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What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
A Dave Smith Pro 2 Synthesiser.


How did you come across this particular item?
I came across this when walking into the amazing Awave store – I’m like a kid in a candy store in there.


What is it that you like so much about it?
I think this is the ultimate mono/poly synth! It has 4 oscillators and really cool lters to create some original sounds. I especially love the analogue drive distortion. It’s really easy to morph the timbre and get pretty whack sounds using the pre and post lter drives. I get pretty excited by crazy sounds!


How do you use it, and how has it shaped the way you write music?
It’s been great in shaping some sounds I’ve used in some of my previous tracks. A few sounds for my single ‘End Of Time’ were created on this synth. Sometimes, when I’m working in the studio with Kidnot, our bassist and synth player, we take turns playing lines while the other is tweaking and messing with the knobs. It’s a really fun synth to experiment with and you can totally go down the rabbit hole when playing on this one. The sequencer is a lot of fun also.


Any other interesting points/stories about it?
Kidnot first had a play on the Pro 2 in Toronto when we were playing a few shows over there for Canadian Music Week. We needed to drop into a music store to grab guitar strings and of course we got distracted. He started messing around on this synth in the middle of the store, and attracted quite the crowd! The sounds were insane and it was pretty much love at first sight. Was tempted to buy it on the spot, but we would have had an issue with excess gear, so we headed into Awave the day after we got back to Melbourne to grab it!


Tell us a little bit about what you have coming up?
I have new music which just dropped last month. I have my first headline tour around the country coming up too in February and March. Looking forward to heading out on the road again with some new material. 


Listen to Ecca Vandal’s latest single ‘End Of Time’ below. 


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