Started out as a DJ at age 13. This is what brought me to the point of wanting to produce.
From mixing I got into editing tape rhythmically. I actually edited my beats together in those days by taking a kick and snare and editing them in a pattern (samplers were not popular then). This is how I got into producing tracks.
The first sampler I did indeed buy was the Roland W-30. I went thru owning the following up to my current setup (FL Studio) :
How did you end up using FL Studio ?
In 99 I moved to California for 10 months. During that time I was using a PC more often and stumbled across FL while surfing. I tried it and immediately
Loved it. I was still into hardware at the time but slowly over the last few years have transferred my work to PC exclusively with FLS.
What does FL Studio mean in your current setup ?
FLS is the MAIN part of my whole setup. It’s the host now that it can record audio. I use various plug-ins from FLS and other companies, but FLS stays the heart of my setup.
Green Light (released 2011)
What are the advantages & disadvantages of using hard- & software ?
Me personally , I have come to the conclusion as of this year that there are NO disadvantages in my Software setup. NONE.
Since I have used hardware for years as well as software I feel I can say this and know that it is a fact.
With the soft synths now and also samplers its nothing someone with hardware can do that I cant do. Hardware on the other hand is limited. Memory size of hardware cant even compete with my PC.
And the infamous “feel” bullshit I get from my MPC brothers and sisters is the biggest laugh. I can appreciate the Pads..its cool. But I can buy the pads for a fraction of the price of a whole MPC.
Not that it’s a bad piece of hardware … I just prefer to have MORE power at my fingertips. Oh..and to be able to save EVERYTHING you do in seconds is SOOOOOO good. Hardware companies know this also ... that's why they are trying to make these new hardware pieces that connect to the PC much easier (through USB etc…).
What tracks have you released so far ?