Alex Pall Discusses The Chainsmokers’ Origin and Praises Halsey

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The Chainsmokers are a musical duo that have produced songs such as “Roses,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “#Selfie.”

The Chainsmokers, which consists of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, recently conducted an interview with the late Andy Warhol’s magazine in promotion for their new song “Closer.” They discussed topics ranging from their interests in music to their future in the industry.

First, the interviewer asked The Chainsmokers about how they met, and both Pall and Taggart gave their side of the story.

Alex Pall was DJing around New York City just before the meeting. Pall was recently left by the previous member of The Chainsmokers, and he was in dire need of a new partner.

Andrew Taggart was going to college in Maine, and he was interning at Interscope studios. Someone at Interscope Records, who was in contact with Alex Pall’s manager, told Taggart that an position had opened up with The Chainsmokers, who at the time were not a popular act. Taggart jumped at the opportunity and rode a bus down to New York.

Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart forged an incredible working relationship in record time. They discussed their musical interests, their goals in the music industry, and their methods on making music. This led to a deep understanding with each other and enabled them to make unique music.

In the interview the topic of Halsey also came up. When the interviewer asked what it was like working with Halsey, Alex Pall responded.

“She’s incredible,” Pall boasted. “If you had asked us over the last year who was an artist that we wanted to work with, Halsey was number one on that list.” Alex Pall continued his praise of Halsey calling her very cool and a unique artist. “She has a very strong voice and she’s just very unapologetically her.”

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The Inner Workings of A Hit–The Chainsmokers Reveal how Somebody Was Made

Together, Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, make up an American DJ and production duo known as The Chainsmokers. The group was originally formed with other members, but Pall and Taggart got together in 2012 to make The Chainsmokers who they are today. After a few years of partnership, they were able to make their live debut in 2014 opening for Timeflies at Terminal 5. Their first single, #Selfie, was eventually picked up in 2014 and made its way to the Electric/Dance charts that same year and the rest is history.

 

The Chainsmoker’s most recent hit, Somebody, has also found its way to the top of the charts as well, sitting atop the Billboard’s New Dance 100 list. The single has also experienced much success with one billion Spotify streams. Needless to say, their first single was popular, but this one has the duo in a whirlwind of success. They have spent the first half of 2018 introducing us to new songs and performing around the country.

 

Pall and Taggart recently allowed their fans the opportunity to see the inner workings of what went into the making of Somebody. What set it apart from the rest? What made the unique sound so popular? How did they decide to produce it? Well, the duo posted a video on Facebook showing a snippet of just how this chart topping hit was created. One thing that sets it apart is the use of frequent modular synth work and pitched-up vocal samples. They also revealed that the changes in pitch are due in large part because parts of the song were originally recorded for a different song.

 

This duo appears to know where their talent lies and are capitalizing on what they do best in order to bring great content to their fans, and the fans are reciprocating. 2018 thus far has proved to be successful for The Chainsmokers and for now, they are enjoying that success as much as they can.

 

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Clayton Hutson, his World Tours, and his Experience with Various Sound Engineering and Event Solutions

Clayton Hutson is a highly successful sound engineer and event manager with numerous customers around the world. He also has a larger number of famous performers in his clients’ list. The decades of services in the sound engineering and event services helped him to be expert in both the areas. Therefore, whenever there is a sound engineering console or event solution is introduced or released in the market, people look for his highly useful comments on each of those products to decide its verdict. Hutson perfectly understands that and provides his thoughts and insights about various systems to help the customers as well as the audience.

 

 

He is a big fan of DiGiCo sound engineering consoles and often speaks about his long relationship with its various products. In 2011, Hutson was one of the very first users of its SD11 console while he was collaborating with Aaron Lewis in a foreign tour. Interestingly, he also had used other consoles of the maker including SD7, SD8, SD5, and more and considered as an authoritative figure in giving accurate judgments on its various products. While talking about SD5, the first console of the marker he used, Hutson said that using a new console in a program was always considered as a huge risk, but the console worked fabulously, and he became a hardcore fan of DiGiCo since then.  Learn more: https://clayhutson.com/about-clay-hutson

 

 

Interestingly, he was using the console in the 2000s while he was collaborating with Marilyn Manson. While coming to SD11, the rack-mountable system, it is the smallest and cheapest from the maker with perfect solutions and features fitting to the needs of Hutson. He was in need of a compact system that he could carry in a tour that used multiple transporting options, and SD11 matched what he wanted. Hutson added that it is difficult for the consoles to achieve both consistency and control, especially working for regional sound companies. The console from DiGiCo fulfilled all those needs more than Hutson expected.

 

 

As an event manager, Hutson also appraises various event solutions that can fit different needs. Recently, he gave his insights about Kinesys Elevation +1 system that offers excellent audio, lighting, and LED video panels. According to Hutson, the system is brilliant and makes the job of the event operator easier and more efficient. Further, the movements are precise and repeatable that allows event managers to balance every input perfectly. Hutson appraised that the system works brilliantly with perfect execution.