KRISTIAN SHARPE 

TUTOR & LECTURER | BRISTOL & PLYMOUTH

 

What is a memorable musical memory from your childhood?

In the school hall, jamming twos up on a piano with a friend of mine, looked up to find us surrounded by clapping teachers and mates.

What was your most embarrassing music-related moment? 

Kicking through a bass drum head in the middle of a festival! #quickswap.

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

Simon & Garfunkel - Greatest Hits;
Enigma Variations - Elgar;
Radiohead - Kid A sessions;

(And I would jam Imogen Heap's Sparks in one of the other sleeves).

What would your super power be? 

Music research expedition via time-travel?

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

Lady Gaga.

Music software, what's your weapon of choice? 

Ableton Live & Logic Pro Rewired.

What's your fave piece of music tech hardware?

Akai MPC.

What are you most proud of? 

Jamming at a gig with Joss Stone.

What are your three favourite music tech techniques? 

  • Throwing breaks into Traktor and scratching something new from them.
  • Being a human sequencer (see The-dubstep-drummer).
  • Using a Kaoss Pad as a cross-fader.

What is your favourite thing about dBs? 

Being blessed with the opportunity to inspire, and be inspired by, a new generation of music makers.

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

Back to the future, baby!

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

More studio gadgets with twisty turny buttons and stuff!

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