Nelson’s love affair with the core elements of sound design truly blossomed when he began
working with hardware synths - specifically vintage ones. The main offender? A Juno-106.
This legendary name catalyzed his interest in building patches from scratch, a path that
ultimately led him to the inevitable Eurorack obsession.
Now I’m down the rabbit hole and I can’t come back. It’s over!
Nelson notes that it’s not all about hardware though. To further whet his vintage synth
appetite, V Collection proved a useful creative asset; an authentic sound design/synthesis
experience without the auction trawling.
It all really ties into how I feel about Arturia because you guys
allow us to sound design with those original keyboards. I love that.
Do not disturb
As we’re speaking to him, Nelson momentarily becomes hypnotized with a sequence on his
Eurorack. His focus sharpens as he experiments with notes on the KeyStep Pro, adjusting as
he goes, until he lands on something that’s ready to track.
This is creative freedom in motion. Nelson is determined to keep his workflow uninterrupted,
and witnessing him seamlessly slip into his creative mode with KeyStep Pro is testament to
his commitment - and perhaps a nod to this controller’s ability to coax it out of people.
I needed that. We all needed that.