Musician, engineer and producer Michael Voss talking about his latest helper in the studio, FERROFISH’s PULSE16:
Tell us something about yourself. How did you get into studio technology and what drives you? What are you burning for?
I’m MICHAEL VOSS, born in ’65 and I started making professional music in 1984. After my career with the band Casanova, with which we had a contract with the WEA in Hamburg, I focused on producing and writing music and since then I am broadly positioned in the local music world. I work for artists like Mickie Krause, Udo Lindenberg or Michael Schenker yes and even children’s music from the HeavySaurus, which I sing and record in my studio.
How have you witnessed the changes in both the studio landscape and studio electronics?
Thank God I grew up with analog technology. On my first album production, I even edited the 2″ master tape by hand. Later in the 90s I switched to Apple and Logic. We used to have to get countless loops and sounds from the Akai sampler. So I’ve followed the complete evolution from vinyl, cassette, tape to CD, mini-disc and MP3. Of all the formats, I still like vinyl the most.
What do you think are the current trends? Are they interesting and important for you?
To be honest, I don’t really get the latest trends. I prefer to focus on the tools given to me and work by hand and ear according to my vision and my own gusto.
How did you hear about FERROFISH?
Through my buddy Axel Urban, who is in charge of the ‘KORG’ brand at Musik Meyer.
Since he is a keyboard player and tech guy himself, he immediately knew about the PULSE16.
PULSE16 as I/O extension for Univeral Audio Apollo 19″ interfaces
The PULSE16 converters are ideal for expanding up to 8×8 channels (up to 96k) per 19″ model of the Apollo line. By cascading two Apollos, the full 16×16 line I/O of a Pulse16 can be used.
How exactly does your current FERROFISH product help you?
My PULSE16 is the perfect interface extension between Mac computer and UA Apollo Quad, so I can easily route my mixes to different subgroups via my MCI JH636 console.
Would you like to see any additional features on your current FERROFISH product?
I would have liked the IO labeling with the fiber optic cables to be a little simpler and easier to understand. Otherwise, the feel and general handling are tip-top!
What do you think you will still be doing in 5 years?
Still tinkering, composing and producing here in the Black Forest on exciting musical challenges.
Thank you for the interview and all the best for the future!
If you want to know about more about Michael and Kidroom Music, visit his Homepage.
More information about the PULSE16 series can be found here.