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Postby pdomino » Fri Feb 06, 2009 3:05 am

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Distance is Greg Sanders, a British dubstep producer and dj. His debut album entitled 'My Demons' was released on Planet Mu in 2007. Also that year he started his own stables, Chestplate Recordings.
The second album "Repercussions" is now officially released. Check it @ the PLANET MU WEBSITE

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This Session is brewing like Boddingtons, get yer questions in. It will officialy begin when the previous one ends. (Sunday night)
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Postby rendr » Fri Feb 06, 2009 4:21 am

Wicked! Your Repercussions album is sick, especially the Radical & Battle Sequence tunes. Just a few generic questions...

1) When did you start making music, and what got you interested?

2) Are there any special effects and processes you tend to apply to you dark reece style basses like the tune radical?

3) How long on average do you spend on making a track?
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Postby legend4ry » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:38 am

Yay! A producer I actually know!

Is the guitar-driven tunes you playing and a recording real guitar or do you use a VST or synth patch?

Whats your favourite track you've made and why?

You've worked quite closely with Cyrus(another one of my favourite producers) recently haven't you? How have your two creative processes complimented eachother?

Who do you respect in the world of Dubstep?

Have you ever looked to film scores for inspration? I get that feel from a lot your tracks, they have that epic essence!

Will you be making dubstep or whatever it evolves into for a long time or are you looking forward to other projects, maybe more tradition style of music making?
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Postby q_steppa » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:46 am

what range of genres do u take influence from outside of dubstep?

what software/hardware do u use?

what is ur favourite reverb plugin?

any advice for people trying to make it in the business? (inb4 no trollin)'

have u ever considered coming down to new zealand for a gig? :D

if every artist/band in the world died, and u could only revive 3 for one gig, who would u select?

what do u usually do to ur drums to give them such a real/acoustic feeling to them?
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Postby lowpass » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:03 am

What is your production process when you approach a new song?

Any favourite chains for processing basslines?

How do your drum parts come together?

and finally... who do you think are some of the new artists that are gonna be big in the dubstep scene?
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Postby pdomino » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:09 am

Can you explain breifly how a track can develop?

What are your favourite bits of studio kit?

Got a favourite gadget ?
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Postby dom » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:13 pm

on Night Vision (one of my favorite tracks ever :) ) , how did you do all the filter automation? Is it all recorded live or are you programming it? what synth/filter was it?
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Postby dubsteptim » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:19 pm

what kinda guitar do you play and do you use any effects pedals etc?

will your remix of one blood, one source ever be released? its wickly haunting, deep tune.

in terms of producing your albums, how was making repercussions different from doing my demons? did you enjoy the process less/more for either one?
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Postby ben freeman » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:27 pm

Were you in a metal band - ? I thought I heard that somewhere. (I heard Napalm Death) What is your favorite metal band/album?

I stand corrected. It was Scorn in Napalm Death. Still the metal influence is obviously there right?
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Postby kingcannibal » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:42 pm

Big ups to Distance, Traffic & Fallen are both HHUUUUGE tracks.

I was wondering, what percentage of your own tracks are you really proud of. Do you ever worry about the music release and how it may be received?
Ever make anything outside of dubstep?
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Postby -dubson- » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:22 pm

are you happy with your tracks when you finish them?

is there one track that stands out as your favorite?

what guitar kit have you got? :)
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Postby silentk » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:27 pm

anything interesting behind the name distance?

what is your favourite frequency?

to what extent (if any) do you use breaks and such in your productions?
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Postby sticky feet » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:50 pm

Can we see a picture of your sequencer? just something to give some insperation :)
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Postby ketamine » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:15 pm

SilentK wrote:
what is your favourite frequency?



:| ---> :? ---> :7:
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Postby silentk » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:38 pm

Ketamine wrote:
SilentK wrote:
what is your favourite frequency?



:| ---> :? ---> :7:


just trying to introduce some next level deep thought to these Q&A's...
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Postby glottis5 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:45 pm

SilentK wrote:
Ketamine wrote:
SilentK wrote:
what is your favourite frequency?



:| ---> :? ---> :7:


just trying to introduce some next level deep thought to these Q&A's...


in that case...

A fat man leading a group of people out of a cave on a coast is stuck in the mouth of that cave. In a short time high tide will be upon them, and unless he is unstuck, they will all be drowned except the fat man, whose head is out of the cave. [But, fortunately, or unfortunately, someone has with him a stick of dynamite.] There seems no way to get the fat man loose without using [that] dynamite which will inevitably kill him; but if they do not use it everyone will drown. What should they do?
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Postby ketamine » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:58 pm

glottis5 wrote:
SilentK wrote:
Ketamine wrote:
SilentK wrote:
what is your favourite frequency?



:| ---> :? ---> :7:


just trying to introduce some next level deep thought to these Q&A's...


in that case...

A fat man leading a group of people out of a cave on a coast is stuck in the mouth of that cave. In a short time high tide will be upon them, and unless he is unstuck, they will all be drowned except the fat man, whose head is out of the cave. [But, fortunately, or unfortunately, someone has with him a stick of dynamite.] There seems no way to get the fat man loose without using [that] dynamite which will inevitably kill him; but if they do not use it everyone will drown. What should they do?


Technically wouldn't the tide come from outside...
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Postby djake » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:53 pm

big up for this, im a big big fan of your music :D

1 - what metal bands are you into?

2 - what was it about dubstep that made u want to be involved?

3 - if u diveded making a track into percentages of the time it took you to write it, what would they be?

for example 10% arrangement , 30% mixing down ect...

^^^ if that makes any sense :lol:

and your drums sound absoultly amazing in all of your tracks, they sound so real. big up on that :D
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Postby Maree-Jaine » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:35 am

Big Ups Distance...!! :D


You blates seem to take influence from the metal/hardcore genre... why do you think that metal influences work so well in dubstep? Is it just the pure filth factor? Or is it about the energy? Or plain and simply just about the geeeetars? I'd like to hear your views on what you think the connection is....if anything...please :D

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Postby DZA » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:03 am

Out of the tunes you start, how many of them get finish? :x:

and out the ones you get finished how many of them do you give out/release/do notthing with?
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