Creativity Under Contraints

by Nikolozi Meladze

Here’s a great video Jack White describing The White Stripes’ creative process.

(via Signal vs. Noise)

As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts I’ve fully cut back on number of plug-ins and audio/music related software I have installed on my computer. I don’t miss my old plug-ins at all. These are the only music apps I have installed on my Mac:

  • Logic Pro
  • Ableton Live
  • Celemony Melodyne
  • FabFilter Plug-ins
  • Easy MIDI

5 years ago it was a completely different story. I used to have a few hundred plug-ins in my VST folder. Don’t get me wrong, there are a lot of great plug-ins out there and the above list will change over time, I just want to make sure that I’m not paralysed by too much choice.