Saturday News Roundup #20
Stories from the week:
- The Talley Trio asked for input from fans on their next album’s cover. Input they got, in a landslide: There were four options, and virtually all the fans preferred the picture of the group together. [EDIT, 3/16/13: Broken link removed.] The other three covers had separately posed pictures. I doubt fans of the Talley Trio are alone; there is probably a decided preference this way in Southern Gospel, that industry insiders perhaps never knew. It seems to be one of those “ye have not because ye ask not” things; now we know. It would be interesting to see if this trend holds for other groups.
- I recently posted an announcement of the Southern Gospel Discussions blog. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is down and has been deleted.] After only two posts, it seems to have been deleted. Does anyone know if it’s been moved?
- The software engineer who invented Melodyne, the auto-tuning software that makes vocals sound more perfect than they really are, has developed an even more interesting invention, Direct Note Access. It seems he has found a way to break recorded sound picked up off of one microphone into separate files of the the individual notes played. Here’s the story [UPDATE, 6/16/13: Broken link removed.] Who knows what impact this could have on the recording process, but it could be interesting to watch.
I made one change to the blog’s categories: Under CD reviews, I created subcategories for each rating, so it’s easier to pull up all (say) 5-star reviews, or all 3-star reviews. I don’t have every review I’ve ever done categorized in that way, since I didn’t start rating them until fairly recently.
Scheduled upcoming CD reviews (dates subject to change):
- Aug. 15 – I Just Wanted You to Know (Kim Hopper)
- Aug. 22 – How Great It Is (Inspirations)
- Aug. 29 – Help is On the Way (Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver)