My goal has always been to paint an accurate reflection of myself through music.
— Nefarious! (@NefTheDamaja) April 17, 2013
Different Fur Studios SF
Aye, Yu and I spent this nice Saturday kickin’ it at Different Fur studios in San Francisco for a synthesis demonstration by Dave Smith and Carson Day. Even though we’ve graduated from audio school, we’re still constantly seeking relevant knowledge to further our talents.
San Francisco is such a beautiful city, I don’t spend nearly as much time out there as I should. I never did get my obligatory new Bay Bridge shots in until now… I hung out the sunroof for some of these!
Dave Smith is a hardcore synth designer, he went to UC Berkeley for electrical engineering. He created the first digital synthesizer and says he’s the first to go back to his analog roots. He demo’d the latest creations from his electronic instrument manufacturing company, Dave Smith Instruments: The Prophet 12 which is a wonderful sounding 12-voice synthesizer and a drum machine he made in collaboration with Roger Linn, the Tempest. Both of these devices had a ton of crazy features that I wont even begin to try to explain here. So awesome being able to hear directly from the pioneers of the subject.
Different Fur studios is a really chill recording space. Upstairs there’s a nice lounge area where we got free pints and t-shirts. It’s always a pleasant surprise to find that albums you listen to were worked on at the studio you’re visiting!
words & photos by Nef
We bring you this free download from our TSD fam reppin’ Bath, England, Auxx. We’re excited to be releasing albums from artists we’ve been dropping singles with in 2014!
Ol Burger Beats, our homie reppin’ The Soul Dojo all the way from Norway brings the mellow vibes! We take pride in the vast variety of versatile artists we’ve connected with over the years!
Our homie Dr. Elliot Gann invited us over to dig through his personal record collection. He’s the founder of Today’s Future Sound, a non-profit we volunteer for that uses music production as a means to empower youth as artists and individuals. He’s dropped crates off at local Oakland middle schools for the students to use and just recently got back from spreading the good word in Canada. We’re looking forward to applying our skills for a good cause, it feels good!
When it comes to looking for samples, we love getting our hands dirty. We left with a folder full of gems, great B-roll, and a lingering feeling of satisfaction.