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Postby pdomino » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:46 am

This week its the turn of NUMBERNIN6

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At 22 years of age, the trance-turned-dubstep producer NumberNin6 (aka Nishant Parikh) has already made waves in the dubstep scene before even signing his first release.

With his Prodigy “Breathe” Remix, he has garnered the support of the likes of Skream, Rusko, Plastician, Stenchman, Annie Mac and other BBC radio DJs. Expect an EP out soon on True Tiger Recordings.

Has done work for Alter Ego, Mondo Records, Conspiracy and Navigation. Nishant has a track coming on Tyler Michaud's 'New School Recordings' label very soon and has seen support from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Darude, Darren Tate, Above and Beyond, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten to name a few.

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Nin6's "FORMAL INTRODUCTION" mix is still available for download @
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This Session is OPEN FOR QUESTIONS. It will officially begin when the previous one ends. Be aware that current sessions will run officially for one (1) week per producer. After that it's up to the producer if he'll continue answering questions.
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Postby pdomino » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:28 pm

Please describe your production setup.

Name your favourite VSTs / synths.
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Postby lowpass » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:44 pm

1. love the dark stuff you got goin' on, is the string section from ribs an instrument sample or from a song, if so what sampler do you use for your strings

2. After your sound (e.g bass) has left your original source what process'/ techniques do you apply to it?

3. breathe remix = gold

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Postby Disco Nutter » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:48 pm

So... is the prodigy remix official? What's its status?

It's banging sick, could you go into a bit mroe detail about how you made the sounds involved?

Safe :)

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Postby ELLFIVEDEE » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:52 pm

Johnny Beat wrote:So... is the prodigy remix official? What's its status?

It's banging sick, could you go into a bit mroe detail about how you made the sounds involved?

Safe :)

Jason


This ^_^

Plusss, why that song over any others? Any particular personal reasons or just because you like it?
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Postby DZA » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:20 pm

Out of the tunes you start, how many of them get finish? :x:
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Postby pdomino » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:35 pm

Name your influences.
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Postby Brisance » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:39 pm

How long does it take you to make a track?
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Postby j-sh » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:50 pm

favourite contemporary producer?
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Postby numbernin6 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:57 pm

Okay I'm going to try to be proactive about this thread and reply as I see the questions so that I don't miss any.

First of all, thank you for giving me this opportunity... to even be considered for a Q&A is quite flattering considering that nobody knew me about a half year ago when I started producing dub.

pdomino wrote:This week its the turn of NUMBERNIN6
Has done work for Alter Ego, Mondo Records, Conspiracy and Navigation. Nishant has a track coming on Tyler Michaud's 'New School Recordings' label very soon and has seen support from the likes of Paul Oakenfold, Darude, Darren Tate, Above and Beyond, Markus Schulz, Ferry Corsten to name a few.


It might be important to mention that this information above is regarding my work in trance/progressive before I turned to the dark side :wink:
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Postby chrish » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:59 pm

What got you out of trance & into dubstep?

How did you learn to produce? Trial & error, or did you have a mentor?

Do you produce tunes by recreating sounds in your head, or by playing around with your tools until you find an inspiring sound to build a song from?
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Postby numbernin6 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:22 pm

pdomino wrote:Please describe your production setup.

Name your favourite VSTs / synths.


Old computer with FL with some soft synths. Among my favorites are NI's pro 53, and Massive. Occasionally I use VAZ 2001, or v-station. Two screens (can't tell you how important that is to me), a stereo 2.1 speaker set and 2 x Dynaudio BM5a. Can't stress enough how important monitors are in my setup, best investment I've made so far.

Hardware: Washburn electric guitar, Presonus TubePre preamp, Audio Technica AT2020 Condenser Mic, and an old beat up nylon string guitar.
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Postby numbernin6 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:35 pm

Johnny Beat wrote:So... is the prodigy remix official? What's its status?

It's banging sick, could you go into a bit mroe detail about how you made the sounds involved?

Safe :)

Jason


That remix is not official. Tune was made back in August 08. Stenchman will have an update on that one sometime soon.

Regarding sounds, there's no formula I really used for that. For the basses, I just popped open NI massive and some other synths and started messing about. An Overdrive or Tube distortion can really change a sound up so I just played around for a few days and gave it a whirl. Other sounds in between the bass are either filtered white noise, or random sounds from videogames.

I didn't even think the tune was gonna do well, it was one of the first dub tunes I've made. I had passed it over to Joe Nice and he wasn't feeling it at all so I said "ahh whatever, I'll just put it up on the boards and see what happens." Guess I got lucky!

I guess that answer's a bit vague... if you have a more specific question about a particular sound in there, holler.
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Postby numbernin6 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:40 pm

Lowpass wrote:1. love the dark stuff you got goin' on, is the string section from ribs an instrument sample or from a song, if so what sampler do you use for your strings


The string section is something I wrote up and plugged into Edirol Orchestral.

Lowpass wrote:2. After your sound (e.g bass) has left your original source what process'/ techniques do you apply to it?


I EQ almost every sound I use and then hit the delay, reverbs, or distortion. I'm a big fan of distortion (if you can't tell already) and will use a software tube vst to warm up the sounds. I like to bitcrush some of my sounds as well, makes them sound nice and crunchy :D
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Postby numbernin6 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:45 pm

L5D wrote:Plusss, why that song over any others? Any particular personal reasons or just because you like it?


Absolutely love The Prodigy, and the original has parts that are easy to isolate. I remember listening to their early stuff as a young kid and starting to discover other types of electronic music. No remix of that tune will ever beat the original.
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Postby numbernin6 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:49 pm

pdomino wrote:Name your influences.


I could name other producers (like the ones I'll mention below) and styles of music but I think it comes down to life experiences... I always write my best tunes (imo) when I'm most stressed or when I'm most busy with other things in my life.
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Postby numbernin6 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:54 pm

Brisance wrote:How long does it take you to make a track?


Sometimes hours, sometimes months. The breathe remix took me a couple days, few hours each and then, of course, going back and sorting levels and tweaking. Ribs is another one that came quickly, was a random idea I had in another project which I built up for a couple days. My (crazy) roommate was walking around the house talking in this really scary voice so I decided to record him for a few minutes and then the tune started coming together.

Some of the trance tunes I've done have taken forever. "Like You Mean It" was probably a work in progress for about a year. It wasn't because I was actively working on it for that long, but sometimes I just push projects back for some time and then work on them much later when my mind's fresh.
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Postby numbernin6 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:54 pm

J-sh wrote:favourite contemporary producer?


I can't pick just one... Can't say I have a favorite but there are many that I look up to.

Hip Hop: Dj Premier, DJ Stoupe (of Jedi Mind Tricks), Timbaland (love/hate relationship with his music). On the dnb front: Evol Intent, Current Value, Spor, Limewax, Ewun - the amount of technical prowess these guys have is just amazing. Other mentions: Dzihan and Kamien, Bonobo, Squarepusher, Prefuse 73. BT is another fantastic one... lot of influence from him back in my trance days.

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Postby nitz » Tue Feb 03, 2009 5:59 pm

numbernin6, let me just start of by telling you dammmmmm in my view you must be 1 of the best dubstep producer man! u got some great basslines, you work is great man! your set is on my world record of how many times i have listen to a set lool. and you mix and master is just of the hook man.

i dont really have a question lol
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Postby __________ » Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:07 pm

can we see a shot of your sequencer with one of your tunes loaded up, please?

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