posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 06:34 PM
Lets see if I can remember all the questions asked.
I don't really have a favorite effect, I'm a big fan of raw sounds, but it all depends on what I'm trying to achieve with the sound that I am
manipulating, phasers and flangers are pretty cool, I also like really nice sounding reverbs.
My go to software is Pro Tools LE, it's what I learned on and currently in the poorhouse and can't try anything else along the lines of Cubase or
Sonar, but reaper is coming along quite nicely though so I mess around with that sometimes, I like how that gives me more access to VST's and the
For inspiration I usually just sit down and start hitting random keys or maybe pick up a guitar and see if anything can flow. Sometimes I'll start
with a drum pattern sometimes I'll start with chords or maybe a lead, maybe a bass. I'll also change my routine up like the times I go to bed eat
dinner in the morning with desert, etc. Things that aren't considered "normal".
My favorite instrument, don't really have one, but I favor softsynths, I have Sampletank it has some decent sounds. I would like to get some external
modules like a Roland Phantom XR and Yamaha Motif es, I would also like to get some Moog synths, if I could find an original ARP 2600 that would be
freaking awesome as long as it worked and wasn't in really bad shape.
As far as pro studio vs. home studio, I like the a combination of the two, pro studio equipment in a home studio.
I don't really ever get around to mastering anything sometimes hardly get around to mixing it, I'm in a constant state of learning, I do the hip-hop
thing and working on R&B, so I really don't ever get around to it, but now that I'm a little older and I know what "good" sounds like I'm
starting to focus more on the mix and recording aspect of things.
I do it mainly as a hobby it would be nice to make a career out it, well see what happens though. Before I get into the analog vs digital thing, a top
I would give you on the song structure, what I sometimes do, when I write a complete song and not just a 4 or 8 bar loop, I'll write songs with no
structure. As in like no chorus or verse just a continuous string of music and try not repeat any bars. Just for my own pleasure.
Also try mixing it up a little like start off with the chorus as the intro and build into it for 8 bars then go into the verse, also on the lower
tempo stuff that I make instead of chorus bridge chorus I'll go verse bridge verse. Just different stuff that I do.
As far as analog vs digital, personally analog allows you to give things color and it gives it a fatter wider sound if it is good gear, like a
Universal Audio 1176 or a LA2A, although I don't own any of that stuff, which I really wish I could afford to buy some quality vintage gear like
that, it just does instantly what takes a lot of work to do in digital.
They both have their place though I like digital because of instant recalls just by loading the session, were as with analog you have to write down
the settings and dial them up manually. It won't be long though before digital is on par with analog, I think it would help if a lot of companies
quit trying emulate the older vintage gear and concentrated more on unique plug-ins. Although they will get close to having a perfect digital copy of
So they both have their place, If I could afford the vintage analog stuff I would have it, but I like digital for the ease. With computers as powerful
as they are now, you can get really nice fat synth tones, when the concentrate on making their own synths and not emulating something. Once more
plug-in companies start doing the same with compressors and EQ's I think it will really improve the state of digital dynamics.