Dexter’s Studio

I’ve always wanted to keep my set-up simple. The easier and quicker it is to get ideas down, the better. For me writing is improvisation. I might know what I want and even have melodic ideas, but everything stems from listening. The melody I write in piano may work well there and then, but to build on an idea it would sound better by another instrument. Because of this I have built a quite large library of software instruments, not that I need them or make full use of any of them, but because I seek out the sound that works for what I’m trying to convey.

 

They are my artists toolbox, but by no means do they make me a better composer. I started writing in Garage Band in 2005 using only the free sounds and instruments that came with it. Back then spending any money on a software instrument was a huge deal for me so I didn’t. Later I did purchase Gypsy from EastWest for it’s solo violin that I used in the original “The Time To Run”.

 

Over the past decade I have invested heavily in software instruments and seeking out the libraries that work for me. It is nice to have them to find inspiration in. Every company produces something unique and there is no one product fits all.

Dexter Britain
Software

Spitfire

Albion 1-5

Symphonic Series

Chamber Strings

Artisan Cello & Violin

Olafur Arnalds Toolkit & Evos

 

8Dio

Adagio Strings

V8P Emperium

V8P 8W Black

Studio Vocals, Laurie & Jenifer

Studio Sopranos

Requiem Pro

Clarinet Virtuoso

Claire Clarient

Bazantar

8Diobe

Liberis Choir

1990 Studio Grand Piano

1969 Steinway Piano

1928 Steinway Piano

1091 Upright Studio Piano

 

Output

Rev

Signal

Exhale

 

Native Instruments

Komplete 10

Hardware

Computing

2014 Mac Pro

(3Ghz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5, 64GB DDR3, Dual AMD FirePro D700)

G-Speed Studio Raid

G-Raid Studio

Lacie 1TB SSD

OWC Thunderbay & 4 1TB Samsung EVO 850 SSDs

LG 34″ Ultrawide Display

 

Audio

Munro 150 Egg Monitors

Akai MPK 88

Apogee Quartet