Dear Ott, how does one combat the evil curse known as "Gear Lust". Is there some magic set of armor locked deep within a dungeon that will protect me from it's black magic?
I found the best way to deal with gear lust is to spend every penny you own on stupid shit that you never use and then drive around in a shitty 1996 Toyota while it all sits there in your studio covered in dust.
I reached the point of having way more gear than I need a few years back and the amount of stuff I had piled up in my spare room while I was building my studio genuinely concerned me. I'm about to have a huge eBay studio sale because I need the space and I want a Neve 33609.
The thing to do is to isolate what you are trying to achieve and buy only what you *need* to achieve it. Anything else is a distraction. Make absolutely sure your studio is a workplace and not a status symbol.
And never forget - it's your brain which makes the music, not your equipment.
What machine would you recommend for live sequencing? My friend swears by Akai MPC series (he's really satisfied with his MPC 2000).
Greetings from Novi Sad, Serbia.
Do you ever feel like you're repeating yourself in your production? Where do you look for inspiration to do things differently?Ott responded on 11/25/2012