Top 5: AVAION
German artist AVAION hit international recognition with the 2019 single ‘Pieces’ (123 million Spotify streams and counting). AVAION is the sole producer, singer & songwriter behind his moody/atmospheric electronic tracks. His latest single is ‘Goodbye’ with Sam Welch.
7 September 2023
SONY C800 G
In my opinion this is the best mic on the market. It gives my vocals that special warm, analogue vibe that I love. I used it in all of the songs I’ve released this year and all the upcoming songs. There are only a few people in Germany with this mic because it’s so rare and in high demand. I’m super happy and grateful to be a proud owner of this incredible piece of kit.
UNIVERSAL AUDIO APOLLO TWIN X
Best pro interface for Mac users. Super easy to handle and the interface controller tool gives you a lot of options to set your voice up with effect chains. You can set the effects to route only through your headphones so that you can only hear it when you record, or you can put the chain directly on the vocals and edit them live. The design of the interface is also really slick and fits perfectly into my studio setup.
SEQUENTAL PROPHET 6
One of my favourite analogue synths. I use it in almost all of my productions for warm bases or dreamy pads. To me, it’s a must-have for all electronic music producers. The vintage mode in the synthesizer is one of a kind and lets you keep the good parts about analogue synths. You can clearly hear the difference compared to VST synthesizers. That’s why it’s so special.
NEVE 1073 SPX EQ
This device plays a big part in my vocal chain. I always run it through my vocals and it makes them sit perfect in my mix. It gives you that warm analogue EQ effect that everyone wants on their vocals. Again, it’s been an essential in a lot of my recent tracks.
In my opinion, this is the best VST synthesizer on the market. It has this special analogue sound that fits perfectly for my style of music. I use it in every production I make. It’s non-negotiable for me. The huge variety of presets makes it super easy to find a sound to work on.