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70 PRO TIPS Create the PERFECT studio

Over the years, we’ve spoken to hundreds of studio owners and producers all of whom have a wealth of experience and knowledge to pass on. So here we’ve gathered together some of the best studio advice ever and ended up with 70 pro studio tips, all geared to help you create the perfect environment for music production…

The Attic Production

Interviewee Quentin Fourmond

Contact www.theatticproduction.com

• Favourite Gear

My Apollo Quad Core interfaces – so easy to use. Anything I track sounds lovely and crisp and the preamps inside give a nice definition from the get-go.

• Top Tip

Analyse what you need, buy within a budget and make the most of your gear. Once your ears are in need of something, sell the old stuff to buy a better version. Be curious: listen to music old or new, but something you’ve never heard before.

Jefferson Weber

Contact jjhcw69@gmail.com

• Favourite Gear

My Yamaha MOTIF XF7. It does everything and does it well.

• Top Tip

Start with the basics: a great computer or keyboard controller, Komplete 10 and Apple Logic or Pro Tools. You can do so much with just these.

Jack Morgan

Contact jack644@hotmail.com

• Favourite Gear

My Quad 520f amplifier. It is a beautiful amp for passive speakers and holds historical value, as it has been used during some famous recordings in Trident Studios in Soho where I work.

• Top Tip

Be happy with the space you’ve created as it becomes something of a shrine, and remember your studio is always a work in progress!

Wilson Flores

Interviewee Wilson Flores

Contact blair1065@yahoo.com

• Favourite Gear

The Moog Slim Phatty synthesiser, because it’s analogue and I grew up listening to analogue gear.

• Top Tip

Start simple, be patient, and never get rid of old equipment.

Olivier Fragne

Contact through MusicTech

• Favourite Gear

The Kronos 2 88 – it really doesn’t matter what style you want to do, everything is in this synth.

• Top Tip

Get yourself a good music workstation. I started with a Triton about 17 years ago and still use it. Cost-wise, it is the best thing to do.

Talla 3

Interviewee Tommy Jansson

Contact tommy@talla3.com

Web www.facebook.com/talla3production and www.talla3.com

• Favourite Gear

The FMD Electronics VOC-10 vocoder module. I use it a lot and it’s also the only one there is. I know that, as I built it 20 years ago with pieces of schematics from the early 70s, but with modern low-noise components. The idea was to build a limited run of 20, but I ran out of money when I finished the first. I fell in love with it and kept it.

• Top Tip

Stop what you are doing immediately. Use your brain and think. What is the purpose of the studio? What are you trying to achieve? If you don’t know, then restart the next day. It’s important to let things take time. I can answer this in this way after building this particular home studio. It’s my sixth or seventh home setup, and my main focus this time was not to just build a recording studio, but rather a clean place for inspiration.

SoundGasm Studio

Interviewee Kyle Bryson (owner/engineer/producer)

Contact Kyle@soundgasm.com

•Favourite Gear

Right now, it’s my Yamaha HS8 monitors. I love those monitors. Everybody loved the NS10s from back in the day, and I wanted something close to them.

• Top Tip

The saying goes, ‘You can’t rush art’. You’re going to be making art in the studio, so take your time to perfect your art.

Kevin McGrath

Interviewee Kevin McGrath

Contact kevindmcgrath@gmail.com

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