You mention about knowing the System-100 well; is that something we maybe miss out on nowadays – that idea of really getting to know what a synth/soft synth is actually capable of?
“You know why that is, don’t you? If you spend £1,000 on an analogue synthesizer that’s a big investment, whereas if you spend maybe £100 on a soft synth then you look at the presets and think, ‘they’re quite good!’. Also, a lot of the soft synths, though not all of them, are quite difficult to program. The reason they have a thousand presets is that someone has spent a lot of hours creating them. It’s a bit like the DX7 back in the day… it was incredibly difficult to program and at the end of the day the presets sounded much better than anything you could possibly do on your own.”