Features Series: What's That Noise?

Series: What's That Noise?

One-question interviews with artists where we find out about the gear and equipment they use to achieve their sound.

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Lazerbeak

One Question Interviews

Lazerbeak

Posted Jan. 2, 2020, 8:49 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Lazerbeak (Shredders / Doomtree) SPB: To you, what is the most important element in your setup to get the best live sound? Lazerbeak: By far it's the MPC Rennaissance. I grew up making beats on the MPC 2000XL and it's really all I know as far as production is concerned. When AKAI released the Renaissance it was a game changer for me because it was the first time I was able to work with plug-ins and MIDI on my laptop and still utilize all the things I've come to love about the MPC. My setup is literally a laptop, the Renaissance, and a pair of headphones -- whether it's performing live or making a new track in the ...

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Pound

One Question Interviews Pound

Posted Dec. 25, 2019, 9:45 p.m.
What's That Noise?

David Stickney (Pound – drums) SPB: Walk our readers through your kit and offer insight as to how you arrived at your sizes (shells and cymbals ...

Tired Of Everything

One Question Interviews Tired Of Everything

Posted Nov. 16, 2019, 12:02 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Will Butler (Tired of Everything – vocals) SPB: Tired Of Everything is your first time singing in a band. Between your first show and today, what ...

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Anthem Grief

One Question Interviews

Anthem Grief

Posted July 21, 2019, 9:46 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Anthem Grief SPB: The two of you recorded the album on your own. How does the band’s live setup work? Anthem Grief: The two of us met through a previous band that was around for a short time. The two of us were the only ones who really clicked in that band. Throughout the years after that project was finished, Gee took me under his wing and we discovered how parallel our writing styles were. We thought, “Fuck it , we are going to do this completely backwards; we’ll write the entire record by ourselves, record it , then we ...

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The Blind Shake

One Question Interviews The Blind Shake

Posted Nov. 11, 2019, 8:08 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Jim Blaha (The Blind Shake - guitar) SPB: What type of guitar do you play with The Blind Shake and how ...

Pound

One Question Interviews Pound

Posted Oct. 22, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Ryan Schutte (Pound – baritone guitar) SPB: What led you to the baritone guitar as your instrument of choice?  Schutte: I ...

Frank Turner

One Question Interviews Frank Turner

Posted Oct. 11, 2019, 9:21 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Frank Turner SPB: What guitar do you play and what do you like about it when performing solo, versus with ...

Ann Beretta

One Question Interviews Ann Beretta

Posted Oct. 7, 2019, 9:11 p.m.
What's That Noise?

Rob Huddleston (Ann Beretta) SPB: Did you use a different model guitar on the recordings of your old material (Old ...

Low Culture

One Question Interviews Low Culture

Posted Sept. 29, 2019, 9:21 a.m.
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Chris Mason (Low Culture/Macho Boys – guitar) SPB: What guitar do you play and how did choose it?  Mason: A ...

Dwarves

One Question Interviews Dwarves

Posted Sept. 17, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
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Blag Dahlia (Dwarves – vocals) SPB: What is the most important vocal element when doing sound check for a Dwarves show ...

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