Sole Signal studio

Bio

Greg Michalec’s (a.k.a. Sole Signal) tracks have been heard¬†worldwide in television and web advertisements, including Nike and Red Bull; and been licensed by world-renowned advertising agencies such as Cramer-Krasselt and I&S BBDO.

Hundreds of thousands of basketball fans at the University of Virginia, Valparaiso University, the University of Findlay, Ancilla College, and many other schools have heard Michalec’s work, with tracks such as Rising Impact pumping up those basketball arenas at their starting lineup introductions.

Greg has had his music featured in several indie films and videogames,including the GoldenEye: Source soundtrack. These and other Sole Signal remixes have been streamed millions of times on youtube and across the internet. Several of these remixes are also listed at OverClocked ReMix.

He has released two original albums, One Day Millennium and Coming Up Aces.

Gear

PC

  • Custom-built Intel i7-2600K 3.40GHz PC workstation
  • 8gb DDR3 memory
  • 4 terabytes of storage/backup storage
  • Windows 7 Pro 64bit
  • Video card: GeForce GTX 750Ti, 2 GB GDDR5
  • Audio card: Focusrite Scarlett 2i4

Audio stuff

  • Audio-Technica ATH-M40fs headphones
  • Audio-Technica AT3035 condenser microphone
  • CAD M179 Variable-Pattern condenser microphone
  • Fostex PM-1 monitors
  • Evolution MK-461C midi controller
  • M-Audio Axiom 49 midi controller
  • Tascam DR-40 field recorder

Programs

  • Image-Line FL Studio (audio sequencing, composing, mixing, mastering)
  • Audacity (audio recording, editing)
  • Sony Vegas (video editing)

Plugins

  • Spectrasonics: (Omnisphere, Stylus RMX)
  • Native Instruments: (Massive, Guitar Rig 5)
  • Image-Line: (Poizone, Biohazard, Sytrus, Morphine)
  • EWQL Complete Composer’s Collection: (Symphonic Choirs, Platinum Orchestra, Stormdrum 2 Pro, RA, Gypsy, Pianos, Ministry of Rock, Goliath, Voices of Passion)
  • Impact Soundworks: Shreddage, Acoustic Revolutions Vol. 1
  • iZotope: Ozone 5 for mastering
  • Image-Line FX and VSTs: for EQ, Reverb, Compression
  • Free VSTs: commonly use CamelCrusher, Voxengo, dBlue Glitch, TLs Maximizer, Sonalksis FreeG Stereo, several others