Studio Deep Dive

Objectives

  • Presonus Faderport 8
  • Vermona DRM1 MK3
  • Jomox Alpha Base
  • Elektron Analog Heat
  • Acidlab Bassline 3
  • Squarp Pyramid
  • Moog Mother32
  • Moog DFAM
  • Modular synth
  • Dave Smith Instruments Pro2
  • Roland Studio Capture
  • Teenage Instruments Pocket Operators
  • Strymon Big Sky
  • … and a few other FX :-)

Workflow Overview

Sequencing all the stuff

Anything that inspires me is a great addition to my setup, no matter how “good or bad” it sounds, or how complete it could be.

polyrhythmic and polymetric patterns are incredibly simple to generate

Add more drums!

Rackable Vermona DRM1, and the Jomox Alpha Base.

Gimme Baaasss

Elektron Analog Heat, Acidlab Bassline 3

It’s hot in here, isn’t it?

The synths and modular zone

Moog Mother32 and DFAM, DSI Pro2, Modular Synth

The FX zone

Patchbay, the cables jungle

Note the stickers to quickly identify some routes
  • Avoid fatigue on the critical cables and connectivity (instruments, audio interface)
  • Allow to virtually connect more instruments than available inputs (and then just re-patch when needed)
  • Conveniently routing all the audio signals from a central piece
  • Encourage complex paths, e.g. Instrument → FX1 → FX2 → Audio Input

Laptop, DAW, controller

Key takeaways

  • Akai MPD-32
  • Akai EIE-Pro
  • Arturia Beatstep Pro (actually, I still have it)
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro14
  • Korg Volca Beats
  • Novation Launchpad
  • Novation Mininova
  • Roland System-1
  • Roland TB-3
  • Roland TR-8
  • Soundcraft EPM-6

About me

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Electronic Music Producer, founder of Jikken Records.

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