Computers In The Music Industry. By: Matt, Chase, and Courtney. Overview. How it all began Notation Software Documentation Recording Art Design File Sharing Advertisement. How It Began. Computers have been making noise in the music industry since the development of Eniac in 1947.
Computers In The Music Industry
By: Matt, Chase, and Courtney
How it all began
In 1968, the first recording software was written by Max Matthews.
It was capable of controlling analog synthesizers in real time.
Throughout the 70s and 80s, more advancements were made in computer technology
Musicians took advantage of the speed and efficiency of these programs
Thanks to the microprocessor, computers such as the Apple II and the Commodore 64 found wide uses in homes
Brought recording technology to musicians who could not afford to use professional recording studios
Led to production of home composition and recording software
Revolutionized the music industry.
Digital Editing made cutting tape manually a concept of the past
Poor recordings could easily be fixed
More financially practical
One program could perform the same actions as thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
New talent gains greater exposure to different audiences
Independent bands are exposed to widespread acceptance without the creative hindrance that a label provides.
Some argue that file sharing has brought down the sales of CDs and taken millions away from the pockets of the musicians but as a result more people attend live shows which is a musician’s primary source of income
Over the past few years there have been countless legal issues with file sharing.
U2 vs Napster
Metallica vs Napster
Itunes is a legal form of file sharing by the use of micro transactions where users pay per song to download
Illegal File Sharing Programs include Napster, Kazaa, Limewire, and many others.