Nacho Marco opens up the lab
News.Traxsource caught up with Nacho Marco to talk about his studio set up in the next installment of ‘In The Studio’
What equipment do you have in your studio? (full studio kit list).
Mac Pro, Macbook Pro, Genelec 8040 monitors, AKG K240 headphones, Yamaha 01V mixer, Apogee Duet soundcard, Alesis Midiverb 4 fx, Roland SDE3000 delay, LA Audio GX2 gate, Yamaha TG55, DX100, DD10, CS01, Roland TR808, TR707, TR727, TR606, TB303, MC202, Paraphonic505, XP30, M-VS1, Juno-1, Clavia Nord Rack, Access Virus TI2, Novation BassStation, Supernova, NI Maschine, Akai S3000XL, Casio VL Tone, Korg Monotron, Mini Kaos Pad,Oberheim Matrix 1000, Edirol PCR M1, Behringer Ultrapatch, Technics SL1200MK2, Pioneer CDJ100, DJM500.
What is your favourite piece of equipment to use in the studio & why?
Roland TR808, I can never get tired of working with it.
Give us some insight into your production process. How do you typically begin constructing a track?
It can start with a break, a pair of chords, a sample, a vocal hook or whatever. I work on a 4 bar loop to start with until I have something I think is going to be worthy for a production and then I build the structure of the track/remix. Once the structure is done I work on the mix and then the mastering.
What piece of studio equipment or production process defines the Nacho Marco sound?
I guess the Clavia Nord Rack would be the most accurate ;)
What piece of hardware/software elevated your production to a higher level & how?
NI Maschine, so easy to use and it gives a powerful result. You can work on an idea really quickly with it.
What fresh equipment have you recently added to the lab?
I guess it’s not that fresh as it was manufactured in 1983, but my Roland MC202 is my favourite addition right now.
What are your essential studio supplies (food, drink, cigs etc)?
Tea and chocolate.
What list of artists have influenced your sound?
Kevin Saunderson, Steve Silk Hurley, Tyree Cooper, DJ Fast Eddie, Mr G, Mr Fingers, Paul Hardcastle, Imagination, Change, Midnight Star, SOS Band, Marvin Gaye, Grace Jones, Prince, Bomb The Bass, Simon Harris, Clivillés and Coles, 2 In A Room, Twin Hype, Mantronix, Masters At Work, The Jungle Brothers, Laurent Garnier, Jori Hulkkonen, The Basement Boys, Joey Negro, Vince Montana Jr, Tom Moulton, Quincy Jones, FK, Brian Eno, Tangerine Dream…
What are your 3 favourite productions?
Nacho Marco ‘Delicate’ We Play House
Paul Hardcastle ‘19’ (Nacho Marco Remix) Pacha Recordings
JamC Groove ‘Midnight’ (Nacho Marco 303 Dub Mix) Muak Music
What handy Nacho Marco studio tip would you pass onto producers out there?
Sample as much as you can.
What new production should your fans be on the lookout for at Traxsource soon?
Nacho Marco – ‘Motion EP’ on Lazy Days
Nacho Marco – ‘Music For The People Vol.2’ mix album on Muak Music.
Nacho Marco – ‘Lets Go Silly EP’ on Serenades with awesome remixes by Roberto Rodriguez & Mario & Vidis.
Nacho Marco ‘Motion EP’ is out now on Lazy Days Recordings.