I don't believe that the importance of musicianship will ever fade but the ability to use digital technology has blurred the line a little. Anyone can come up with a good song, musician or programmer. I cannot just put my hands on the keyboard and pour my heart out onto it. For that reason, there will always be a difference between my music which is samples and sequences and someone who can actually "play" something!Originally posted by buldog5151bass:
Has the importance of musicianship faded that much?
As for VSTI's, I don't want to suggest that they will replace accoustic instruments but I think that they will play an ever growing roll in music in all situations as they continue to improve.
I agree with the above statement 100%.combining live music with recorded music (ie rappers with live bands). Add in all the sampling going on and videos. I think the distinction between "live" and "pre-recorded" will continue to blur.