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14 NOVEMBER 2014

Smooth and striated interactions between sound and digital technologies

"In the plateau '1440: The Smooth and Striated' from their book A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Deleuze and Guattari propose a distinction between smooth and striated space. Presenting a dialectical construction of space in which 'the two spaces in fact exist only in mixture' they argue 'smooth space is constantly being translated, transversed into a striated space, striated space is constantly being reversed, returned to a smooth space' [46]. In particular the technological model of smooth and striated space Deleuze and Guattari put forward serves as a useful construction of the interaction between sound and digital technologies. Using the example of fabric, Deleuze and Guattari explain a conception of striated space in which there are 'two kinds of parallel elements; in the simplest case there are vertical and horizontal elements, and the two intertwine, intersect perpendicularly' [47].

Performing different functions, one of these remains fixed, the other mobile, as demonstrated by one piece of thread remaining in place while another interweaves, or transverses, it or by the x–axis of time in a digital sound buffer which remains linear, straight, as its corresponding y–axis of amplitude simultaneously traces and diverges from it. It is crucial that 'a striated space of this kind is necessarily delimited, closed on at least one side', as 'fabric can be infinite in length but not in width' and though time does not constrain sound the limited headroom of digital audio means amplitude must [48]. Technological striated spaces are constructed with top and bottom, as belied by the seams of fabric or bit depth of digital sound [49]. Digital sound involves a constant process of translation in which sound moves between the smooth phenomenal space of actualized sonority and the striated space of potential that is the digital domain, while still presenting a smooth space of its own, and so is itself nothing more than a functional abstraction."

(Ben Byrne, 2009)

Byrne, B. (2009). "Digital Sound: On Technology, Infidelity and Potentiality". Totally Huge New Music Festival Conference. Edith Cowan University, Perth.

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Simon Perkins
22 MAY 2011

Mixcloud: joining the dots between radio shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes

"Quite simply, Mixcloud helps connect radio content to listeners more effectively. Mixcloud is re–thinking radio by joining the dots between radio shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes. We refer to them as Cloudcasts – audio shows that are stored in the 'cloud' and available to be streamed on–demand.

A Cloudcast is an extended audio show that is hosted in the 'cloud', in other words hosted somewhere centrally on the Internet rather than on your local hard–drive. Therefore, unlike Podcasts, Cloudcasts can be enjoyed via on–demand streaming without any waiting required. ...

Mixcloud is a legal platform for on–demand radio shows, Podcasts and DJ mixes which contain copyrighted music. The only licensing option available at present is a streaming format, and Mixcloud is committed to providing a legal option which supports artists and ensures they receive royalties for the shows and mixes which contain music. In addition, the site can keep track of what you (and your friends) listen to, so we can make better recommendations and provide a more personalised site tuned to exactly what you like to hear."

(Mixcloud)

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2011audio • audio shows • authorshipcloud computing • cloudcast • compilationcopyrightcustomdigital audioDJDJ mixes • favourite songs • joining the dots • listeners • mix of songs • Mixcloud • mixed tape • mixes • mixtapemusicon-demand • on-demand streaming • personal mixtape • personalised • playlistpodcast • podcasts • PPL • PRS for Music • radio • radio content • radio shows • recommendationremixremix cultureroyaltiesscriptible • streamed on-demand • streaming format • what you like to hear

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
03 MAY 2010

SoundCloud: platform for distributing music for music professionals

"SoundCloud lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music for artists, record labels & other music professionals."

(SoundCloud Ltd.)

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audioauthorshipcollaborativecommunicationconvergence • DAW • digitaldigital audio • Digital Audio Workstation • digital culturedigital masters • guitar tracks • ICTloopmaking musicmash-upmusicold mediapublish • record labels • recordingsamplessharesolutionsoundSoundCloud • SoundCloud Client • technologytracks • vocals • waveform

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Simon Perkins
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