketplace then plug your instrument in to get started!

Step by step tutorials provide skill building exercises to musicians of any experience level. Users are then prompted with instant feedback reports on their accuracy and rhythm as they play through the interactive tutorials.

Yousical is designed so that you can track your progress as you earn and collect achievements. The app makes learning and developing  real world skills fun as you strum through your favorite tunes.

2. Uberchord

Uberchord is a rockin’ app that teaches you how to play the guitar. Its 3 steps to success technique (the chords, the rhythm, the songs) has users continuously coming back to improve their skills as they track their progress and achievements.

With this app you can learn to play guitar with technology that adapts to your skill level. Real-time feedback presents you with personal progress statistics. while the technology adapts to your skill level.

Learn chords and perfect your fingering, timing and accuracy as you practice your strumming and rhythm patterns. Use Uberchord’s step by step tutorials and learn how to play your favorite songs today!

3. Simply Piano by JoyTunes

Simply Piano was marked as one of Google Play’s Best Apps of 2017. This fun way to learn hot to play piano works with any piano or keyboard. All you have to do is download the app, plug in your instrument, and play.

A key feature of the app is its song library. Learn how to play everything from Sia’s Chandelierto classical music from great composers like J.S. Bach. Specific courses are designed according to musical taste and experience level making this learning experience unique and personal. No previous knowledge is required so beginners can learn basics step-by-step from reading sheet music to playing the piano with both hands.

Don’t own a piano or keyboard? No problem. Simply Piano was designed with a feature called Touch Courses, a software that turns your device into a virtual piano.

What are you waiting for? Start learning and playing today.

4. Smart Piano

Smart Piano is an intuitive app that teaches you how to play in a smart way. Loved by more than 200K users all around the world, Smart Piano seeks to make learning the piano a more fun and affordable experience. All you have to do is follow the light and play.

The light up, follow along keys making learning easy for beginners and allow for anyone to start playing a song within minutes. The mobile app has tons of free games and lessons to choose from. With a library that contains more than 3 thousand free songs and new songs being added to the library everyday, chances are there’s a tune that you love that will make your learning experience more enjoyable.

Smart Piano supports iOS, Android, smartphones, and tablets to you can take your learning to your favorite device.

 

5. Rock Prodigy

Not only does Rock Prodigy make learning the guitar fun, it makes learning easy. You no longer have to spend hours on the internet researching the “musts” and “must nots” of practicing guitar. Rock Prodigy organizes your learning with structured paths and saves your progress on the Cloud so that you can continue your lessons where you last left off. Step by step lessons teach you everything from rhythm, chords, scales, technique to theory. Teachers will provide you with real time feedback that allow you to develop crucial skills that are necessary to reach your goals.

Once you have built up some foundational skills and completed a variety of lessons, you will be able to apply what you have learned to stylized riffs and songs.

Learn how to play the music you love today.

 

How Technology has Changed our Relationship with Music

Technological advances have brought on a digital revolution that turned the music industry into a world of smart playlists and surprise lyrics. This constant access at our fingertips has liberated us as consumers and forever changed our relationship with music. Social media and music based apps make it possible to browse, discover, listen, and share across many networking platforms. From the upraise of music and technology to the cloud based music services made readily available to consumers, technological advances in music continue to change how we incorporate music into our everyday lives.

 

How Technology has Changed our Relationship with Music

Woodstock’s 1969 music festival drew in hundreds of thousands of young music enthusiasts. More than half of a million people waited outside the festival destination for three days preceding the event to make sure they would have their place within when it started. Since then, music festivals have grown in popularity and have managed to avoid the stereotypical reckless and laid back lifestyle that was associated with Woodstock.  Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Ultra Music Festival share similarities with Woodstock in that they make an effort to create an all-sensory experience for music lovers around the globe. Though the love and enthusiasm for these kinds of events has not changed, one thing has. Technology.

 

Technology has dramatically changed consumer relationships with music and aided the music festival industry’s popularity. The spectacular events makes use of technology that amplifies sound and in return allows for a better experience for people attending outdoor venues, says Moon (assistant with at University of Arizona’s Fred Fox School of Music) in an interview with Futrity. “I also suspect that there are links between the ways people relate through social media, which creates bonds between fans as they document their festival experiences.”

 

This growing popularity has been made possible by social media and networking. Constant access to the internet has allowed people to form bonds with events such as Coachella by documenting user experiences across many web based platforms. However, music festival are not the only thing social media has had an effect on. Their integration with music platforms such as Pandora and Spotify allow users to share the tunes they are listening to by linking them in status updates on sites such as Twitter and Facebook.

 

Sharing music with the touch of a button (or click from a smartphone) has opened up a variety of avenues in how people incorporate music into their everyday lives. However, the biggest shift between social media and music is the increased level of interaction between musicians and their fans. My 14 year old niece one received a Tweet back from Troye Sivan, a singer/songwriter and a rising talent in the music industry. I thought she would lose her head. That one exchange of an insignificant amount of words between artist and fan is a moment that is much appreciated  and was made possible by technology and social media. How cool is that we live in a day and age where we can have an actual exchange of words with our favorite musical artists without having to break the bank buying backstage passes for their concerts.

 

Socials media’s integration with cloud based music platforms has strengthened bonds and relationships with music. Remember the days when you would have to go out and buy a physical record or album in order to listen to your favorite songs whenever you wanted? Whenever you were near that boxy device to play them from that is..

 

Applications such as Tik Tok, one of the world’s most popular phone apps, allows users to create and share music videos of them singing or lip syncing. The app catalogues a variety of popular songs with an emphasis on pop music. After recording users can immediately upload their video to Instagram and share it with millions of users around the world. This not only introduces people to music and songs they have never heard before, it encourages the to learn the strong and create a video of their own.

 

CD players and record players are a thing of the past. With access to digital streaming services like Spotify and Pandora, consumers now have a constant connection to millions of songs. Spotify alone has over 180 million users with memberships that allow the to create playlist according to themes,  their moods, or favorite music genres. With a single click they are able to follow playlists created by friends and even share the across most social media platforms. iTunes allows consumers to purchase individual songs or full albums and the music they purchase is accessible through all their devices. With Apple’s Family Sharing feature, whenever one family member buys a new song or album, everyone else can download and listen for free.

 

Innovations in technology continue to strengthen our relationships with music through cloud based platforms, web browsing and social media. This instant and easy access encourages people to listen to their favorite songs and artists constantly. Whether you’re taking advantage of your Spotify Premium account while on a crowded subway or jamming out to a new song you discovered from a friends Facebook update, your bond with technology and music is constantly evolving.

How Technology has Influenced the Music Industry – Part I

Imagine a time before Spotify and Shazam; difficult, isn’t it? Well, technology has greatly influenced us all, in ways that we can’t quite imagine. We don’t look at classifieds for jobs anymore; we look at LinkedIn; we don’t call and hope we get a taxi on time, we just end up using Uber. The world has quite literally moved on, and it is all thanks to technological advancement. The music industry still celebrates and holds on to the pull of nostalgia, but there is no denying how big of a role technology has played in developing and changing it. Here in this article, we have looked to some of the technological advancements that have changed the music industry to its very core. But before we get going, we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the constant support and love that you have showed us.

  1. Multi-track recording

When you hear a piece of music now, everything is quite clear. You can listen to all the parts with pristine clarity; the drum solo is as perfect as the vocals. Well, who do we thank for this? Technology, of course; the concept of a multi-track recording was introduced during the mid-50’s, and it allowed sound engineers and music producers to record different parts of the song separately and put it all together. Because before multi-track recording became a thin, sound engineers and music producers had to record a song from start to finish; they did not have the luxury to record parts separately and put them all together.

  1. Mp3 players/iPods

If you don’t remember CD players and walkmans, then my child you are far too young. For the longest time, people had to go and buy CDs and cassette tapes to listen to their favourite songs. That was until Mp3 players flooded the market. The sheer joy of being able to listen to any song on the go by simply downloading it onto your player was absolute bliss. We take for granted how easy it has become, but the world of smartphones wouldn’t have taken it up if it wasn’t for the iPod revolution that began in 2001. Apple has set the pace and redefined music on the go, and as a proud owner of two walkmans, I am not complaining about how things have turned.

There are obviously more technological revolutions that have shaped the music industry, and we will be exploring them in another article that we have planned as a sequel to this one.

How Technology has Influenced the Music Industry – Part II

After the overwhelming response to our article on how technology has influenced the music industry, we have decided to release a sequel article. The article will focus on other technological innovations that have changed the landscape of music on the whole.

  1. Auto-Tune

Auto-Tune gets a lot of stick from the audience that expects singers to be flawless and deliver top quality content all the time. But nobody is perfect, and a subtle addition of Auto-Tune can make a world of difference. There will be some off-key moments when people sing; it might be with the pitch for example. Auto-Tune should be looked at as an iron-box that takes away the wrinkles and gives a crisp impression to the track. The issue with Auto-Tune arises when some singers and music producers overuse the feature to give an entirely new layer to the song. The layer sounds artificial and too flawless for anybody’s liking. Singers like Kanye West who overuse the feature tend to face a lot of heat because fans feel that the artist doesn’t deserve credit for something that was entirely done by technology.

  1. Digital Software

Before to get a lucky break in the music industry, you would have to know someone who knows someone who happens to be the third-cousin of the assistant to a semi-famous music producer. But these days, all you need to produce music is to utilise the wonderful software that are available for free. Most older musicians feel that the younger generation have it much easier due to the development and inclusion of digital software in the music industry. Right now, you can basically compose and upload quality music content on to the web at the comfort of your bedroom. There are a number of artists who have made careers by managing to get noticed by their efforts using digital software to its advantage.

  1. Loop Pedals

If loop pedals didn’t become a thing, we may not have witnessed the sheer potential of someone like Ed Sheeran. Before loop pedals, it would require a band to have all its members to play a complete song. But now an artist can solo a song with the help of a loop pedal by their side. The loop pedal includes beats and other instrumentals at the press of a button. We believe that the loop pedals are among the biggest technological innovations to have influenced the music industry on the whole.

 

artist bio

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MARVIN BEAVER

Marvin Beaver hides behind the Dylan Rhymes name when producing, remixing or arranging electronica music.

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Metha

Metha is one of the most famous Hungarian underground DJs and producers. He’s been playing on his own shows for 10 years.

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