All posts tagged: Microphone

RBMA // MAQUETA

Argentinian Ariel Schlichter is a composer, arranger, producer and mixing / mastering technician. If he is not releasing music as Maqueta, he produces music for local Buenos Aires bands or composes original soundtracks for documentaries, short films and plays. His latest work includes the soundtrack for short film “Sudden Landscapes” by Javier de Azkue and an original score for “Enchant”, a Christmas theme park in Vancouver. MY ESSENTIALS 1. GRANULAR CONVOLVER + CONDENSER MICROPHONE (RBMA, READ HERE):  This amazing instrument made by Tatsuya Takahashi, Maximilian Rest and Christoph Hohnerlein for RBMA Berlin is a unique tool for creating sonic textures. You can record into it any sound you come across, and then convolve it with another. Having this tool has made me aware of the sounds of my surroundings a lot more, since now I’m always looking to capture a particular one. 2. PORTABLE COMPUTER (APPLE, BUY HERE): Well of course this is the centre of operations of a mobile studio. I use it for recording, editing and mixing, also for playing live and also for writing this and many other emails. It’s a must have and I would …

FILE 81 // SANDUNES

Mumbai-native Sanaya Ardeshir aka Sandunes is a music activist. As a producer, composer and musician known for her diverse blend of electronica which combines eclectic sensibilities with progressive electronic elements, she recently released a digital album on Bandcamp and a track for Red Bull 20 Before 17. As a certified Ableton trainer, she advocates accessibility and exposure around music-making by giving workshops and lectures about music production and performance. As a founding member of DASTA – an Indian artist collective, Sanaya challenges the thinking behind music making norms by hosting community platforms to connect music makers and artists. Last but not least, as a resident of the Border Movement, an initiative by the Goethe Institute, she is spending this summer in Berlin to help bridge and raise awareness for South Asian music. What keeps her going? The answer lies probably in the selection of her essentials: a perfect balance of creativity, energy and health. 1. DARK CHOCOLATE (VIVANI, BUY HERE): Perhaps very dark chocolate is an acquired taste, so let’s just say I’ve acquired it. It’s a bit of a ritual for me, one I need to engage with at least everyday, …

FILE 22 // RHYE

1. CAMERA AND LENSES (SONY, CHECK HERE ): I travel with Sony a7, it’s my camera of choice for most things. It’s smaller then a traditional SLR but yields beautiful results. I have a large collection of lenses both new and old but for the past couple of years I have really gotten into m42 mount lenses. I love scouring cities seeking out rare old lenses that look amazing, shoot with a vibe unique to each particular lens and I love the way old manual lenses slow you down, force you to take a moment before shooting. 2. MICROPHONE (SENNHEISER, BUY HERE):The Sennheiser e 935 is one of those mics for the stage that I feel every singer with a more delicate voice should have with them at all times. It’s far superior then any of the classic stage mics and it’s nice to know your using your own mic that no one else’s lips have touched. Lo fang put me on to this one and I’ve never turned back. 3. CHOCOLATE (THEOBRO.MA, CHECK HERE): Chocolate with no soy lecithin in it!  What else …

FILE 17 // MAMA

1. LIPSTICK (MAC, BUY HERE): A sign of a good night out is when I wake up with lipstick marks across the walls and on my pillowcase. 2. MIC (SHURE, BUY HERE): Some people like to get high, drink or get laid all day long but a microphone is my only drug of choice.  3. RECORD (GRACE JONES, BUY HERE): Miss Jones is my religion. Her quotes are my scriptures and her beliefs are my mantras Soundcloud  Facebook  Website  Twitter