September 24, 2012
It’s no big secret: EDM producers work almost exclusively on their laptops. Anybody could get a laptop, the right software, and produce tracks just like Le Castle Vania or deadmau5, right? Well, almost. We toured the 2012 ID Festival with Le Castle Vania and had the pleasure of bringing him onto our bus. Le Castle Vania talked about some of the outboard gear he uses in this part of the exclusive interview on the UniqueSquared Mobile Studio. He’s come a long way from remixing tracks in his bedroom to headlining festivals and he shared that journey with us. You can check that out here if you missed it. Also, be on the lookout for the final part of Le Castle Vania’s interview in which he gives some guidance for any up and coming artists.
One thing that I would definitely like to have in my studio is a …
September 18, 2012
In case you missed it, Le Castle Vania toured with Identity Festival as one of the bigger names in their lineup. The Mobile Studio crew had the pleasure of meeting Dylan Eiland (the artist’s real name) and watching Le Castle Vania’s live set. But the coolest part of the tour was when we asked if he would want to come check out the Mobile Studio, and he said yes. We even got to interview Dylan. Luckily we had our camera batteries fully charged because he had so many good things to say. This is the first part of the Le Castle Vania interview. In this part of the interview Dylan shares with us how he got his start as a producer and DJ. Be on the lookout for the next part where he talks about his personal studio gear.…
DJ Scott Mad Flip
October 6, 2011
This week’s artist spotlight is on the fireball from the DMV, Kid Cedek. His meteoric rise to predominance is a result of relentless gigging, releasing numerous remixes and original productions, and flawless marketing and branding. We can all learn something from the manner in which Kid Cedek, aka Merchicedek Reyes, is taking his career to the next level. It’s one thing to be focused on your career in every action, and in every detail of your every day routine, but it is also paramount to challenge yourself, expand your abilities, and constantly hone your craft. This defines Kid Cedek and it truly shows in his music and his live performance. It really helps that he’s a pretty nice guy too.
How did you get started playing and producing music?
DJ Obeyah from Washington D.C. helped me out by giving me some Numark TTX’s when I was learning in the beginning, …
DJ Scott Mad Flip
March 23, 2011
I love dance music. I am just as much a fan of watching it performed live as I am doing it myself. If you have ever watched a DJ or Live PA act perform it to a huge crowd, you know that every breakdown, build and beat drop invokes mass hysteria, hands in the air, bodies moving, etc. You all know what I mean. We had the opportunity to create these amazing effects using the Korg Kaoss Pad Quad.
Korg introduced the first Kaoss Pad in 1999 and has since put out the KP2, KPE1 Entrancer, KP3, Kaossilator, mini-KP, and now the KP Quad. Like it’s predecessors it utilizes an X/Y axis on a touch-pad to modulate the selected effect. The Quad uses 20 modern effects between laid out quite nicely between 4 banks, giving you the ability to use 4 at once. The buttons responded well and the 2 …