Un bon mélange de soft et de matériel saupoudré de conseils de production.
L'histoire ne nous dit pas s'il a pu maîtriser le Lyra-8 que l'on voit sur la photo :)
A good mixture of software and hardware sprinkled with production advices.
The story doesn't tell us if he managed to masterise the Lyra-8 we see in the picture :)
Gears and software
What gears/software did you use for this album ?
DAW - ProTools with lots of plugins and soft synths lol. Rise In Fire used plugins from Arturia (CMI, DX7, Spark, Solina, CZ-1 to name a few), Roland SH-101 / JX-3P / Jupiter 8, Soundtoys, Sugar Bytes, Beatskillz, Eventide, UAD, iZotope.
For hardware we used 101music Blackbox, Oto Biscuit, Retro Mechanical Labs EFC Studio, Behringer MS-1 / VC-340, Lexicon PCM 41, Akai MPC Live.
Your favorite gear(s)/software(s) ?
I really enjoyed using Beatskillz DropX for drums on this one. Very sharp and aggressive, it made most of the tracks.
The Oto Biscuit is a wonderful bit crushing effect unit with an analog filter, also great for drum processing.
The Lexicon PCM 41 was a joy to use for vocal weirdness and almost stutter like effects.
Any evolution in your setup ?
Do you use/tweak presets ?Very much so… presets are great to start with, then mangle from there.
Do you design you own sound ? On which synth/plugin in particular ?
Not from scratch… I’m jealous of people who can do that. Towards the end we were under a tight deadline so really didn’t have the luxury of building anything from the ground up.
Any personal synth story ?
What 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 ?
Do you produce/mix in the box or do you use mainly external gears (effect/comp/eq...) ?
What is your most painful / enjoyable step in track production ? Sound design, arrangement, mixing, mastering ?
One of the most enjoyable things to me is the final mastering stage, when everything finally comes together and sounds cohesive. It’s exciting to push the track to it’s final level of oomph.
Most painful is probably vocal editing, which if your voice isn’t pitch perfect like mine, can get pretty tedious.
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