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Q+A with Paul and Phil Hartnoll (Orbital)

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Thank you so much! This was a great Q&A, and thank you Paul for the energy you put in. Hope you both come back some day for...

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Reptil 20th March 2017
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We're very proud to present to you a Q&A session with Paul and Phil Hartnoll AKA Orbital, right as they are getting...

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Reptil 3rd March 2017
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You can post questions from today! Paul and Phil will be answering your questions from tomorrow, for the next two weeks after....

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Reptil 2nd March 2017
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Hi Paul, thanks for sharing that early D & S track in the other thread! Hearing bits of the Omen and Steel Cube Idolatry in...

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Kyblik 20th March 2017
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Hi Paul and Phil, In one of your videos for your last album release I saw some stuff on the wall, some kind of a road map and...

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paul h 19th March 2017
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Two amazing albums, but with a gun to your head, what's your favourite and why? Cheers. cooge

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paul h 19th March 2017
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always wanted to know why there is no pure clean version of Lush 3 (and Impact) on any release? Impact is working great into Lush...

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paul h 19th March 2017
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Hello lads! Been a fan since the early 90s. Thank you so much for the music. Insides is one of the best sounding albums ever...

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paul h 19th March 2017
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Hi chaps, So you've finished a track, which I'm guessing could be a mixture of hardware and software. What is your approach to...

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paul h 19th March 2017
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Hi Paul Was wondering what recording chain you use for external synths / drum machines? Do you use preamps? If so, which...

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SOLON 19th March 2017
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Hey Paul Given your use of external synths & drum machines in your live set up, I'm interested to hear about how you get...

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SOLON 19th March 2017
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The track 'Meltdown' starts with a fantastic bassdrum like sound. I'm very curious how this sound was made? Which synth, sample...

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paul h 18th March 2017
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I remember when this came out, Vinyl Zone were the only shop in London selling it and it was marketed as only 1000 copies were...

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paul h 16th March 2017
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It's probably not your dream desk but I notice you have a Midas Venice in your studio as do I! Are you using any of the internal...

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scruffydog 16th March 2017
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So noticed from watching videos and from an article on the Jazzmutant/Liine website, I noticed you're using a couple of iPads...

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Steam Shield 16th March 2017
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So what do you make of all the latest drum machines & synths that have been coming out. Have you picked any of the korgs...

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paul h 16th March 2017
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Hey guys Interested to hear about what you'd pick for your desert island hardware set up. You're allowed: 1 Poly...

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[email protected] 15th March 2017
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Halcyon + on + on is one of those tracks that just made a difference in my musical life, so for that I thank you. On a...

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paul h 15th March 2017
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Do you guys enter the studio and have it in your mind what you want to do - like what type of sound your looking for and...

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paul h 15th March 2017
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Hi Paul, I was in traveling Australia when Orbital 2 came out. At the time I remember being convinced that the sound that...

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Disgraceland 15th March 2017
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hi again Paul,thanks for the previous reply I was wondering what your favourite tracks from the early 90's era are being 41...

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paul h 15th March 2017
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Would you post the TB-303 Pattern from "Impact (The Earth is Burning)" ? I really love it and want to have it in my...

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paul h 15th March 2017
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Hello Paul and Phil. thanks for your music. There is often a question in my mind, what synth was used... I should be brief...

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paul h 15th March 2017
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Thanks for the Q&A, guys! I have seen you several times over the years here in Atlanta and it's always amazing. The Girl...

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paul h 14th March 2017
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Title says it all really... Is there any gear that you used, for example, front-and-centre on the Brown album that you're...

James Lehmann
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paul h 14th March 2017
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Hi Paul, I don't hear a lot of "traditional" Moog tones on your tracks. Just wondered if you have any Moog gear and...

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paul h 14th March 2017
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HELLO! Been listening to you two since the Beginning...saw you in the 90s and shook hands... I'll take that with me...

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paul h 14th March 2017
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The Event Horizon soundtrack is easily one of my favorite soundtracks. Care to share any insight into that session (the gear,...

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Derp 13th March 2017
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Thanks for years of inspiration! You opened my mind in regard to being creative with electronic music. Life-changing. Two...

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thermal 12th March 2017
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Hey Paul, safe to say you've inspired a generation or two... or three. Wondering if you are inspired by any of the newer kids...

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paul h 12th March 2017
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Hi Phil and Paul, thank you so much for taking the time to answer some questions (lifelong fan here, ever since the Guardian...

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paul h 12th March 2017
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Hi Paul, Are there anymore unreleased tracks that you or Phil did as the D.S. Building Contractors, as only 2 known recordings...

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Syn303 11th March 2017
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Hi guys and thanks for doing this. I know you like your hardware, but I was just wondering to what extent have you explored...

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paul h 11th March 2017
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another question from me :) what do you think about recording Live Style Album (2CDs at least ;P), releasing it as studio...

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Kyblik 11th March 2017
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Hi Guys, Just want to start off by saying that I've enjoyed Orbital's music for well over 20 years. My mates used to have...

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Oask 11th March 2017
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Hello Paul and Phil, I've been buying all your Orbital cd's. I received my Orbital 2 cd last night. How did Lush 3-2...

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mpresev 10th March 2017
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Firstly, thanks for so many years of great tracks! Secondly, North American Tour? Specifically Houston TX? Even more...

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Kyblik 10th March 2017
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From the 1990's onward, Orbital has been considered an innovator and leader in the electronic music world. At that time (17...

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Sensory 10th March 2017
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hi paul, hi phil! thanks for doing this q&a. you're one of the main-reasons i started producing music (and my parents got...

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paul h 10th March 2017
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I think Leftfield did this a few years ago, presumably because it's far easier to entice aging ravers out for a weekend evening...

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paul h 10th March 2017
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hello Paul and Phil! Petr K. from facebook here. thx a LOT for coming back again! i wanted to ask, if you always record your...

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lineofcontrol 9th March 2017
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Honoured!! abduction You guys into the eurorack scene? Thoughts on favourite modules?

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paul h 9th March 2017
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Hi Paul & Phil, glad to hear there’s more orbital come! I have a question about your old live set up. Which was the...

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paul h 9th March 2017
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Hi Paul and Phil, I want to ask you, about the 2017 rework of the classic "Kinetic". I used to dance my feet to a...

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paul h 9th March 2017
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Hi, Big fan of the score to Event Horizon, and would love to know a bit about the process and any insight and information about...

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paul h 9th March 2017
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Duo


As a duo how does the writing and performance aspect work out? Do you allocate specific tasks/instruments for composition that...

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paul h 8th March 2017
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Orbital has always brought a hypnotic rhythmic quality to production, before delay is added, how do you work to get these great,...

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chaosium 7th March 2017
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Hello Phil and Paul. I saw you guys live 3 times back in 1996 during the "In Sides" tour. I loved your last album...

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aligak 6th March 2017
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First off, you guys rock. My question pertains to how you guys write your songs. How do you guys usually start a track? Do you...

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paul h 6th March 2017
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Hi Paul and phil!...absolute honour to be chatting with both of you, been a massive fan since 1991 always wondered where the...

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paul h 5th March 2017
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Hello, I've enjoyed your music for the last 25 years. Thank you. I have a question that has been burning in my mind ever...

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rockmanrock 5th March 2017
 

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