Apollo producer Charlie Baldwin shows us round his studio.
My Studio – Kasket
This is my Berlin-based studio which I call “The Cave”. I have changed this room around a lot as I always move my studio around. I made my last two EPs in here – Where is Alice? and my forthcoming Synthesis, both for Apollo Records. I like to feel surrounded by gear when I make music – you just zone out into your own world.
This is my modular synth so far. It sounds wicked and it’s always unpredictable! I used it a lot on my newest EP, Synthesis. I tend to use it mainly for drones and percussion. My favourite tools are the Make Noise Optomix and Echophon modules. Make Noise are a company I think are doing awesome things. On my track ‘Wave Multipler’ you can hear this system at the beginning, playing the little drone Sequence.
Korg MS-20 Mini
This is basically where most of my track leads and atmospherics are made. It’s such a versatile synth. The bass of it sounds great and you can really push it. I used it pretty much on every track on the new EP for drones and leads. I put it though an Electro-Harmonix Memory Man delay pedal – it’s a great pair!
Doepfer Dark Time
This is a pretty basic sequencer, but I use it all the time to clock my modular system to Ableton. I have always been a fan of Doepfer stuff – it’s great stuff for clumsy people like me. It takes abuse and always does what it says on the tin.
Access Virus B
I absolutely adore this piece of kit. Again, it’s pretty much in every track I’ve made. It was passed down to me and I use it regularly. It sounds massive and there’s no end to what you can do. The FM on it sounds great too – you can get some real screaming sounds from it!
These guys keep watch on me while I work, making sure I’m meeting deadlines.