WHAT’S ON YOUR HARD DRIVE?
The DJ and producer is choosy about what she uses to create her shifting, hypnotic grooves
APPLE LOGIC PRO X “I actually studied classical piano as a child and only came to electronic music in my 20s, after I moved to London. I took a sound engineering course, which gave me a chance to work in Logic. Coming from the world of ‘real instruments’, I couldn’t believe how much I could do with one program. For me, it’s still the most user-friendly platform out there.” LENNARDIGITAL SYLENTH1 “There’s so much you can do with the basic tools you get with Logic. If you’re going to invest in a third-party synth, it has something pretty spectacular to offer. Sylenth is all about the sound… such a beautiful sound. This is a synth I would find it difficult to live without.” SPECTRASONICS OMNISPHERE 2 “Even though pads and atmospheres aren’t the main things in my tracks, they are still important. Take them away and your track will feel naked; perhaps a little cold. But I also like to explore beyond the pads and see what else Omnisphere is capable of creating. With patience, this synth will offer many rewards.” ABLETON LIVE “I think I will always be loyal to Logic, but I now recognise there are certain days that feel like Ableton days – usually when you’re having a creative block. Throw in a few random ideas and it will always surprise you. Sorry, Ableton, but once I get the basis of a song, I switch back to Logic.”
“There are certain days that feel like Ableton days – usually when you’re having a creative block”
WAVES METAFLANGER “Like my synths, I want my production tools to give me something special. There are a million delays and compressors and effects out there, and most of them tend to sound exactly the same. MetaFlanger is way more than a flanger… it’s totally crazy.”