New remix of Cube Face by oddlogic!
New remix of Cube Face by oddlogic!
ODDLOGIC - PRODUCTION / EFFECTS / EQUIPMENT
In your opinion, what separates a good producer from a bad producer?
I think what separates a good producer from a bad producer is largely a matter of one’s ethics towards creating in general. I think a lot of producers are making music for entirely the wrong reasons, and that leads to a lot of creative compromises (and in the worst cases, ideas completely devoid of creativity). I think a good producer is basically a person with honest ideas, who is not afraid to pursue those ideas even at the cost of popularity or the loss of approval by fans. It’s all about creative integrity and doing things for the right reasons.
What are your three favourite Ableton effects to use in a live set?
Although I’ve experimented with Ableton for live sets, I usually use a traktor based rig, so I don’t really have a solidified opinion on Ableton’s effects. However, my go-to Traktor effects are the peak filter, reverb, and beatmasher (beat repeat). Of the more exotic effects in Traktor, I’m a huge fan of the reverse grain effect, the flange-pulse effect, and the bouncer effect (unquantized beat repeat).
In a perfect world - Laptop or no laptop?
In a really perfect world- laptop w/ some sort of live band. I thrive off technology and have no grief with computers (in fact, I am completely obsessed with computers). However, there’s obviously something people connect with on a more human level with live instruments, and I think the fusing of the two approaches is where it’s at.
What’s the hardest instruments/frequencies to mix when you’re creating a track? How do you get around those problems usually?
Definitely bass frequencies. One tip I have is to EQ out the bass frequencies (~40hz - ~150hz) of all the sounds you’re working with that should not have any of those frequencies (i.e. hi hats, snares, etc.). You’d be surprised at the amount of unnecessary bass frequencies that can be found in essentially non-bassy sounds. The reason I do this is to clear out the lower end of the spectrum and reduce competition between sounds in that register. The same thing can also apply in reverse.
What works better for you and why – Outboard synth or VST instruments?
I’ve never actually used an outboard synth for any of my productions, so I don’t actually have an informed opinion. However, I do really love using VST’s for the immediacy of automating/tweaking things. I use arseloads of automation. Also, being able to easily save/recall presets is great.
What are some items finding their way onto your Ebay watch list?
I actually have not focused on acquiring any gear in quite a while. The last thing I bought was an MPD-26 like a year ago. I’ve mostly just been focusing on improving my work/creative ethic, and really just pushing myself to go further with the same tools. I don’t think the gear one uses is very important. However, I, like most producers love toys. If I was loaded I’d probably be using analog synths and all that jazz. But for now, for me, it’s all about just improving my technical skills, and training myself to always care a little bit more.
new oddlogic demo up on soundcloud!
Muramic’s “Green Copy” is a smooth, soulful venture in urban and intergalactic-inspired beats (dare I employ the “future” descriptor?). The low-key producer from Brooklyn has a penchant for clean and textured melancholic arrangements, which hint at introspective origins. We wholeheartedly approve of his style.
oddlogic the man behind the awesome “diy” indie label, Outlier Recordings, brought us this incredible dj set for our new podcast series!
It’s been a while since we brought you a new podcast but we’ll occasionally bring you more of these by exceptional artists. You can see this as the beginning of a new season on the Urban Waves Radio.
Go ahead and download it : http://www.mediafire.com/?bkywvw605xu…
WIE has a bandcamp now! Check it out!
Here are some rarities he compiled:
Our 50th release is out now! ’Left (Original Mix)’ originally appeared on oddlogic’s 2012 mini-album Inkling, but this 2013 release brings 5 new unique interpretations/reconstructions of ‘Left’, as well as the un-mixed version of the original song, which is better for DJ’ing purposes. Featured remix artists on this release include Woulg (Outlier/Enigmatik, Canada), MATAS (Outlier, U.S.), Danaet (Tall Prawn, Denmark), and Iller the Abstract Giraffe (Outlier, Sweden).
release name: Sunshine
format /type: digital /EP
label: OUTLIER REC
release date: 10 February 2013
genre: electronica, IDM, industrial, beats, ambient, dub
download link: http://outlierrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/out-49-sunshine
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