Workspace and Environment: DuranDuranDuran

HAI! Justin and I have shitty little profiles to the right now. Before they linked to our websites but now they are filled with information for you to stalk us. Also, if you’re Chicago write us an e-mail (to the right) so we know who to spam when we have a party. A heads up: Justin is performing next friday in Chicago and we’ll give you more details on that when it gets closer. We’re both working on releases to be given away on Trash_Audio aaaaaand… I think that’s it. Here is Ed Flis of DuranDuranDuran!

Background i was born in philadelphia in 1980, moved to berlin earlier this year. fell in love with the place when i came hear for the first time back in 2003, and since then i’ve known more and more people who’ve moved here. eventually realized it’s about as cheap as philadelphia and i could get more work, and there’s less of a chance of becoming a violent crime victim. this city blows my mind every day. i used to fuck around with a program called soundedit on my dad’s computer when i was a kid (precursor to soundedit 16 if anyone remembers that), started making music proper when i was about 15, so i guess about 12-13 years now i’ve been doing this. jesus.

What is the name you work under and where can we find your work?
mainly working under the name Duran Duran Duran lately, tho i have a bunch of other projects not worth going into, main side project now is RAVETASM POSSE. you can hear some of this stuff here:
and for people who still buy music you can get most of my stuff from

What is your current favorite piece of hardware?
never been able to afford hardware really, other than the odd piece of shit dollar store synth.

What is your current favorite software or plugin?
i’d have to go with logic 8, especially the ultrabeat drum machine plug in.

How does your physical space and surroundings influence your workflow?
i can work pretty much anywhere it seems, as long as i can be loud. occasionally i get bored of staring at the same 4 walls and will go sit down in the park or a cafe with a pair of headphones. one thing i will say i’ve noticed is i’m more productive when i’m around creative people.

Are you involved in any sound work outside of your own projects?
i’ve done a bit of mastering for bands, would love to get into film composing. especially porno, think that would be ace.

What was the first piece of hardware you remember obtaining?
hard to say, if you count guitars the first thing i remember is getting my shitty yamaha fender ripoff back in 96, first synth i remember scoring was the casio sk-1 off ebay in 98. uhhh last piece of gear i bought is probably my soundcard, which is on it’s way out at the moment.

What is on your current wish list?
jesus are you kidding? i want everything. eventide h8000 at the top.

Do you have a mobile studio setup?
just a laptop and a decent pair of headphones is really all i need.

Do you have a setup for live performances?
varies from show to show, usually just a laptop, soundcard, midi controller when i travel. shows closer to home could contain everything from contact mics to lawnchairs.

How many physical locations have you had your studio ?
well as a proper studio i’d have to say just here and philadelphia, haven’t really changed much!

Have you ever heard your music being played at a random/public place?
yeah embarassingly i heard a track at a party a few months ago and thought “damn i need to make more music like this” then realized it was one of my records…

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