German producers Adana Twins have consistently been playing, releasing and remixing some of dance music’s biggest clubs, labels and artists since 2012. Ahead of their new ‘Pictures’ mini-album on Solomun’s Diynamic imprint, we spoke to them about their fave production tool on a budget – a Roland SH-101 clone at a bargain price.
“We love things to be smooth, comfortable and flexible while producing, so even though we have lots of analogue instruments in the studio, we use them for the production only on occasion."
Before Ableton Live, Logic Pro, FL Studio or any humble DAW, music software started out on home computers as simple tracking software. There are many examples of early and iconic programmes that kick-started the career of countless producers, but the Amiga Commodore 500 – announced in 1987 with a screaming 7.16MHz CPU and 512KB of memory – was a revolutionary home computer. Aside from changing the gaming market forever, it also brought with it some rudimentary home music-making software.