ALAN DEACON 

TUTOR | BRISTOL

 

What is a memorable musical memory from your childhood?

5 O'clock on a Saturday... The Dr Who theme.....

7 O'clock Thursdays... TotP... the Rubettes, T-Rex and, after Chuck Berry's appearance, the many weeks spent singing "My Dingaling"... I'm sure my mum must have got sick of it!

What was your most embarrassing music-related moment? 

Listening back to my backing vocals after a gig at Ashton Court Festival in front of thousands of people and praying that the sound engineer had taken them out of the mix!

What three albums would you take to a desert island (and those you'd really take, not those that'll impress the readers!)? 

Classic FM Relax disc 3 (or all three in the set, if I'm allowed);
Squeeze - the Singles;
David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees.

What would your super power be? 

Networking Skills Man.

What pop legend would you dress up as for a party? 

Already did it... Adam Ant (I did have shorter hair then, though... & I dyed it!).

Music software, what's your weapon of choice? 

Logic.

What's your fave piece of music tech hardware?

At the moment, Prophet 12 is up there.

What are you most proud of? 

My little boy - Taliesin.

What are your three favourite music tech techniques? 

  • Layering Synths.
  • Very subtle use of reverbs to give depth to a mix.
  • Mid-side compression on the master bus.

What is your favourite thing about dBs? 

The vibe/atmosphere/people.

If you could go back in time, where would you go? 

12000 BC - find out if there were civilisations "before the flood"(either that or Woodstock!).

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

More time!

Website/Blog?

Sound Attitude