I think we are coming to a new era where people will record much faster.
There was a period when I'd just come out of college where I'd been playing classical guitar and I suddenly realised that it wasn't what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
I spend a lot of time working as a painter and in my studio I go from upstairs where I paint to downstairs where I play and record, so I get this thing crossing over.
I've got four or five records in my head at a time that I try to work on and I would like to do a guitar trio record next - since The Police I've mostly made records with keyboards.
I like to play with someone who can cover a lot of ground and someone with whom you can discuss the language at a reasonable level; otherwise it gets a bit frustrating.
I don't like playing standards. I like to do my own cutting edge work.
I am pretty embroiled in moving on and moving forward with music.
I'm just trying to avoid any sort of generic kind of music - I don't want to do generic jazz or fusion.
It is not very practical in today's world when you tour all over the place having a big band.
I'm better for it and I prefer to keep things simple and see what sounds I can get out of my head and hands rather than relying on a sound that someone else created.
If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance, I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger.
If the guitar synthesizer is really going to stand as a synthesizer on its own, it needs to develop a more characteristic sound; I don' think it's gotten there yet.
The most obvious thing you can't do with a guitar synthesizer is to really sound like a guitar.
My favorite sounds are the high, spacey ones that are very ambient.
I was totally into jazz in my teens.