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10 Short Questions With Dave Winnel



1. What is the best part about being a producer?

Too many to mention.. Being able to play my own music to a crowed club and seeing everyone going crazy! Working from home. Working in my undies and last but not least.. getting chicks? Actually i don’t think my music attracts that many girls unfortunately :P

2. How did it all start for you?


- My mum gave birth on a on a warm spring evening and the rest is history… but i guess all the music stuff started for me when was 14 and I went to my first ‘rave’. This thing was crazy, I’d never heard music like this before, it was super super underground. From then on I’ve spent all my time and all my money on DJing & producing.
Maybe I should have become a banker instead? Who knows. 


3. What would you be doing now if it wasn't for music?
- I’d be a virgin and i’d be doing computer animation for movies. I’d love to be working for Pixar.

4. Is talent, hard work, or the connections you make the most important factor for being successful?
I’d say Hard Work, Then Connections, then talent. I’m no where near as successful as I want to be one day, but with the success that i have had  i believe it’s because off all these factors combined. 



5. When do you usually make music?

After coffee during the day… or after wine at night. Never when travelling tho, i find that far too hard. 

6. What is your favorite synthesizer? Which one do you use most in your productions?
My favourite Soft synth would have to be Serum… I use mainly, Serum, massive, Sylenth1 & (cough) Nexus.



7. Do you work on mastering/mixing by yourself? Favorite Compressor/ Limiter/Maximizer?

I do my own mixing but for mastering I try and use Wired Mastering. I have mastered a few things myself and I’m never happy with the result, Wired just smash it every time.

My favourite compressor is the SSLComp from Waves. Favourite Limiter is FabFilter Pro L.

I don’t use maximisers so i’ll tell you my favourite mutliband compressor and that is the Waves c4.

8. What was the best reaction you've gotten when a fan got to meet you?
- I once gave someone a seizure.. not because they were a fan but because I brought along my own strobe to an event once. It wasn’t good. 
9. How did you discover Vandalism?
I think soundcloud? when looking for vocals a couple years ago.
10. What makes you choose Vandalism over other competitors?

- I really like the synth preset packs. I think the sounds are hot, current and are a really great starting point for when I want to create something, as i’m not the best patch designer. 

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