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2013: The Year in Audio

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2013: The Year in Audio

2013 was definitely NOT business as usual. To see where we’ve been the last 365 days, read this post from SonicScoop’s David Weiss. Then rest up and prep for 2014 – based on the action from this past year, we’re in for quite an adventure.

In NYC, LA, Nashville and beyond, it seemed like audio was growing in every direction this year. Whether you’re looking at recording or audio post facilities, music licensing, online startups, and more, the clear theme for 2013 was expansion – not contraction. Some studios closed, but a lot more either opened or invested seriously in reinforced infrastructure.

Meanwhile, the tools we all work with – hardware, plugins, DAWs – continued to be rolled out or updated, unabated. Like the rest of the human race, audio scientists remain fiercely focused on improving.

Outside of the positive vibes were questions and setbacks, of course. The overall financial direction of the music industry – and therefore the audio vertical which fuels it – seemed impossible to discern in light of streaming services. And some true landmark minds were lost, leaving a permanent footprint on our profession.

Click on the link below to read more…

Author: David Weiss, SonicScoop

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