This is a screenshot of one of the many Reaktor ensembles in our arsenal. We first started using the computer as an instrument on our sixth album, [2012’s] WIXIW.
We had used computers for recording purposes for a long time, and had become quite familiar with using them in that regard. In hindsight it seems crazy that it took us so long to get into Reaktor [a modular synthesis studio], but we were fascinated by other things at the time, I guess, which took precedence.
It was also quite daunting, or quite honestly terrifying, when we finally did try to learn more about this world. With some experience and some experiments behind us, I think we're now realizing that music programs are just like any other instrument we've used. It's all about the idea you have, not how much you've mastered an instrument.