Daytrotter

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Daytrotter
Web address http://www.daytrotter.com
Type of site
Music
Owner Daytrotter

Daytrotter is a website for the recording studio Horseshack, which hosts recording sessions with many popular and typically up-and-coming indie music acts, although it works with local bands in the Illinois area as well. This innovative music studio was founded in 2006 by Sean Moeller. The sessions can be compared to that of a radio station's lounge recordings, where musicians passing through the town can record live in the studio. Due to their tendency to offer an eclectic sampling of music, and their production style (see Studio section below) the sessions have been compared to that of the legendary Peel Sessions.[1][2] According to the Daytrotter website, they have served more than 21.5 million song downloads. Wolfgang's Vault bought a majority stake in the company in 2008.

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Studio[edit]

  • The studio, Horseshack, is located in Rock Island, Illinois.
  • A minimalist recording process is used to record the visiting bands, the recording process is analog, with no editing, and no overdubbing.[3] The final stage in the recording process goes digital, in order to be able to host the music on the website in .mp3 format. The setup is configurable to the preferences of performers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Van Buskirk, Eliot (2007-09-27). "DayTrotter: Somewhat Like the Peel Sessions". Wired. Retrieved 2007-12-24. 
  2. ^ a b "2007 Editor's Awards for Online Excellence". The Morning News. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  3. ^ a b c "Daytrotter: About". Daytrotter. Retrieved 2010-10-12. 
  4. ^ "Best Music Blog Winners". Nielsen. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-12-25. 
  5. ^ "Daytrotter: Press". Daytrotter. Archived from the original on 2007-12-12. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 

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