Ive really been wondering about amps and the like recently for recording bass sounds in partciular. Or maybe just the Warm Audio Tone Beast preamp.
Read thru the whole thread again and am still interested in this idea of limited tracks and bouncing down audio. Even if there is no literal sonic difference I think the limitations would help w creativity.
Id actually been thinking about just recording a long drum track doing mutes and parameter tweaks then chopping that into an arrangement with the bass instrument and making sure that could practically be the track on its own before adding anything else.
At the end of the day I feel like its mostly drums and bass that make most types of dance music. I hadnt been out to a proper event in ages then spent four days in Detroit for Movement, did a buncha party favors and it all suddenly became clear again what this music is about.