I love recording. I record several EPs, a few brainstorming sessions, and about two LPs a year. I once owned an expensive analog (cassette) four track but sold it. A few weeks ago, just as I was about to burn my first LP in over a year to disc, the logic board on my iMac got fried, trapping my hard work on the hard disk until I can fix it. This isnt such a bad thing as it helped me discover the lost art of four-tracking.
So now Im recording a new EP entitled My Two Shadows. It is being recorded on a 4 track I bought for only $50. I love the warm sound that one gets from a four track. My usual process involves using a computer to add loops, strange sounds, electronic drums etc. This time around everything sounds just as it does live. I use the natural tone of my amp instead of plugging my guitar into my computer and using artificial sounding effects. Dont get ne wrong, I love computer recording but this experience is something every musician should have. Its a beautiful thing to have to rely on your own talents and the limitations of your equipment to create a sound that is uniquely your own.
I wouldnt say im against computer recording. In fact, I plan to keep recording as I did before on my iMac. For now though I plan on enjoying every second of recording on the four track.