Gordon, can’t say what the trigger was, perhaps just a consequence of buying the Audio Interface and starting to use a DAW to make audio-only recordings.
Early on I could see the possibilities of multi-tracking and making use of midi and digital instruments. As far as I can tell, my first attempt was made 5 months after starting the BC, with a recording of Stand By Me.
I suppose you could call it a happy accident. Who knows how my path would have developed if I’d opted to just use my phone to make a video recording, and perhaps stripped the audio out if I was too self-conscious to post video rather than just audio.
Everybody’s path is their own. I have a lot of time invested into the music production path, which some might say could have been spent practising actual playing. I’d certainly be a better player now but overall I’ve thoroughly enjoyed learning about production and collaborations such as this are every bit as fulfilling as being able to learn and use more intermediate guitar techniques as a solo player-singer.