(the pictured cassette is some old thing I got at Goodwill a long time ago. Found an amazing lot of self help tapes.)

Learning the MPC has really changed the way I look at Ableton and everything else in my recording and producing workflow.

Cross trains is good work. I know this, but sometimes reminding helps.

I used this nĂ¼ MPC sensibility this am when I sat dow to make my #botd (make one thing every morning–at least 5 a week.) It’s sped up my Ableton work flow, really helped with phrasing, and helped me make decisions and commit in regards to song segments.

Also, Scaler 2.5 is very helpful melodically as well as speed-wise. Having some assitance once I have the chord structure is huge. I can only imagine the workflow improvements once I build up a bit of speed; tracks in hours not days.

Is it cheating? The best answer I’ve heard besides the very accurate “no” is: ‘Who are you cheating?’

Track is below. Have a great day.

-jd