Haezer records debut album with iD22
SOUTH AFRICA: Ebenhaezer Smal enjoys a level of notoriety in South Africa’s EDM scene as the owner of Cape Town nightclub, Fiction, and as a music producer and DJ under the names Haezer and Embassy. He recently recorded his first studio album, titled Exit, and made use of Audient’s iD22 USB audio interface as part of his studio setup.
His studio is a large, acoustically treated room that, in addition to the iD22, contains an iMac, a Culture Vulture distortion unit, Moog Little Phatty synth, Dave Smith Mopho and Waldorf Blofeld desktop synth, as well as an Edirol midi keyboard, a Tasman recorder and an SL1200 turntable.
‘I normally rig my synths via the Culture Vulture into my iD22. My analogue synths are all connected via USB to my iMac to have midi control via my midi keyboard,’ explained Mr Smal. ‘I'm very impressed with the clean I/O signal and ability of the iD22 to handle a “hot” signal from distortion unit without any artifacts. I use the built in stereo/mono check button all the time, too. I love this function and it keeps my phasing and stereo/mono balance in check.’