I do actually. I was in Envision and the producers took me to hear you (josh Wendel)-- knocked me out so I sent some links to some producing friends (I worked with Phil Ramone (quincy jones, etc) before he died and a slew of others you know..more as an entertainment producer creating events- Anyways, I like to compose for fun but I cant get away from how amazing your sound is.. A little insight on your gear list for live and the studio would be fun to know.. Synths and set up - just love your composition and sounds..wondered how u compose (use ableton - logic - protools) - just no one sounds and rich and full as you -- like an Opus -- you nailed something beautiful.. Just hoping to understand it. Not important to answer - im sure we will cross paths -Thanks for bring someting organic to the digital world.. Lawrence Robins NYC
On stage at the moment it is NI Traktor with Z1, X1 and S1 controllers.
In the studio it is Cubase 8 and a large collection of cranky old analogue synths and outboard gear. I still use an analogue mixer, although final mixes are done 'in the box' because I like the way Cubase automation works.
I use some softsynths but I tend to reach for an analogue instrument first because I like the sound they make when you layer lots of them up together.
I recently bought a Yamaha Electone home organ off eBay for £5 [about $7 USD] and I'm using it on everything. It makes the lushest polysynth sounds I've ever heard. I run it through my Doepfer A100 modular synth for filtering and modulation.
A big part of it for me is combining "real" sounds - guitars, sitars, flutes, voices - with electronic sounds, synthetic drums with hand-played acoustic percussion. I find the combination of both provides a contrast which isn't possible with either on their own.
Hey Ott, Hope your haveing a nice day!
I was wondering about set lists, how do you dicide being the artist you are with the songs you have (soon to have a fourth batch!) what should begin, be the middle flow and end your sets with? do you have any favorit songs you like to start and end shows with? or has your new album Top Trumps over older mertirial? Thanks again man. : )
I watched an interview in which you said that you'd built your own studio. Did you undertake construction duties ie carpentry, electrical, plumbing etc etc ? Sorry if this is dumb question but I was just wondering.