Rasmus Faber

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Rasmus Faber, I'm a producer, pianist, dj, arranger, mixer, and general do-it-all-yourself kinda guy.

What hardware are you using?

Computer: MacBook Pro, Apple Cinema Display, LaCie Little Big Disk Quadra

Monitoring: PreSonus Central Station, Genelec 8040A, Genelec 7050B Subwoofer, Avantone Mixcubes, Sennheiser HD 600

Preamps: Thermionic Culture Rooster, Neve 1073DPA, Amek CIB, AEA TRP, GAP 73

Dynamic: Urei 1178 Compressor, Universal Audio LA-2A

Microphones: Flea 47, Brauner Phantom C, Michael Joly-modded Oktava MK-012 set, AKG C 451 B x2, Shure SM57 x4, Beyerdynamic M160 x2, Coles 4040, Shure SM7B, Royer Labs SF12, Electro-Voice RE20, plus some cheapo chinese mics!

Synths/keys: Acoustic piano, Fender Rhodes Mark I, Arp Pro-Soloist, JUNO-106, Roland D-50, Yamaha CS10, Yamaha CS01, Roland VP-550, Marimba, lots of glockenspiel and other small mallets, melodica, Korg Monotron and some other toys.

Percussion: Meinl Woodcraft Congas, Tumba, Quinto & Bongos, Snare drum, shakers, tambourines, and plenty of other small stuff to bang on!

What software are you using?

Logic Pro 9, Waves plugins, Vienna Symphonic Library, SoundToys Bundle, Sonnox Oxford, Logic's stock plugs (better than many people think!), Native Instruments Komplete, Synthogy Ivory, Spectrasonics Omnisphere and Stylus, Pianoteq, Redline Reverb, Airwindows

What would be your dream setup?

I have a nice sounding recording room, but it's pretty small (about 12sqm). My dream is to have a much bigger recording room with great acoustics, at least 50sqm.

Plus, everytime I'm over in the mastering studio I'm using (Wired Masters in London), I'm absolutely drooling over their PMC BB5 monitors. Those beasts are taller than me!

Any production tips & tricks or advice you'd like to share?

There's so much. One big thing is, forums and internet knowledge is kind of dangerous, and gets people caught up in technicalities on some esoteric last 1% improvement in the audio chain, when they haven't even got to 50% just by songwriting, arranging, and tracking.

If you aim to be a producer and songwriter and you're contemplating the quality of A/D converters, take that as a warning sign that you are on a path to become a "studiophile", and that's a big creativity killer, trust me, I've been there. If you're gonna read forum threads, stick to this one, it's absolutely excellent, and contains tons of useful (and sometimes hurtful) truths:


Where can we find you on the web?

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