Music Tech Gallery: Edison Wax Cylinder

This post marks the first in a series where I will be sharing pieces of music technology from my personal collection. Over the years, I have made it a point to collect historical pieces of music technology. The bulk of my collection is comprised of recording and interactive media. While … Continue Reading →


UMASSLOWELLNEWcopy

Partnerships and Practices: Exploring the Musical Roles of Producer and Engineer with Pre-service Music Educators – Rock & Roles 2012

S. Alex Ruthmann & Bradford Swanson University of Massachusetts Lowell Abstract In the United States, few pre-service music educators have had extended prior experiences as popular music performers or producers in their formal schooling. Those that have often find few opportunities in teacher training programs to express and further develop … Continue Reading →


UMASSLOWELLNEWcopy

Exploring the Neglected Musical Dimensions of Timbre and Space: A Window into the Creative Thinking of Producers and Engineers – MISTEC 2012 Workshop

  S. Alex Ruthmann & Bradford Swanson University of Massachusetts Lowell Abstract The musical roles of the audio engineer and producer, and their related manipulations of the musical dimensions of timbre and space, are often neglected in contemporary K-12 music education curricula and in courses preparing music teacher educators. Two musical dimensions … Continue Reading →



Screen-Shot-2012-07-11-at-10.38.07-PM

Exploring the Creative Processes of Audio Engineers and Producers – Workshop Files

Exploring the Creative Processes of Audio Engineers and Producers Audio Analysis Worksheet – Ben Folds’ Cologne What instruments do you hear? Auditory Scene Analysis – mapping instrument location & performance intensity in space. Describe the sound of each instrument you heard. Convergent Mix – Cologne Streaming stereo mix audio file GarageBand … Continue Reading →


Glenn Gould’s Acoustic Orchestrations & Interactive Multitracks

Overview of Gould’s Acoustic Orchestrations and Musical Multitrack RecordingsExperimentation with recording and multitracks from the beginning, also in Classical recordings. Should engineers replicate the experience of being in a concert hall? Should engineers create an experience focused on the fidelity of the home listening environment (consoles record players originally.. Now … Continue Reading →