Forester: Our studio is a spot the place we get up excited to go to each morning. To begin, now we have a Common Audio Apollo 8 interface that has actually helped with productiveness in addition to processing UA plugins. Different gear that now we have consists of: a Sequential Oberheim OB-6, Manley Reference Cardioid Tube Microphone operating by a LA-610 MK II Tube Channel Strip, Roland RE-201 House Echo, Sequential Prophet Rev 2, Adam A7X Screens, Gibson Les Paul, Fender Telecaster, Fender American Commonplace Jazz Bass, Kremona F65C Classical Guitar, Martin Acoustic Guitar, Gretsch Lap Metal Guitar and a Vox amp.
FutureMusic: Let’s speak extra about processing and results…what processing did you particularly use on your newest launch?
Forester: The processing will change relying on what the sound wants, however we’ll typically use a whole lot of the identical plug-ins on our channel strips. On our final launch titled Symphony” we used an excellent quantity of compression and distortion. Each sound is equalized in a different way, however you possibly can assure that there’s an EQ on just about each sound. If it’s not a bass sound it’ll probably be chopping low finish.
FutureMusic: Did you utilize any studio musicians, or did you make the most of samples, or is every part simply the 2 of you?
Forester: We’ll typically use particular person drum samples in our tracks, however apart from that we just about do every part ourselves.
FutureMusic: Do you’ve gotten any favourite mics for recording vocals? What processing do you utilize to get your sound?
Forester: For the time being we’re loving the Manley Reference Mic. It actually brings out the highs in Xander’s voice, and general has a very nice tone. We not solely use this for vocals, however for acoustic devices too. When it comes to processing, it varies per observe, however we’ll normally want to chop Lows/Low Mids to round 200 HZ with one other lower within the Mids across the 2000 HZ space and a excessive enhance within the 10K HZ space. After an EQ we’ll use an 1176 type compressor and an LA 2A type compressor. When it comes to artistic processing we’ll normally have a reverb (normally Valhalla Room Classic Verb) and a Delay of some type on a ship.
FutureMusic: Your music has a really tender sound, how do you obtain that?
Forester: One thing that I’ve discovered quite a bit from Xander is that it’s vital to take care of lot of feeling in a tune. In digital music, a whole lot of songs are made to hit laborious and have energy typically on the expense of introspective emotion. That’s completely positive and nice, however simply isn’t us. We intention to strike a stability between a observe that feels good, but in addition has power. I believe we obtain this by utilizing a whole lot of acoustic devices in our tracks blended with artificial sounds and processing.
FutureMusic: What gear would you prefer to see sooner or later, however hasn’t been invented but?
Forester: A MIDI go well with that may take dance strikes and synthesize them within the music, so the music is dancing to you.
FutureMusic: The place do you see Forester musically in 5 years?
Forester: Making one thing totally different that doesn’t sound just like the music we’re at present making. We hope to at all times be evolving our sound!