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The Uncreator
post Dec 3 2009, 02:52 AM
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I think it depends on how it is applied. If done properly, It is simply another tool to help improve the musicians songs. Example, All my songs are written with just me playing my guitar, and my lyrics set out in front of me. I setup the structure entirely in my head, But computers allow me to experiment with different structures very quickly and decide which suits the song best.

Alternatively, some people will rely to much on computers to corrent there mistakes. I know people who will play a section of riffs once and copy and paste it, That to me is just cheating. When I record, if something is played 2, 3 or 4 times, then I will record it seperately for each time. It gives it a more human feel to it and provides a steady flow for the song.

Those are just some examples of what I think.
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post Dec 3 2009, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Dec 3 2009, 02:52 AM) *
I think it depends on how it is applied. If done properly, It is simply another tool to help improve the musicians songs. Example, All my songs are written with just me playing my guitar, and my lyrics set out in front of me. I setup the structure entirely in my head, But computers allow me to experiment with different structures very quickly and decide which suits the song best.

Alternatively, some people will rely to much on computers to corrent there mistakes. I know people who will play a section of riffs once and copy and paste it, That to me is just cheating. When I record, if something is played 2, 3 or 4 times, then I will record it seperately for each time. It gives it a more human feel to it and provides a steady flow for the song.

Those are just some examples of what I think.


Mmm, thats the way I see it too. On the other hand studio engineers has used the cut'n'paste way since the Beatles day's, most of the times they didn't even tell the musicians..... laugh.gif
But You brought some interesting things up in my mind here. What is "wrong" as long as it keeps people creative, or if people just can have fun? Eg. we all play guitar (or another instrument) for different reasons and purposes. Some do it for fun and relaxing, some do it for make a living, some are devoted to music, some are composing in the studio - some loves to perform etc.
The human-beeings is very keen to put labels on everything, categorize and make up standards of how it "shall" be... Actually there are no standards in music imo. Thats one of the beauties bout' music - You can play whatever You want, and it can't be measured by any tools or common standards. The only possible judge will be the audience, but they might as well be wrong and dont understand Your music. So that leaves everything up to Yourself about Your music.... In the long run, what really matters is how You are living Your live and wheather You feel good or not, playing is just a part of that, but if one can feel good with just a guitar and a computer and play for 2 hours/week, thats fine to me! (the voice of an amateur philosopher has just been heard... laugh.gif )

But what really is bad imo. is that the technology keeps people apart from eachother. Eg. bands doesn't perform live since they just doin studio stuff, like Sted said - people dont play with eachother as much as before etc. This is not a matter of just music, we can blame television, the telephones, the internet etc. for this fact, but in my eyes this is a bad feature about technology. The best way would be to meet other people and use the technology together....

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post Dec 3 2009, 09:18 AM
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I think modern computers are a destructive force. I think kids who are now brought up with these social networking sites will have trouble socialising when they are older and you can do too much on a PC. They are of course great in helping optimise people's time performing certain demanding tasks but social networks and the fact that people seem to rather be on a PC than outside is quite disturbing to witness in modern life. However saying that I do think that it will die down in the future.


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