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I was only 13 years old when I got my first recording device, a Tascam four track tape recorder. Even then, with such basic equipment, my imagination soared with the boundless possibilities that my new device offered. The ability to record my ideas and overdub additional layers was nothing short of a revolution in my artistic development. Whole symphonies came to life in my mind while tapes collected in piles around me.
Now 10 years later, my medium has changed. Computers and digital audio workstations have replaced my trusty Tascam but I've retained the childlike curiosity and imagination that accompanied my first brush with recording. In its technical capacities, my Tascam was quite limited compared to the equipment and software I use these days. However, its importance to me was not its feature set but its usability as a vehicle for my creative impulse. It was the tool that catalyzed my interest in recording and music production.