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At Home with Entropica

We speak to Entropica at her home in Santiago, Chile to find out more about her inspiration, her home studio, and life during lockdown.

What inspired you to start making or recording music?

Since I was 11 years old I think, I was very curious to record sounds that exist in reality and modify them to create new ones. I recorded birds and animal sounds with a portable recorder that I had. Later, I understood that I could make music with them and that blew my mind.

What was your first ever piece of recording gear?

A Tascam four track portable recorder. I don't remember which one, but it had a great sound.

In which room in your home is your studio based, and were there any challenges in setting it up?

My living room is my recording studio. It was the best space at home where I could find a good relationship between reverberation time and vibration modes. I reduced the reverberation with absorbent material, and the rest was done by the speakers. The GLM calibration kit really solves acoustic issues that in practice would be very expensive or sometimes impossible to solve.

Which Genelec models do you have?

The 8351As.

What type of projects do you use your speakers for?

I’m a music producer and sound engineer. I usually mix pop/electronic/hiphop with them. My main pop/electronic project is called Entropica.

What you think of the speakers, and what do you like about them?

I really like them. They have a very representative response in relation to the systems that music is heard on today – a very transparent sound.

What’s your top tip for being creative at home?

Never stop developing musical ideas even if they seem bad. Sometimes bad ideas could end up in the best song!

Have you come across any new gear or apps to make home creating easier?

I have discovered Arturia plugins for music production, and for livestreams I started using Existential Audio’s BlackHole. It's a virtual audio driver that allows applications to pass audio between them with zero additional latency.

Which three artists would you love to collaborate with in a Zoom lockdown session?

Nosaj Thing, Metro Boomin and Aphex Twin.

Have you picked up any new skills during lockdown?

Yes. I have learned to make recording booths with covers, and use kitchen supplies for drum arrangements :)

Since working at home, what has become your ’Desert Island’ piece of gear? What can’t you live without?

There are 4 things: my speakers, my audio interface, my computer and my Nord.

To find out more about Entrópica, click here

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