Mmmhh.. Atlas makes me think of DT sometimes. Definitely have a very nice character to it! I was wondering. Do you normally have an idea of the outcome of your composition or do you simply let it take it's own journey? You rock!
bit of both but the own journey normally wins. about halfway through writing atlas i was pretty set on having a clean/mellow section and i tried a bunch of things but they all sucked so i went with the odd time noodly prog bit instead haha. glad you like it :-)
What plugins/sample libraries do you use for orchestration?
default kontakt 4 and the stock logic instruments :)
Hey Plini, big fan. Just wanted to know if you have any advice for aspiring young musicians: anything will do, really. Thanks.
as a fellow aspiring young musician, ignore everyones opinion, make the music you want to hear and have fun!
just curious, what else do you like totally outside of metal / prog / jazz / etc?
I'm really into hip-hop (a$ap rocky, death grips), emo (capn jazz, empire! empire!.), chillwave (com truise, boards of canada), post-rock (godspeed you! black emperor, jaga jazzist), bluegrass (shakey graves), etc etc
im fuckin loving the new schoolboy Q album at the moment, as well as a$ap. basically all ive been listening to for the past couple of weeks is Tigran Hamasyan's Shadow Theater, the new intervals and CHON albums and schoolboy Q. also digging ellie goulding a lot lately. and this is technically inside of metal but i feel like both are seriously underrated - the new albums by Soreption and Destrage :)
What are some of your interests outside of music?
im doing a master of architecture, so i guess that... plus travel, love, food, photography. all kindsa shit!
Man! Your music are more than awesome! I must say that I love de riff shared in Selenium Forest, Opening 'n Orm. Keep that yarn all along your life bro! \m/
Hey bro, could you tell me what gear you use to record and mix your awesome songs ?! Axe fx at all ?. Your quality is top notch and I'd like to get a similar sound from my home someday !! Cheers man !
yup axefx 2 for all the guitars. logic pro for mixing. cheers to you too!
The "Plini melody" will be in your new single "Atlas" ?
nope, that character doesn't have a role in the story for another while :)
How is Plini pronounced?
like mini or skinny, but with a 'pl'
hey Plini..which string gauge would you recommend for standard E and drop D(my guitar is ibanez rgd421)
i use 9s or 10s, for E standard id probably go with a 9 set cos i like my strings a bit floppy. but just try a bunch and see what feels nice to you!
favorite steve vai song? please choose one.?
fire garden suite, freak show excess (and pretty much all of real illusions), feathers... cant choose one.
also salamanders in the sun rules.
and all of them
i love steve vai
Hey Plini, there is a recurring section in most of your tracks. Is it like your main theme?
one of a few themes :)
You're awesome dude. finally got around to hearing your work with Sithu Aye and I'm loving those sneaky little melodic references to your earlier work ;)
1745 7381 3265 2578 . seems so random :P any significance ?
both significant and random
Do you have any tips for me for improving my vibrato/bending technique? You do it very creatively and I have almost no vibrato technique haha
try to imitate the players you like! and try recording yourself (best way to tell what you actually sound like) :)
I just found out about your music from a friend of mine. It sounds so incredible :D and I'm so glad you allow free HQ downloads .I promise to buy all your albums once I'm old enough to get a credit card. maybe if you hold a concert in the future, I'll be sure to attend ! Thank you soo much!
What guitars do you play and what guitars do you use most?
an ibanez 6 string s series and an ibanez 6 string s series :)
Which tunings do you use for Tarred & Feathered?
an open one i still havent been bothered to figure out since i recorded it many moons ago!
Any plans on giving guitar lessons? It would be really awesome?
Hey Plini, what do you do to pay bills/make ends meet? All music oriented stuff? Or do you have a day job?
p.s. do people still say "cobber" in Australia?
hahaha they don't in my generation! i live at home and study at uni full time, used to work part time for an architect but hopefully this year music will be enough (definitely wouldnt be if i moved out though)
What kind of tutorials did you watch to get good at mixing? if you didnt watch tutorials or read about it how did you get so good?
a shitload of trial and error and doing it a lot!
Hi Plini! In the beginning of the trailer of Sweet Nothings, it says 'Part two of the "Other things" Trilogy', does this means that it will be a third part? if the answer is 'yes', when will it come out?
yes, soon! hopefully first half of this year :)
You used to use the Legion vst. Did you have any problems with it taking up too much CPU? Mine has been taking up to 35 percent! If you have this problem and somehow fixed it..how did you do it? if you did it at all haha
I used it on the lowest quality setting... and then I bought more RAM haha. keep bouncing tracks if it's an issue!
What kind of VST Plugins do you use and where can you get them?
i mainly use kontakt 4 and superior 2.0, you can get both of them from music stores or amazon or direct from the company I'm sure!