Notes and Stuff

March 24, 2011

After Class » SmartMusic

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 5:19 am

One application we’ll look at in a few weeks is SmartMusic. Seeing it was mentioned in in class today I thought I’d post a link to its website. Take a look when you get a chance. You’ll find it very interesting if you’re not familiar with the application

March 3, 2011

After Class » Music Studio Applications

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 10:12 am

After Thursday’s class, these two items came up in conversation:

  1. Soundation - an online (”cloud”) music application that allows you to work with audio loops. See what you think of it
  2. Mixcraft 5 - an inexpensive multi-track music studio application that let’s you work with MIDI, loops and audio

The first may be an interesting application to explore for several reasons - it’s free, online, and similar to ACID in that you’re working with audio loops.

As time goes on, so much will available in the “cloud” - even music creation apps.

January 25, 2011

After Class » Internet Radio

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 2:34 am

Here are some of the Internet Radio sites mentioned in class -,,, 977 Music.

Another very good one is theme-based Pandora.

If you find a good web-based radio site, tell me.

After Class » Cloud Computing

Filed under: Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — Tags: — jmeschi @ 2:34 am

Here’s a good definition of “cloud computing.”

In class we mentioned three sites - Dropbox, Google Docs and Office Live. All are free. Another very good service for MAC users is MobileMe - which is subscription-based.

In addition to allowing you to store files, Google Docs and Office Live allow you to create and edit using cloud-based software.

DropBox requires you to install an application on your computer(s).

You might want to look into these services as a method of backing-up the files you create in the lab. ALWAYS have two copies of any file you create in the lab.

January 8, 2011

Blogging from an IPhone!!

Filed under: MUS 1P, Spring 2011, Tech in Music Ed, Sp11 — jmeschi @ 8:13 am

This could be very interesting. Technology is so worthwhile. :-)

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