Great Timesuck: Spatial Audio Takes Songs Apart

Google is always working on stuff, including within the realm of music. One of its latest projects is Inside Music, an “experiment [that] lets you explore layers of music all around you, using spatial audio to understand how a piece of music is composed. You can even turn layers on and off, letting you hear the individual pieces of a song in a new way.”

It’s a new take on playing with song stems to learn how the parts of a song all fit together. The site can also be used with WebVR technology so the experience can be even more immersive.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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