Having a day job and a baby at home really puts a dent in the production rate at the moment, but it’s all good. The studio has been upgraded with a new iMac Pro, a Komplete S49 MkII keyboard and a new OWC Thunderbolt 3 enclosure to which I migrated all project-files and sample libraries. The setup is really working great, and the UAD Apollo Twin is so much more stable then the previous Apogee Duet. Sorry Apogee, but you kinda dropped the ball.
Production-wise I have a few projects in the making. I’ve created a remix for Disconun which will be released soon I hope and I also finished a remix for a remix competition which I’m very happy with. Fingers crossed.
I also have a couple of new Matt Avall tracks in the making. Expect some deep house, psytrance and acid house coming up. There’s also a new MA track in the works in the liquid vocal drum and bass variety. I have no clue which to track to finish first though. Watch this space 🙂
This retrostyled deep house track was a nightmare to finish. When I started this track the goal was to only use the TR-909 analog sounds for all percussion, and at least one Korg M1 track. I used the brilliant ADM from Audiorealism for drums and the Korg M1 plugin for the phasey electric piano. The basslines were made in Serum. The TR-909 is brilliant for house music, but also very dry and boring unprocessed so there are tons of processing going on there. Izotope Imager for widening, Fabfilter Pro-R for space, Waves Doubler for the claps and some other bits and bobs. The 909 kick is super thumpy and pokey but I refused to use anything but the ADM, so I had to cut a lot of stuff out of it. The kick is more or less the only element in the track I’m not 100% satisfied with. I also wanted the basslines to swing with the hats and shakers which made the sidechaining feel kinda weird, but I think the groove turned out ok at the expense of some slight low frequency clashes. Nothing major though, I hope 🙂