TN:75 Fred again..

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TN:75 Fred again..

Monday, 28 June

In this episode, John catches up with Fred Gibson, better known as Fred Again.., to talk about how he wrote, recorded and produced the album ‘Actual Life (April 14 - December 17 2020)’.

Having written and produced almost all of the album outside of the studio, Fred talks us through his recording and sampling process, digging into the ways in which each new environment helped shape the individual sound of each track.

Fred enlightens us on the best bits about recording on an iPhone and why it’s so key to his writing process. We’re treated to stories of recreating the voice notes compressor in Logic, jamming along with tracks in the club and playback sessions in the pub.

Listen to find out how a small change in harmony can completely reframe emotion, why mixing will never solve any song problems, and the best ways to fill time when you're not feeling inspired.

Tracks discussed: Sabrina (I Am A Party), Me (Heavy), Angie (I’ve Been Lost)

 

Listen to ‘Actual Life (April 14 - December 17 2020)’ here. 

‘Actual Life (April 14 - December 17 2020)’ - Warner Music UK Limited. An Atlantic Records UK, 2021 Fred Gibson

 

GEAR MENTIONS

Samplr

Morph Plugin

Logic - Silver Compressor

Logic - Retro Synth

Logic - Step FX

Albino Synth

Battery

OP1 

SM7 

TR-808

U47 

NS10 

Zoom iPhone Mic 

 

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