SOPHIE interview


#148

How about the first EP? Pretty much straight bangers to my ears. What’s not to like?


#149

Yeah, it’s all flame. Child-like hell is actually a compliment.


#151

Me or the other guy? Cause I’m a huge fan.


#152

lol my bad! :fire: indeed!


#153

Ha! All good. I actually posted my fav track way up at the top of this thread. I was saying “a song a child would make, but in hell” (which is how that other guy described it) was something I’d be interested in. One of the top sound designers around, no question.


#154

More SOPHIE, now on Arte : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ifh0tDrwBA

inspiring!!!


#155

Yeah, and spotted a cutie OT MK2 in a few of the frames!


#156

No MnM though…


#157

Has everyone checked out SOPHIE’s sample pack up on Splice yet?

There’s some really great sounding samples in there :star_struck:

Perfect sampler food for all of SOPHIE’s sounds.

SOPHIE Sample Pack on Splice


#158

Oooof, some nasty sounds there! :coffin:

Inspiring stuff, as I’ve been going down the path of creating sounds like SOPHIE and OPN.


#159

I read OPN claim he likes when synths have randomization cause he’s “not a very good synthesist”. I expect a bit of self-deprecation in there.


#160

Most of OPN’s sound design happens with audio. He renders to waveform and does most of the work there.


#161

Makes sense, especially when thinking about that piano/harpsichord/guitar hybrid sound he often uses in his later work, from “R Plus Seven” and onward.


#162

Yeah he basically composes midi, renders instances out of Omnisphere and randomized settings on other vsts then comps them out. I mean, that’s dumbing it down a bit but it’s not far off. I think his approach is more of a curator in a sense.

But back on topic. Interesting Sophie doesn’t seem to be using the Monomachine anymore. I saw an analog Rytm and an Octatrack? Was that an Analog Heat on top of one of the full sized synths in the back?


#163

Just saw this pop up on my recommendations and came here to post it.

She’s using Serum (of course) and I see a Rytm, an OTMk1 (I think?) and an Ableton Push.

But has been pointed out…No MnM. At least not in the shots. Maybe she’s retired it? Or maybe it’s just not immediately set up. Who knows.

Interesting philosophy. What would a mountain-sized piano sound like, indeed, Sophie?


#164

Saw her fiddling with Massive, too.


#165

i think the box you were referring to as the analog heat is a mackie big knob.

Its inspiring she can get all that from that sparse room (though of course there might have been some post production somewhere).


#166

Probably just her laptop


#167

All you need is software and a space to mix, really.


#168

Reminding me i must be doing something wrong :wink: