Feb 202013
 
The End of an Amazing Decade, Part 2: Music Production Technology Matures

In what could perhaps be the longest gap ever between multi-part blog updates, I’m finally going to continue¬†my recap of the last decade and just how amazing the changes that took place over that timeframe were. While the first part focused on the convergence of hardware and software companies and the drastic consolidation that took […]

Apr 242012
 
Virtual Instruments & Software Synths: accurate & awful names.

Random thought of the day: what’s up with what the world has ended up calling those wonderful electronic instruments that originate from a program in a computer? Yes, we all know them as software synths or virtual instruments (a.k.a. VIs if your character count is limited or you’re just that cool), but these names, however […]

Dec 212009
 
The End of an Amazing Decade, Part 1: The Marriage of Hardware and Software

I came across a thread in the Keys, Synths, & Samplers forum on Harmony Central in which people were discussing what significant music-related trends/events had occurred in the first decade of the 21st century (2000-2009, the “aughts,” or better yet, the “naughties”). I began writing a post for the thread, and the more I thought […]