(Was just reading a post by my boi Wrigzilla and it got me thinking, as it is kind of the thesis of this blog in general.)
The mind is the single most powerful tool in the studio. To think otherwise is insanity and diminishes the glory of what it is to be a human.
Tools do have a profound effect on the resultant sound, as well as the workflow, which also ultimately has an effect on the sound.
But you must understand the extent to which the artist's mind dictates the final sound. It wouldn't be an exaggeration to say that the mind contributes 95%, while the tools contribute only 5% .
So why in the world would people fiendishly pursue all the latest tools when instead they could be pursuing strengthening their mind? Because it is much easier to go out and steal (or buy in the rare instance) the latest and greatest vst rather than improving and strengthening your mind.
People that I respect have spent a good time and effort making young producers aware of freeware vst's and vsti's in an attempt to alleviate the need to steal by providing alternatives to paid software.
But, I think this fails to acknowledge the true source of the endless searching for tools, that of a lack of focus on the development of the mind.
So, it is the intention of Da Muse Blog to provide techniques and exercises to strengthen the mind (soul!) of the artist so that they can stop this endless searching for tools, and actually get down to making music.
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