Studio Sesh With The Faulkners

img_9815For some reason Ive always had this stigma looming over me suggesting that musically I want it all to come from me and me alone; the music, lyrics, production, the whole shebang. The reality however is that I’m someone that likes to get things done really quickly, so if I’m working on a project, I’m on in day and night, 24/7. In the past I would reach out to either a producer or writer and they’d be down to work, but just getting on the same page just seems to take SOOOOO long I end up finishing the whole thing before they even get stuck in! Now over the year I’ve been working on a MASSIVE three part project, the first part being my void ep, and riiiight when I’m at the last hurdle something amazing happened. yes, Ive actually been collaborating, the curse is broken.


Now while this isn’t the first collab I’ve done for this project, its the first I remembered to document because I’m one of those silly people that like to live life and experience sights with my own eyes instead of behind a screen. On wednesday I went to the studio of Newton Faulkner, the platinum selling- super talented singer songwriter and his equally talented brother Toby Faulkner who’s also a super songwriter.


Their studio is a crazy as they are and we made a big start on two songs in only a few hours which awesome. Newtons best known for being a guitarist but damn, the man can play almost everything, and he’s got some of the weirdest instruments I’ve ever seen, including this weird synth in a box thingy with wooden buttons. you can see a vid of him playing it over on my instagram so check that out (the insta link is in my banner)

So yeah, not a bad little sesh! i’ll be sure to do better and remember to document what I do with my days as it is pretty fun, thats probably what makes it so difficult in the first place now that I think about it!


My Brand New Studio “Konoha!”

For anyone that doesn’t know, I’ve had my own little studio for the best part of 8 years now, and at its peak it looked something like this:

Not too shabby, but nothing to write home about.


Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the all new KONOHA STUDIOS!

Yeah baby! Pulseys finally got a half decent place to work! Ok now for the detail.

For those that may not know, I’m a MASSIVE anime fan (the studio itself is named after a village in one of my fave anime shows.) so it’s only right I had that represented up in here!
these are custom vectors done  my the amazing ishhi.
The girl on the left is Yozora from ‘Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai,’ on the right is Sena from the same series and in the centre is Jubei from ‘Hyakka ryoran Samurai Girls’

Red black and white baby! What else!
Having a mum that’s been a trained painter and decorator for the last 20 years is pretty handy as you can see. I knocked out some walls but had to keep the two support poles as they hold up the entire house!
The floor tiles are granite. Yup that’s right, pulsey went all posh for a minute haha!

Mini super evil bad guy chair
I think anyone sitting in this just looks like they have to be stroking a fluffy cat whilst laughing hysterically about world domination

Zen garden
A guys gotta breathe right? I installed halogen bulbs since they emit the closest radiation to that ofthe sun so my plants shouldn’t die (for a while anyway lol)
got some zamioculas in the back, then a pair of bamboo plants, and right at the front my very own bonsai tree which is being protected by a pair of gensing plants either side!

Coffee maker
How could they’re not be?

Ooooh yes it’s all here and its all brand fricking new!
Here’s the list of goodies.

Bass – Shamfully cheap fender jazz replica… I’m working on it, allow me

Acoustic Guitar – Im not a fan of the acoustics really, but my lil bro ed sheer an got me this as a birthday present so its got its place in here lol
Electric Guitar – My trusty american standard strat! Its nothing fancy but it sure does the job!

My Babies!
Im obsessed with orange amps (as you can probably see,) the sound is sooo warm! on the left i’ve got the TH-30, and on the right is the HUGE Rockerverb 50

Ive also got another smokey amp to boot!

The krk rokit 6

M-audio axiom pro

Apogee duet 2

Apple 27 inch thunder bolt display

Which connects to…

Apple 15inch MacBook pro
This badboys is MAXED OUT, with 2.5Ghz intel core i7 a processor, 8Gb of ram, a 750Gb hard drive and even High res glossy the display! I keep it docked in an Arc so it hardly gets open unless I’m out and about and need to go portable

Teenage engineering’s op-1 – the SUPER awesome and SUPER rare op-1, as seen in the video ‘one’ by sweedish house mafia

Mic & Mic Shield
Neumann Mic and SE reflection filter mayyn

Lyric Book – I picked this amazing book up from camden, looks like something outta lord of the rings right? haha

Things missing:
As much as I could totally die happily with Goethe studio looks now, the place is still need of a bit of tweekage.

Acoustic tiles on the wall are a must, but they. Need to go in specific places to catch the sound bouncing all over the room. Lucky for me my booking agent Jon Ollier used to do sound  engineering and hes coming down today to tell me what’s what. I also need rugs on the floor, tiles are super reflective with sound!

The chair.

See this chair?

I hate it. Lucky for me though this is only a temporary chair as my real chair takes a painful 40 days to be manufactured and delivered.
“so pulse, what does this super awesome chair that you’ve ordered look like?” I hear you ask.

It looks like this:

This badboy it the Herman miller embody chair and it is KICKASS!

Wanna know what makes it so awesome? Click here to check it out.

Well apart from a plaque or three and my very own pulse logo on the wall that’ll be it!

So what do ya think? Lemmie know on twitter! @randomimpulse is me. Hit me up 🙂

Recording In Chalice Studios

Chalice Studios is one of THE most popular studios in the Entire U.S, with people like kanye west, Lady gaga, pink, Rhianna and a whole bunch of other famous musicians completing their albums using their facilities.

One of the first times I ever went to hollywood I had the pleasure of recording here but alas I didnt have my flip cam with me. But fear not readers! This time round I was lucky enough to be recording in studio A and nearing the end of my session, decided to give a grand tour! enjoy!

My Home Studio

This is where I spent most of my time every day, isnt it great?? not really lol. Due to the total lack of natural sunlight i got a bunch of halogen lights, along with plants to insure im not breathing the same stale air over and over again. Anyway, here it is, im sure you’ll be seeing alot of it 😀