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ADAM In The Studio With… Richie Hawtin


For over 25 years, Richie Hawtin has been a driving force in the global techno movement. The Berlin-based Canadian helped to define minimal techno in the 1990s, founding the seminal Plus 8 and M_nus record labels, and releasing the monthly Concept 1 series in 1996, still considered one of the blueprints of the genre.

ADAM Audio had the opportunity to meet Richie in his Berlin based studio, not really far away from their headquarter. He is using their ADAM S3X-H midfield monitor.

In 2005, this innovative approach to the concept of a mix CD, the album also included a bonus DVD on which Hawtin experimented with 5.1 surround sound, positioning certain elements behind the audience to immerse the listener in his soundscapes.  “I finished a beautiful track; it sounded amazing… and that was my first experience with ADAM Audio.”

When Hawtin first entered the UFO Sound Studios in Berlin, he was just there to try out the facility, but he immediately felt at home and decided to complete the test production he had started there. The sessions eventually resulted in his From My Mind To Yours album.

UFO Sound also provided him with his first opportunity to hear ADAM Audio’s S3X-H midfield monitors “I finished a beautiful track; it sounded amazing,” he comments in a video. “I went back to my house. I played it on my headphones and on my speakers and it just sounded as good everywhere else as it had in the control room… and that was my first experience with ADAM Audio. When and where I’m gonna record next, I’m not quite sure… but I know exactly what monitors I want.”

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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