Ok, I have close to half a Gigabyte of freshly made snippets of audio, loops, bass lines, patterns, all kinds of weird Reaktor experiments, and much more. It’s a snap to copy over this new sound bank to my MacBookPro’s hard disk, and pack down my midi controller, DVD with the latest audio SW that I have (in case I want to install something specific), a couple of cables, my headphones, and that’s it.
So next is to pack down the clothes and take the whole family down to South California for a couple of days.
It’s so easy nowadays to travel and keep a smaller studio with you, it’s just plain, plain amazing — and I was born and raised with a cassette recorder where I taped over the recording head for weird overdub experiments. And then later I had a Fostex 4-track that was worn down by weird experiments. Nowadays you could do 24-bit, even 5:1 productions, just using a laptop.
It’s then another matter if something happens during a vacation, I’ve had both positive and negative experiences of working with music during such a period. Anyway, it beats watching boring TV channels in a hotel room!