Monthly Archives: February 2019

What is the difference between SoundCloud and Mixcloud?

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Yasuharu Nagura on SoundCloud

SoundCloud is an online audio distribution platform and music sharing website based in Berlin, Germany that enables its users to upload, promote, and share audio.

 

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Yasuharu Nagura on Mixcloud 

 Mixcloud is a British online music streaming service that allows for the listening and distribution of radio shows, DJ mixes and podcasts , which are crowdsourced by its registered users.

In April 2018, Mixcloud announced that it closed $11.5 million from WndrCo LLC, a holding company based in Los Angeles and San Francisco that invests in media and technology businesses for the long term. The financing will fund Mixcloud’s expansion globally. Jeffrey Katzenberg, former CEO of DreamWorks Animation, is a founding partner at WndrCo.

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura on SoundCloud

http://www.soundcloud.com/yasuharu-nagura

Yasuharu Nagura on Mixcloud

http://www.mixcloud.com/yasuharunagura

 

 

What is band camp?

 

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Yasuharu Nagura on Bandcamp

 A band camp typically refers to a high school, college, or university marching band sumer camp. Band camp is often mandatory for members of the band, and constitutes the majority of the preparation a marching band makes before its marching season (learning how to march, learning “sets” on the field, memorizing show songs). A high school marching band may travel to a college or university for band camp for use of its facilities (dormitories, fieldhouses, fields) and services, or it may stay at the school. The time at band camp is used for focused rehearsals and time for bonding between band members. The colorguard also learns and rehearses with the marching band.

Band camp might also be used to refer to an individual camp where participants focus on developing their own musical skill, in which case it would more likely be called a music camp.

Finally, Bandcamp is an American online music company founded in 2008 by former Oddest co-founder Ethan Diamond and programmers Shawn Grunberger, Joe Holt and Neal Tucker, headquartered in Oakland, California.

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura on Bandcamp https://yasuharunagura.bandcamp.com

What is Spotify and how does it work?

Yasuharu Nagura on Spotify

Spotify is a digital music streaming service that gives you access to millions of songs, podcasts and videos from artists all over the world.

Spotify is immediately appealing because you can access content for free by simply signing up using an email address or by connecting with Facebook. If you’re not keen on monthly subscription fees for Spotify Premium, or just want to dip your toe in and test it out, it’s easy to get started and there’s no commitment.

You can find out the main differences between Spotify Free and Premium in our separate feature but as a quick summary, the free version is ad-supported much like radio stations. The free version of Spotify can be accessed on PC, laptop and mobile phone, but the full service needs a Spotify Premium subscription.

How does Spotify work?

Getting started with listening to music on Spotify is easy:

  1. Visit the Spotify website and sign-up. We’d recommend signing up with Facebook if you have an account as it’ll make it easier to find and follow friends, see what they’re listening to and share songs with them.
  2. Choose a subscription level. We’d recommend going for Spotify Premium as it gives you access to more features, is more flexible and will connect with more devices.
  3. Download and install the free Spotify application. There are versions for desktop and iPhone/iPad and Android phones.
  4. Sign into your account on those devices and get listening.

The basic setup is pretty straightforward but there’s much more to Spotify once you delve in and it gets smarter the more you listen.

Reference

Yasuharu Nagura on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/5WAjEtl6UiVm046W935Pe5

 

 

Yasuharu Nagura「Lake Biwa Rowing Song」

 Using the performance of OpenGL, we are moving a large number of billboards with images pasted. Yasuharu Nagura has released a new interpretation,『Lake Biwa Rowing Song』that is released October 1, 2018. 
 From now on, free viewing started on bandcamp’s official site. We are disclosing part of the production process until the song『Lake Biwa Rowing Song』is completed.

Yasuharu Nagura – “Phuket Night” (from “Tranquil Restration in Thailand”)

I displayed the waveform of the sound input to the computer. At the same time, the strength of the averaged sound is calculated and displayed. “Phuket Night” was written and performed by Yasuharu Nagura in Phuket, Thailand on December 30, 2017.

Reference

Tranquil Restration in Thailand – EP

https://itunes.apple.com/jp/album/beyond-the-squall-in-patong/1345736505?i=1345736768