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Offline chrisNova777

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glenn underground in the studio with traxsource
« on: July 21, 2017, 06:28:06 AM »


https://www.discogs.com/artist/696-Glenn-Underground
http://news.traxsource.com/articles/2314/in-the-studio-with-glenn-underground
gorilla oven studios?
looks like GU got a  motu 2408 interface aswell
microkorg
mpc 3000
roland jv-1080
motif RAck
korg tr rack
e-mu vintage keys
proteus/1
patchbay
Electrix Filter Factory
axiom61 controller
Cakewalk Sonar X3




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Akai Mpc 3000
Roland Juno 106
Fender Rhodes Stage 73 Piano
Micro Korg
Yamaha Motif (Rack)
Korg Triton (Rack)
Roland 1080
Emu Vintage Keys Plus
Nord Lead
2 TC Electronics Finalizers
Equitek 200 Tube Mic
4 Alesis 3630
And the Almighty Powerful Gorilla Computer
And innumerable amount of premium Vst Plugins
I like to Master With Duende SSL Products, NuGen Products, & Waves Products
Mackie 32*8 Buss with all the trimmings
Harrison MixBus
And a couple of digital/Analog tape machines
I’ll stop here, tired of running back and forth to see what I have (LOL), There is more…



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Which artists have influenced your sound?

• Herbie Hancock
• George Duke
• Roy Ayers
• Larry Heard
• James Mason
• Ray Parker Jr.
• Stevie Wonder
• Emir Deodato
• Chick Corea
• Lil Louis
• Jon Lucian
• Lonnie Liston Smith
There are many many more, but it’ll never end if I keep going






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Re: glenn underground in the studio with traxsource
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2017, 12:46:24 PM »
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Born in ‘70s Chicago, Deep house maestro Glenn Underground draws influence from the city’s rich musical history, being exposed to everything from Soul and Disco to Freeform Jazz whilst growing up in the ‘Windy City’.

Underground’s sound, a fusion of Soul, Disco and Jazz, echoes original Chicago pioneers Larry Heard, Lil’ Louis and Ron Hardy and his work provides a strong reference point for the scene, with seminal releases on Cajual, Prescription Guidance, Peacefrog, Dance Mania, alongside his own imprint – Strictly Jaz Unit.

We were lucky enough to catch up with the Chicago legend to celebrate his latest offering – ‘Forever Love’ – A future classic, perfect for Summertime pool-side listening with smooth vocals, Jazzy percussion and Underground’s signature laidback groove. Read on for ‘In the Studio’ with Glenn Underground.

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Any favourite pieces of equipment to use in the studio? if so why?

Everything basically, but the brain is my the Akai MPC 3000.

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Give us some insight into your production process. How do you typically begin constructing a track?

I start out with a basic drum track just to follow time, then I may do a bass line 1st which is weird and then the chords, but when I have an idea: a grand piano sound and start at chords 1st, but the reason sometimes I do a bass line 1st is to challenge myself, I can’t read music but I know how to play what I hear in my head, playing by ear has its advantages and disadvantages as well, but oh well.


Is there any piece of studio equipment or a production process defines your sound?

The Fender Rhodes Piano & Pads/Strings, The Mini Moog, Arp 2600, Also the Arp Solina Strings, those are my prime basics.


What piece of hardware or software elevated your production to a higher level and how?

MPC 60 in 1990, then the MPC 3000 in 1995.

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What equipment have you recently added to the lab?

Mini Moog Little Phatty.


Your essential studio supplies are…

Water And Thought.


Which artists have influenced your sound?

• Herbie Hancock
• George Duke
• Roy Ayers
• Larry Heard
• James Mason
• Ray Parker Jr.
• Stevie Wonder
• Emir Deodato
• Chick Corea
• Lil Louis
• Jon Lucian
• Lonnie Liston Smith
There are many many more, but it’ll never end if I keep going


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Are there any handy studio tips you would like to pass onto producers out there?

Do you no matter what someone else says, you make it happen, and make what you have work, you don’t need what the next producer have in lab to make it happen, I have seen it done with less than more in my time, oh yes and always try and recreate/reinvent yourself to stay relevant (it will work out if you are sincere)


Finally, what new music should your fans be on the look out for at Traxsource soon?

The SJU MUZIC 50th Release Titled: “Forever Love”, which I hope the people will enjoy and support.