Browsing forums, all over the internet there seem to be a fixation with hardware among producers, musicians and composers. Is it really that important to have all the gadgets (and expensive plugins) to make good music? Using a tracker I never really felt I needed anything else. rather than a decent audio interface for recording decent quality vocals and instruments. Even a midi keyboard is a bit overkill for me since you can use a regular keyboard to play and program notes.
Isn’t the whole idea of tracking based on simplicity and needing as little as possible hardware to make tunes. and isn’t using samples the main thing with tracking rather than midi and vst plugins? I’m very curious about upcoming releases and improvments to RNI, multilayer sample support etc.
Anyone else feel the same or is all the gadgets and plugins really necessary to create cool good sounding stuff? I’d like to think that less is more. Although I guess some people really need all that stuff to be creative. Or to have a workflow that suits them. When I walk in to a big studio packed with stuff I wouldn’t know what to do with all of it. Maybe it’s a big difference if you’re a songwriter or producer. To create a good song i guess you could manage with a pen and paper and some vocal skills and maybe a piano or a guitar. But making a good production you would need quite a lot of stuff to make it stand out and make it original and pro sounding. Or do you?