When you think Grammy Award Nominated Artist – you think big high end music studios with a $100k+ SSL 32-channel console, vocal booths kitted out with a $10k Sony C-800G mic, and a wide range of preamps.
Refreshing then to see the home studio apartment of RAC (André Allen Anjos) – a Portland based record producer who received a 2016 GRAMMY nominee for his remix of “Say My Name“, by Odesza ft. Zyra. Yes, the studio is stacked with Modular Synth goodness but this studio is not some out-of-this-world inaccessible studio (Well a GRAMMY would help!). You can see RAC’s studio as a reflection of his music – thoughtful, cohesive, and most definitely creative.
RAC’s Music Studio (+ Cats)
Click on the highlighted music studio gear in the pictures below to learn more about what the gear is and what it does. If a piece of gear is not highlighted – it’s more than likely to be in the studio gear list below.
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RAC’s Modular Setup
|Eurorack Modular||Module Name|
|Clock Generator||4ms Company RCD Breakout|
|Clock Modulator||4ms Company Shuffling Clock Multiplier (SCM)|
|Drums||Tiptop Audio BD808|
|Effects||Doepfer A-199 Eurorack Spring Reverb|
|Effects||Malgorithm mark II|
|Effects||Make Noise Echophon|
|Effects||Pittsburgh Modular Analog Delay|
|Effects||Make Noise Maths|
|Effects||Livewire Vulcan Modulator|
|Effects||Synthrotek Atari Punk Console (APC)|
|Filter||Yamaha CS80 Filter (DIY)|
|Filter||Pittsburgh Modular Filter|
|Oscillator||Mutable Instruments Braids|
|Oscillator||Malekko/Richter Oscillator II|
|Oscillator||Pulp Logic Monotron-E (Korg Monotron Classic synth)|
|Sequencer||Intellijet μStep (x2)|
|Utilities||Intellijel Dual ADSR (x2)|
|Utilities||Doepfer A-140 ADSR Envelope Generator|
|Utilities||Doepfer A-131 Eurorack VCA|
RAC’s Studio Gear List
Look out for RAC’s 3rd studio album forthcoming in 2020. André recently stated that the album will be a huge departure from previous work. Like his ever changing and evolving studio setup – his music is always refreshing and moving.
“One of the most important things, I think is, the ability to know how to use your gear properly, because, if you understand what you’re doing, you can do anything with just one synth”RAC on Gear