Thu May 03, 2018 5:47 pm
I like to bounce around between small set ups & mix sounds from different sources.
I work in an office on a computer, so I couldn't spend 40 hours a week in front of a computer for work, then 40 hours a week in front of a computer in my free time. But I do feel I can benefit from using software, so I recently started incorporating it.
When first starting out I thought I wanted 1 big set up, but quickly realized I prefer multiple small set ups. I ALWAYS involve vinyl, but 1 night I might make a beat on the couch with a MPC 500 & 404sx or even just the po-33 K.O., the next night, make a beat with Maschine Mk3, guitar & guitar pedals, maybe throw in a little ms-20 mini. Then make a beat with the MPC 2500, found sounds, Proteus 2000/Mo Phatt, maybe add some scratching. I love to experiment & mix things up. I just go by feel. Listen to records, smoke a little green, get inspired, sample, chop & go from there. When I'm feelin lazy I'll just play with portable gear on the couch.