“The older I get the more I like plugging directly into an amp. I’m tired of trying to impress myself with weird sounds. It’s about the notes and the amp.” – Steve Vai. Famous guitarists from the likes of Steve Vai to Kirk Hammett to Eric Clapton to Jimmy Page, were well known for their obsession with tone & timber.
“It’s easy to get sidetracked with technology, and that is the danger, but ultimately you have to see what works with the music and what doesn’t. In a lot of cases, less is more. In most cases, less is more.” – Herbie Hancock
“The piano keys are black and white, but they sound like a million colors in your mind.” – Maria Cristina Mena. In the world of modern electronic music production, it is critical to introduce more organic and timeless sounds into your music.
In short, saturation is THE most effective way to add analogue edge and warmth to your music – often meaning the difference between sounding digital, flat, & dead, versus analogue, warm & alive.