Modern technology is here to stay — that much is an understatement. In fact, not only is new technology here, it is progressing, and it is doing so at an increasing rate. Our lives are changing, revolutionizing, more quickly than anyone could have ever guessed. It has changed the way we work, the way we interact with one another, and the way we play, musically and otherwise.
The lives of musicians are radically different than they have ever been before. The tools at our disposal are phenomenally powerful, and while they are no longer the same as they once were — and this fact upsets some people — they are opening new avenues of musical creation. Even the physical act of playing one’s instrument is at times different than it could ever have been in the past.
Take electronic drum sets for example.