Rauh, A. (2017). “Berliner” [Digital, excerpt]. Leeds, UK: unreleased.

As part of my research about the Virtual Studio Technology (VST) software for music production (particularly by independent musicians) I selected a number of freely available (freeware and open-source) software and sounds recorded with non-music specific devices (smartphone) to produce this track. My aim was to assess audio quality and user friendliness of freely available software for independents and grassroots musicians to operate within industry-levels. The result attests to the potential of low-cost, low-fi, commonly available consumer electronic devices for music production, though the results for post-production and mixing requires further developments.  DAW: Ableton Live 9.7.

Responsibilities: VST assessment; sound design; composition; arrangement; recording; editing; and mixing.