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Synth-obsessed Belgian brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, aka Soulwax, join us for our final episode of Season 3. As well as making music as Soulwax, their 2manydjs mashups and mixes have become legendary and last year their remix of Marie Davidson’s 'Work It'  was nominated for a Grammy. How will these collector-level super-hoarders of vintage synths fare with only six gear picks?Find out in this episode which fantasy synth they forgot they owned and how they plan to subvert our rules with robots – and crime.Season 3 is sponsored by EVO by Audient: STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS!) 
This time, we’re joined by trailblazing DJ and producer Sasha. The prolific creator has made music spanning electronic genres from acid house to atmospheric trance and more. He’s produced with James Zabiela, John Digweed and BT, remixed Madonna and scored video games such as Gran Turismo. He’s also a massive production nut and one of the first innovators to take Ableton Live into the DJ booth.In this episode, he flips the script and builds his fantasy forever studio from gear he’s lost over his career. Learn which pieces of studio outboard take his fancy, which leftfield vintage synth makes his list and how he learns how to use new equipment in the studio.STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD!),This%20is%20a%20digital%20synth. 
We're privileged to have the incredible artist, producer and composer Matthew Herbert on the show this time. Matthew’s talents have seen him work as a DJ, film composer, electronic musician, creative director of the world-famous BBC Radiophonic Workshop and get knee-deep in some amazing studio gear along the way.In this episode, find out why he doesn't do hybrid mixing, how he ends up enlisting hundreds of collaborators for some of his records, and what it is about his favourite vintage sampler that's never been bettered.The new Herbert album Musca is due for release 22nd October. The new single Fantasy is out now. STUFF WE TALK ABOUT (SPOILERS AHEAD) PDC100 MMT-8 Beast Must Die:
This time, we're privileged to host legendary DJ, producer and music educator, King Britt. He's well known for being a musical innovator, for co-founding the groundbreaking label Ovum Records with Josh Wink, and collaborating with De La Soul, Madlib, Moor Mother and many others.In this episode, discover why he prefers vintage samplers over modern, which audio manufacturer he trusts above all others for mixing drums, and learn which specific piece of hardware he must have on all his mixes.Things we talk about (SPOILERS AHEAD)Casio SK-1: Belladonna: Hamamatsu, Japan:,+Shizuoka,+Japan/@35.2541875,137.076284,9z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x601b162de5079791:0x67a49b39e2edf623!8m2!3d34.7102752!4d137.7274159Passport Mastertracks Pro 4 Review: Puckette: Model D: Mono/Poly: Sonic Six: Alpha 80: SM9: SP-1200: Instruments S2400: Tones synth works, Philadelphia: Drumulator: Forat: / SP-1200 35th Anniversary edition: 3630 compressor: 1608-II desk: G-Series Bus Compressor: Audio SSL Bus Compressor: The Glue compressor: Sun Ra - Space Is The Place:
This time, we’re joined by musician, producer, internet personality and Sonicstate head honcho Nick Batt.Nick had his first brush with fame in 1990 when, as one half of electronic duo DNA, he remixed Tom’s Diner by Suzanne Vega. Since then, he’s remixed Kylie Minogue, worked with Goldfrapp and even won an Ivor Novello award. With his music technology site Sonicstate, he’s become a YouTube celebrity and even a meme.In this episode, find out which hardware polysynth he’d take into eternity, what the 'tambourine test' is, and how he would continue operating Sonicstate within the six-item constraints of the Forever Studio.NOTES [BEWARE, SPOILERS]
Our guest this time is Welsh electronic music producer, performer and YouTuber Rachel K Collier. Known for using all the latest tech to create incredible live shows, Rachel is an Ableton Live expert who builds full, studio-grade songs on the fly. But she’s also a fan of limiting gear choices when writing, so will her forever studio be the perfect live rig or something out of the ordinary?In this episode, find out which $10,000 microphone she'd want above any other, how she makes her impressive live electronic show work, and how she overcame the prejudice of fellow producers when moving from toplining to production work.We also talk about this stuff [BEWARE, SPOILERS]
German progressive and tech-house DJ superstar Thomas Gold joins us on the show. As a DJ, Thomas has performed at the world’s most famous clubs and the biggest festival stages. As a producer, he's had huge hits with remixes for Adele, and Lady Gaga and his signature anthemic sound has earned him support from the most famous DJs and labels in the world.In this episode, we find out which soft synths are the cornerstone of his sound, which limiter plug-in he rates above all others, and whether we can upsell his monitoring dreams.LINKS [SPOILERS AHEAD!]
Taking a trip to fantasy forever land this time is Australian producer, singer and songwriter Kučka. Her signature style of experimental pop music is laced with trippy beats, sharp textures and hypnotic, ethereal synths and vocal melodies. With previous collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Flume and Sophie, a string of singles and an EP, Kučka’s debut album is out now!In this episode, find out about Kučka's prepared piano aspirations, which classic piece of studio gear she'd steal and a trick for preserving the core feel of a song through numerous revisions.LINKS [SPOILERS AHEAD!]Grating cheese on a Mac Core 59 C-800G Recording’s SSL Seaboard GRAND Yamaha Disklavier Live 11 Harmonizer H910: H3000 H9000
Dreaming up a six-item studio this time is production superstar and label owner Joel Zimmerman, aka Deadmau5.Joel’s an unapologetic tech nerd and studio wizard and calls in from his mind-meltingly kit-packed studio. But how will the man who has everything cope with our semi-strict rules?In this episode, find out which guitar pedal he describes as his “Frank’s hot sauce for distortion”, why dry vocal booths aren’t for him and which synthesizer he’d steal from the Smashing Pumpkins frontman. LINKS [SPOILERS AHEAD!]
Dreaming up a Forever Studio this time is Scottish DJ, producer and label owner, Kevin McKay.Kevin has been involved in cutting edge club music for over 25 years, discovering and developing artists such as Mylo and Grum. He's also been a relentless force in the Beatport Top 10 in recent years with his own releases.In this hilarious remote episode, learn how Kevin helped bring Mylo's seminal 2004 record Destroy Rock & Roll to life, how he uses Fiverr when producing, and which affordable, apartment-friendly monitoring system he relies on. LINKS (SPOILERS AHEAD!) 
British producer Shift K3Y has been signed since he was 19, but his 2014 single Touch was his breakthrough moment. Since then, he's worked with Stormzy, Jess Glynne, Becky Hill, MJ Cole and Tinie Tempah, and his influences range from garage to house to R&B.In this episode, find out which monosynth he always turns to for bass, how he would use one of the most famous guitars on the planet, and why you should be extra careful when working with powerful vocalists.Check out Shift K3Y on InstagramListen to Karen Harding x Shift K3Y - Morning (Official Video) [Ultra Music]Other stuff we talk about [SPOILERS],Pricing%20and%20availability,computer%20reproducing%20system%20is%20installed.
Kicking off Season 3, we have Niles Hollowell-Dhar, aka superstar producer/DJ KSHMR. Before his KSHMR alias, Niles had huge hits with Like a G6 and Bass Down Low. Now, he's released a stack of EDM bangers and festival anthems and even his own samples and plug-ins used by producers worldwide. In this episode, learn why KSHMR doesn't test his mixes on club sound systems, why sample articulations are so important and which vocal plug-in he couldn't live without.LINKS
This time, we’re joined by multi-instrumentalist producer Scott Hansen, aka Tycho. Scott’s instantly recognisable brand of downtempo guitar, analogue synths and crunchy drums has attracted genre labels such as chillwave and ambient, and he’s connected with a vast audience. He's earned hundreds of millions of plays and two Grammy nominations along the way In this episode, learn about his love of a specific ‘80s rock band, how he harnesses noise on his Minimoog and which unexpected DAW he’s been using since 2009.
In a special festive episode, we’re joined by certified pop star and household name Gary Barlow, and his trusted studio collaborator Ryan Carline. This time, discover how Gary got the 80s synth sounds for his Eddie The Eagle film-inspired record, why the pair prefer speakers that are fun rather than accurate, and learn which dark-horse product makes it onto their Christmas list.
Joshua Steele, better known as electronic producer Flux Pavilion, smashed onto the dubstep scene in 2010 with his ‘I Can't Stop’ anthem and has since continued to spearhead the genre in the UK and overseas with albums ‘Blow The Roof’ and ‘Tesla’. Now, with the time to experiment in the studio, his sound has evolved. This new stage of the journey has produced the “crowning achievement” of his career. We talk modular synths, building guitar pedals and why he's only now ready to upgrade to some really serious speakers.
Award-winning engineer Dani Bennett Spragg has achieved a huge amount in what seems like a short amount of time, working with Noel Gallagher, The Amazons, Jarvis Cocker, Baxter Drury and even The Rolling Stones. And she's worked alongside production heavyweights Alan Mulder, Flood and Catherine J Marks. But how will she be able to reconcile her British-American heritage when asked to pick a location for her studio? Which mics will make it into her very limited mic locker? And why are a modded set of dual-concentric speakers the best she's ever heard?
One of the biggest names in rock production, Butch Vig became a household name producing Nirvana’s Nevermind, and has worked with Smashing Pumpkins, Foo Fighters and loads more. As a founding member of Garbage, he’s also a multi-platinum selling artist in his own right. Take a trip into studio dreamland as we cook up a studio fit for rock royalty. This episode, hear how Vig beat out two of the biggest names in music to get his hands on a one-of-a-kind mic, why he draws similarities between coffee and rock records, and why no software emulation will ever beat his hardware tape delay.
This episode, we're joined by Grammy-winning producers Alex Metric and Riton (Henry Smithson), two members of the new electronic supergroup KUU. hugely accomplished producers and remixers in their own right, the pair have joined forces to make Balearic House with their latest project. But what do they consider "the electric guitar of synths"? What vintage hardware processor is indispensable in the KUU Forever Studio and will they manage to find any unexploited loopholes? Listen to find out.
Our guest this time is Dirtybird Records founder and producer Barclay Crenshaw, known to the world as Claude VonStroke. As well as being a regular headliner at clubs and festivals all over the world and making some iconic club tracks, he heads the label that’s home to Green Velvet, Justin Martin and more. And he also releases ‘alien hip hop instrumentals’ under his real name! Listen to find out which animal he can’t escape, why he isn’t at all fussy about mics and which low-cost drum machine he can’t live without in his fantasy Forever Studio.
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