Some user experience information streams I’ve subscribed to today

Today I’ve spent some time reviewing which RSS feeds I subscribe to. I’ve decided that I’m missing out on user experience material. So I’ve been hunting out some streams of UX inspiration and ideas. I’ve added the following feeds to my RSS subscriptions, and will be reviewing their usefulness over the next couple of months: […]

Play with Your Music – Module 3: Reverse Engineering a Multitrack Mix

The third module of “Play with your Music” is about the mixing process: taking individual tracks of recorded instruments and vocals, and arranging them together into a cohesive whole. The first part of this week’s assignment was to reproduce Clara Berry & Wooldog’s “Air traffic”, by setting the volume and pan (left-right) for each track. […]

Play with Your Music – Module 2: Learning to Listen for Musical Structure

In the second module of the “Play with your Music” open online course, we’ve been thinking about musical structure. We were encouraged to analyse the same song we’d examined in the previous module, so here’s my representation of the structure of Alcest’s Sur l’océan couleur de fer.

Play with Your Music – Module 1: Analyse your favourite tune and share it

I’m currently taking a 6-week open online course in mixing and remixing music, called Play With Your Music. The first’s week assignment is to describe the sonic landscape of a track I like. Why I’ve chosen this track: Alcest is one of my favourite bands, if not my favourite. Alcest’s music sounds graceful, elegiac and […]