Multitrack recording may be taken for granted these days, but it was the musical equivalent of humanity’s first forays into aeronautics when technology first became accessible in the mid-1950s. Multitrack enabled artists and sound engineers to record distinct portions of a song and subsequently put them together, when previously they had to record a track as a whole — in just ONE TAKE.
Auto-Tune, on the other hand, allowed pitch-defective notes to be modified to the nearest semitone in real time, resulting in pitch-perfect vocal performances. Although musicians generally employ Auto-Tune quietly, some of them have utilized it to enhance their vocals, creating a unique sound.
The game rules of the music industry have been greatly changed thanks to the introduction of digital software, letting musicians create, record, and produce their own songs conveniently right from their own homes. The sonic quality of music, for instance, can be increased due to a variety of fascinating effects, plugins, and tools provided by Logic and Protools.
Despite modest initial sales, the iPod quickly became THE gadget for listening to music in public. Apple’s music offerings have dominated and set the norm ever since. It’s difficult to remember the days of CD players and walkmans when we can now pack our whole music libraries onto a single small, lightweight, pocket-friendly mobile gadget.