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SoundCloud now offers Dolby audio mastering for $5 per track

78003600-c540-11ea-b7d7-e6957c638021SoundCloud has been a popular place for creators and professional musicians to post demos, experiments and finished work. The company’s Pro Unlimited plan gives users more tools and info on their tracks, including the ability to schedule releases, re…

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Channel Your Inner Mozart: The Best Music Theory Apps, Services, and Lessons

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Having an understanding of music theory means you have the tools needed to compose your own music and better understand and appreciate music in general. With these apps and services, you can learn music theory online and start your own musical journey.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/45730/channel-your-inner-mozart-with-these-music-theory-lessons/
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Spotify Wants to Curate Your Perfect Workout Playlist

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Having the right playlist can be crucial to making the most of your workout. Whether you need music to keep you motivated or podcasts to keep you distracted, your playlist is a clutch tool. Today, Spotify is introducing a new feature called Soundtrack Your Workout that aims to make the perfect workout playlist, regardless of your taste.

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Pandora Brings Dark Mode to Android

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Good news, people who love dark mode and maybe Dark Side of the Moon. Pandora, the streaming service known for its intelligent radio-like platform, is rolling out dark mode to Android, starting today. But you’ll need to be on at least Android 10 to use it.

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iRig Keys 2 Mini is a MIDI controller with a headphone jack for your iPhone

3612a6e0-bbdd-11ea-a7fb-7923c1400216iRig is no stranger to the world of portable MIDI controllers. And, frankly, there’s no shortage of great keyboards out there that will fit neatly into your backpack. But IK Multimedia was one of the earlier brands to start building music-making gear…

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The iRig Pro Duo makes managing advanced audio workflows simple anywhere

Connecting audio interfaces to the various mobile and computing devices we use these days can be a confusing headache. The iRig Pro Duo, which IK Multimedia announced this year at CES and recently released, is a great way to simplify those connections while giving you all the flexibility you need to record high-quality audio anywhere, with any device.

The basics

The iRig Pro Duo is a new addition to IK’s lineup based on the original iRig Pro, which adds a second XLR input, as the name implies. It’s still quite small and portable, fitting roughly in your hand, with built-in power optionally supplied via two AA batteries, while you can also power it via USB connection, or with an optional dedicated plug-in power adapter accessory.

Compared to desktop devices like the Scarlett Focusrite 2i2 USB audio interface that’s a popular standard among home audio enthusiasts, the iRig Pro Duo is downright tiny. It’s still beefier than the iRig Pro, of course, but it’s a perfect addition to a mobile podcaster’s kit for ultimately portability while also maintaining all the features and capabilities you need.

The iRig Pro Duo also includes balanced L/R 1/4″ output, built-in 48v phantom power for passive Macs, a 3.5mm stereo jack for direct monitoring, 2x MIDI inputs and dedicated gain control with simple LED indicators for 48V power status and to indicate audio input peaking.

Design

Beveled edges and a slightly rounded rectangular box design might not win the iRig Pro Duo any accolades from the haute design community, but it’s a very practical form factor for this type of device. Inputs go in one side, and output comes out the other. IK Multimedia employs a unique connector for its output cables, but provides every one you could need in the box for connecting to Mac, iOS, Windows and Android devices.



The whole thing is wrapped in a matte, slightly rubberized outside surface that feels grippy and durable, while also looking good in an understated way that suits its purpose as a facilitation device. The knobs are large and easy to turn with fine-grained control, and there are pads on the underside of the Duo to help it stick a bit better to a surface like a table or countertop.

The lighting system is pretty effective when it comes to a shorthand for what’s on and working with your system, but this is one area where it might be nice to have a more comprehensive on-device audio levels display, for instance. Still, it does the job, and since you’ll likely be working with some kind of digital audio workflow software whenever you’re using it that will have a much more detailed visualizer, it’s not really that much of an issue.

Bottom line

As mentioned, iRig Pro Duo works with virtually all platforms out of the box, and has physical connector cables to ensure it can connect to just about every one as well. IK Multimedia also supplies free DAW software and effects, for all platforms – though you do have to make a choice about which one you’re most interested in since it’s limited to one piece of software per customer.

If you’re looking for a simple, painless and versatile way to either set up a way to lay down some music, or to record a solo or interview podcast, this is an option that ticks essentially all the boxes you could come up with.

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Source: https://techcrunch.com/2020/06/29/the-irig-pro-duo-makes-managing-advanced-audio-workflows-simple-and-anywhere/
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Mp3blaster: An Awesome Music Player for the Terminal

mp3blaster-feature.jpeg Have you accidentally killed X Window? Has work stuck you with a boring non-graphical server? Fear not! Fresh out of 1997, Mp3blaster can drown out your misery! Sporting a handy semi-GUI interface, Mp3blaster provides an easy-to-use music player that runs in your terminal. Related: How to Fix Ubuntu Can’t Open the Terminal Issue Installation Mp3blaster should be in most repositories. If you prefer to install by terminal (and most Mp3blaster users will!) and are using Debian or Ubuntu, enter: sudo apt install mp3blaster For Fedora, Red Hat, or CentOS systems,… Read more13668743.gif

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Google Delays Library Transfers from Play Music to YouTube Music

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Things can change quickly in a month. Last month, you could request to jump to the front of the line in the Play Music to YouTube Music transfer rollout. Now this month, Google decided to delay the feature altogether, due to high demand.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/45124/google-delays-library-transfers-from-play-music-to-youtube-music/
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How to Enable High-Quality Audio Streaming in YouTube Music

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YouTube Music Premium subscribers have the option to adjust the audio streaming quality on their mobile devices and on their computers. As everything is set to “Normal” by default, you’ll want to increase the quality, especially while listening at home.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/676941/how-to-enable-high-quality-audio-streaming-in-youtube-music/
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YouTube Music now allows users to pre-save albums before they’re released

c0bf4390-a105-11ea-baf6-82b211eb2968YouTube Music’s latest feature allows users to view and pre-save unreleased albums, another new feature that brings the service closer to parity with other music-streaming options. Reddit users recently initially noticed the change, and Engadget conf…

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