I work a lot with digital samples.
Wonder when there will be a Margaret Atwood or Salmon Rushdie Filter for writing? A Scorsese filter or Lina Wertmuller plug-in for film treatments? Probably around the corner. There was a 10 – 15 year span of heated arguments about this stuff but it’s history now and the digitaligentsia won.
I’ve met more than one film director who’s happy to use music that came with software as themes for their film, it’s impressive, tons of loops credit and copyright free. Downside is they sound like loops. Most people don’t care about the difference between Tom Cruise vs. Benicio Del Torro.
Instead of bending over backwards to please the tastes of people who I don’t share taste with or competing with the next composer who has a connected manager or is insider cousin or whatever, I thought – make something of quality that isn’t imitated so easily. Maybe bigger players will notice things that stands out for quality.
Or perhaps I should go back to school and try to get a better teaching job, a more secure situation with benefits; massages, dental and hopefully a vegetable tempura discount.