I’ve been wondering for a while if G+ would provide something useful for the mobile music community. With this latest announcement I’ve got an idea of what might be possible.
Here’s the full announcement from Google product manager Matt Leske:
Since we launched Google+ a little over a year ago, we’ve seen a thriving community of musicians connect with fans in really cool ways. In particular: singer/songwriters like +Daria Musk bands like +Suite 709 and many others are using Hangouts On Air to perform live for global audiences, and jam with fans face-to-face.
We wanted to make these live hangout concerts sound more like the stage, so today we’re rolling out Studio Mode. As a musician, all you need to do is start your Hangout On Air, click settings, and switch from Voice to Studio Mode.
Studio Mode optimizes your individual audio for music instead of conversation, and no else needs to change a thing! Check out the video with +Suite 709 to hear the difference (and for the full effect, listen with your favorite pair of headphones).
So this is great news for live online music, but let’s just imagine for a minute if this new feature of G+ was available in a mobile API that developers could use so a user could broadcast live performance from inside an app into a google hangout. Wouldn’t that take mobile music in a very interesting direction?
It’ll be interesting to see how many developers take this one to give access to their soundcloud communities inside their apps.
Details at the Retronyms blog.
I do like Reactable Mobile, and especially I like what their doing around building community inside their app. The latest update builds on that further so I’ll be interested to see how it works.
Anyway, here’s what they have to say about the update:
Win a Reactable Live!
Register for the Reactable Challenge at www.reactable.com/community/challenge
• Watch reactable community videos and listen to tracks inside the app.
• Import .rtz files directly via iTunes filesharing.
• Shortcut to “view in community” added in the current table page.