Tools available for everyone...
Billy Joel and Jimmy Fallon recorded their own Doo Wop version of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" using an iPad App on TV in 2014. The two of them performed all six parts. Joel and Fallon first looped 4 backing tracks live and then sang two part harmony. I was blown a way that they were willing go do this "on their own" in front of a live studio audience. It is doubly amazing when you consider how many folks will lip sync a performance.
Their act was a super example of how technology makes the complex simple, enabling new types of creativity without getting in the way. A lot of the (technical) press talked about how this performance counters the common statement that Tables and Phones are only used for content consumption. This ignores more interesting aspect how new technology is being used in the arts without much of the audience understanding the sophistication of the performance.
We watched and Listened...
My wife and I went to the Strathmore music hall the last night to see a "tribute show". Margo MacDonald, performed her version of "Private Life". She recorded
Most of the audience had any idea what they just listened to. I was pretty much the only one who stood up at the end of the performance. Later I explained to a couple of the folks near me what just happened. They had no idea why what I was talking about or why it was exciting.
Do people see the future when it's happening?
It will be exciting to see what people will do when they start building using this new world as a base. I hope I'm attentive enough to recognize the magic when its in front of me.