Music & Technology

The Music Channel teaches us about the industry, the instruments and the genres. These articles explain why music is such an important fabric of our collective soul.


The process of remastering CDs and DVDs has become increasingly popular as we move further into the digital age. Read this article to learn all about the remastering process.

There's a reason why your favorite band's album sounds so good. Recording engineers are the backbone of album recording sessions. But what exactly happens behind the scenes?

Going to see your favorite band's concert tour can be a rush. But there's a lot more that goes into putting on a concert tour than you can imagine. What happens behind the scenes?

Being a roadie for a major rock band might sound cool, but there's a lot of hard work involved. What does it take to become a roadie?

Pro Tools software and hardware makes it easy to mix music on your computer. Learn all about Pro Tools in this article.

Pro Tools makes it easy to mix music, but there are several mixing tips that make the process even easier. Check out this article to learn about Pro Tools mixing tips.

Pro Tools plug-ins can make using Pro Tools software that much easier. Check out this article to learn about some of the top Pro Tools plug-ins.

You wouldn't be able to buy your favorite cd if it weren't for music distributors. Check out this article to learn more about the role of music distributors in the music industry.

Before TV, the Web and other modern distractions, families tuned in to radios for the latest serial dramas, comedies and soap operas. How did these formats take off? And who is the Shadow?

Starting a great recording begins with the proper miking techniques for your instruments. Learn the best miking techniques for your recording in this article.

Some of the most valuable records on the market aren't what you'd think they would be. Did any favorites from your vinyl collection make the list?

Stocking your home recording studio with proper equipment can be a daunting task. Find out what some home recording studio essentials are in this article.

Gibson and Fender became household names thanks to legendary musicians like Hendrix. Strum through this collection of photos to see some of these famous guitarists and their instruments of choice.

Becoming a music agent takes time, contacts and in some cases, investing your own money. Learn more about what it takes to become a music agent in this article.

Becoming a music producer takes training, talent and a long list of contacts. Learn more about what it takes to become a music producer.

There's a lot more factors than the band that can make a great concert. Live sound engineering is a crucial part of any concert-going experience. Learn more about how live sound engineering works.

Behind the scenes, professional audio post production engineers work hundreds of hours to make sure that every snippet of dialogue, every sound effect, and every second of the film score are perfectly blended to create a cohesive and powerful cinematic experience. Learn how audio post production works.

The time spent in the studio is referred to as a recording session where songwriters, musicians, sound technicians and producers work together to create a unique sound. Find out more about how recording sessions work.

Recording studios are where the magic happens in the music business. Learn about the history and technology of recording studios.

MIDI (musical instrument digital interface) allows musicians to combine their musical instruments with computer technology. Learn more about how MIDI works in this article.

What do tags and turntables have in common? They're both part of the cultural movement known as hip-hop. And while rapping most often takes center stage, movement and style are key cultural elements, too.

Dixieland ... swing ... bebop ... acid jazz ... hard bop ... fusion -- we call them all "jazz" -- but why? What is it that makes jazz "jazz"?

The Grand Ole Opry made Nashville the country music capital of the world. Check out our list of 14 notable Grand Ole Opry performers to take the stage at Ryman Auditorium, including Patsy Cline Porter Wagner and Elvis.

Some bands don't even need to be real to produce a hit song! See our list of 9 fictional bands with hit songs, including The Blues Brothers and The Chipmunks.

Madonna is one of the top-selling artists in pop music history. See our list of Madonna's 25 most popular songs including 'Material Girl' and 'Like a Virgin.'