Total 18 Posts

AWS Elemental

Amazon acquired a company called Elemental back in 2015 and has now released a suite of products to help broadcasters (big and small) distribute and syndicate video online. Think of Elemental as Amazon's in-house solution to Adobe's defunct Flash Media Server and Wowza's cloud-based solutions. The idea is simple yet

Radio: Prepare your podcast for iTunes distribution using AWS Elastic Transcoder

Amazon Web Services offers a suite of tools for podcast producers to distribute their audio online. There's CloudFront for caching, S3 for storage, Glacier for long-term storage, Elemental for real-time distributing, Tailor for server-side ad insertion. I thought it would be to fun to show how to use Elastic Transcoder

Radio: Preparing WAV files for cloud-based radio

For the past few months, my team at USC Radio Labs has been working to solve a pretty interesting problem; how to convert 60k+ audio files from WAV format to something more internet-ready. To provide context, in the 1990s, many radio stations started moving towards automating their music programming. The

Radio: Fetching album artwork using beets

You will need the requests library to capture album artwork from Fetch Art. pip install requests Install requests library for Python.We need imagemagick to do some image processing. I use Homebrew package manager to install imagemagick.  Here's how to install Homebrew on OSX brew install imagemagickInstall imagemagick do conduct

What is ISRC?

ISRC stands for International Standard Recording Code is pretty much like the audio equivalent of a GS1 US for barcodes and product identification. According to GS1 US: GS1 standards allow you to easily identify, manage, and share product data with your trading partners, supply chains, and customers to streamline operations,

Audio plugins for Mac OS X

I love audio engineering, digital signal processing and pretty much anything dealing with creating, capturing or modifying sound. This year, I switch over from Pro Tools to Logic Pro and in the process I got the chance to revisit plug-ins. After a few months of research (and recommendations from friends)