I’ve recently been working in the studio with Ableton, for composition.
This is completely new to me, as I have only previously used Ableton for Live sets.
Here’s something I was messing around with this afternoon.
– It might be worth mentioning I have been listening to some more experimental stuff lately, retracing my university learning, Jacob Kirkeegard, Steve Reich, Alvin Lucier, the usual suspects.
and here’s what it looks like
I have just sent off my first track to be mastered today, whilst i’m adding the finishing touches to one of the other tracks.
The new EP is more exciting, current, and fresh (for me) than my last one ever was. Kayla Painter (2012), seemed like an experiment to me, to see if I could finish some songs, run a launch night, and get my stuff on Spotify. This project feels very different, it feels like I am releasing something because I have a group of songs that really want to be heard and remixed and enjoyed! Since my last release I have been gradually building a home studio, and I’m now the lucky owner of some grand equipment.
My new home studio set up consists of
KRK Rokit 6 active monitors
NI Komplete Audio 6 (soundcard)
Logic Pro 9
Ableton Live 8
NI Komplete 7 (instruments & effects)
It has certainly been an interesting 8 month project, and I’m really excited to push it forward to your ears. I’d say theres plenty of influence from my favourite musicians, but even more so, Burial, Nicolas Jaar, Steve Reich and Will Wiesenfeld.
A Very New Everything (2013) – Kayla Painter – release date tbc.