Feb 9, 2014
This week's interview is with a long-time friend and inspiration - Richard Devine. I've known him since "back in the old days" on Analogue Heaven, and we still have great conversations any time we meet (whether after a gig or during a trade show). We came up under many of the same influences, and were both obsessed with the many kinds of cool hardware that we came across.
But one of the things I've noticed with many of the interviews I've seen with Richard is that they focus on his gear and the contents of his studion, but little is written/shown on how he creates his music or how he accomplishes his sound design. And his work is impeccible. Since he was willing to do a podcast conversation, I decided to focus on The Creative Man rather than The Gear, and the result is that we get some insight into Richard's creative process that is really important.
Of course, we still talk gear a bit - I mean, we are only human!
But hearing about Richard's trek into electronic music (the story
"4 crates of albums" is awesome) as well as his current process of moving from software to hardware, we get to hear of a dedicated learner and a constant seeker. Super inspiring, and apt to make you reflect on your own approach.