Q&A with Slynk about the SUBPAC:
What role does “feeling” play in the music you make and love?
Using the SUBPAC allows me to feel the bass the same way my fans will feel it on the dancefloor which is really important in the music writing process. It transports me from my studio to the dancefloor of a big festival and I just feel completely immersed in the music. It is the only piece of equipment in my studio that allows me to experience deep frequencies and I feel like I’m hearing my favorite music as it was intended to be heard for the first time.
Has the SUBPAC changed the way you create, produce or mix music?
I use it everyday single day and it has become a crucial puzzle piece in my studio. Music isn’t tangible and it seems mysterious sometimes and it can be hard to make the right decision with your song writing process. You need all the information you can get. Listening, looking at a spectrum analyzer, and now feeling with the SUBPAC. It’s essential.
How could physical audio” change our relationship to sound and music in the future?
It’s a new and very memorable way to experience music and I feel like our connection will grow stronger to our favorite music with physical audio. Certain frequencies resonate with my body more than others and I find myself gravitating towards those songs that “feel” right. Major and minor scales generally invoke a happy and sad feeling in the listener. Maybe in the future we will discover certain sub frequencies that invoke different emotions in people.
What excited you about the FEEL.SUBPAC project?
I’m really excited to discover what people come up with for the site! Will there be half hour back massage audio clips? Maybe some kind of trance inducing meditation clip? How will people push the SUBPAC to its limits? Will there be music with frequencies too low for the human ear to hear? Only SUBPAC users will know!