Avid Interviews Jon Tessier about nomadic production

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His music crosses just about as many boundaries as he has. With his Les Paul, he writes and records using Pro Tools, melding guitar rhythms and modern electronic pop, using plugin effects to give his music a rock edge. He cites The Doors, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Depeche Mode as influences, and songs like A Minute or Two and Summer Rain evoke those bands and more.

“When I started out, my first DAW was Cubase—but as soon as I transferred my tracks on Pro Tools and heard them back, I was hooked! I made the switch instantly.” Jon Tessier

His song ideas are molded into crisp recordings with a jangling clean electric, a hard-edged crunch, synth pads and atmospheric flanged vocals. He takes a modern approach to music creation, recording whenever and wherever he gets the inspiration, often producing a song at a time. He has been keeping song ideas for years, recording and saving short clips of progressions and lyrics based on thoughts or quotes from novels that evoke a strong emotion from the time they were recorded.

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