Panel – “Music Apps /Software / Sampling trends”

12:10 - 12:50 · Thursday 13th September 2018

The music we listen to is directly impacted by the tools with which that music is made.  Some of the technologies that changed the way music sounds include: Electronic recording, multi-track recording (Les Paul), the electric guitar, guitar pedals (Vox Wah, Fuzz Face, Big Muff), the vocoder,  analog synthesizers, digital synthesizers, sampling synthesizers, the turntable as an instrument, syn drums, drum machines (808, Linn Drum), E-mu SP-12, Akai MPC60, Automated recording consoles like SSL, inexpensive digital recording machines like the Alesis ADAT and ultimately Digital Audio Workstations from ProTools to Logic to Ableton to Garage Band.  All of these devices and many more, changed the sound of the music we listen to today.

By the end of this year there will be 2.4 billion people with smartphones that can give them the ability to create music.  The explosion of user-generated content on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, shows the massive interest in creating music and video. The Wall St Journal just reported this graph which showed the increase in physical releases from around 30,000 worldwide to around 250,000 today. This doesn’t include the majority of releases which are digital only because of the ease and affordability of distributing digitally (Distro Kid, TuneCore, CD Baby etc)

How will people make music in the future from Professionals, to amateurs to average people? What new tools will unlock new ways of making music to give creators a new palette for creation?


Tom Silverman,  Founder & CEO, Tommy Boy Records


Tim Exile, Experimental Musician · Par Almqvist, CEO, Tracklib · Flore Morfin, Dj, Composer, Label Manager : Luca Lacomino Int. Sales & Marketing Manager, Ableton

Moderator and Panelists

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Tom Silverman

Founder & CEO, Tommy Boy Records

Tim Exile

Experimental Musician

Par Almqvist

CEO, Tracklib

Flore Morfin

Dj, Composer, Label Manager

Luca Iacomino

International Sales and Marketing Manager, Ableton

All our 2018 speakers and guests

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Carrer del Rosselló 515, Barcelona 08025