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BassGorilla Podcast 34 – Varien On The Making of GunMetal Black

Varien BassGorilla

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In episode 34 we join Nick Pittsinger, AKA Varien. Get a glimpse inside the mind of Varien as he shares his thought process for inspiration and walks us through the making of ‘GunMetal Black’, which was a hugely successful release he made on the MonsterCat label.

In this podcast, you’ll discover:

  • Why Varien has recently changed from FL Studio to another DAW
  • What kind of music he’s been focusing on in the last few months
  • His go-to synths and plugins for production
  • Why he invests so much into high quality sample libraries
  • The making of ‘GunMetal Black’
  • How he like to process guitars for electronic music
  • Where his inspiration comes from
  • Why he has been inactive on social media in recent months
  • New on what to expect from Varien in the next few months

Who is Varien?

If you’re unfamiliar with Varien’s music, I suggest you check it out as soon as you can. Varien is one of those few artists who is able to truly take you to another world with his music. He draws upon inspiration from imaginary characters and stories that he writes his compositions around.

Varien BassGorilla Interview

Nick is based out of Tampa, Florida, where he grew up. He has always been deeply involved with music and is a classically trained pianist. He has played in bands and can play guitar, which he still does as a producer of electronic music, combining his electronic productions with recordings of his guitar playing, which he then imports into his DAW to rearrange and process.

You can actually hear some of his guitar playing in the track GunMetal Black, which he walks us through in this podcast episode.

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