1 hr 19 min

TN:105 Fred Again.‪.‬ Tape Notes

    • Music Interviews

In this episode, John reunites with Fred Gibson, a.k.a. Fred Again.., at his house, to talk about how he wrote, recorded and produced the album ‘Actual Life 3 (January
1 - September 9 2022)’.
 
Reflecting on what’s been a very busy 18 months, Fred discusses how the success of the Actual Life series has had an impact on how and why he writes music. From the tricks he uses to keep his writing process fast and fun, to the moments his creativity was lost and the advice that came from Brian Eno to focus it.
 
As well as sharing demos written with The 1975 and sampling songs by his brother, Fred gets hands on with his explanations of the plugins and process he uses, treating us to live beat builds, piano demonstrations and examples of compression demonstrated through table drumming.
 
Listen to find out what Fred’s reaction to switching DAWs was, why you should put off any technical aspects of a track until the end, and why some people may call the harmonic modulations in his music ‘the work of the devil’. 
 
Tracks discussed: Delilah (pull me out of this), Berwyn (all that I got is you), Kelly (end of a nightmare)
LINKS TO EVERYTHING TAPE NOTES 
linktr.ee/tapenotes 
 
Listen to ‘Actual Life 3 (January
1 - September 9 2022)’.
Atlantic Records, Warner Music
 
Intro Music - Sunshine Buddy, Laurel Collective
 
GEAR MENTIONS
Expert Sleepers Spectral Conquest
Samplr App 
Pioneer Mixer and CDJs
Logic Pro X
Ableton
Apple Wired Headphones
 
OUR GEAR
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Will Brown - Executive Producer, Engineer & Editor
Tim Adam-Smith - Executive Producer
Will Lyons - Editor
Herbie Elton-Rowley - Videographer
George Durston - Production Assistant
Matt Purbrick - Production Assistant
Guy Nicholls - Production Assistant
Nathan Hetherington - PR
Rebecca Ibbotson - Digital Marketing 
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In this episode, John reunites with Fred Gibson, a.k.a. Fred Again.., at his house, to talk about how he wrote, recorded and produced the album ‘Actual Life 3 (January
1 - September 9 2022)’.
 
Reflecting on what’s been a very busy 18 months, Fred discusses how the success of the Actual Life series has had an impact on how and why he writes music. From the tricks he uses to keep his writing process fast and fun, to the moments his creativity was lost and the advice that came from Brian Eno to focus it.
 
As well as sharing demos written with The 1975 and sampling songs by his brother, Fred gets hands on with his explanations of the plugins and process he uses, treating us to live beat builds, piano demonstrations and examples of compression demonstrated through table drumming.
 
Listen to find out what Fred’s reaction to switching DAWs was, why you should put off any technical aspects of a track until the end, and why some people may call the harmonic modulations in his music ‘the work of the devil’. 
 
Tracks discussed: Delilah (pull me out of this), Berwyn (all that I got is you), Kelly (end of a nightmare)
LINKS TO EVERYTHING TAPE NOTES 
linktr.ee/tapenotes 
 
Listen to ‘Actual Life 3 (January
1 - September 9 2022)’.
Atlantic Records, Warner Music
 
Intro Music - Sunshine Buddy, Laurel Collective
 
GEAR MENTIONS
Expert Sleepers Spectral Conquest
Samplr App 
Pioneer Mixer and CDJs
Logic Pro X
Ableton
Apple Wired Headphones
 
OUR GEAR
https://linktr.ee/tapenotes_ourgear

HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW
If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) 
Donate
 
KEEP UP TO DATE
For behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: 
Instagram: @tapenotes 
Twitter: @tapenotes 
Facebook: @tapenotespodcast  
YouTube: Tape Notes Podcast
Discord: Tape Notes
To let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! 
Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk
 
HELP SUPPORT THE SHOW
If you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) 
Donate

TAPE NOTES TEAM
Will Brown - Executive Producer, Engineer & Editor
Tim Adam-Smith - Executive Producer
Will Lyons - Editor
Herbie Elton-Rowley - Videographer
George Durston - Production Assistant
Matt Purbrick - Production Assistant
Guy Nicholls - Production Assistant
Nathan Hetherington - PR
Rebecca Ibbotson - Digital Marketing 
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1 hr 19 min