Music is available in different forms, different style, and different formats. One can chose what he likes. There are classical music, karnatic, Hindustani, gazals, bhajans, and so on. There is Jazz, rock, pop and so many others are there. Different types of music are available in both video and audio.
Audio music may come in different forms like CD, cassettes and files etc. Depending on the choice and budget one can pick up the needed one. CDs are costlier than the audio. For playing CD a particular CD player that plays CD is needed. For playing an audio cassette tapes and cassette players are needed. For playing audio files a special player is needed called as an audio player. It is a device that stores, organizes and plays the audio files. These audio files may come in several formats. Some of the audio file formats are WAV, AIFF and AU, FLAC, APE, WavPack, Shorten, TTA, Apple Lossless, Windows Media Audio(WMA), MP3, Vorbis, and AAC.
Music can be obtained by buying or by downloading. Songs, tunes, audio files can be bought from stores or from the Internet. Stores sell cassettes, CDS, files. Online stores and websites sell music files and albums, which are downloadable. So many such websites and online sellers are there to satisfy different tastes. Collections, categories and charges vary accordingly.
Now it is also possible to download music. Music download means a song or an album, which is available for downloading. It is downloaded from the Internet. Several online companies are offering downloads, some for free and some for charges. Free download are available in many music websites and music companies websites. There are so much of music available online for downloading. The copyright holders make this music available. Free download is popular.
From where music can be downloaded? It can be downloaded from the music stores or from the websites of the artists and bands. Music stores charge for such downloading.
Music is recorded in a recording studio. A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. The recording studios have equipments for recording. Studio equipments help in the recording of the created music. They are the devices that captures, arrange and improve music. Many modern equipments are available for the music today. Digital equipments are coming into the studios floor providing more facilities to improve the quality of the music. Some of the studio equipments are multitrack recorders, synthesizers and microphones, recording drums and electric guitar, electronic amplifier, the mixing desk and the loudspeaker, Microphone preamplifiers, audio compressors, equalizers, computers, mixers, stereo recorder, samplers and tone modules, amplification and speakers, software etc. Today it is possible to create music at home by composing, arranging and recording music tracks on a computer with the help of music production software. There are so many such software are available. They are cheap also. These software are very efficient and reduce the people needed for the work. Some of the popular music production software are Ableton Live, Cakewalk SONAR, Cubase, FL Studio, Garage Band, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason, Sony ACID Pro, and Sony Vegas etc.