MATT WARD 

ACADEMY MANAGER & TUTOR | PLYMOUTH

 

What is a memorable musical memory from your childhood?

My first 7" record - Adam & The Ants 'Stand or Deliver'.

What was your most embarrassing music-related moment? 

Receiving an email from an attorney in the US and realising I can't use uncleared samples anymore! Long story…I learned the hard way, ask me about it...

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

Queen - Greatest Hits;
Leftfield - Leftism;
Pink Floyd - The Wall.

What would your super power be? 

'MIDI Man' - 5 Pin Din plug located on the back of the neck (upgradeable to wireless MIDI or ability to support new technology).

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

Keith Flint.

Music software, what's your weapon of choice? 

LPX/Ableton.

What's your fave piece of music tech hardware?

SH101/APC40.

What are you most proud of? 

Headlining the Arcadia Stage at Glastonbury Festival.

What are your three favourite music tech techniques? 

  • Automated glitch techniques using complex routing
  • Lemur Customisation for live performance
  • Psychoacoustic Stereo Widening/Alternative Pseudo Sidechaining

What is your favourite thing about dBs? 

The students and staff, the dBs Ethos, the passion shared by all for cutting edge music and technology…So many to mention, how long have you got?

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

Summer of Love 1992 - Newport, Universe

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?

A Grand Piano

matt-ward

Website/Blog?

Pink Penny Records