I’ve been looking to simplify my songwriting process for a while now. Without a doubt, the most complex part of music production for me is my computer. It is so powerful, but also has email which needs to be checked, Facebook, YouTube, and lots of news sites that are all easier to check than actually sitting down and writing a new song.
So, I have been looking at getting some pieces of dedicated hardware for inspiration. I bought this Korg EA-1 a while ago, and I am having the best time messing around with it and coming up with new sounds. Very intuitive and immediate, and taking me in directions I normally wouldn’t go.