A long time ago, I was a devoted musician. I played in bands, orchestras, and ensembles. To record music, we would gather in a hall or studio and bring in a raft of equipment. Everyone had to be there all at the same time and we would work together in real time for hours to get things sounding just right.
On my way home tonight, I heard this on NPR. Now, there is no need to even get together. You can lay down your tracks, and collaborate with people you've never met over the web to lay in the other parts of your music.
Whoa, this is amazing.