La deuxième salve d'informations nous vient cette fois de Statiche Monotonie originaire du Chili et de passage à Bordeaux qui a bien voulu prendre du temps pour nous raconter comment ont été concoctés les perles d'EBM sombres et froides que vous pouvez retrouver dans la split cassette Tape Tanz sortie chez Pink Bunker.
The second information burst comes from Statiche Monotonie originally from Chile and curently living in Bordeaux, he kindly took the time to tell us how he cooked the dark and cold EBM gems you can find in the Tape Tanz split tape out on Pink Bunker label.
Gears and software
What gears/software did you use for this album ?
In this album I used Reason 5 software, audition 5, "boss ve20" voice pedal and midi controllers. It happens that I live in France for a short time, I am Chilean and when I decided to come I had to sell my things.
Before I was a drummer in the band "cause of death", so I started from scratch again, little by little I am putting together my new artillery.
Your favorite gear(s)/software(s) ?
I love Reason as it is a very versatile software and allows me to create my own sound based on basic parameters.
Any evolution in your setup ?
Yes, when I bought my voice pedal and the interface, I learned the operation and the fun of the experimentation, every day I learn something new.
Do you use/tweak presets ?
Yes, for example, it gives you basic parameters of drum machine, kick drum, snare, hihat, etc , the same with basslines and everything ... I prepare my own sound by adding custom effects for each sound that I am going to use, be it reverb, phaser, chorus, etc. I never use presets without my tweaking.
Any personal synth story ?
Now I am 31 years old, but since the age of 19 we have been learning to use software or synthesizers. Before I worked with a friend on a project for a long time called "Dr.Body
" with which we made 3 studio albums with only limited resources, controllers line 6 and very cheap microphones.
would be your main writing/composing method ? Do you start classical
rythm/bassline then arrange around it ? Do you already have structure in
mind ? Do you improvise, record sessions then select ?
I do not have a specific composition parameter, that depends on the inspiration or the idea that occurs to you.
We already know that inspiration occurs without looking for it. I generally like to create clean sounds from my drums and go through rhythms, arrangements or samples that I record.
For example, with glass bottles or pans for cooking, I add that to the final mix and I abide by the rhythm already created on drums, then I hum some melody and try to carry it out as close to reality and so little by little , although it is not always the same process.
Do you produce/mix in the box or do you use mainly external gears (effect/comp/eq...) ?
The instrument mixes are made in Reason, but since it is an old version, I can't seem to record voices or I don't know how to do it, so to integrate the voices, I take Audition and export each Reason instrument in WAV to integrate it into Audition and add the recorded vocal tracks and samples.
What is your most painful / enjoyable step in track production ? Sound design, arrangement, mixing, mastering ?
Painful could be the time to write lyrics because it is difficult for me to write fiction, so I take my lyrics to my real life and it is painful.
Nice is the moment to experience the sounds that I am going to use to create the structure of the song, that is very pleasant and also when the final projects arrive after mastering, since there is a third party who works with me on the mastering.
Statische Monotonie tips
More than an advice on how to produce, I would tell you to go ahead with your projects and even if people do not support you, it does not matter, go ahead and you will learn a lot along the way, it does not matter that you do not have money or synthesizers, music is created with enthusiasm and feeling that and combining reverb and phaser on your bass lines hahaha.
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