“The one piece of equipment I can’t reside with out is my Native Instruments Kontrol S keyboard and software program combo. I work solely within the field and at the moment don’t run any exterior , so this is likely one of the only a few objects that sits on my studio desk! I purchased it fairly quickly after it got here out so I’ve had it for few years now.
“I like it for a lot of causes, however primarily it helps me get my concepts down actually shortly. I can flip by all my smooth synths with one dial and discover nice beginning factors for the sounds I’ve in my head. Nothing is extra irritating than dropping inventive power as a result of you may’t discover what you want shortly, and this solves that for me. It’s additionally nice for locating bizarre and obscure sounds which might be often hiding away in a preset financial institution of a synth I by no means use.”
“The macro dials on the highest of the keyboard are approach higher than utilizing a mouse and are nice for modulation – I take advantage of a variety of modulation in my basslines and textures so I typically map parameters to those dials and document loopy automation by tweaking them. Often what comes out in the long run has a extra human and natural really feel to it which is one thing I feel is vital.
“One of its tips is the built-in arpeggiator. I’ve been experimenting a bit with arpeggios just lately, and truly ended up utilizing this function on the closing observe off my new album ‘Into The Morning’. It’s received me out of many a inventive block earlier than and, whereas it might not be as thrilling as a bit of classic gear, I completely like it!”
Kyle Watson’s new album ‘In The Morning’ is out now