Emeric Zubar – BLAKE.
Emeric Zubar (artist name BLAKE.) has been a Hip Hop/Soul and electronic music producer for the past 20 years. With a varied discography, Emeric has built quite a catalog in the music scene with instrumental albums used by international TV shows such as So You Think You Can Dance, Dance On, 4 Weddings and 1 Honeymoon, and YAK FILMS.
In 2016, Emeric founded DRIVENSOUNDS, a sound design and music producing company. With DRIVENSOUNDS, Emeric collaborates with a large number of labels, artists, and companies in the music business to create compositions, music demos, and create sound design presets and sound packs for Native Instruments, Sounds.com, Presonus, Arturia, Loopmasters, and Applied Acoustics Systems.
We chatted with Emeric on how he uses Sequential instruments in his music:
What made you choose the DSI/Sequential?
My first synth from Sequential was the Mopho in 2010. It was actually my first analog synth! It was considered the best mono synth for the price at the time, so I took my chance. The fat tone, the filter, and the punch immediately made me want to go down the analog synth path and I found later that I cannot get my studio right without one of them, so I went with the Prophet ’08, Mopho x4, and now the Prophet-6 which is especially deep. I always have a Sequential synth in the studio. It’s a must for me.
How are you using them?
Well I use my Prophet-6 in several ways :
I use it as sound module for my compositions, All my albums and TV compositions are done using my Prophet-6. I also use it as the beginning of my sound design pack or presets. I can mix the oscillators and record them in order to recreate the fatness of that sound within a sampler. I also use the Prophet-6 to create melody loops for clients whenever I want something hot, poly, and analog.
What’s one of your favorite things about it?
The favorite thing about my Prophet-6 is how deep it is. There seem to be no end to what can be done with this synth. The oscillators sound really full, the filters really musical, the envelopes really snappy, and the onboard effects really take this synth to another level. I love the warmth it delivers, no matter the sound.
What does it give you that other synths might not?
Polyphonic warmth, the Sequential sound, infinite possibilities, and the filters (yes, again). I had and still have a lot of synths but I always come back to the Prophet-6 because it sounds good, is funky and is also a really good synth to learn synthesis on a deeper level.
Any interesting tricks or techniques you’d like to share?
Using the HPF and the LPF to create a Band Pass filter, using the Chorus to widen the sound, and using Poly Mod — it’s really crazy once you get your head around it!
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