1. Hello, Who are you, where are you from and all that good stuff.Hello, my name is Adi Carter and I’m from Sheffield and I’ve been making electronic music of varying types for the last twenty years.
2. Tell us a bit about the music you
It all falls under an umbrella of electronic music but that’s a pretty broad church in itself and I’ve dabbled in quite a few areas of it. My first love was always dance music and I came of age at the right time to be influenced by house and techno so there has always been a heavy dose of that in stuff I make. In more recent years I’ve dialled it back a bit and worked on spoken word electronic projects that are a little more downtempo. There’s been acid and nu disco along the way in hefty amounts as well as experimental audio/ambient and the odd mashup (which cost me my old Soundcloud account). It all depends on how I feel at the time.
3. When did you start and what made you want to start making
I started in my teens. I already had a built in love of technology so that helped. I studied locally at Red Tape Studios in Sheffield because at that point kit was too expensive to own but I was fortunate enough to have access to people who let me play about on their stuff. Eventually I started getting bits and pieces of kit together so I could bash out a rudimentary tune.
4. Stage or Studio.
Studio. Most days really. I’ve never done live, would never say never but the studio is where I’m most comfortable. I know where everything is and if anything gets unpredictable, well it doesn’t really matter.
5. What gear do you use to make your tunes.
Ableton Live Suite and an APC40 linked to a CME UF50 controller. In turn I have some rackmount EMU boxes (Xtreme Lead 1/E Synth Dance from years ago). Korg Wavestation, a Roland 707, Korg Volcas. A Kawai 100P which is a bit broken but sounds mad as a consequence. An MS20 Mini, a Casio SK5 and a Moog Mother 32. Also tons of soft synths and a bit of Reason Essentials recently. Some things come and go…
6. Choice bit of gear and why?
I am always drawn to the MS20 because its just such fun to use. You can really go off on one with patching and get some real aggression out of it. No matter what I have in, that’s the one that sits to my right and is always ready to be switched on.
7. Where can we check out your tunes?
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