Pets Recordings founders and good-vibes specialists Catz 'n Dogz are well-known for his or her bouncy home and techno units, productions and remixes, having graced the likes of Dirtybird, Circus, Get Physical and Maceo Plex's Ellum.
"In the early days, most of our music as Catz ‘n Dogz or three Channels was produced at our dwelling studio utilizing a really primary setup. In the early ‘00s, once we nonetheless lived in Szczecin, we deliberate record-shopping journeys to Berlin each different week and we spent all our cash on it. When we moved to Berlin, we rented our first studio. We produced our first album there on outdated AIWA hi-fi system and really outdated PC. As our manufacturing expertise improved, we actually needed to enhance our tools and use extra to provide tracks.
"The Korg R3 was one of many first synths we ever purchased and it was the most affordable one. We nonetheless use it right now and lots of of our tracks have its sounds. It’s very common with a cool LFOs, vocoder and arpeggiator. It [has] 37 full-sized keys and may document as much as seven sequences. It permits you to play and modify them reside. It has many presets and it is simple to switch and play with them. Moreover, this synth may even course of the exterior indicators by the filters.
"We largely use this synth for top-lines. Even although the synth is digital, the sound may be very heat and suits completely within the combine. We purchased it for £200 so it was certainly a discount!"
"There was a giant window in our outdated Berlin studio, so we bought a lot of solar coming by. We cherished the solar while producing however sadly, it was not the very best climate situation for the Korg keys, that are nasty classic yellow proper now. We moved studios final 12 months – presently we've one arrange in Spain the place we completed our upcoming album ‘Friendship’. We used the Korg R3 once more! Our pricey good friend Javier recorded chords to ‘One Plus You’ feat. Kiddy Smile and Rouge Mary [on it].
"These days we use the vocoder, which is in-built to the synth. Mostly as a result of it has good high quality and it sits instantly within the combine, not like different vocoders or voice processors. Fun reality: Justin Martin really helpful this synth to us, so huge due to him!"
Catz 'n Dogz new album 'Friendship' is out March 29th on Pets Recordings