How do you recorded the guitar solo part at 0:26 in Rupture so perfectly? I know it's probably a matter of practice, but in my recordings there's always a bit of noise (when i rest my picking hand on the strings or i move my fretting etc.). What's the secret behind such a clean sound?
Noise gates, luck and many takes!
Loving the nod to Particles Collide on Orm ;) Intentional?
Plini, love your music! I saw that you use Superior Drummer to program your drums, and as a fellow home studio musician I was wondering how you made the sample for the snare in the 2nd intro in Selenium Forest (the snare bounce/rattle). Is there a sample already like that? Or a certain setting?
I think it's D#1, or at least the key next to your main snare hit anyway :)
Is the Co-album "I" part of your EP trilogy or is it considered a side project?
Def a side project! Despite the references ;)
do you like christmas
Some aspects of it!
you've probably been asked this before, but what kind of mics do you use to record drums, and what programs do you use to edit and master your music? you're awesome, dude. keep it up.
The drums are programmed with superior drummer 2.0, I mix in logic pro 9, and I get my tracks mastered by Luke Martin at Versed Audio
Hi! What tuning is ORM in? I can hear there is at least a low C, but how are the other strings tuned?
Drop Bb on a 6 string I believe it was!
and also forgot to mention I also haven't stopped listening to Other things as well, they're just so good
In your DAW do you quantize your music?
Not guitars, but the programmed instruments I suppose by nature yep haha
I discovered you on bandcamp and bought Sweet Nothing, it made my day or even my week. Your just a god, thank you for existing ! :D
Thanks! Not sure if my just a god but I'm happy to exist!
We need guitar tabs, or give us some videos of you playing the songs. Are we gonna get any?
Your collaboration with Sithu Aye was a great idea! How did you meet him or come to know him?
Mutually digging each other's music and the internet! It was hard NOT to become ebuddies ^_^
Hey plini i am curious as to what guitar you play or use most of the time?
6 string ibanez s series!
Hi, Plini. I've bought your album Sweet Nothings (on physical and digital formats!) a few weeks ago, as well as Other Things and Pastures. Now I'm listening to the song Orm and SikTH come to my mind... Do you know that awesome band? Regards from Spain. You rock!
Thanks! I LOVE sikth
You're terrific musician and an unbelievable guitar player, how many hours a day do you practice plini?
I don't really ever practice but when I'm recording I might play 4-5 hours in a day which is probably where a lot of improvement happen. Thank you :)
Just a thought that passed when I listened to your Sweet Nothings EP the first twenty times: the clicking in the begin of Heart (5/4 time signature?) and the opening of the song Sweet Nothings (5/4 time signature, definitely), are they intentionally synced up?
Perhaps they are!
Hey Plini how do you eq acoustic guitars?
Usually get rid of below 100hz, above 12k, and boost some sweet highs around 5k ish but really it depends a lot on the tone of your mic and your guitar :)
How does one create interesting rhythms, Master Plini?
Just BE virgil donati
Will you release a tab book for Sweet Nothings/Away? My fingers ache, but my ears are young.
Probably not, I suck at tabbing and have no real motivation to improve haha
Hello, thank you for sharing your amazing music. I love it. What program do you use for your drum sounds? On Sweet Nothings in particular.
Mostly the avatar kit of superior, with a lil bit of addictive drums and another random kick sample
What are the chances of me getting a guest solo out of your magic fingers for a solo EP of mine down the road? :)
probably quite slim or at least quite far down the very slim road that is my free time at the moment :( but feel free to unanonymously message me :)
on stalking of your ask.fm i saw that you said stevo is the best guitarist you've ever met but on stalking of your facebook i have seen you have met tosin, do you think stevo's better than tosin? - NotAStalker. Much love :)
luckily guitar playing isnt a competition! but stevo is definitely the most insane guitar player i can call a friend :)
Are you a Marvel guy or a DC guy?
Dear Pl1nur, what trilian bass preset did you use for the song 'Cloudburst'? I have listened to that song so many times, it is very awesome sauce, and I think the bass tone suits the song very well! Thank you for making such amazing music, I am inspired everytim I listun
i dont remember, i think the hardcore fingered one. thank you!
If I send you demos of my music would you be willing to give me some constructive criticism?
sure! but i have a pretty short attention span so i may not get past the first few minutes if you send me too much material haha