Designing patches forward, (re)building them backwards
Most of the times when I have an idea for a patch, I start building it with the left-to-right, top-to-bottom mentality.
But once I’ve made something I’m satisfied with (which is not that often), and I have a model of the patch in my head, I like to make a clean slate and rebuild it from scratch.
Except I always start from the end and work backwards. It just feels like the sensible thing to do.
I only built it forwards in the first place because I didn’t know what I was doing! It takes knowing what you are doing to build it backwards…
What goes into the master out to begin with? Ok, an instrument rack. Now inside that rack, starting from the end? last amp. Before that? Reverb? Delay? EQ? Etc.. But thinking of the fx chain in reverse, and working back to the oscillators or whatever is producing sound!
Does anyone relate? Thoughts?