Simon Grainger: "When I first started making music I used Cubase but I can't actually imagine using anything other than Pro Tools now. I've never really used much MIDI on my tracks which always surprised people but I much prefer working with Waveforms rather than blocks on a screen.
"Essentially I worked in real-time with most of the programming and then cut stuff up and looped it in Pro Tools. I also try my hardest to play basslines and synth parts live. I remember Ian's eyebrows raising when I told him this. When I used to make trance records for Ministry Of Sound a lot of people used to describe our tracks as 'trance with soul' and I think that people were able to sense that there was a live element to our tracks."