technology must always be a servant to music and creativity, not the other way around. a nice aspiration. even on a good night though, i've had pedals kick my ass just doing what they do and at times even force me into an area i would not have been before perhaps. "Javier Miranda V." wrote: > I totally agree with Alan. This is the point I was trying to make. The > technology must always be a servant to music and creativity, not the >other > way around. > > -----Original Message----- > From: Alan Imberg [mailto:email@example.com] > Sent: Wednesday 24 November 1999 3:53 PM > To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com > Subject: Re: Effect as crutch > > ... > Though it is a cliche, I find validity in the analogy that sonic effects >are > the equivalent to musicians what extra colors are to a painter. Today, we > have colors galore. Placed in certain peoples hands, they can become >nothing > more than a smeared mess. Placed in the hands of someone with >imagination, > patience, and vision, you can get a masterpiece. > > Bottom line: Its the imagination behind the tools that determines the > quality.