In the past, I’ve worked on PC and Mac with Impulse Tracker, Jeskola Buzz and Ableton Live. Then I also used the hardware synthesizer/sequencer Novation Nova. In 2015, I completely switched to the KORG electribe 2 because working on the computer screen frustrated me. Working with the Electribe 2 corresponds to my mobile, pragmatic and limited approach and allows me to better integrate my creativity into everyday life and to live out my creative urge on the go. I do not need a studio, the Electribe with batteries and headphones is enough for me. I often produce outdoors, on the road on my train rides, with the different, changing environments providing a different, freer feeling than indoors in the studio. Since the Electribe 2 initially had no song mode or pattern chaining, I trained myself according to the device’s concept to perform the arrangement live. This makes the Electribe a real musical instrument with which one already performs while composing.
After many years of producing on the laptop, I have specialized in this groovebox with its integrated synthesizer section, which, in contrast to working on the computer, is faster because of the limited possibilities you get faster results, which nevertheless sound detailed and high-quality. By eliminating the computer screen, you also work more focused, composed more with the ears and is closer to the actual making music. Thanks to the integrated swing function and the analog-sounding filters, the tracks sound funky and organic. The device is battery-operated, compact, robust and inexpensive. It also has a high-quality, low-noise sound.