Don't Let The Machines Control You

"What do you think about the advance of technology and the reliance on things like Pro Tools?” 

Johnny: So for those who don’t know, 'Pro Tools’ is a digital recording platform that has virtually replaced analog tape recording. I liken P-Tools to the Internet; there's a devil and an angel in there - and it has the capability of taking away the heart, soul and feel of a song . . . then again, that’s what some artists are after! Personally, I make sure I'm running the tools and the machines rather than the inverse. I use effects and ’studio tricks’ carefully (like the backward rocket sound at the beginning of ‘Hurry Back, Baby’) when I think it serves the song in some manner. A little ‘ear candy’ here and there ain’t a bad thing!