Episode #391 – Perfect Groove’s Andreas Wagner, Songwriter Streaming Royalties, And Guitar Center News
My guest this week is Andreas Wagner, who’s the head of software development for Rebeat Innovation. Andreas is the main developer for the company’s Perfect Groove software, which allows mastering engineers to emulate a fully cut vinyl lacquer.
- Songwriter streaming royalties about to be set again, and the streaming services want it to decrease
- Guitar Center’s credit rating actually increases
- Andreas Wagner, head developer of the Perfect Groove virtual lacquer software
This allows mastering studios to optimize and prep audio files for the master disc cutting process, and disc cutters to detect any issues in the cutting process before the lacquer is actually cut.
During the interview, we spoke about the physics of what happens when a stick hits a drum, why a virtual lathe is needed today, how Perfect Groove fits with HD Vinyl, and much more.
On the intro I’ll take a look at the possible new streaming royalty rate for songwriters, and Guitar Center’s latest financial picture.