1. Favourite knob/fader/switch on a piece of gear and why?
I guess Vcf mod amount from Mother 32. They allow you to make some good movement with this juicy Moog filter.
2. Do you have an ‘almost’ perfect bit of kit? What would you change?
The combo DFAM and mother 32. The only think I would change it’s maybe put them all in eurorack case with some effect and output mixer.
3. What setup do you bring on holiday/tour/commute etc.?
My three tier rack Moog with Mother 32, DFAM, Malekko voltage block and the Lyra 8 !
4. What software do you wish was hardware and vice versa?
I learned how use tracker with Renoise two years ago, it was really fun and now Polyend or Nerdseq is here as hardware. I really hope to integrate this kind of sequencer in my set up one day, but actually I don’t really need them now.
For software I don’t really use a lot, except plugins for effect and mixing. I recently bought a Polymoon by Meris, very fun. Maybe having Polymoon or Mercury 7 as a plug would be very cool, for use as send effect or something like this.
5. Is there anything you regret selling… or regret buying?
I miss my Moog Minitaur and my Digitakt, but sometimes you have to make choices…
6. What gear has inspired you to produce the most music?
Always DFAM and Mother 32. But Soma Lyra 8 can offer you lot of weird and limitless possibilities, and I really like to use it’s external input for other gear, it’s very exiting.
7. If you had to start over, what would you get first?
I bought the Arturia Beatstep Pro a few days ago, and I guess if I have to start over I go directly to my Beatstep Pro and control everything in a eurorack system with it. Two voice synth with complex oscillators for example, drums and lot of cool stuff.
8. What’s the most annoying piece of gear you have, that you just can’t live without
Maybe my Minilogue, because I don’t really use a lot actually, but sometimes I just plug it into an effect pedal, play with my own hand and I can trip out for a long time. So I keep it…
9. Most surprising tip/trick/technique that you’ve discovered about a bit of kit?
Yeah, I have a some good patches, I used this for my video BuGzZ. It’s on the Mother 32:
noise out in vco lin fm.
Lfo tri out in mix 2
Pitch out (DFAM) in mix 1
KB out in vc mix ctrl
And vc mix out in vcf cut off.
Recently I also used pitch output of DFAM to control Lyra 8 hold gate input. It’s mad!
Artist or Band name?
Electronic, experimental, happymess.
Where are you from?
From France, in a little countryside town around Tarbes and Lourdes. I live in Bordeaux now.
How did you get into music?
I guess it was when I was child, I took headphones of my uncle to listen some CDs, and I found in his room the album Bjork Homogenic, Massive Attack Mezzanine, MTV Unplugged Nirvana. My mind blow up !
What still drives you to make music?
She always opens my mind to a new infinite world and it’s about shared creativity with other people. I can’t do without, even just listening music.
How do you most often start a new track?
Most of time, I’m thinking in my room, I see my gear, and I feel when it’s a good moment to have fun with it.
How do you know when a track is finished?
I never know… haha.
Filming can help me to say « it’s done », and next I keep my project to have some post production, edit, mixing, etc.
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Best creative advice that you’ve ever heard?
Stay yourself, stay daydreamer.
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