October 18, 2012

Can A Sequencer Replace Formulaic Dance Music Artists?

It’s not a big shocker when you hear things about jobs getting outsourced to different countries, or even worse – being replaced by emotionless robots.  Just look at the way we produce music, if you think we’re wrong.  How many electronic artists actually sit down and transcribe music in traditional notation?  Now think about this: How many artists can identify the key of a song by using their ears alone?

It’s not that humans aren’t capable of these doing these things, after all, the people who created software and algorithms had to know what to look for in the first place.  Maybe we’re just getting lazy and we want to spend more time “getting to the point” rather than scratching our heads.  Sequencers were the first logical step in replacing other humans that were once needed to trigger kicks and snares on a synthesizer; now you can have it all …