Are computers playing digitized notes good musicians compared with professional musician people?
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I've been writing music software for 15+ years and this is a topic I love.
People play music at a MUCH more sophisticated level than computers. Anything that a computer can play, a band of people can adjust and play better. Since there's no "perfect" way to play music - the measure of music is the emotion it makes you feel - computers will never be great at it.
That said, computers don't have the limitations that a human does with number of fingers, playing things quickly, etc. And computers can REALLY help a musician out as s/he practices and composes.
But people can get around those limitations by adding more people. And when it comes to playing a song, computer generated music is never as flexible as what a human can do. Computers work from strict rules or randomness. People feel. And those feelings are very difficult to "put rules around".
So completely computer music is good.
But not as good as uncompletely computer music.
Is a CD-player a good musician? I think there's no difference here since a computer just plays back what's been programmed in.