I don’t really like starting a new topic when I already have another at the top of the list, but I didn’t see any good way of merging the two.
A lot of the more amateur music nowdays (and a decent amount of the professional works) is created electronically, without touching a physical instrument, in DAWs such as FL Studio, Cubase, or LMMS. What is the proper way to credit the artists creating these recordings? The only other thread I’ve found touching on this was way back in June discussing player pianos, which obviously comes with different connotations. I have been using “performer: instruments” and specifying “synthesizer” when I know the recording doesn’t involve physical instruments and microphones, but I’ve realized that probably implies the physical, piano-like keyboard. Would “programmer” be better? “instruments: sampler”?