Canadian Musician - November/December 2021 - Page 74

TECH TOOLS

JackTrip is an open-source software application that enables the live performance of music over the internet by dramatically reducing the audio latency common in other online collaboration solutions while preserving the original audio quality . It supports any number of channels ( as many as the computer / network can handle ) of bidirectional , high-quality , uncompressed audio signal streaming . The JackTrip Virtual Studios make it easier for musicians to perform and jam together over the internet with near-zero latency . JackTrip was created at Stanford University to connect musicians and create an authentic and natural experience by using uncompressed , CDquality audio . www . jacktrip . org .
RCRDSHP is a digital collectibles platform for electronic music . Each limited-edition RCRDSHP collectible , built on Flow blockchain , encapsulates a unique aspect of an artist , label , or festival ’ s musical worlds . Packs of collectibles come in a range of sizes and rarity levels that define their price point , with many available at affordable prices accessible to a majority of dance music fans . The platform launched in mid-August 2021 with a drop of 5,555 genesis packs , made up of digital collectibles from notable electronic and dance music artists . The drop sold out in a matter of hours , with a second and larger drop selling out in minutes just the following week . After its first drop , RCRDSHP opened its secondary marketplace to fans looking to complete their own collectibles sets . app . rcrdshp . com .
Antares Audio Technologies , creators of Auto-Tune and other vocal effects and pitch correction technologies , have introduced Auto-Key Mobile , a new free mobile app for iOS devices . Designed as a companion app to the company ’ s Auto-Key desktop software , Auto-Key Mobile offers a portable , easy-to-use , and accurate platform for detecting the key of any audio source . By tapping a button and holding the phone up to any audio source , Auto-Key Mobile automatically detects the musical pitch of a song , chord progression , or loop , and displays both the major key and relative minor . It is designed to seamlessly sync with every current edition of Antares ’ Auto-Tune and Harmony Engine software , making it easy to quickly analyze and transfer pitch information to a recording session in real time . It can also be used as a standalone mobile application , enabling any user to identify the key of a song for collaboration , recording , or performance . www . antarestech . com / auto-key-mobile .
Blast Radio , a free audio platform for listeners to hear studio-quality broadcasts directly from artists , is expanding its product line beyond hardware to include a software plugin that allows artists to broadcast to the platform directly from their DAW . On Blast Radio , all the content expires after 24 hours , giving artists more freedom to share spontaneous live and recorded content . To date , all content on Blast Radio was broadcast directly to the platform by artists using Blast Box , the company ’ s proprietary hardware device . Both Blast Box and the Blast Radio plug-in are available for purchase on the company ’ s website . The plug-in comes as VST , VST3 , AAX , and Audio Unit , which should ensure compatibility with all the most popular DAWs . www . blastradio . com .
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