Preamble – Hector Plimmer

As per CDR session usual check out where Hector is at ahead of his session at Rye Wax:

How has your music production process evolved over time?

I would say the actual process itself probably hasn’t changed too much over time. I’ve always relied pretty heavily on happy accidents & generally following the feeling. I’ve probably adapted my workflow for precision more I guess… Once you learn what does what it’s a lot easier to know what kind of a sound you’ll achieve.

What key changes have you seen in the music industry/bidness during your time making records? Is independent the only way to go? Are 2018 tryin’ times?

I don’t really know much other than independent, so can’t speak for the larger industry… I think patience is becoming more & more of a factor. We live in a time where it’s easier than ever to release music but getting people to hear it is a whole other thing & it’s tough having to wear all the different caps that come with it in terms of business & promotion etc.
As for 2018, it seems to have gotten off to a stressful start to most people I speak to & although it has been pretty stressful for myself it has also been one of the most rewarding few months of my career so far, so the hard work seems to be paying off!

Talk us through the track your last [cmd] ‘S’d ? ([ctrl] ‘S’ to PC users)

The last track I saved was a tune I’m working on with Alexa Harley under our alias Equal Echo. We’ve been working pretty solidly for the last two years now and are finally adding the finishing touches our first EP!

What piece of studio equipment would you NOT part with – Ever!!

My Ears – http://www.musicianshearingservices.co.uk/musicians-union/musicans-hearing-health-scheme/

Who/What has been on heavy rotation on your audio player of late?

What can the CDR audiences expect from your time with us?

Hopefully an insight into how I work & maybe gain a bit more of an understanding of what I’m about as a person beyond the music! Probably some nervous nattering too.

Have you any advice or words of warning for producers/musicians developing musical works in progress to play at CDR?

Be confident & If it sounds crappy on the system, take notes as to why and work on it when you get home! Also, listen to the people around you, I find I’m always harsh on myself but sometimes it’s not as bad as I think.

Finally, anything else you care to add…Really anything!

Listen to this every day for your health:

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