The Elf wrote:
Ramirez wrote:Yes, what I’ve always done is in line with yours and Wonks’ posts. I was just fascinated to read this month’s article as its the first time I’ve really seen this challenged.
For every piece of advice of advice you'll find on the Internet you'll find said same advice challenged.
One of the most difficult problems to overcome when teaching (and I'm going through one such example at the moment) is when somebody's hero - especially one with a string of impressive credits to their name - says something utterly misguided, but it is taken as being gospel - after all this guy is successful! Those received opinions take some shifting!
And that is why sponsorship exists... ;)
I'm just trying to think who's influenced me not to use anything? I Can't think of anyone!
But, probably like a lot of other people, I have bought stuff because I've seen it in a studio of someone I admire.
I bought a Mackie mixer many moons ago after lots of deliberation, one day I saw that Brian Eno had one, that sold it. I also bought my Eventide because he had one, it wasn't the only reason, but it clinched the deal. 'These things had potential" in my mind.
Nowadays I don't give a toss, I'll use anything, and I trust my own judgement, if anything I've gone completely in the opposite direction, I'll deliberately not use a popular instrument or technique just to see if it brings something new to things.
Buy a Yamaha PSS keyboard from a charity shop instead of that Prophet 12, you never know, it may just prove more interesting, and unusual, and if it's a failure you've only lost £20 instead of £2,000.