What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
My Access Virus Ti2 Polar.
How did you come across this particular item?
I have had this synth for a few years now, I originally heard about the Access keyboards through researching and word-of-mouth.
What is it that you like so much about it?
It can sit comfortably in the studio, and is also portable to take around easily. And, of course, it makes a huge range of beautiful noises!
When has it come in handy most? Do you recall any time this has got you out of a tough spot?
It tends to be the go-to synth when searching for interesting sounds. For this album it was used mostly when we were looking to find some ambient soundscapes and strange effects.
How do you use it, and how has it shaped the way that you write music?
It is a great synth for writing ideas on and sometimes that is how it is used. But for On Dead Waves we made use of the dark, strange noises it can produce. It was very helpful in that department.
Tell us a little about what you’ve got coming up.
The On Dead Waves album will be released in April so we are very excited about that. We are currently rehearsing to play shows this year as well. We are really looking forward to the year ahead!
Listen to On Dead Waves’ latest single ‘Blue Inside’ below.
To stay updated with the latest from On Dead Waves, head to www.ondeadwaves.com.