What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?
The TC Helicon, Voice Live Touch 2.
How did you come across this particular item?
I was researching looping stations and the VLT2 is the one I felt most comfortable using.
What is that you like so much about it?
The easy interface, programmable vocal effects, midi control, & how easy it is to travel with.
How do you use it, and how has it shaped the way you write music?
The VLT2 is a very big part of my live set — between each song we jam out and create vocal loops that intertwine the set list together. I also write a lot on i — it’s the way I start all my songs and I use it to record the very first demo of all my songs.
Any other interesting points/stories about it?
The very first time I met Wally De Backer (Gotye) at his house, he did a quick rendition of Heart’s A Mess on it while he was hooking up the VLT2 to his sound system for me.
Tell us a little bit about what you have coming up? (shows, releases etc)
Well I just released my debut EP via Future Classic titled XXIX. I’m playing a few shows in the new year that are yet to be announced as well as playing Beyond The Valley, Field Day & Southbound with Ta-Ku.
Head to www.facebook.com/WafiaMusic for more details.