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Record Music Like a Pro -- Glass Animals' Dave Bayley's Top Tips

'Zaba' and 'How to Be a Human Being' were recorded with these apps.

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In a recent interview with Download.com -- ahead of Glass Animals' summer tour, which includes stops at Panorama, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza music festivals -- singer Dave Bayley gushed about hismore

In a recent interview with Download.com -- ahead of Glass Animals' summer tour, which includes stops at Panorama, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza music festivals -- singer Dave Bayley gushed about his favorite recording software. Check out our full interview with Dave Bayley here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which apps do you use to set down tracks?
I use mainly Ableton and Pro Tools -- two digital audio workstations that I use. You can link them into each other, which is called "rewiring." It's very nerdy, but you can play Ableton through Pro Tools and use them both at the same time.
Which app do you use to record ideas?
A lot of the ideas start off as little ideas that I record in the middle of the night into Voice Memos on my phone. I also have another app, Voice Record Pro (iOS), which is slightly higher quality, that I just started to use. That tends to be the beginning of the idea: I wake up in the middle of the night and sing or play guitar into one of these apps and record it, and that's the start. Then I put it into the computer...

Dave Bayley's Favorite Recording Apps

Voice Record Pro

Voice Record Pro

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Voice Record Pro allows you to record voice memos and on-site sounds at unlimited length with configurable quality.

Pro Tools

Pro Tools

Pro Tools redefines professional music and audio production for today's workflows.

Ableton Live

Ableton Live

Ableton Live is a great audio solution, designed for each stage of the musical process, from creation to production to performance.