"One of the hardest things is finding a time when everyone can get together. [The] joy of being a multi-instrumentalist is, you've got your vision and you can create everything how you want it, there are no creative differences. Once you master one [instrument], you are building and growing on what you have." The home studio allows Tatonic to play around with, "condenser mics, Midi instruments, and use the computer. It just means you can be so versatile. I tended to hurry through the mixing and really get excited about mastering the track. What I've learned the hard way is, trying to mix before the track is perfect." Experience has shown him that mastering is like "a black hole you can fall into – you just keep tweaking – then, it can take forever."