In The Studio
I started building up a home recording studio in 1988 when I bought a keyboard, a Korg M1 with its 8 track sequencer and a 4 track tape machine to add guitar with. The technology has evolved considerably since then, and now at the heart of my studio (for the technically interested) is an Apple Mac Pro, 6 core, running Logic Pro X. I use a Korg TR88 keyboard these days, and along with the Behringer Deepmind 12 synth and a whole host of plug-in libraries from Native Instruments Kontakt, Spectrasonics, UVI and others, and EZDrummer, Ultrabeat, a Roland TR-8S and a whole slew of other in-the-box beat-making tools. The guitars (mainly Gibson Les Paul, Fender Tele and Strat and Gretsch Duojet electrics and Martin, Guild and Kremona acoustics) tend to go through the UAD Ox, and that does a great job of preserving the analog feeling by employing actual tube amps and not digital emulations. My amps of choice are a Fender Vibroking 20th Anniversary edition, a Fender Deluxe and a Fender Rumble for bass (not tube). I also use a guitar synth, a Godin LGXT with the Roland GR-55 synth unit. My interfaces are UAD Apollo 8 with Satellites that help milk those delicious UAD studio plug-ins through the wires. I do have a few hardware studio pieces, EQ’s, Preamps and Compressors, and are used for great effect at certain times, but generally I gravitate to in-the-box plug-ins for the most part…. Plug-ins are so easy to add or take away, unlike the hardware which takes more effort sometimes.
Terra Nullius available for preorder 5/18. Album drops 6/1.