Roman Komogortsev (of Molchat Doma)

Roman Komogortsev (of Molchat Doma)

Molchat Doma is a world-renowned Belarusian Dark Wave/Post-Punk band from Minsk, formed in 2017, and in 2020, they reached No. 2 on the Spotify worldwide Viral 50 chart with their song “Sudno”. We recently learned that one of their members, Roman Komogortsev, primarily uses FL Studio for his work, and we enjoyed learning more about his background.

Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.

Hello! My name is Roman Komogortsev and I am a member and primary songwriter of Molchat Doma and Aktivität from Minsk, Belarus. My musical journey began about 15 years ago. My grandmother gave me a guitar for my birthday, and it all started from there. I learned to play rather quickly, and it became interesting for me to develop further in music. Listening to a lot of different music, I gradually began to read a lot and understand different instruments, how they work, and what roles they play in a song. Parallel to this, I began to learn the basics of sound engineering, which greatly facilitated my development as a musician and made it easier to bring my ideas to life. Thanks to FL Studio for this!

Molchat Doma – Sudno (Live in Saint-Petersburg / Aurora 2021)

How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?

It all started with the fact that I wanted to write songs and I needed a program to do so. My friends used FL Studio and I decided to give it a try too. As a result – I’m still using it today! All my production takes place in FL Studio because it is very easy to understand, the interface is as simple as possible and this attracts me to it. After many years of working in this program, I’m so used to it that I don’t want to switch to anything else. Sometimes it is necessary for studio work since many studios use Pro Tools, but I prefer to prepare the material at home as much as possible, and for this, I use FL Studio.

Roman Kogomortsev on Guitar

Molchat Doma – Sudno

Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.

I did the production of all three Molchat Doma albums, as well as songs for my personal side project, in FL Studio. I have also done several remixes for artists such as Ash Code and Antipole, as well as covers for tributes to Black Sabbath and t.A.t.U. I also work as a producer for the band Nürnberg.

Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.

For monitoring, I use Adam A5X monitors and Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones. My audio interface is the RME Babyface Pro. I also use the Novation 61 SL Mk III as my main keyboard, which also lets me manage virtual and hardware synthesisers and samplers.

I have a Universal Audio Twin 710 Finity preamp for recording or sampling any kind of gear (I use it mostly for recording demo vocals).

And I am a big fan of synths! Here’s what I have in my studio:

Moog Minimoog

Roland TB-303

Roland Alpha Juno-2

Roland Ju-06

Roland D-50

Roland V-Synth

Roland M-DC1

Roland W-30

Yamaha DX-7

Sequential Prophet-5 rev. 4 and Desktop version

Akai MPC One

Arp Odyssey

In addition to these, I use several VST synths from Arturia, Roland Cloud, UVI Workstation, U-HE, etc.

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