Point Blank: Producer Profile – Heartthrob

This week we’re sharing the first of our new videos in a brand new series in association with Beatport. We’ll be travelling the world to find out what inspires some of electronic music’s most exciting producers and artists about their city and how it affects the music they make in the studio. The first producer […]

This week we’re sharing the first of our new videos in a brand new series in association with Beatport. We’ll be travelling the world to find out what inspires some of electronic music’s most exciting producers and artists about their city and how it affects the music they make in the studio.

The first producer they’ve profiled is Heartthrob, whose techno stylings have seen him released on labels like Hot Creations, Minus and now, his own imprint Isnisnt. They visited his studio in Prenzlaeur Berg to talk about moving from Michigan to Berlin via NYC and Paris, how he met the Minus crew and what the outlook is for his new label.

Heartthrob’s studio is the perfect combination of analogue and digital, with some classic bits of kit mixed with more modern alternatives. Using creative Max for Live techniques, Heartthrob combines outboard and software in perfect harmony creating unique sounds and riffs. In the video, he demos how this works as well as explaining how he deals with the low-end in the mix, for maximum impact in the club.

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