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Who are you, and what do you do?

Dana Wachs, aka Vorhees. I am a composer, audio engineer, and producer.

What hardware do you use?

One piece of gear that I use whether I am performing, composing, or doing live sound is my pair of Eventide H9 pedals, (as my H3000 is in line for repair). Exploring the thousands of options that each algorithm offers is a sonic adventure. I'm a massive fan of their nuanced reverbs and pitch factor effects, plus the continued release of new algorithms, upgradeable through bluetooth. I'm an Eventide lifer.

And what software?

When recording and doing live sound, I track to Logic or Pro Tools, and use Waves plugins when needed, but mostly try to get all I need from the source sound. I do not use a computer when I perform live.

What would be your dream setup?

A soundproofed home studio, filled out with all that I currently own, plus a couple mono and poly voiced synths from Moog and Dave Smith, a couple Roland Echo's (Space and Chorus), a Fairchild 670, small selection of ribbon and large diaphragm condensor microphones, a vintage Fender Princeton reverb, a 16 channel Neve console, and a vibraslap.

By Dana Wachs, distributed under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

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