Building A Relationship With Your Gear

In the latest episode of Electric Independence, Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never) shares some interesting thoughts on building a relationship with your synthesizer:

There’s no doubt Daniel Lopatin, the quiet powerhouse behind the psychedelic cosmic synth project Oneohtrix Point Never, has a strong connection with his keyboards. Like his Roland Juno-60, nicknamed “Judy.” She may not be the best in the world, but he talks about her like an old friend, and fortunately for all of us, treats her that way too.

In this episode of Electric Independence, Motherboard heads over to his home studio in Bushwick to talk with one of the leaders of the pack of the next generation of synthesizer masters, along with bands like Emeralds, Stella Om Source and Fever Ray. We also do a little pop music deconstruction – and get a peek at his awesome, charming gear.

Check out OPN at his Myspace and tumblr, and cop the just-released Everything is Working by Games, a collaboration between Daniel and his childhood friend Joel Ford.

One thought on “Building A Relationship With Your Gear

  1. He really likes arpeggios. Maybe that's because his mother made him practise them for hours on end when he was a boy? 😉

    Music sounds a little like Boards of Canada and the videos (if they are actual videos for his stuff and not supplied by the program) look like 80s and early 90s graphics demos. It's funny how all those (now) old things tend to come back and become fashionable again.

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