Reply To: Q/A with State of Mind..
Not an easy question to answer because we don’t have a set workflow. Sometimes we use multiple sounds, and chop them up. Sometimes if we want something simple, we just play them in midi. In that case it would be for our more melodic deeper kind of tracks. I guess generally each track will have what we consider the ‘main bass’. Then other ones will sort of work with it or layer with it. I think i get what your saying though, if you chop up too many different patches it can all sound kind of electro house and a bit whack. I guess the skill is just being able to arrange those cuts so it gets a good groove going and sounds related.
Remember too, something as simple as grouping can add a kind of glue to it all. I guess you do that already though!