It has often been said that in digital time work the possibilities are endless.
This also applies to creating sounds. There are fantastic plug-ins from the most legendary synthesizers, organ sounds and pianos, amplifiers and sample libraries. The combinations of these produce surprising results every time.
Joss Mennen says: When we had a keyboard session in the time of Zinatra, it was quite an undertaking. I remember that keyboardist Koen van Baal arrived at Wisseloord in the morning with a lot of important synths. These were all taken to the control room and placed upright on the side against the wall. The instruments were all linked together using MIDI. The audio signals from each synth each had their own channel on the SSL mixing console.
By sliding the different instruments together, we searched for the right sound for the song in question. It seems clear to me that this was a time-consuming operation. I sometimes think back to this when I'm arranging or during an album production. Stacking sounds from different instruments is now so easy, leaving more room for creativity and experimentation.