Imagine being able to make professional sounding music on your phone, wherever you go.
Actually, you don’t need to imagine it. The future is here already. This article on Stuff explores some different apps with the power to completely replace your home studio, but at what cost?
… if you croak horrible discordant noises into your iPhone and the sound is converted into harmonic and rhythmic elements with full instrumentation, as apps such as LaDiDa will do for $4.19, the end result might sound great – but is it real music?
Indeed, is it real? Talk to any music snob and you’ll see that musical reality is in the mind of the beholder. But it’s hard to deny that the possibility of working on a song, whenever and wherever you are, is pretty exciting.
If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll notice a bit of hesitation, mixed with excitement, about the progress of home audio technology. Even as more and more people access technology to unleash their creativity, we may be sacrificing our standards for quality and substance. This is the conflict of home recording, and concerned amateur producers are on the front line, determining if the near limitless power of technology will be used for good, or evil.