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Old 05-08-2016, 12:44 PM   #6
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Re: "Rent-To-Own" Serum

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Originally Posted by A.M View Post
Yeah, JA..I think you're spot on there about the whole "instrument junkie" thing..it's a phase we all inevitably go through..be it software..hardware..or both..one that can sometimes come back to haunt us time and again through the years.

It's like we go through this cycle of production, where we start off buying shit to make music..then we stop buying and become really creative with the tools we've bought.

But then, as some point, we start to feel that itch again and get drawn in by that new synth or whatever it is that's caught our eye..and the cycle begins all over again.

I think the underlying cause is the drive to produce even better music..the need we have to become better at what we do..and the smart companies out there know how to market to that part of us..selling us something that we think will help make us sound better or simplify something we already do in the production chain.

The important thing, though, is to try to keep all this in mind and draw a mental line we won't cross. Granted, it's not an easy thing to do for some..but it's something we all have to do in our own way sooner or later.
Absolutely. I told myself not to buy anything new before I have "mastered" my previous software. But then it all comes down to my own perception on what is "mastered". I have noticed that I am good in fooling myself to think all sorts of stuff. "Yeah fuck it I know how to use Massive pretty good let's go Serum!".

Funny thing is that pretty much every stupid thing I have bought have usually came in handy at some point: I remember when I bought Maschine. I used it for a week, then noticed that it didn't fit in my workflow, and stopped using it. After like 1 year while "reinventing" my craft I noticed that Machine have became quite essential thing in my workflow.

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