A lot of talk is is done in electronic music about workflow, which I take to mean the process of creating tracks. Everyone out there, including myself, is looking for a workflow that works for them. Some people prefer hardware, some people prefer software. Some people won’t use tablets because they don’t like the workflow. Some people prefer Mac workflow to PC workflow.
And then there is me. I am just going to stand up and admit.
Hi, my name is Tony, and I have no workflow.
Well, perhaps I do…but I think chaos is my workflow. Lots of jiggery pokery until something comes out sounding good. Plug this into that, record that, process that. Stuff this sample into that software and then through the guts of my modular. I do my best work when I’m kind of all over the place.
The current track I am working on started with the modular and OmniSphere in live, includes a sounds from Reason Compact and a processed drum loop from my iPad, a bunch of sound FX from the MPC live, and at least 3 tracks who’s origin I’ve completely forgotten (with such detailed names as ‘audio 1’ and ‘loud thing’, I’m amazed I forgot).
So chaos is my workflow. Ok then. Admission is the first step.