Producer Spotlight: Herbert Wilson

28 May

The thing that keeps music going is originality and creativity. As much as music especially Hip Hop can be a copy cat game it's still the most creative who shine the brightest. Herbert Wilson is one of the brightest with his new work of "Manile". The work of it is such an art piece, we had to know more about this talented producer. Herbert Wilson was gracious enough to take the time to answer some questions for us. The spotlight is on Herbert Wilson

Who is Herbert Wilson the Producer?
Herbert Wilson is a DIY bedroom producer originally from Sydney, Australia now living three hours west of Sydney in Bathurst, NSW.  Herbert digs through all genres to find original and unique records to sample and create. Herbert Wilson is heavily inspired by the likes of Moodymann, The Avalanches, Omar-S, Daft Punk, Madlib, Knxwledge and many more. These inspiring artists give direction to create hip/hop and house tracks full with inimitable samples.

How did you get into producing?
I got into producing after spending a few year djing at small bars and venues. After years of exploring and digging through music I found myself eager to start creating my own sounds and music. I started off on the Roland SP-404, quite a simple equipment with limitation but it was the key in developing my skills and knowledge in building a song.

What production software do you use and why?
I actually don’t use any software for creating a song. I use a digital audio editor to do some light mixing but for most part use standalone equipment. The current set up is Roland MV 8000, Roland SP-404 and Roland MC 303. This set up is quite powerful but when comparing to a DAW it does show signs of limitation. I find limitations give myself opportunities to build and create sounds in a unique and unconventional process. The choice of going standalone was not on purpose at first but as the equipment grew the possibility of going 100% standalone became a reality.

Whats your creative process when creating “Manile”?
‘Manile’ creative process played out like many of my other projects (soon to be release). ‘Manile’ was inspired by a sample from an Italian composer and conductor best known for scores in Poliziotteschi films in the 70’s. This sample laid down foundation of the songs which allowed me to further build layers and twists.

What was your favorite project to work on and why?
My first project ‘2001’ (unreleased) which was solely made on the SP 404 . This project just contains a few samples but when mixed and produced the song has a real vibe. As stated it was my first project so this project really gave me inspiration to further my skills and the knowledge that I am capable.

If you could collab with any artist who would it be and why?
This one is a hard one as I have so many different artists influencing my work. I think the likes of MNDSGN and Dam-Funk would be the artist who would strive to get the most out of myself and while learning a lot from someone who’s fairly new in the industry and from someone who’s a little more experience.

What’s next for Herbert Wilson?
Keep an eye out for ‘2001’ and more projects to come. I’ll be further developing my knowledge of music while continually exploring new genres and styles to bring something new to the table.

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