290 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    290 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by Focal Press

    Innovation in Music: Innovation Pathways brings together cutting-edge research on new innovations in the field of music production, technology, performance, and business. With contributions from a host of well-respected researchers and practitioners, this volume provides crucial coverage on the relationship between innovation and rebellion.

    Including chapters on mixing desks, digital ethics, soundscapes, immersive audio, and computer-assisted music, this book is recommended reading for music industry researchers working in a range of fields, as well as professionals interested in industry innovations.

    Chapter 1. Record-breaking: Palimpsestuous and Other Generative ‘Record Cutting’ Methodology Misadventures

    Dylan Beattie


    Chapter 2. 98% Of ‘You’re Not Supposed To Do That’ Innovation Attempts Fail: What Did The 2% Do?

    Darrell Mann


    Chapter 3. I want to break free: Challenging the hegemony of traditional composition through improvisation, performance, collaboration and sound installation

    Monica Esslin-Peard and Samuel D Loveless


    Chapter 4. Reinventing the Mixing Desk: A Comparative Review of the Channel Strip and the Stage Metaphor

    Vangelis Katsinas


    Chapter 5. Whose d(art)a is it anyway? Repositioning Data and Digital Ethics in Remote Music Collaboration Software

    Martin K. Koszolko and Kristal Spreadborough


    Chapter 6. Listening as Contemplation: A reflexive thematic analysis of listening to modular-based compositions

    Rotem Haguel and Justin Paterson


    Chapter 7. Research the effect of Visual stimuli on auditory perception in music recording and listening

    Pengcen Liu


    Chapter 8. The Impossible Box: Building a DIY Groovebox on a $10 microcontroller

    Andrew R. Brown


    Chapter 9. The soundscape cube system: A method for the construction of a coherent soundscape during recording and mixing

    Tore Teigland


    Chapter 10. Digging in the Tapes: Multitrack Archives as an Emerging Educational Resource

    Paul Thompson, Toby Seay and Kirk McNally


    Chapter 11. Gatekeeping in the Audio Mastering Industry

    Russ Hepworth-Sawyer


    Chapter 12. Music Mastering and Loudness Practices Post LUFS

    Pål Erik Jensen, Tore Teigland and Claus Sohn Andersen


    Chapter 13. LCR: A valuable multichannel proposition for modern music production?

    Juhani Hemmilä and Jason Woolley


    Chapter 14. Rethinking Immersive Audio

    Adam Parkinson and Justin Randell


    Chapter 15. Deliberate Practice and Unintended Consequences in Music Production as Practice and Pedagogy

    Hussein Boon


    Chapter 16. Artistic Intuition and Algorithmic Prediction in Music Production

    Mads Walther-Hansen


    Chapter 17. A Radiological Adventure: The Sonification of the Apocalypse

    Charles Norton, Daniel Pratt, and Justin Paterson


    Chapter 18. Computer-Assisted Music as means of Multidimensional Performance and Creation: A Post approach to Singularity Study 3

    Henrique Portovedo


    Jan-Olof Gullö is Professor in Music Production at the Royal College of Music, Stockholm, Sweden and Visiting Professor at Linnaeus University. His research interests include technical, entrepreneurial, and artistic aspects of creativity in music production.

    Russ Hepworth-Sawyer is a mastering engineer with MOTTOsound, an Associate Professor at York St John University, and the managing editor of the Perspectives on Music Production series for Routledge.

    Dave Hook is an Associate Professor in Music at Edinburgh Napier University. A rapper, poet, songwriter and music producer, his research focuses on hip-hop, rap lyricism, identity, culture, and performance, through creative practice.

    Mark Marrington is an Associate Professor in Music Production at York St John University, having previously held teaching positions at Leeds College of Music and the University of Leeds. His research interests include metal music, music technology and creativity, the contemporary classical guitar and twentieth-century British classical music, and his recently published book, Recording the Classical Guitar (2021), won the 2022 ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research (Classical Music).

    Justin Paterson is Professor of Music Production at London College of Music, University of West London, UK. He has numerous research publications as author and editor. Research interests include haptics, 3-D audio and interactive music, fields that he has investigated over a number of funded projects. He is also an active music producer and composer; his latest album (with Robert Sholl) Les ombres du Fantôme was released in 2023 on Metier Records.

    Rob Toulson is Director of RT60 Ltd, who develop innovative music applications for mobile platforms. He was formerly Professor of Creative Industries at University of Westminster and Director of the CoDE Research Institute at Anglia Ruskin University. Rob is an author and editor of many books and articles, including Drum Sound and Drum Tuning, published by Routledge in 2021.