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Has music software improved music quality?

 
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Orbit
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:37 am    Post subject: Has music software improved music quality? Reply with quote

I'm not at all sure that the quality and emotional content of music in the last 10 years has gotten better because of soft synths and effects, and hosts. These have made it less expensive and possibly easier to create music, but what do we have to show for it.
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Brien
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Joined: 06 Apr 2005
Posts: 550
Location: Exit 4, Alabama

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a personal level, we have thousands of people who would otherwise have no way to record their personal gift of music. Quality is most definitely high even at these personal/home levels.

Professionally, same high quality exists. imo.

I wonder about things similier to this. So many people, individuals, have one man band recording setups. The task of making better recording environments, learning curves for hard/soft ware and mic placement, equipment hookups, etc can lead to a very sterile / technical musical reproduction.

Then again, you didn't qualify your music listening taste.

Classical or funk? Country and western or Techno? Many genres and little time.

If your aim is trained on radio only...all bets are off;)

A spot on the web a friend of mine runs, www.artistweekly.com , has mostly nothing but under the radar and unsigned groups and individuals that are just trying to get their music listened to.

That is what your supposed to do, I keep telling myself;)

For me, I have to listen with a broad brush, so to speak. The quality is in the song itself not what the radio has jaundiced or stunted our views and opinions about what music should sound like.

What we have to show for it is thousands of unknown musicians making music for the love of music. And we have the opportunity to share that with them.

At no other time in your life will this kind of explosive opportunity exist!

Damn the radios my brother.
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Stacey
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Joined: 05 Oct 2005
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Location: Brisbane, Australia

PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are some great recordings I've heard where the artist recorded at someone's house or just didn't have a huge budget, and it sounded as good as lots of stuff I've heard from studios. On the other hand, there are a lot of "digital" sounds that are really, really terrible.
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