With his latest EP out now on his own Affin label, Joachim Spieth shows us around his meticulously streamlined studio.
Joachim Spieth – My Studio
I like to keep control over things, which is why I decided to work on music with limited gear. All my stuff fits on a desk with the dimensions of 160x80cm, and this helps me to focus on the music. Over the years I’ve tested a lot of gear and here you can see what’s most important for me.
Tc Electronic Fireworx, M2000, DTwo & Studiokonnect 48
I was convinced very early about the quality of TC Electronic’s units. The Fireworx, with its ability to create effect chains and modulation options, is especially worth checking out. Also the DTwo Multitap Delay is a good option for getting unusual delays for a good price.
These speakers are maybe the oldest part of my setup. I really love the detailed sound of them. They are not available anymore, because they got replaced by the 8030A in 2005.
A friend convinced me to use the HD600 for producing music and I never regretted following this advice. You get a very detailed sound and even with high levels everything sounds very clear.
Access Virus A
The Virus was my first hardware synth. Some years later I sold it and then bought one again. To be honest, synths are not my main source for generating sounds, but I love the Virus.
E-mu E Synth
Sampling was always very important for my music, and I almost have a religious connection with the E-mu. The filters are fantastic and they provided so much in the EOS software. Moreover, I always loved the modulation matrix of this flagship sampler.
Vinyl is still telling stories about your life. It’s nice to go through all the records, inspiring and also a good reminder of your own history. You can’t compare to any hard disk or even worse, online streaming resources like Spotify…
E grip & Coffee
Some ingredients while doing my music…