(15 min / 2h21)


  • Recording

We're delighted to bring you another series with the immensely talented producer Malay! Filmed at his memorable 2019 seminar, this documents the process of him recording, producing, and performing on the song 'Them' by singer-songwriter Iris. Malay speaks of the project's origins and inspiration, then explains how he wishes to develop it emotionally, musically, and sonically. He records a simple guide track, then gets to work on building a soundscape of modulating synth lines, atmospheric guitar sounds, lush organ, heavily distorted drums, and more. He describes how the drums were tracked prior at Larrabee Studios, sharing his microphone techniques and preferences. All other parts are recorded at Studios La Fabrique, then creatively processed using a variety of plug-ins to apply drastic tonal, dynamic, and time-based manipulation. You'll witness how Malay builds a production quickly and impulsively by incorporating his unique workflow, empathising with the artist, and experimenting freely!

Subtitles in English, Spanish, Portuguese


About Malay

James Ryan Ho, better known as Malay, is an American record producer, songwriter and engineer and a Grammy Award winner. Malay has produced for a number of artists. He was producer for John Legend in the album Evolver (2008) and Frank Ocean in channel ORANGE (2012); the latter won a number of accolades, including the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album, as well as 2013 Grammy nominations for Album of the Year, Best New Artist, and Record of the Year for "Thinkin Bout You". He has also...

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