Music technology is a relatively new field that focuses on the utilization of technology in the music industry. The most popular tools of the trade are computers, editing software, sequencers and electronic musical instruments. And because the field relies on new technology, it expands with every innovation and update.
Music technology is often mistaken for another more established field, sound technology. But the two fields are actually quite different. While sound technology focuses solely on the production of sounds, music technology includes recording, editing and even composition.
It is a popular field of study at colleges, universities and tech schools. One fact that surprises many students is that it is not just for music majors. That is because the field has two discrete concentrations. This is true even in the music here. (more...)