July 17, 2013
I think that age is a big factor in what type of gear you might use. It seems like the younger kids can get on just as well with only a few instruments and a slew of virtual instruments that run inside of their DAWs. However, when you stumble across a producer who has been producing since before digital technology was popular, you will find that they will opt to use more hardware and more analog gear if given the chance. It might even be that they grew up and bought the equipment brand new when it was out in store.
The reality is that a lot of this gear that was produced in the 80’s and 90’s simply does not survive long enough to be passed down to the next generation. While vintage gear ownership has its perks, it does pay to be on the cutting edge of what …
July 8, 2013
We often think of computer programmers and picture programmers sitting on their asses for ten hours a day, typing away at a keyboard and staring into a computer screen. Is this any fun? Perhaps the challenge of trying to code their way into something new is part of the fun that these programmers feel when typing away. On the other hand, we look at music producers from a different light. We associate them with people who are fun and outgoing, who wouldn’t dare sit down and type away at something boring for half of the day. The truth is that they both share a similar task.
Producers are often chained to their desks in a quiet room, feverishly working on a single track or song that has to be done by a certain deadline. While there is no method to perfection, isolation tends to pay off since you don’t have …