In The Studio With… Markus Schulz
“At the time I was relying heavily on my Virus synthesizer. It was my MIDI controller as well. I spent so many years on that thing that I could just reach for knobs without even thinking, you know?
“The lower C key was missing, so none of the tracks on this album are in that key [ laughs]. You never really thought about what keys you were working in – you just went with what felt right.
“Now everybody knows that the key of G, up to the key of A, is really rich in bass, so Dance music is always in that range.
“I also had my Nord Lead and a Waldorf Wave. Then, on a couple of tracks, I had a Roland JD-800. I can’t believe I sold that. It was like losing a piece of my soul [ laughs].
“I didn’t use a lot of samples – I used the original 909. I had a couple of Juno-106s that I used on the album, as well. I had a lot of good machines that had a lot of soul.”