Safety Harbor, FL (May 28, 2014)—Nick Franglen, best known as a founding member of the British electronica duo Lemon Jelly, is producing a solo album to be released under his own name. “I’ve been developing this material over the past couple of years,” he said. “It’s quite complicated stuff, both conceptually and sonically, and I’m enjoying the challenge.
“For a while, I was really interested in mixing very different samples from very different sources; it could be jazz with punk with something orchestral, whatever. I had to capture the essence of a source and still preserve audio clarity when it was mixed with something else, and Metric Halo ChannelStrip let me do that without having the composition turn to mush.
“[ChannelStrip’s Q] can nail a filter or EQ band to within a few Hertz, enhance the fundamentals and then cut out everything that doesn’t matter while preserving the sample’s character and life. That’s a critical part of what I do and it’s my secret for maintaining audio clarity even when I have a lot of different sources all playing at once.”
For work on his solo album, Franglen is using Metric Halo’s Production Bundle of plug-ins, which includes all of Metric Halo’s plug-ins: ChannelStrip 3, Character, HaloVerb, Multiband Dynamics, Precision DeEsser, Transient Control, and Multiband Expander. “I’ve found that with Character and Transient Control, I can breathe life and soul into my studio recordings,” he said. “The effect is subtle, but undeniable. The reverb is also fabulous. It has a huge range of sounds, and the smoothness of the tail is beautiful and transparent.”