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The creation of FLA's Hard Wired
Old 30th September 2016
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The creation of FLA's Hard Wired

Hello Rhys,

Long time fan of Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Noise Unit, etc along with Conjure One.

Could you talk a bit about the creation of the Hard Wired album? That is one of my favorites still to this day... and I find it a pretty incredible creation based on where music technology was in the mid 90's. It's also such a detailed and layered album, with a lot going on sonically. Is there anything you can share with us regarding not only the synths used, but also how it was recorded?

Thanks!
Old 7th October 2016
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Hard Wired is mostly EMU Emulator IV. I bought one with the album advance (they were very expensive when they came out), and it pretty much became my DAW until I got Logic and a Mac. Its an awesome sounding machine with great converters, very hifi filters and a nice modulation matrix, making it a solid synth as well. We started amassing a lot of gear around Millennium but I recall things being stripped down a bit for HW, though we added the OBMx and the brand new Nord Lead. Both of those feature prominently, a lot of times sampled into the EIV. All the sound fx are in the EIV and the detail in the sound is a combination of that, and the mix, which was a SSL G+ console in Bryan Adams' basement (until he moved it into The Warehouse Studios...)





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Hello Rhys,

Long time fan of Front Line Assembly, Delerium, Noise Unit, etc along with Conjure One.

Could you talk a bit about the creation of the Hard Wired album? That is one of my favorites still to this day... and I find it a pretty incredible creation based on where music technology was in the mid 90's. It's also such a detailed and layered album, with a lot going on sonically. Is there anything you can share with us regarding not only the synths used, but also how it was recorded?

Thanks!
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