Thanks to YouTube, and Queen's footage from the recording of One Vision, we can teleport :) almost 30 years earlier (1985) and realise how music production looks different today. Queen was on top in 1985, so the studio was probably one of the best too. And what we can see ? Recording to tape, strings on Yamaha DX7, other hardware (ie. Jupiter 8), real Guitar, Percussion, Bass, Freddie's Voice.
It's pretty amazing to see such bands perfecting their art (and they had tons of fun) but at the same time, it's a little bit shame to see so many amazing tools we have now, yet music produced is quite often repetitive, uninspiring and simply boring.