Mentioned in this October 17, 2016 *Music Radar* interview. > "Getting into Pro Tools, and eventually getting my own Pro Tools rig, was a five-year process, and it was another six years before I was using it exclusively to make music. I guess that's why it wasn't an abrupt change; it was more a case of not needing the MPC because I could do anything I wanted in Pro Tools. I remember making an album on Pro Tools and enjoying it, and using a lot of other Native Instruments stuff like Battery and Absynth to texturise; then at a certain point I decided I missed the MPC and would go back to using it, but that lasted about a day and a half. Once you learn, you can't unlearn."more
Today, Klaus works mainly with virtual synthesizers and other special software on his Mac computer. He uses a software drum machine (Native Instruments "Battery"), software effect processors and other virtual devices. For example, Klaus asks some singers to produce song phrases for him. Then he changes their recorded voices to such an extent that even the singers cannot recognize their own voices.more
"I use Battery quite a lot for my drums. I like the Model E, I like the Arturia stuff, that's really nice. For the fourth track on the album ['Huis Clos'], I used [Edirol's] Orchestral for the piano. What else do I like? Absynth of course and the Waldorf and the FM7. Lounge Lizard has great Rhodes and stuff like that."more
“As well as working with lots of software synths and effects to make my tracks, I always think it’s a good idea to add some real-life flavour. In my case I often record an old crappy drum set, or other noises around me. Once that’s done, I cut it and put it in the Battery sampler for fast access. The software is brilliant for that.”more
"Since I’ve been doing the e-drummer thing for thirty years, I’ve amassed a huge collection of beat boxes, samplers, Wave Drums, plus all the loops and samples, and even several over-priced boat anchors that each still manages to do one special thing that no other box will do. It’s amazing: As useful as the V-Drums, ddrums, BFDs, DFH, Battery, Stylus, and Drumagog all are, I will still at times use an old box like the SDSV or Synare–or even a real drum…that gets processed."more
Babydaddy constructs his drum loops in Native Instruments' Battery, in Logic. Diving into a description of the tools of his trade he manages, while continuing to raise his voice, to come up with a fairly comprehensive list (see box). "I have no interest in Pro Tools," he says. "I like gear that's ready to go and that's accessible. Logic is what I started on, and I have used it for a long time. When you use Pro Tools you're kind of stuck in that world, but with Logic you have so many options. For instance, I can use the soundcard that I want: we had the MOTU 828 Mk2 in our studio, and we also used the MOTU 24 I/O during the recordings. We set Logic to 44.1/24-bit; I'm not sure whether 24-bit gives me a better sound, but I thought that since we had the ability, we might as well do it."more
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