COLLABORATIVE AUDIO PRODUCTIONABSTRACT
The entertainment industry has experienced productive as well asdisruptive changes over the past decade due to the Internet’s increasingpopularity and connection speeds. As profitability decreases due to consumers’increasing expectations that digital content should be free, production costs mustbe lowered for high quality to be maintained. In an effort to maintain the qualitythat consumers expect, can the recent abundance of personal recording studiosbe used to manage costs in professional media production? The decreasingcosts of owning a personal studio, combined with the increasing number ofpeople being educated in audio production, has created an industry saturatedwith young, willing individuals who can provide major media companies with theskilled labor necessary to maintain high standards of quality. Producers of film,television, music, or any other professional content could outsource tasks toupcoming audio engineers for a better value compared with owning or rentinglarge, costly, commercial facilities, but so far, nothing enables such a model towork efficiently. This thesis proposes the requirements of such a mechanism forexpanding the possibilities of collaborative audio production and how it could beimplemented as an online application and community.