Up until recently, all that stuff sat in storage for 3 years because I was too busy with other things to spend time with any of it, and I moved twice during that time and was unable to really set up my studio again. I just finally set everything back up again starting about 5 months ago, and haven't really recorded a whole lot in a while.
Regardless, this is a hobby for me, and always will be. I produce very experimental music, which could more or less be considered more of a soundscape than music. I'm not out for recognition or to impress anyone. I do it because I love to do it, and have always had a deep interest in synthesis.
...and please, let's not get into the whole "wutevar dood u hav al taht geer but u cnat maek no musics" thing. It's ridiculous and something I encounter almost every time people see my setup.
I'll even admit, I'm not what I'd consider a great producer. I am good at sound design, and I enjoy my own stuff, but I really don't care to share with people I don't personally know. I don't produce music that I think Tiesto or whoever the current "#1 DJ IN THE WORLDS!111OMG" is going to play to a bunch of teenagers on ecstasy, I produce what I find technically challenging, because that's what interests me.
The last few "songs" I recorded years ago which would have any appeal to people on a forum like this, now embarrass the hell out of me to listen to. Total cheese that I produced using mostly softsynths with a friend who was very new to producing at the time. Before that I mainly did glitchy ambient type stuff. Still do, mostly.
Also worth noting is that I've built up all that gear over a span of about 13 or 14 years, so it's not like I just one day decided "I WANT TO MAEK TRANCE!!!" and dumped 5 figures into it. The gear I have now is what's left after years of buying and selling things that I didn't like. What's left is the gear that really caught my interest.
Last edited by hexadecimal on Sep-19-2009 at 07:36