There has been tremendous growth in the music industry over the last couple of decades, mainly thanks to the advancements in technology. Technology has seen the development of new software, tools, and instruments among other things, which aid in music production and performance. Some of the top technological advancements in recent times have been highlighted below.
Previously, music artists could only record a song as a whole in just a single take. With multitrack technology, they can now record different parts of a song at different times then later piece them together. The technology also allows the music producers to make specific tweaks to specific sections of the song as well as add any number of layers to an instrument. For example, a song can have vocal harmonies done by the same artist. Thanks to the multitrack recording technology, music recording became revolutionized.
Another game-changer in the music world was the introduction of digital software, used in music production. The software allows music artists to record and produce songs with high quality and at a cheaper cost. The setup for production with digital software is also quite simple enabling you to produce music even in your bedroom. A majority of the most famous bands started producing their music this way before they became famous enough to start doing music tours.
Digital Streaming Software
Digital streaming had a major impact on how people consume music. It allows all music lovers to listen to whichever song they want, at any given time. Musicians simply have to upload their songs, and they become easily available to their fans all over the world. All that the fans need is to have an internet connection.
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
Before the introduction of MIDI, artists had to use real instruments during a studio session. For a trumpet to be part of a track, for example, an actual trumpet had to be played in the studio. This no longer has to be the case as a MIDI, and various software can enable the music producers to compose elaborate bodies of work. It helps keep the cost of music production to a minimum while offering aspiring artists more creative freedom.
The smart devices brought about by technology such as smartphones and tablets have had a massive effect on mass-accessibility to music. They can hold music libraries and allow streaming such that you can listen to music at any time.