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Making music together: an exploration of amateur and pro-am Grime music production

McGrath, Sean; Chamberlain, Alan; Benford, Steve

Authors

Sean McGrath

STEVE BENFORD steve.benford@nottingham.ac.uk
Dunford Chair in Computer Science



Abstract

This novel research presents the results of an ethnographic study, which focused upon the production of an EP created by an amateur and a pro-amateur producer. The research presents their production practices across the production workflow, from inception and ideation through to completion. The paper describes the distinct processes that occur when collaborating on the production of the EP. The exploration here discusses the use of software systems to facilitate production of a series of music tracks. We further explicate the use of technologies in the production settings, and these range from mobile devices (smartphones) through to digital audio workstations. Further to this, we start to map out how the technology used affords and supports collaboration and communication across a distributed context. We respond to our findings by presenting a series of design implications that address the research.

Citation
Sean McGrath, Alan Chamberlain & Steve Benford (2016) “Making Music Together: An Exploration of Amateur and Pro-Am Grime Music Production”, Audio Mostly 2016, October 4-6 Norrköping, Sweden, ACM.

Citation

McGrath, S., Chamberlain, A., & Benford, S. (2016). Making music together: an exploration of amateur and pro-am Grime music production

Conference Name Audio Mostly 2016 (AM '16)
End Date Oct 6, 2016
Acceptance Date Aug 1, 2016
Publication Date Oct 4, 2016
Deposit Date Oct 12, 2016
Publicly Available Date Oct 12, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Keywords Music; Production; Ethnography; Amateur; Professional; Co-production; Collaboration; HCI, Creativity; Innovation; Audio; Digital; Workstation, DAW, Computer, IT CSCW, workflow, data, metadata, work, studio
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/37501
Related Public URLs http://audiomostly.com
http://dl.acm.org/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published in: Proceedings of the Audio Mostly 2016 on Interaction with Sound. ACM, c2016, p. 186-193. ISBN: 978-1-4503-4822-5. doi:10.1145/2986416.2986432

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