dinsdag 21 mei 2019

Interview met FutureHero

Binnen een jaar twee prachtige dreamwave albums afleveren is niet voor iedereen weggelegd. Maar dit is de Amerikaanse synthwave producer FutureHero wel gelukt. Tijd voor een interview om meer over deze talentvolle producer te weten te komen.

Releasing two beautiful dreamwave albums within a year is not for everyone. But the American synthwave producer FutureHero has succeeded. So, it´s time for an interview to find out more about this talented producer.


Brent, how did you first get into making music?
I first started making synthwave music about 2,5 years ago after I first heard Lazerhawk and slowly went down the rabbit hole of synthwave/dreamwave music. I remember thinking that I could make music like that if I put a lot of time and effort into learning. I listened to it constantly and learned and grew as a musician. I never have had any training in programming music or playing synths, so that was probably the biggest learning curve. It took me a good year of playing with different synths and recording software to finally get the sound I was looking for. The cool thing about synthwave music is that if you want to make it, there is a lot of free software out there that you can download and use.

What were your musical influences?
For my E.P. Love Odyssey my biggest influence was Timecop1983 and the nostalgia of first love. It’s always bittersweet to look back on the person you loved who isn’t in your life anymore and remember the good and the not so good times. For my album Changes LP, I had a lot of inspiration from Com Truise, The Midnight, and FM-84.

When working in the studio, how goes the process for creating a new song?
I usually start by putting on an 80’s movie in the background for inspiration. I have a small studio in my home and that’s where I write and record everything. I have a formula for when I write synthwave, which is different from any other style of music I have written in the past. I always start with bass, and then drums. After that, I add the melodies. And then I tinker with the effects (a lot of reverb). After that I mix and master it, which honestly takes me forever because I’m never satisfied with the sound!

What equipment do you use in your studio?
I use a lot of free plugins mixed with plugins I have bought. Massive, Spark Vintage Drum Machine, Reaktor 6, TAL U-No-LX-V2, Zebra2, and so many more. I kinda went in a binge of plugins, haha.

Can you tell us something about your future plans?
To put out as much music as possible. I’d also like to start playing some live shows. I’m still trying to figure out how to transition to a live show.

How do you think the synthwave scene in the USA develops?
I think there is a rich fan base for synthwave in the USA. There is something about it that brings people back to something simpler and beautiful, but also something that can never be truly grasped again. I believe that is what makes synthwave so special.

Where do you get your inspiration?
Movies and more movies! I always watch movies and love film scores. As well as musicians like Prince. He has always been one of my biggest inspirations. He had so much talent.

And finally any last words to the Dutch synthwave community?
I love you guys so much and I hope to one day come and play over there for you guys and gals! Thank you for the support!

Thank you very much FutureHero for this interview!

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