Spinnin’ Records: How They’re Made

While most consider them relics of the past, vinyl records are still very much in production. Many music fans find the sound richer than a digital recording, and the novelty of owning a record can’t be overlooked. The process of creating the record has also remained largely unchanged since the days of the phonograph, with […]

A Note of History: The Piano

piano keys

The modern piano produces a sound so captivating that it has the power to bring entire audiences to tears, but tickling the ivories wasn’t always so simple. The piano as we know it today began in the 1700s. However, it wouldn’t have been possible to develop without the knowledge of string-based instruments, which dates back […]

Becoming 3D: Holograms and the Entertainment Industry

Michael Jackson performs in hologram form.

If you’ve watched any science fiction movie from the last… ever, you’ve probably been exposed to the idea of a hologram. The concept of being able to project your image or recreate something without it physically being there is insanely tempting. In fact, for many, holograms are the very definition of “future technology.” But here’s […]

VOCALOID: The Virtual Pop Star

Even the most talented of musicians will stumble on occasion. A missed note, a forgotten lyric, a literal stumble on stage during a routine. But what if there was an artist who would never skip a verse, drop a microphone, or flub choreography? VOCALOID is not a new concept, with the first iteration of the […]