Originally Posted by juicylime
Hhmmm.... I'll have to disagree 100,000%. Being able to afford the tools and being able to to make very good music are 2 very different things. In fact, many examples of very good music have come from people who could afford very little. The PC and automation of industry was supposed to free people to concentrate on the better things in life. Hasn't really happened though, has it?!
I'll have to say I'm basically with you on that one. I can only say so much since I am one of those people who have been able to take advantage of the technological revolution and build an aspiring recording studio. That being said, the marketing and production of all this cheap recording gear seems to have become yet another niche in our out-of-control cannabalistic consumerism/gadget fetishism. I also sense a weird sort of attititude-of-entitlement amongst musicians...almost like a "by god, I should be able to plunk down my $200 and have everything I need to make records...just like everyone else". I get this feeling that if more of these people spent time making music and actively listening to good music that moves them, rather then spending their time jacking themselves off with MySpace pages we wouldn't be having this discussion.