Originally Posted by u b k
Personally, I can't say enough good things about composing music in an 8-track environment. You really gotta make choices, nothing extraneous gets by. It either adds to the track in a big way, or it's gotta go.
That sounds like a good thing to me. No nonsense, just elements that really improve the track. One of the reasons music is so bad these days is because a 8-year old kid can have a 100 tracks on his dad's computer, so producers of today don't learn the importance of concentrating on the important bits, they just layer tons of sounds until all the frequencies are filled. Even if they had good material to begin with, it's all buried under a sea of turd.