The duo’s stu­dio es­sen­tials

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Mixed In Key The ex­cel­lent sam­ple or­gan­iser and key de­tec­tor is a valu­able tool for The Van­guard Project. Banger Time is in F mi­nor, mak­ing it 4A in Mixed In Key’s har­monic mix­ing sys­tem. www.mixedinkey.com

Ac­cess Virus C Drew’s out­board synth is re­spon­si­ble for the chords in the track’s break­down, and some of the bass sound, too. It re­ceives MIDI from Logic and its au­dio is piped back into the DAW. www.virus.info

u-he Hive Drew’s “wicked lit­tle synth” pro­vided the ba­sis of the track’s bassline, and the in­spi­ra­tional patch that got it started. Synths like this are called up early in the track­writ­ing process. www.u-he.com

Sound­toys Tre­mo­la­tor “That’s one of our weapons of choice,” says Steve. “We use this for loads and loads of stuff – vo­cal ef­fects, basslines… Any of our tracks with choppy vo­cals – that’s Tre­mo­la­tor!” www.sound­toys.com

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