Another quick view on our synth shows the fantastic emulations of old monster synths like Yamaha CS-80, Roland Jupiter-8, Oberheim Matrix-12, ARP-2600 and the fabulous Minimoog, all by the french company Arturia (http://www.arturia.com).
Some songs were created in Logic X while others in Ableton Live9. Both sequencers (or DAW’s) have advantages, Live9 being mibo‘s preferred tool to use with Push, while Logic X is the main sequencer for Daniel.
One thing in common for all tracks however is the incredible Akai MPC. We decided to use it as our main drum generator for this album. The timing is so incredible, everything you play instantly grooves!
Our UAD Apollo’s and the whole bunch of plugins we bought over the time is one of the best investments we made lately. Being able to use a panoply of great sounding compressors, eq’s and effects is so inspiring and makes our tracks sound like processed with all these unaffordable goodies!
We must say we are extremely well on schedule, 4 tracks are structured to our satisfaction. Now there is a lot of work to be done, so sometimes there are long nightshifts the only way to progress. Go to sleep at 4am and then up again at 7am is sometimes a little bit hard!
Work on the album is advancing well, changing little melodies and simple grooves into always more complex arrangements, most tracks now use up to 20 different synths.
Some of the tracks were moved to a Vol.2 folder, replaced by others, to create a more homogeneous image. In The Bush, a track not included in the initial list, seems to advance to one of the main focused tracks of the album.