A couple months ago, I asked about romplers, claiming that I would NEVER EVER tweak a sound, that I was solely a plug and player. You good people kindly advised me never to say never and you were of course, right. having gotten an M50, I've spent a lot of time fiddling with knobs, creating combis, etc. This has re-directed me to some older equipment, like my Roland JV880, and its editing features. I am also now in the market for a VA, and am looking forward to mucking about with these sounds.
So, are arps and sequencing next for me? I use my gear exclusively for gigging, or for preparing to gig thus far. having gotten in at 4am again this morning, I have noticed that I move a little slower and my back is a little tighter on these Sunday mornings. So I wonder if my twilight phase of this hobby will be me, sitting in my basement studio punching up a drum beat, adding a funky arp, and whistling over the top of it, or whatever it is you creative guys do...Not saying never, by the way. (Or, will I decide to go fully analog and start with a basic sine wave and make myself a old school symphony...See, I still have no idea what I'm talking about:facepalm::rolleyes:.)
Enjoy the journey more, worry about the destination less. There's no telling yet whether you will enjoy tweeking, composing, recording, etc as much as live playing. The one has a social aspect to it while most of the others are a solitary endeavor.
If you DO enjoy tweeking knobs, there is an endless pit waiting for you to fall into - modular synths. :cop:
It puts the SINES in the basket, or else it gets the hose again.