Back in the good ol’ days when I was a kid and had to walk endless miles, fighting wolves and snow storms just to get to school, it was easy to find the sound you needed for your music project.
You put your microphone in front of the guitar amp or the piano going the acoustic route, or auditioned the whopping 32 presets of your sound module. Then you hit record on your 4-track tape recorder. After your first take you maybe quickly fiddled with a couple of knobs and buttons to shape the sound the way you needed.
There were limited options and this “forced” you quickly back to making music.
Today, you have multiple hard drives filled with Terrabytes of exquisite samples – the finest instruments played by the best musicians in awesome locations, recorded on incredible gear by talented engineers. All that awesomeness right at your fingertips – and what do you suffer through?