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10 Tips On Making Glitch Hop With AMB04/01/2016
One of the hottest names in glitch hop, AMB has recently headlined shows in Paris, Tel Aviv, and London. Released an official remix to Opiuo along with Infected Mushroom, Fort Knox Five, Dirtyloud, and Russ Liquid. Had 18 releases in 2012 on Adapted Records, Simplify Recordings, Muti Music and Ministry Of Sound with remixes by Vibesquad, K Theory, Mr Bill, Mouldy Soul and more. With over 80 records to his name and a solid profile in breakbeat and house, AMB has been a music producer since 2000. We're very privileged to have this heavyweight on-board to share his top tips on music production! AMB’s US Tour in October - November 2012 hit California, Nebraska, North Dakota, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. Also played in Germany, Russia, Croatia, Serbia, UK, France, Israel, Hungary alongside The Chemical Brothers, Tipper, Ooah, Adam Freeland, Hybrid, and a lot more. Co-founder and a fundamental cog in Hungary’s legendary label Chi Recordings that signed tracks by Tipper, SI Begg, Bil Bless, Ooah. Coming from a breakbeat background he also appeared on U&A Recordings, Distinctive, React, Sinister, and his track ‘Romeo’ earned him a second place on Breakspoll, The International Breakbeat Awards in 2003. As a mixing and mastering engineer AMB has worked with ill Gates, Adapted Records, Freddy Todd, Glitch Hop Community, Enig’matik Records, Mr. Bill, ChrisB, jOBOT, Knowa Knowone, Staunch, Kalya Scintilla, etc. So! Without further a-do, lets get started! Hi AMB, we're going to start with the basics before we get into your 10 tips! Where are you from? Hi Prime Loops! Thanks for having me! I'm from Budapest, Hungary. What is your biggest hit song to date? I would say - AMB – Romeo (that was back in the vinyl days!).. My recent bestseller is: What labels have you worked with? Are you signed exclusively? Not exclusively: Adapted, Simplify, Ministry of Sound, Addictech, Muti Music If you had to describe Glitch Hop, what makes it different from other genres? What are the defining characteristics of Glitch Hop and what do you love about it the most? It’s like bass driven Hip Hop with lots of edits and glitches, which, in my opinion, fit perfectly to the pace and vibe of our modern world. I love everything about it, the tempo in which both chilled and dance floor styles work great, the wide range of emotional scale that you can express with it - all but the bad name it’s recently got. Whats your current setup/what gear/software/speakers etc are you using? Studio: Macbook Pro, Ableton Live, Logic X, NI Maschine/ Komplete, Push, Novation Launchkey 61, Virus B, M-Audio CX8 Road: Macbook Pro, AKAI APC40 MK2, NI Audio2 For those starting out making Glitch Hop, what will they need? What do you use most? There’s so many ways of doing it, so yeah I'll tell you what I use: My setup is pretty much built around NI Maschine and Ableton Live. Maschine lets me put down song ideas very very quickly, which I then can fine-tune and master in Live. I like to use multiple DAWs so I also put Logic Pro X in the mix quite a bit as well. As for my synths, I use a lot of Massive, FM8, and Absynth, but I have the whole NI Komplete package, which is really awesome. Thanks for filling us in, let's get started with your top 10 production tips! What are the most important things to remember when making Glitch Hop? What should you do lots of? What should you avoid? Use many sources to get your sounds from, and don't stick to one way of doing things! Do a lot of sampling, synthesize from scratch, use presets, use heavily tweaked presets.. Have fun collecting sounds doing field recordings, perhaps record stuff using your smartphone to get something interesting and dirty Use iPad audio apps, use sample packs, experiment with new instruments, plugins and find your favourite ones with your favourite parameter settings to develop your own sound.. Do your own research and avoid things like chucking a compressor on a snare only because you heard it’s the cool thing to do.