Not really a discussion, but more of an observation,
I was sitting talking with some of the guys from The Rock recently and we were discussing music and the difference / ease it is to create nowadays compared to yester year.
We were talking about Atari's and dongals. quarter inch reels and reel to reel recorders. The days when doing drop ins were almost unheard of. You had to belt out ya verse in one take cos in most instances drop ins weren't cutting it. Having to carry around floppy's with ya samples on it. When the M1 was the industry standard midi keyboard. 16 track desks, 24 track desks, 48 track desks. Having to vocal in the same room as the engineer with everyone wearing headphones and no one could talk until the verse was done. Having to do your chorus each time without copy and paste. Having to record the sympte code onto a reel before being able to record your vocals. Patch Bays. Trying to find a decent studio that offered reductions for the unemployed or students (big IMW in Barbican - good days). Sampling kicks from The Meters, snares from Weather Report, hi hats from Kool and the Gang, Sampling your main loop from Ramsey Lewis, your chorus hook from Bob James, your 8 bar break down from Donald Purdey and putting it all together to make 1 unique track.
Your first 4 track recorder, mine was a yamaha. Recording classic materials with a SURE SM58 mic. The first time you press the red button for the long kick drum on a 808
I could go on but hey I guess you get the message, sometimes its fun to Reminisce