Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Music

Last Sunday I went to Brixton, to see a band called Opeth play live.  If you haven't heard of them, they're a genre bending band, that some may classify under progressive metal, here's in-depth wikipedia article to answer any possible questions on them.  Anyway, the point of this post isn't about how awesome Opeth were (although they were).

The point is afterwards, it really got me thinking about where I'm going with my audio stuff.  Opeth are a bunch of top-class musicians, and pretty much do what they like.  Their music has a widespread effect, and their music will probably live on many years past them.  Opeth, like pretty much every band in every genre now, make extensive use of audio technologies - they use filters such as flangers and reverbs, effects such as distortion, compressors and other things in their amps.  The keyboardist relies on Nord keyboards, each with a lot of circuitry and complex digital processing underneath.  When recording they probably make use of a lot of high quality equipment, recording technologies and well developed recording software.

I think my ultimate goal with this audio stuff is to have fun, learn a bit, but also see if I can go anywhere with it.  It would be awesome if I could, individually or collaboratively produce a tool that musicians used, and has some kind of lasting impact in the musical world.

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