It's intellectually lazy to divide the world into two types of people, but when it comes to using computers to create music, it seems to be true.
The first group are what I'd call digital music enthusiasts. They compose almost exclusively at a computer, using a MIDI controller and/or sounds from a wide variety of third-party digital sources--loops from a program like ACID, beats and virtual synthesizers from a program like Reason, short samples that they recorded themselves or spliced from another source.
I'm a member of the second group, the reluctant analog dinosaurs. We came … Read more