In 2005, Elfman recalled: "I compose at the keyboard and I have a work table with a big keyboard and screen with a sequencer. I'll create these huge templates and use a program called "Performer", but then I send it out to a guy who puts it into Sibelius for generating the parts. It just looks like notes with no dynamics or anything before it is put into Sibelius."more
Digital tracks-horn overdubs, the occasional vocal line and his omnipresent guitar work-are laid down to a single Fostex RD-8; his sequencer is MOTU's Digital Performer 2.2. "This manner of working has been fine with me, both for the work I do here and when I need to record guitar parts at my studio for some out-of-town project," he explains. "However, it's definitely time to move into the world of hard-disk recording."more
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