Groundhog Studio has been Blue Flux's recording
den of choice for a number of years now. Band-owned, it meets most
demands without being overly
geeky or bone-dry clinical. It's a place where present tense rules,
where the outside world ducks out of sight for a few precious hours
each day and where no idea is too ridiculous until proven so by time.
I/O gear: Sonar X1 Producer DAW; M-Audio Fast Track Ultra
interface; Genelec 1029A, Presonus Eris5 and Richard Allan monitors;
KRK10S subwoofer; Audyssey ARC2 room correction system.
Amongst the many instruments vying for our attention here none make
their presence felt quite like the ever-growing guitar gang. Below is
the latest rogues' gallery. Spot the ring leader...
What better way to detonate the creative lull that inevitably followed
the completion of Don't Let Go than to get a new studio toy. They say we
shape our tools, and then our tools shape us. I'd agree with that,
certainly within the context of inspiration.
Omnisphere 2 is a monster of a synth plugin. Stuffed to
the rafters with inspiring waveforms, oscillators, modulators and effects,
I can already see huge potential here for future compositions. Its ability to
import user audio as well is the shiny icing on a rich cake, so I'm itching to
mix and mangle some of my own source material very soon.
© Enthalpy Music 2015