Maybe one day we won’t need musicians anymore. We’ll just program the piano sound we’re interested in, maybe a little rock guitar solo, a steady drumbeat and some thumping bass. Who needs live musicians when just about every musical sample is available as a digital file? Italian film composer and producer Paolo Rustichelli doesn’t try to hide the fact that his new CD was made only with digital plug-ins; he even says so on the back cover. So does that mean that Rustichelli didn’t play the piano on his smooth-jazz single “My Geisha”? That’s right-it’s from the Native Instruments company’s popular Akoustik Piano software (yours for only $339).
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