Burial's Untrue album is one of the best things I've heard in recent years. I absolutely love that album. Not a fan of the Dubstep/Grime (or whatever they call it these days!) stuff at all. But Burial is on a different level. Amazing stuff.
Interesting to read about how he works in Sound Forge. I'm a long time SF user (since long before Sony took it over from Sonic Foundry). But I can't imagine how this is done because you can't have seperate tracks.
Reminds me of a guy I was talking to some years ago. Can't remember his name now (Richard someone I think) but he released stuff as Verbose on the Neo Ouija record label. I remember him telling me that all his stuff was put together using Cool Edit. He didn't use a sequencer. He recorded audio from his synths & other sound sources & then just tracked everything in Cool Edit. I remember him saying it gave him a lot more freedom to just slide stuff around to where it sounded good. As opposed to precisley editing & positioning it using a conventional sequencers grid.
Very interesting way of working. It's kind of like with the old samplers. You couldn't see a waveform in order to precisley slice a sample. You had to use your ear to adjust the start position & get it right simply by listening. I suppose we've been spoilt with what we have now. We're working backwards trying to undo the precission in order to give our music a more human, less rigid quality!
As for quantizing MIDI ...... It's the Devil function for music production!!