John Henry in the digital age

Many wonder, with the advance of musical software and DAW (digital audio workstation), if that musicians and the making of music by humans will become obsolete. It has been likened to an assembly line worker waiting for that other shoe to drop when the robots come into fore and the unemployment line awaits.

I have rolled around with this idea in my mind for a couple of years. I utilize digital technology to record and after my early forays with old analog tape I could not imagine doing it any other way. Of course my setup and approach to recording in a non studio environment is still strictly garage-esque, but this is on purpose. But could processors, software, and machines one day make it all unnecessary. John Henry for the modern age?

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