w/ Caila Thompson-Hannant

Who are you, and what do you do?

I'm Mozart's Sister and I write and produce pop music!

What hardware do you use?

I have a few synths - a Juno 106, Nord Lead 2, Elektron Monomachine, and a Roland V-Synth (really hilarious a cool 90's synth). Those make up the bulk of my hardware sounds!

And what software?

Ableton Live, Massive, Waves Pack, Kontakt, and Fab Filters.

What would be your dream setup?

A really nice studio with a big window by the ocean with a big plate reverb and lots of synths and Eventide effects units. I'd like a Prophet Synth and I want to learn Max MSP and it would be awesome to have a Buchla Music Easel just to have around for inspiration. Also, Genelec monitors. But I'm actually pretty happy with what I have now :)

By Caila Thompson-Hannant, distributed under a Creative Commons CC-BY license.

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