I’ve noticed that even when I work in software I tend to adopt a more minimalistic “hardware-style” workflow. I have 8 tracks or less, don’t go overboard with effects, mixing might be minimal, to the point of I want it to sound more raw and unprocessed, ie not overproduced. I just like it that way and a bonus is it’s less to think about lol.
Granted, things like the modern MPCs and Maschine+ can do a fine job at mixing and piling on effects. But in the end I just want to get an idea down or even more just have fun with what I’m doing.
I realize mixing might be fun for a lot of people, and even me at times. I’m definitely a fan of panning and volumes, but EQing not so much. I just try to use sounds that don’t clash from the get go at this point.