Who are you and what do you do? How long have you been a working musician?
I’m Charles Erickson AKA Chuck Love, and I’ve been a working musician for 30 years.
What is your educational background? Are there any schools, courses, or books you recommend?
Mainly practical experience, but did a bit of tech college for audio engineering. There are much better educational programs now.
What hardware are you using?
What software are you using?
Logic Studio is my software. I like to keep the computer rig as simple as possible, and I use the supplied synth modules mainly because I never want to hear another crackling audio cable……EVER….
What would be your dream setup?
I have a few developments in the works of new products that will help me deliver my set. Mainly based around leaving key performance elements out of the track and adding them back in at point of sale.
Can you describe your creative process? Is there a particular routine or schedule you stick to?
Where do you shop for and discover music?
I think I get most musical inspiration from Youtube these days as I’m usually looking for the components of music (what key is that in? what are the words?) in order to do my own arrangement, rather than here’s a finished track to play and done.
Any highlights from your latest musical discoveries?
The “Boomtube party probe”: it’s a protective case for skis that when properly thumped and mic’d up makes for a satisfying laptop drumkit.
What’s brewing in your studio?
I just cut a real trombone to a remake of “The Stripper”. Sounds fairly logical, right? So, if you’re wondering what that plug-in is, it’s Matt Darling’s face on a trombone.
Any production tips & tricks you’d like to share?
The bigger the room the music gets played back in, the bigger the globs of stuff you need to have coming out of the hi-fi set. This works for ACDC as well as Bassnectar, and it will work for the rest of us.