So I’m recognized this for quite a while, but I continue doubting my move into hardware often.
My little dilemma: I have more fun making music with hardware boxes, but I’m much more productive in ableton. I have not a big setup, 3 elektrons + m32+dfam at the moment. I love them all and often create interesting stuff with it but I rarely finish anything with the hardware setup. Hundreds of patterns on the elektrons. I somehow hate working on track and then saving parts of it on multiple boxes. That’s one cool thing with a DAW. I seem to be dependent on recall.
Anyway, I finish a lot of tracks but only in ableton. I don’t know why this is. Most of my best stuff was done in ableton. I somehow have the fastest workflow with nothing but a laptop. Most of the time when I open ableton I have an almost finished track some hours later. On my elektrons I have incoherent sketches all over the place.
So I have fun with my boxes but always think, if I had spent this time in live I’d probably have a new track by now. Since making tracks is my main goal and most satisfying thing in the world I wonder if I should sacrifice most of my gear to gain productivity, since I feel guilty if I’d have all this expensive stuff here, but only using my laptop all the time.
Anyone in a similar situation?