Hahahaha! I don't even know what fucking day it is. I exist in a bubble of chaos, unable to establish any kind of routine since childhood.
My 'workflow' is to sit in my untidy studio, rocking back and forth whilst crying in frustration, passing the hours fluctuating between despondency at my lack of discernible talent and manic laughter at the divine majesty of the three-note sequence I just came up with.
Hope this helps.
Good Otting. 7 years ago you were saying that Reason mixer's EQs and compressors were kind of subpar. Do you think they've got better over those years? I am asking because this mixer is so good in all other regards.
It's not so much that anything is 'sub-par' - I just don't enjoy mixing in that environment.
Since Reason 11 you can load Reason racks as VST3 plugins in Ableton Live and that is a fucking game changer. I now mix in Ableton Live with loads Reason EQs and compressors, and it sounds magnificent.
I used to mix in Cubase but these days it feels clunky and old compared to Ableton Live so that's now my preferred environment.
If you like mixing in Reason then I'd say go for it. There's certainly no inherent sonic deficiency.
Do you prefer to receive silly or serious questions?
I've certainly been doing my best at one end, and there seem to be plenty of people with genuine interesting questions at the other to balance it out :)
Looking forward to all your answers, and music, forever and ever.
Any type of question feeds my vanity so feel free. I'm just flattered that anyone gives a shit.
I'm a sucker for Roland synths. The only reason I don't own a JD-Xi is that I have no space left in my studio.
I don't use Logic much anymore, mainly just to open up projects I completed fifteen years ago when Logic was my main DAW.
I think the built-in plugins in Logic are as good as any expensive third-party plugins I've ever used.
Just using this as a way to inform you that I am starting my schooling for Audio Engineering in a few months. And I'd contribute my passion for the craft to a handful of people, Mr. Ottman being one of those people. Much love mate, I hope existence is enjoyable.
I'm SO fucking jealous. I'd give anything to go back to when I didn't know how to make records and learn it all again.
Remember: If it sounds good, it is good.
Your music means a lot to me, thank you for making such a difference.
I always wonder about one particular line on the amazing "Signals from Bob" song. One, at the beginning and the other around 4:30 minutes or so. What it's about?
Hope you and your family are having a great time.
At the time I wrote it two people of great importance to me had recently died: Bob Moog [inventor of the Moog Synthesizer] and Robert Anton Wilson, my favourite author.
The sample is Robert Anton Wilson talking about how language enables humans to send signals down the generations. Our ancestors can send us messages from another time by writing ideas down in books, painting pictures and writing music.
Both Bobs will be sending important evolutionary signals for many years, even though they no longer inhabit our conscious world.