The writing studio’s compactness leant itself nicely to Bayley’s process. Keeping his essentials within arm’s reach, he has guitars: Hofner 176, Fender Stratocaster, Selmer Classical, Fender Precision bass with flat-wound strings, Roland Jupiter-6, Korg MS-20, ARP 2600—which made it onto every song on the album—a vintage Neumann U 87 microphone, and a couple of API preamps. Recording happens into Pro Tools, with Ableton preferable for sequencing and programming. Keeping things simple allows Bayley to whiz around, patching in what he needs quickly.more
" I used anything I can get my hands on. But I prefer to use things I’ve made myself. That gives me maximum freedom. Now and then, I also arrange parts of my music using programs like Ableton or Native Instruments. But these programs are very restricting in how things can sound. With some songs by other artists these days, you can actually hear that it has been produced with Ableton. It seems there's something of an Ableton trend at the moment. I think that every great artist should also be an inventor."more
Here is a snippet from his interview with Claire Carlson from "www.primenightcult.com", where he mentions he uses Ableton. PRIME: What DAW do you use, and what are your favorite plugins? MANILA KILLA: I'll always love GarageBand because it was the first DAW I messed around with, but I've been working on Ableton for the past 6 years. I recently got Omnisphere - that's definitely the best plugin I've used in a while.more
Generally I just use Logic and that’s kind of it. I’ve got a few effects pedals, too, and I’ve got that four-track and a few MIDI keyboards, but the bulk of everything is done in Logic. Quite often I’ll pull a vocal sample into Audacity if I need to do something specific with it or clean it up, as Logic isn’t always the best for working with audio files directly. But on the whole, my production work is done in Logic, and when I play live, I use Ableton.more
By far my favorite DAW because of it's unique session/arrangement view. For producers who love to vomit out beats, melodies, and other ideas, the session view feature is amazing for subtracting, adding, and rearranging for the optimal sound. It's no wonder this is an industry standard DAW.
I've been using Live for years (currently on 10 Suite), and I've never found a suitable alternative to it. It's an integral part of my workflow and allows me to get my ideas out faster than anything else.
Ableton is the perfect DAW to use, i use Ableton when it comes to producing, edits, mashup and for my radio show. The reason why i use Ableton is because of the workflow and the audio effects wich makes my tracks sounds louder and energetic