My Forever Studio S4 Ep8: William Orbit thinks in milliseconds
After a period of inactivity, the 200-million-record-selling hit maker is back for more.
William Orbit has sold over 200 million recordings of his work, has won Grammy and Ivor Novello awards, and has worked with iconic music stars including Madonna, Blur, Britney and Queen. And that’s before mentioning the success of any of his own releases.
Now, the British hitmaker has returned to the studio and has a new album out on 26 August called The Painter, eight years after his last self-released album, Orbit Symphonic. For the new record, Orbit has enlisted a strong roster of promising talent, from synth-pop innovator Georgia, singer-songwriter Katie Melua, folktronica artist Beth Orton, and more. According to Orbit, The Painter is an emotional outpouring of art, having also designed and painted all of the album’s artwork.
In this episode, find out how he shaped the sound for Ray of Light, what he thought of Pro Tools when it first came out and which single hardware synth he’d take with him to his Forever Studio.
The My Forever Studio podcast in partnership with EVO by Audient sees artists, producers and engineers create their dream fantasy Forever Studio, wherever they want in the universe. However, there are strict rules in the Forever Studio. Our guests are permitted a limited number of items in their creative space, so they must choose carefully. There will be nostalgia. There will be anecdotes. There may be gags. But there will be no bundles!