Interview: Steve Duda – The future of Software Instruments & Effects

Steve Duda, the man behind Xfer Records’ Serum synth, Cthulhu and LFO tool, shares his take on the future of VSTs and VSTis. A fascinating read for all producers and computer musicians.

Steve Duda is the genius behind one of the best, if not the best, sounding wavetable synths currently on the market—for which I have yet to see a negative, or even mediocre review.

He and his company Xfer Records has been making quality VST & VSTi for a while now. Items like Cthulhu and the LFO tool are household names. He also has a few free FX plugs that you might find on most seasoned producers’ computers. It is safe to say he has made a name for himself through his quality programs. I thought it would be great to pick his brain about the future of VST & VSTi.

Serum from xfer records is widely considered one of the best software synths available.

A few weeks ago I had a chance to interview the heavyweight Rob Papen about this same topic. He has been around improving people’s music by ways of his programming ability for many years. I figured I would ask Duda the same set of questions to kind-of compare and contrast their responses. Like the new kid on the block vs. the seasoned professional.

Obviously there are no right or wrong answers to these questions, but finding out what is in the mind’s eye of these visionaries about the same topics could give great insight to what the future of digital music production has in store!

Read the Full Interview: Ask.Audio

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Author: Joshua Casper

Joshua Casper is an Artist, Musician, and Blogger.

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