Derobla is the alter ego of Samuel Escudero, an electronic composer and producer but also a live performer from Barcelona, Spain. His music, a seamless combination between the darkest techno, idm, experimental electronica and ambient music, can drive you through a world full of textures and soundscapes with heavy broken rythms and catchy riffs.

- Music instructor @Sonopro Sound Academy, Barcelona.
- Solo artist as "Derobla"
- Composer & Sound Designer
- Session guitarist
- 1/2 of Wölva
- 1/4 of e-sweat

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Mackie HR824 +Tannoy Reveal 6 Nearfield Monitors
  • RME Fireface 802
  • DDA 16-Ch Analog Mixer. Ableton + Logic + Protools.

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with Samuel Escudero

What are you working on at the moment?
Second EP under Derobla, first EP for Wölva (together with catalonia singer Ariadna Rulló), first EP for esmé (live project with electronica and acoustic instruments).
Analog or digital and why?
A mix of both, analog for the character and unique touch on productions, digital for the flexibility recording and processing the signal in any way.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will be satisfied, for sure.
What do you like most about your job?
The difficult question is: what I don´t like?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My loved Parker Fly Artist guitar, nothing more. A truly analog gear, non electricity needed to play and enjoy it, so perfect for an island.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Since 11 studying guitar, musical theory and singing. After that I start to learn music production using Logic 5 and after a while also Ableton Live, to use it as an instrument on stage. Meanwhile I study a degree in Law and I did a post-degree in Music Business at UPF Barcelona. Now I´m working as music instructor at Sonopro Sound Academy at Barcelona.
How would you describe your style?
Swiss Knife.
Can you share one music production tip?
Be patient & be creative, put limits on you and make the effort to go beyond.
What type of music do you usually work on?
My own career as solo artist under the name 'Derobla', making some idm-ambient with techno reminiscences
What's your strongest skill?
Perseverance --> daily work.
What's your typical work process?
Composition on piano or guitar, translation with midi pickup or midi master keyboard into DAW. Complete harmony, melody or rythm production. After that, sound design stage.
Tell us about your studio setup.
2 pair of nearfield monitors: Mackie HR824 + Tannoy Reveal 6 with a Palmer monicon Speaker control. Analog 16ch mixer DDA. Benchmark DAC1 + Sennheiser HD650 for headphone reference. RME Fireface 802 as Audio Interface. Behringer BCR + BCF for midi control (mixing tasks). Vermona DRM II + MFB 502 + Korg ER1 as Drum Machines. Arturia Minibrute, Korg MicroKorg and Rucci Maximal Drone as Synthetizers. Parker Fly Artist + Carvin DC127 as guitars. Fender TwinReverb as guitar amp. Rode NT1 as condenser mic. Ableton + Push2 + APC40 + Alesis VI25 + Alesis VI49 as main DAW and controllers. Protools 12 for mixing and mastering.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A lot of names here: Tchad Blake, Tony Masserati, Richard Devine,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Sound Design for Commercials and Interactive instalations but also some pop & indie electronica songs.