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“Spend your money on a preamp. It’s definitely the most important piece of gear you can own. If you have a good, clean, strong signal, it’s hard to screw it up.
If you have a bad recording, it’s next to impossible to fix it and because you make loner Electronic music, and only record your own synths and occasionally the girl you want to sleep with who can kinda sing, you generally don’t need to record tons of instruments at once. An excellent pre or a stereo pair is all you need.”
“Don’t worry about the hiss. I love the sound of good hiss – it brings you into a mix and lets you hear the process. I hate the sterility of digital clean mixing, so I don’t spend too much time worrying about it. It’s important to get rid of all the bad unwanted noises, but just as important to keep in some of the good ones to remind people that they’re listening to a mix.
Think about all those times you heard a Carl Craig track and thought, ‘God I love that I can hear the hiss’... Why shouldn’t people be able to hear your hiss too?”