Hiro Morozumi is a jazz pianist and composer from Tokyo, Japan who has studied at the University of North Texas and travels the world as a performing artist.
Using videoconferencing, Morozumi
recently recorded musicians in Japan and the USA to produce a soundtrack designed to be the background music in Japan's 7-Eleven stores.
"We used Skype video chat so I could see how the mics were placed by my friend playing the saxophone, flute, and so on," says Morozumi
"Our three-way group chat mode on Skype
included me on desktop in Los Angeles, a laptop in Tokyo, and an iPhone in Tokyo feeding back the laptop screen."
continues: "We used Presonus Studio-One software.
When it came to transferring the files over the Internet, Morozumi
team experimented with various file transfer protocols for large session files (350MB per song).
"The fastest and most reliable method was to upload using freeware Filezilla via FTP to web hosting I subscribed to from godaddy.com to host my website," he