“the new (old) DAW pt 2”
once I get all my post tags together, this post will make sense as it shows up next to “part one”
There’s been a lot of push/pull (here) regarding how I’ve been writing/recording the last couple of years.
The most significant advantage with software (to me) is the potential to infinitely undo everything. Compared to what I call the “linear process”, I can change my mind. I can go back with the knowledge I have today and “do things better”. Despite the options, none of them come close to the value I place on “doing something NEW and better”.
(note: not going to spend a paragraph on “infinite capacity to record everything”)
It’s two years later and there are a lot of folders containing the beginnings and rough mixes of things that were intended to become finished projects. They’re all good places to start and they all have “next steps” that “didn’t work for me”. Regardless of how quick and easy non linear playflows have become, they’re useless to me if I’m not staring at the monitors in disbelief during mixdown.
(note: also not going to spend a paragraph on “time spent sifting through raw recordings for new ideas”)
Maybe, the sticking point is starting out with things that I can go back and change to the point of being unrecognizable. If the initial idea isn’t strong enough to remain permanent, should I be surprised that it isn’t permanent enough to attach to anything I put next to it?
Two weeks ago I pulled the iMac out of the studio and swapped all the routing to the back of the AW4416. In addition to adding a second part to the topic, this post is a marker for where I commit to using this process for at least a year to see what happens (expires 3/30/2017).