Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on their musical setup…
We first met up with Melbourne Beatmaker and Producer SADIVA “In the Studio” last year to chat about her special bond with the Roland SP-404 sampler which is an integral part of her signature brand of lo-fi hip hop , this time we watch SADIVA keep the inspiration rolling as she takes the studio outdoors with her Native Instruments Maschine Mikro.
So what is your go-to gear at the moment?
I’ve found recently that I’ve been getting out of the studio with it being summer, where I want to incorporate the weather with my music. So sometimes I’ll just go sit in the park or somewhere local and just pull out my laptop and Maschine Mikro and I’ll just start bangin’ on it and see what comes from it. The beauty in it is that you can take a sample right then and there and just shove it in your computer and chop it up on Maschine’s pads while you’ve got the vibe right there.
I toured Japan and America last year and I took my Maschine Mikro with me and it was just so easy and so portable. I’d just pull it out on the plane or at the airport while I was waiting for more flights and bang out a beat. It’s so easy to produce anywhere.