Russ Hughes of the AIR Users Blog, an excellent blog dedicated to supporting users of the virtual instruments and effects produced by AIR, Avid’s dedicated team of plug-in developers, has posted an interview with composer Howard Goodall.
In the interview, Howard discusses his journey to becoming a well-known composer, his compositional approach, and the kit he uses. He says:
First I switched, in 1994, to Sibelius notation from hand-written manuscripts, then a few years later I took the plunge away from hardware recording on tapes to Pro Tools, via a few happy years with a Yamaha sequencer I took with me everywhere. Actually I have always tried to keep fascination with new gear and new modes of recording under control, so that the composing is allowed to take priority, so I probably got to computers later than most for recording.
When asked what he loves most about Pro Tools, he says:
Intuitive ease of use, visual clarity, flexibility, importing virtually anything, and, crucially since 8, integration with Sibelius, at last, for which many thanks Avid.
The interview as a whole is a great read, and well worth checking out in full.