Since time immemorial, music has been a component of human existence. It penetrates our hearts and becomes part of us, just as we, the creators of it, are part of it. We and our creations develop and learn together, with fresh instruments in every stage of human development to produce the aural extension of our souls. These five tools of tomorrow will sing the soundtrack of our transformation as we advance into the horizons of time.
1 Enhanced Guitars
Since their development, by creating the first electrical versions, guitars have been the main pillar of the music, and up until today, with latest advances such as extended designs (seven, eight, nine strings etc) and synthesis collection. Given this instrument’s ongoing importance, it is secure to say that it will not disappear quickly. But how can they stay important in contemporary music’s changing landscape? They have always the same way: by adjustment and progress.
Every old version of guitar might be added to that list, but the way they were used in most of the music is the same as it was always, and we are going to concentrate on future guitars. The previously mentioned synthetic pickups in specific enable guitars to have a level of sonic control that is generally limited to synthesizers. Further add-ons, fringes and other Frankenstein-esque techniques are constantly being designed to make sure that this instrumental cornerstone remains here for the long term.
2 Pan Drums
Pan drum is one sort of tool that does not require technological progress to survive the progress of the globe of music. Indeed, the most ancient tool apart from the voice was a sort of pan-drum–the so-called language-drum! Some African cultures have even created a language for them. If so, then why are such tools included on a list of tomorrow’s tools?
In fact there are a few factors gathered that make pan drums important and are even more popular at present. For starters, pan drums are easily learned and played so that beginners can access them and those intimidated by the perceived difficulty of learning a musical instrument. As mentioned above, the extra components, in particular amplifiers and other electronic components are not required for simple public transport and performance. Even the most important drum performers, like Hang Massive, do this often.
Thirdly and most importantly, an acoustic instrument is strikingly dynamic and complicated, with its etherical and almost psychedelic Sound produced by pan drums. The sound is worldwide and refers to a primal portion of the soul, as old a tool itself. This mystical tone of course conjures up a dreaminess that is incomparable to even the most synthesized and layered sonorities.
3 Expressive Synths
Expression and articulation are deficiencies in synthesized instruments and in clavicles. In comparison to those of a string or winter instrument with all the subtleties and detail of precise, articulate human movement and nature-dynamics of a real-life vibrational instrument, the keys of a piano can not be tied up like the string of a guitar and even the digital bending and expressive characteristics of a synthesis instrument pale.
However, several fresh designs of synthesizers challenge this concept and dramatically increase the degree of detailed expression in digital tools. For instance, take the Continuum Fingerboard; a synthesizer with a flat, rectangular surface with uniformly spaced notes, which are similar to but digitally projected keyboard keys, and which can slide on the finger and move to produce pitch bending and vibrant touch sensitivity based on pressure and other difficult components of human touch. The ROLI Seaboard has comparable dynamic characteristics but is regulated by rubber buttons of flexible silicon. There are also several other choices for expressive keyboard synthesizers or even drummers which are comparable to the mentioned keyboard variants with a vibrant touch control.
A comfortable versatility is one of the most significant components of the future of musical tools. This is clearly obvious in the development of synthesizers, in contrast to individual tools with higher dynamics, expression and cohesiveness (although the synthetic tools quickly catch up as mentioned in above). Perhaps the most important instance of this concept is the Eigenharp.
This tool is ultimately diversified and expressed by the combination of the characteristics of synthesizers, drummakers and sequencing systems in an instrument, which can be performed likewise to a guitar, keyboard or a wind instrument, as well as by the expression of the fingers and “breath pipe” (a feature which enables wind-playing). Not only this, it is also perfect for live performances thanks to the instrument’s playing guitar position. The Eigenharp is the ultimate tool for all purposes.
5 Pocket Synths
The manufacturing of musical instruments and tools becomes more available, affordable and casual as music technology progresses. In favor of simplicity and ability to produce and show music casually and on flight, there is a quick decrease in the need for huge studios, at least below the industry’s greatest professional levels. These compact yet flexible music creation systems are perfectly suited to the requirements of the aspiring artists of tomorrow.
models such as Korg Volka and even Teenage Enginesering models which cost as little as $49 give modern songs all the necessary tools in a package of size pocket at a fraction of the cost of the typical studio and stage syntheses, which are much more costly and much less convenient.