Duality - iPad / iTrack Dock / HW Studio
After a pretty barren start to the year creatively, it's great what you can achieve when you take some well earned time off work!
The iPad is now firmly embedded in my studio set-up. This one has Z3TA+ providing the sub-bass and Thor doing an excellent job with the main lead line. MIDI from Cubase into the iTrack dock, Thor and Z3TA+ patched into Cubasis with Audiobus. Drumstation and SuperBassStation racks alongside AN1x and RS-5 provide the hardware components and a couple of VSTs (Retrologue and Zebra CM)filling things out.
The whole lot was sequenced and mixed through a hardware mixer (Spirit Folio SX), with Aux sends patched through a TC-M350 providing global delay and reverb. Everything except the drums and vocals was then patched out from Cubase and through a DBX 166xs compressor which was side-chained off a 4/4 sample of the kick drum used in the track. The sub bass from Z3TA+ was recorded first so I could get it on a separate channel from Thor and then the whole lot was multi-tracked into Cubase. The only post-recording work was masterbus limiting and dithering - although I'm planning to revisit the stems at some point and mess around with it a bit.