Music Production Over the Years How We’ve Changed and Evolved?
Did you know that the first recording of audio was made all the way back in the 1860s? That’s nearly 161 years ago now! So much has changed in the world of music production since then, and we’re here to detail the exact differences.
The most noticeable change is probably the automation of and other technological advances in music production. Due to this, there is no longer a need to access a live studio in order to record your music; you can now do so from almost anywhere. In addition to this, tracks can be laid before vocals are added, and other instruments can be inputted in the later stages of production.
All of this makes it so that the process of music production can be chopped up into separate sections of time and editing can be done before and after vocals are recorded, not just during the process. This makes the production of music easier, more polished, and, in the end, can create a better-sounding product overall.
Another significant change in the production of music over the years is the concept of how much money you need to spend in order to get things done. It used to be an accepted fact that, if you wanted to get into a studio, you would have to pay out the nose for your time. Well, this isn’t exactly the case anymore. More recently, if you want to, you can buy a much less expensive version of a virtual “studio” to record in right from your home! With digital audio workstations, virtual studio technology, and so much more there is room for anyone in the music production industry. These advances in technology have led to a more available approach to recording music because there are so many inexpensive (or even free!) versions of these programs out there.
The last big change that we are focusing on today is the concept of “bedroom producers.” These producers, as the name suggests, are music creators who fully develop and produce their music from their bedrooms. Due to the other developments previously mentioned in this article, these bedroom producers have started popping up all over the globe. They are able to completely create musical masterpieces acting as their own producers, and sometimes as the singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists in their songs as well. This has allowed music to spread in a faster manner, allowing the enjoyment of creating music to be for all instead of a select elite few.
Overall, much has changed and developed over the years in music production. Aspects of it are much more accessible, monetarily as well as physically. It is so much easier for everyone to make music, which is a great joy to spread. These developments have been huge, and as technology advances, there will be many more. Check back in at our website in order to keep up with the changes in music production as well as to find the best resources for all of your musical creation needs!