Sunday, April 27, 2014

Observations - Music Production

The internet has radically changed the business of music, which is well known. What might not be so well known is how much technology has influenced the production of music. I remember in the early 90's playing with synthesizers and a 4 track cassette recorder. I created all kinds of cool tunes. Today, you can do that and a whole lot more without ever leaving your computer system. From software synthesizers, to digital recording, to sound samples, there is a whole set of amazing tools that are available to help produce music on a computer. What is also amazing is how inexpensive these tools have become. Yes, the high end software programs designed for "professional" use are not cheap. But, they are cheaper than they were in the 90's (if they even existed) and they are so much better today. There are also a slew of inexpensive applications that can do some cool stuff. If you are into creating music, we live in the best of times.

What do you think?