The phantasmagoric dance-pop duo, SACRE, is Hawaii and Sukil, who are full-circle creators — they write, sing, produce, and design everything for the project. SACRE burst onto the scene in 2018 with their debut EP, “The Call”. They quickly gained support from Billboard, The Line of Best Fit, Clash, Impose Magazine, Earmilk, and others, along with a cosign from Pharrell Williams. Due in December is their debut LP “Love Revolution,” in which each track tells the story of one of twelve characters over the course of 12 hours. The odyssey begins at 7:00pm, with Sukil bored at work, as an adventure unfolds and various characters emerge, including an arsonist stripper, an android gas attendant, and Hawaii and Sukil caught up in it all.
We chatted with Hawaii and Sukil on how they use the Prophet-6 in their music:
What made you choose the Prophet-6?
[Hawaii] My first keyboard was a Casio, a gift from my dad the day I turned 13. A year later I exchanged it for a Pro-One (much more my thing). A few years after that, I bought a Prophet 600. Definitely my thing. Then, for a long time, VST synths were my only companions. When Sukil and I worked on the first tracks for SACRE we decided to bring back original sounds and got a vintage Prophet-5. Now, for the convenience of working with modern synths, we use a Prophet-6, which was an easy switch.
How are you using it?
Our Prophet-6 is in the studio, always on, waiting for us. We use it for two things: first, we create hours of sounds that we splice, stretch, and process in order to obtain something unique. Second, we connect it to Ableton Live and use it for any additional sounds we need to fill out a song — most of the time, brass sounds or leads.
What’s one of your favorite things about it?
The workflow is super easy. Coming from computers where the possibilities are endless, I believe that hardware shouldn’t try to compete in terms of complexity. When we put our hands on a synth it’s not to spend hours trying to do something that is hidden in a sub-sub-sub-sub-sub menu.
What does it give you that other synths might not?
It’s a Prophet. It sounds authentic. To have a synth that sounds almost as if it were made in the 70’s is so fun and unusual. The filter in particular is great.
Any interesting Prophet-6 tricks or techniques you’d like to share?
Not really. Most of the time we are just messing around and seeing where the synth takes us. We don’t actually consider ourselves synths geeks.
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