As close as we’ve been following Big Gigantic for the majority of their career, we’ve yet to take a look at what tools they use to create. That, however, ends today, as Dominic Lalli, the producer behind Big G, has given us a virtual tour of his arsenal of studio weapons. We’re stoked to have him as our fourth guest for our new gear series, 9 Things You’ll Find In The Studio.
Dom let us take a peek at his two main saxophones, a couple of go-to synths, some beastly studio monitors, and more. He also describes which instruments/tools he uses for what exactly.
Check out the list of what Dom uses in the studio below. Enjoy!
1. Dave Smith Instruments OB-6
I use this awesome synth for soft synths and leads and arpeggios on pretty much every song.$2999 at Amazon $2999 at Guitar Center
2. Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2 + DJM-900NXS2
Use these for fun to take a break from producing and to test out songs in the mix and lots of times I get cool ideas from just mixing songs together.
Pioneer CDJ-2000NXS2$2002 at Amazon $1999 at Guitar Center
$2199 at AMAZON
$2199 at Guitar Center
3. Selmer Mark Vi Tenor Sax + Buffet Alto Sax
Definitely my main go to weapons in the studio. A lot of times I just practice my sax for a while before I even start working on writing and producing. Its a great way for me to personally clear my mind and stay in the moment and keep my creativity at an all time high.
4. AKAI MPK249
I use this as my main midi controller to perform all of the midi stuff like keys/piano type of stuff or when I’m playing parts into one of my songs.$386 at Amazon $399 at Guitar Center
5. Barefoot MicroMain 27
Amazing studio monitors. Huge upgrade for me from my previous monitors, although I like to test out the songs to make sure they sound good on all different types of monitors.
6. Nueman U87
This is a really great microphone that I use this to vocals or sax or anything really!$3800 at Amazon $3600 at Guitar Center
7. MacBook Pro
The only computer I have in the studio.$2099 at Amazon $2399 at Guitar Center
8. Apollo x4
My audio unit of choice for many years now.$1796 at Amazon $1799 at Guitar Center
9. VSTs: Massive, Serum, Saturn, Izotope
I make most of the other synth and bass sounds with Massive and Serum. Saturn I use a lot— it’s a saturator. Then I use Izotope Ozone, RX, Vocal Synth. Izotope makes a bunch of dope stuff and I actually mastered Brighter Future with Ozone and I’m going to be using that to master all of my upcoming releases as well.
Massive$199 at Guitar Center
$10/month at Splice
$999 at Guitar Center
Saturn Fab Filter
$499 at Guitar Center
Izotope Ozone 8