Paul Haslinger: Impressed with sound of U73b Compressor

Right now and for the last 20 years or so, my main focus has been writing music for film and television, says Paul Haslinger, Austrian composer, and Audified user. Moving to Los Angeles in the 90s facilitated this development. He started out as a touring musician and session player, joining German electronic group Tangerine Dream in 1986.

What are the main projects you are proud about?

‘Pride’ may be too strong a word… as a musician and composer, I’d like to move forward and hardly ever look back. But maybe you meant which projects were most inspiring to me?

On that account, I would have to say any project with a cool script and concept, and with a great creative team. All my recent projects have been blessed with this set of circumstances, whether it was Halt and Catch Fire, Fear The Walking Dead or the film Wildling.

What is your current most important project?

There is a lot going on, and too many different projects to single one out as the most important. I love being able to switch gears between projects, it keeps my life more interesting this way. In addition to film and tv projects, I am also working on some music collaboration projects and video games.

What was your first contact Audified software?

At the 2017 Winter NAMM show my good friend Jonathan Miller introduced me to the company and I was very impressed with both the sound quality and the interface design of their plug-ins. They were easy to incorporate into my workflow and have become part of my standard mix templates.

What Audified tools do you use?

I mostly use the U78 Saturator and the U73b compressor.

What makes you want to use the particular products?

The most important aspect: they sound good! And they are easy to use! They help compensate and work against digital build-up and artifacts, and can help build a more natural, balanced sound field.