How, if at all, has your work flow changed from Hallucinogen in Dub to Mir? What are some things you wish you'd known back then that you know today?
It's not so much knowledge as technological advances that have altered my working method since then.
'Hallucinogen In Dub' was made on a home built Pentium III 500mhz with 500mb ram and 50gb hd running Windows 98. Because of the weediness of the computer and the general crapness of plugins in 2000 - 2001 I used very few softsynths or plugin effects and relied heavily on my hardware devices and a Soundscape SSHDR1 harddisk recorder and an Akai DR16 for audio recording.
'Mir' was done 80% 'in the box' with just the mixing performed in the analogue domain. The mix of softsynths/hardware synths was about 50/50 and the mix of plugin effects about the same.
The next album will be completely non-Windows and I just have to choose which hardware platform upon which to run Mac OSX.
I'm highly resistant to dropping £5k on a Mac Pro which will be obsolete in two years and I'm probably going to build a Hackintosh and donate the rest to Simon Posford's gender-reassignment fund.
Speaking of visualizing sound, how about tasting it. Being a chef/musician I think of a track in flavors & textures. Bass= fats, treble=acidic,spices=flavor,
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