Music has a quality that no other form of art can equal; even film is often bogged down by its elements. Almost everyone likes music of some variety, and that natural tendency even comes through when it comes to technology.
Beyond all the different ways to make music, there are apps for every kind of smartphone designed turning music from a thought into a physical reality that everyone can listen to and enjoy without the need for imagination. While the barrier to entry for a musician has never been this great, it’s getting easier and easier for those who aren’t classically trained.
Instruments Aren’t What They Used to Be
If your most modern concept of a musical instrument is a Moog Synthesizer, you’re way behind the times. There are more types of music that can sample sounds, manipulate them, and add them into harmonies. While the instruments and mixers available to the average person aren’t at the professional level, they allow the amateur musician to do more things than ever before. Ordinary people can make extraordinary beats without all the wires and switches needed like in the old days.
Music is Literally Everywhere
There was a time when you hear one music being played in cars, banquet halls and elevators. Those days are long gone because the gadgets today can now store more songs than you could listen to in an entire day. The availability of music to the average person has never been this complete, and it’s humbling. Whereas groups of friends used to have to huddle around a boom box to get their groove on, now they can all sit back with their personal music devices and have individual experiences.
Even Phones are Getting into the Act
While some people still imagine a world where music needs something big to be heard properly, those days are over. Considering how many Android apps for musicians are out there, anyone can go beyond the level of “taking their music with them” into creating something special out of nothing literally.
The possibilities are just short of astonishing, and the fact that these Android apps are usually available for under five bucks means that Barry Manilow has officially been unseated. He doesn’t write the songs that make the whole world sing. Everybody does.