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CNET’s Top 10 music-tech trends that will shape the next decade

CNET Contributor Matt Rosoff asked CNET readers the question:

“Will the original iPod become an object of fetishization in 2020, like vinyl records are today?”

I can’t say that this will be the case as consumer electronics are often long forgotten once the newer, hotter item hits the market & even the die-hard fans of older technologies are the first to admit it’s the novelty factor over everything else.

Plus at least for me, there’s not an emotional connection to the iPod like there is with that 1st piece of vinyl you ever touched, the smell of the inner sleeve of an LP or listening to uncompressed hi-fidelity audio, the way it was meant to be enjoyed- the way the Audio Engineer, Producer, Mastering Engineer & Artist signed off on it, not smashed all to hell so that it can fit on the device du jour. The iPod earbuds combined with the audio fidelity of an MP3 is craptastic at best even at 320 and has forced many artists to say “damn the dynamics, just make it LOUD”

All that being said, Matt’s list of music-tech trends I think is pretty spot-on and any artists that are planning on being around for another 10-20 years, really need to focus on what’s coming up and get ahead of the curve whenever & wherever possible.

Check out the list (after the jump)…

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CNET's Top 10 music-tech trends that will shape the next decade

CNET Contributor Matt Rosoff asked CNET readers the question:

“Will the original iPod become an object of fetishization in 2020, like vinyl records are today?”

I can’t say that this will be the case as consumer electronics are often long forgotten once the newer, hotter item hits the market & even the die-hard fans of older technologies are the first to admit it’s the novelty factor over everything else.

Plus at least for me, there’s not an emotional connection to the iPod like there is with that 1st piece of vinyl you ever touched, the smell of the inner sleeve of an LP or listening to uncompressed hi-fidelity audio, the way it was meant to be enjoyed- the way the Audio Engineer, Producer, Mastering Engineer & Artist signed off on it, not smashed all to hell so that it can fit on the device du jour. The iPod earbuds combined with the audio fidelity of an MP3 is craptastic at best even at 320 and has forced many artists to say “damn the dynamics, just make it LOUD”

All that being said, Matt’s list of music-tech trends I think is pretty spot-on and any artists that are planning on being around for another 10-20 years, really need to focus on what’s coming up and get ahead of the curve whenever & wherever possible.

Check out the list (after the jump)…

Continue reading