Vochlea Chats With... So Wylie

3 min read • 13th Apr 2021
We took a little time to catch up with NYC based producer, composer and sound designer, So Wylie, and get her thoughts on the Dubler Studio Kit.  

Hi, So Wylie! What are you up to these days?
Right now, I'm writing and producing music for recording artists, podcasts, filmmakers, and brands.

Awesome. When and how did you get into music tech?
I started writing music on the piano as a child and ended up pursuing it and going to college for music composition, studying experimental chamber music. While I was there, my part time job was on a sound crew, doing concert sound for live events. After I graduated, my live sound work transformed into post-production sound gigs, mixing and creating sound design for film and podcasts. Soon enough, alongside my scoring work it made sense for me to start producing! After making a lot of music for narrative works like scoring podcasts and films, I started working in the studio producing for songwriters and artists.
"Once I started assigning effects to vowels, Dubler was giving ME musical ideas instead of the other way around."

When did you start using Dubler?
I started playing around with Dubler in January. I started getting more comfortable using it in my workflow during late winter and spring.

How has using Dubler impacted your creative process?
I love being able to capture those early moments of inspiration quick. I think the longer you sit with a creative idea, the more stagnant and less malleable it gets. So Dubler helps me get ideas down quickly and edit them within the span of time before I get used to an idea that isn’t fully formed yet and can’t imagine it differently! It is a great tool for those early moments while making something new.

How has using Dubler impacted your workflow?
I used to only record ideas into my voice memos first thing, trying to capture that initial inspiration moment as best I could and singing through or beatboxing the groove in my head. Now I keep Dubler sitting on my desk and plugged in so if inspiration strikes while I’m at my setup, I can open a session and immediately transform it into midi! Dubler takes the voice memo middleman out of the equation.

Tell us something you’ve discovered since you started using Dubler?
I find Dubler super useful for finding surprising chords or effects combinations- I like to set its Control parameters and then just sing around until I find something cool! Chop that out, edit or loop it, and suddenly you have music you weren’t even expecting. I specifically love the pitch bend range function to create cool bending with my voice that can be fed through unique virtual instruments. The amount of options in the Controls section allowed me to make Dubler my own and cater to how I want my ideas captured. Once I started assigning effects to vowels, Dubler was giving ME musical ideas instead of the other way around.

So Wiley has created a track with the Dubler especially for this article called Orange Wave. Listen below!

So Wylie's work has been called "sterling" by The Atlantic, "stellar" by Vulture, and "on the money" by The Guardian. She produces and writes songs with artists (Camille Trust, Shilo Gold), and writes music for film and video (most recently for Casey Neistat and filmmaker Keana Marie). Her music has been placed in commercial campaigns for brands including Schick, Spotify, Reebok, The Cut, The Wall Street Journal, and Cloak. She has sound designed, mixed, and written original music for narrative audio series including Dissect, Mogul, Heavyweight, and StartUp.

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