Detroit, MI (May 25, 2016—Musician, synthesist and composer Celldweller keeps very busy with a rotating schedule of scoring projects ranging from film to video games; recently, he added Adam Audio A5X, A7X and A8X monitors to his studio collection, which also includes a Sub12 subwoofer.
“Right now, I’m programming synths for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, and just finished doing so for Deepwater Horizon, the new Peter Berg film,” says Celldweller, better known to his friends as Klayton. “I’m working on a score for an upcoming film called The Dunes, and also with my friend Tom Salta on music for the Microsoft video game Killer Instinct: Season 3.”
Klayton praises his Adam monitors and subs because “you never want to have to think twice about whether you’re really hearing what you’re supposed to be,” crediting their folded-ribbon tweeter and dual woofers for the clarity he sought. One reason he demands that clarity is the track density of his sessions. “I’ve tried really hard to be a ‘simple’ producer and it just never works,” he laughs. “As simple as I think I’m being, I look up and my ‘minimalist’ session has a hundred or more tracks in it.”
Using a large modular synth, he appreciates the Adams’ wide sweet spot, he says: “I’m surrounded 360 degrees by synth gear and constantly moving around the room. With the Adams, I find I can always hear where sounds are in the stereo field without having to anchor myself right in front of the console.”