The future of recording
Posted on Nov 07, 2005 04:37 pm
Member Since: Jan 21, 2003
im doing an essay in college on the music technology, just wondering what you think the future of recording technology to be?
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Nov 07, 2005 04:49 pm If DVD audio catches on then we could bump up everyday sample and bit rates to 24 bit 96 kHz instead of redbook CD audio's 16 bit 44.1 kHz. And I think eventually it will. This will make for higher fidelity playback and recordings.
Also 5.1 surround sound mixing will definitely play a bigger part in audio in the future.
Nov 07, 2005 05:20 pm It's all ball bearings these days...
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Nov 07, 2005 09:55 pm Can I borrow your towel for a sec? My car just hit a water buffalo.
Since: May 30, 2002
Nov 07, 2005 10:09 pm Nugent, Ted Nugent...
seriously tho aongodavo, I agree with CS, it's all going toward hi rez audio, and surround sound. higher definition is where it's at.
Nov 07, 2005 10:09 pm Everybody's got a water buffalo, yours is fast but mine is slow...
zekthedeadcowEat Spam before it eats YOU!!!Member
Nov 07, 2005 10:29 pm one problem is that us recordists want higher fidelity but consumers want portability... and the consumer market is where the money is at. The iPod was successful because it was portable not high fidelity... and those little harddrive will struggle to keep u with higherfidelity audio mainly due to storage space... 384khz hardware is available but making a playback device based on a 5400RPM laptop drive to hold a few thousand songs is tough... hardrive reliabilty is one of the things that has gotten worse in recient years as high density drives have little room for mechanical error...and mass uploads like copying a few gigs at once stresses them really hard.
Since: May 11, 2002
I think recording media will continue to stagnate with the exception of "media activists" developing GPL software like dyne:bolic....and or releaseing music under an LGPL type lisence (ie free) Otherwise the music industry just moves too slow.
Nobody really cares about fidelity...we've had HDTV for almost 10 years and penetration is still less than 15%.
Nov 07, 2005 10:32 pm the more important and speculative question is what is the future of the recording/music industry...
Nov 07, 2005 10:36 pm there will be new memory systems within a decade. really advanced ones. to the point where space might not be a problem any longer.
Nov 07, 2005 11:28 pm I disagree forty, as long as people are making more space, someone else is making something to fill it up.
64 bit 192 kHz? Maybe then our ears will evolve and increase their dynamic range and frequency response so we can appreciate good music even more : ).
Nov 08, 2005 01:43 am do you understand whats about to happen in terms of memory and storage? there are major thresholds on the horizon, stunning ones.
Nov 08, 2005 06:30 am Yeah, forty is right, some of the things I have been reading and hearing about regarding data storage and data transmission are super cool...immidiate data transmission, virtually limitless storage...I dunno about within a decade, but I do know I'll be here to see it ... as long as I don't get hit by that proverbial beer truck.
Storing data in the molocules of air, data transmission across the galaxy instantly with mated atoms...man, some of the theories are just friggin awesome.
Nov 08, 2005 07:36 am The digital age is already bringing quality never dreamed possible into home recording studios. The future of recording is more DIY projects, small fish will be able to get results close to big corperate fish bringing an end to the paradigm that you need to record in a big flash studio to get that commercial radio quality sound. I will be watching and analysising this occurance with interest/fascination and plan to learn how to make my home recordings sound as commercial quality as possible... This is my goal over the coming year.
Nov 08, 2005 08:25 am Well, yes, over the last many years home studio quality has evolved, and there is very high quality music being produced in basements and bedrooms, but that isn't the end of the story. As I said in a previous post, the bigger question is that of the industry, not of the art.
We can make as great of recording as we want, the primary problem for indies isn't making a high quality recording, but getting it out there for people to hear. There are dozens and dozens of indie-backing web sites with their promotional tools, online radio, etc...SoundClick, HomeGrownVinyl (which I think is gone now), MusicForte, Idol Underground and the list goes on and on.
But, there are too many, no centralized body for people to promote and distribute through brick and mortor stores. The internet alone will never achieve the same results that having you music in the stores will. Waldo from NoWhereRadio and myself and a few others tried to get a centralized organization going to confront such things, if any of you remember the attempt at the AOIRA but people never got behind it.
Without having market inroads to stores and radio (not internet radio, REAL radio) the quality can be as good as it wants, if a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it...well, you know...
Nov 08, 2005 03:03 pm what zekthedeadcow is something that ive considered before, that recording technology is able to create pristine sound yet the "mass user" is happy to listen to music compressed to a lossy format as long as they can have thousands of songs on one small device, i think the future of recording is seriously in the home, in my opinion (and its only an opinion!) big budget studios will continue to exist but only for commercial use and mainstream pop, i think the majority of "quality" songs and music will come from home recordings
thanks for all the suggestions, i knew itd be the best place to get some debate!
Nov 08, 2005 06:42 pm Quote:
Storing data in the molocules of air, data transmission across the galaxy instantly with mated atoms...man, some of the theories are just friggin awesome
Alrighty, I stand corrected. That sounds like something I'd be interested in... like sonoluminescence
Nov 08, 2005 06:45 pm The next thing is to be able to "paint" memory onto any surface and have the transistors align themselves....
Nov 08, 2005 07:32 pm this is likely one of the next things to come along: non-volatile RAM based on carbon nanotubes:
after that, jeez. i cant remember my links at the moment. how about this, in the near future: holographic memory:
and these two are near-future technologies. after that we can get into really strange stuff, like optical computers, which will be blindingly fast.
there are memory schemes afoot that dazzle the mind, and im mad i cant remember where to turn right now to research them. people talk about virutally limitless storage capacity within our lifetimes. this is a good site to check daily:
several times a week there is a new story about progress being made in computer memory. every time i read one i'm like 'my god.'
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Nov 08, 2005 09:42 pm I dont remember were I read it, probably something you dug up forty. But Sony is looking at using some 200gig HD that is the size of a small matchbox, or maybe it was matchbook. Either way that is tiny.
Since: Apr 04, 2002
Nov 09, 2005 07:07 pm Things always get faster and smaller...wait, let me rephrase that, that comment could get taken to nasty places.
The future of home recording is awesome, the future of big name studios, well, not so much...
Noize2uCzar of MidiAdministrator
Nov 10, 2005 12:13 am Nice turn into the endzone. :-)
Since: Apr 04, 2002
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