The advent of quality, inexpensive recording hardware/software available for home use has revolutioned the face of the music industry:
Digital technology has changed everything about the process of making music: From the way artists compose and record their songs, to the way these works are distributed. Apple Computer's GarageBand, Sony's ACID and other powerful yet easy-to-use software programs let professional musicians write and record music whenever and wherever the muse strikes. On the tour bus. In the dressing room. Even on the plane.
"Recording with Pro Tools made me feel more like a 14-year-old punk rocker than I have in years,'' said [Tim] Quirk [of Too Much Joy], 39, who by day is RealNetworks' executive music editor in San Francisco. "There are no rules and no restrictions. Even if you wanted to do things before, you were physically limited in how much you could pull off.''
Now, he says, ``If you can think of something, you can pull it off.''
Speaking as one of the people with a home setup, it's a lot of fun, too.
Thanks to Gerd for the tip.Posted by Casper at October 13, 2004 09:47 PM