« Last post by jkn on Yesterday at 01:42:21 PM »
Yes - really good quote, Pete - thanks for posting! Similar to the famous 1% inspiration 99% perspiration... or the one about doing it every day actively allows for those moments of inspiration to strike when you're prepared for them... or something like that.
Gear ... I've always held that "tools are tools are tools" whether you like hardware or software, vintage stuff, a few old pieces you know really well - or you love the constant inspiration that comes from new hardware or new VST's... or acoustic instruments or well you get the idea.
It just doesn't matter. A fantastic guitar player with a total junk guitar can still mesmerize you. Early techno was on cheap cheap stuff begged and borrowed and on 4-track tape. Some of my favorite musicians only use laptops. Some of my favorites have massive basements full of freaking gear I'll never be able to afford.
It just doesn't matter. Tools are tools are tools.
Use the tools that feel right to you - and if you feel the need to judge others about their gear or techniques... maybe you should take a look in a mirror sometime.