This one is probably less design-centric than others, but there are a couple others on our new site that might also be interesting.
Trying to get back into mega-process posts. Used to do it on ISO50 a lot if anyone was on there back in the day.
Hey man, really inspiring stuff you're throwing down here (musically and otherwise!). I was wondering how you landed on your current chain of plugins for processing? I've been looking to pull the trigger on some higher end signal processing software but there's just so much to choose from!
There are so many choices, for sure. I used to work for Scott Hansen (Tycho) and most all of my plugin usage is based on recommendations from him. Especially in regard to Altiverb and Waves. He gets a lot deeper into hardware processing than I do, but I've found success with software for my needs.
Welp, if it's good for Mr.Hansen it must do the trick!
Out of curiosity, how have you managed to balance your energy between music and design? In my (admittedly limited) experience, I find that working in a creative field day to day ends up draining the batteries, and it makes sitting down and creating in a different medium a struggle sometimes.
Thanks for the wisdom, and keep up the brilliant work!
I've always found music and design to be great complements to one another--they are both creative in their own way, but don't exhaust the same energy supply.
It's sort of like when little kids say they are full after dinner, but still have room for dessert. Two different stomachs they'll tell you ;)
Alex, this is such a good video. Really well produced. Thanks for sharing!
EDIT: By the way I say this as a fellow musician, I've had a lot of experience recording music and some filming myself at the same time, too. Nowhere near as pro as you though! It's really interesting to see someone else's process. I'm gonna nick a bunch of ideas, techniques and vocab from you ;)
EDIT2: I love all the the honesty about the tools you use by the way, without any irony. "I have no idea how these work, it's all about twisting the knobs until you find something that sounds nice." - a lot of videos and guides like this really go way too deep into the technical stuff.
Awesome Dan, glad you got something out of it! Feel free to hit me up with questions.
What's interesting is how the type of cover consumed has changed. Your version of Mother We Share (a great tune!), is so clean and polished that it feels like a professional artist has recorded it - it doesn't have the same genuine nature of the 1-take live recording, but clearly its what the kids want.