Mark Bowen (IDLES)
Finding metal with FX Collection
When it comes to making noise, post-punk anti-heroes IDLES aren't afraid to bend the rules - blending genres and sonic experimentation is at the heart of their musical process. For guitarist and producer Bowen, FX Collection's curated production palette is the much-needed sonic enabler, from the tender to the gnarly. We visited him in the studio to get a piece of the action.
FX Collection is no ordinary bundle of effects - it’s a carefully curated selection of audio enhancers, from obscure outboard equipment of history's most prolific studios to forward-thinking original effects.
But more importantly, these plugins have been both streamlined and enhanced to surpass the hardware that inspired them. Much like IDLES don't comply with genre norms, Delay TAPE-201 can be your distortion, Rev INTENSITY can be your chorus, Flanger BL-20 can be your stereo widener - bend the rules, savor the results.