Splunk is first and foremost a Bass Pusher, Groove Dealer, Glitch Pimp and Sound Junkie.
His music builds on the coolness of cutting-edge electronic beats and sounds infused with warm funkadelic riffs and grooves.
His weapon is music, his style is funky, his message is a positive one, from the upbeat to the get-down.
Splunk has been attracted to music since an early age. He enjoyed scouting the fringes of conventional music and found joy in exploring the more obscure and thus, less charted musical territories. He tended to deviate from the mainstream in search for more original and unique sonic realms. This approach led him to a myriad of music genres of the underground music scene. Splunk tinkered with the guitar as an infant, where his love for making music began, but it would not be until later on, after having had his first encounter with a keyboard workstation with an internal sequencer, that he realised the potential of technology to help him to create music, that sounded like the one he listened to. You can say it was love at first sight and the rest is history.
The studio (The Purple Room) is the place where all the magic happens. It is Splunk’s sanctuary and the place he feels most comfortable at. The studio is housed in a repurposed garage.
Most of the time, ideas will start flowing and the “sketching” of ideas will most likely happen within Ableton Live, solely on a laptop. The setup in the studio is then expanded by some hardware analog synthesizers and controllers which come into play once the main idea is being developed from the sketch phase to the arrangement phase. All the hardware, although not essential from a technical perspective, allows for a lot of sound experimentation and creative freedom, it spices up the process by providing tactile access, inherent to traditional instruments, making the whole process more fun compared to the rigidness of a mouse and a keyboard, as well as opening the door to “happy accidents” that are so common-place with external gear.
The core studio components are:
- 15″ MacBookPro 2016 (Touchbar, Intel i7, 16GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Radeon Pro 460 4096 MB)
- Ableton Live 10 (Beta)
- Ableton Push 2
- RME Babyface Pro
- Dynaudio BM6A MK II
- Tannoy TS10 Subwoofer
- SubPac M2
- Beyerdynamic DT-770 Headphones
- Moog Sub-Phatty Synthesizer
- Novation MiniNova Synthesizer
For a full gear breakdown, visit my Equipboard page: