Do you use an analog console or control surface in the studio? I've been working in the box for some time but am looking to branch out a bit beyond the old mouse and keyboard. If you had no outboard hardware or instruments what would your first purchase be?
I used to use an analogue console because that was all I knew and I found adapting to the ITB way of working quite difficult. Recently I replaced it and my three Fireface 800 interfaces with a Behringer X32 Producer which I love.
The X32 functions as an audio interface, DAW control surface, mixer, FX units, digital patchbay and monitor controller and takes up 1/3 the space of my noisy old analogue console. Plus it has total recall at the press of one button. We use an X32 Rack on stage too and this makes designing the live show in the studio and taking it out onto the stage very easy indeed.
99% of what Behringer make is crap but the X32 is a truly excellent piece of gear. If only it did 96kHz...
Hey Ottman, I saw that you answered a question a while back regarding how many tracks you use when you mix down everything, you said you use between 20-25...
So my question is, how do you normally group these tracks, if they're only in the range of 20ish tracks you certainly must be bouncing several different sounds to just one track?
I'm asking this because I'm always making a mess with a hundred tracks or so and almost always give up somewhere along that process, so something like this could help me out a lot I believe!
Thank you, and keep on keeping on!
I think what the person who asked about the Avatar show might have thought was that--well first of all it's a cartoon not an anime. But the soundtrack and everything blends Eastern and Western influences. And your music kind of does that, among other things.
But do you feel cultural links to other things, like outside the "Global North"?
Also, do you watch TV and if so, what are some of your favourite shows?