I’m a one instrument kind of gentleman. I don’t want to own lots of gear. I want to write compositions with simple, almost naive, melodies and harmonies, buried in deep and complex audio landscapes and warped beats. And I’m okay with using a computer as a host, but I don’t want to use Push2, Maschine, none of that. They don’t appeal to me.
The grid does, however.
The one thing I don’t get is, how do you build a song? I get the different apps, I get the starting collection of apps, but what I don’t get is - how do you go beyond the one pattern that evolves to something, but is still one pattern?
How does song structure work? Is it built like clips, like Ableton, or is it linear with motion recording options within apps, like the Circuit or Korg’s stuff, or chains like Elektron’s instruments?
How does one string together a series of solid ideas into a proper song?