See Squarepusher live at 2x Electronic Beats festival in Gdańsk and Vienna, 2012 and also his short Creators Project interview.
Squarepusher is the principal pseudonym
adopted by Tom Jenkinson, a UK based recording artist. His compositions draw on a number of influences including drum and bass
, acid house
music. His recordings are typically realised using a combination of electronic sound sources, live instrumental playing and digital signal processing
Squarepusher sequenced his pre-2000 work on a BOSS DR-660 drum machine. He uses hardware for his electronic music such as King Tubby-style spring reverbs, Akai samplers (S950 for early work, S6000 for later work), a Roland SH-101 synthesizer, a Roland TB-303 bassline synthesizer, and a reel-to-reel tape machine. Around the year 2000, Squarepusher bought a computer with Reaktor and anEventide Orville for digital processing. According to a list of gear from the official website, Squarepusher owns the following:
||Bass guitars: Music Man / Rickenbacker 4001 / Custom built 6 strings.
Guitars: Classical and Baritone classical / custom electric guitar.
Software: Reaktor using only home made algorithms.
Electronic Hardware: Eventide "Orville" + "DSP4000" using only homemade algorithms/ Yamaha sequencer / 16 track tape machine / MackieDesk / Sine wave generator / Roland SH101 / Octave "Cat" synth / AKG414 mics / Home made + AKG analogue reverb units / DAT recorder.
Percussion: Ludwig drum kit / Balinese percussion / xylophone.
Other: some wires, mains leads, a room to put it all in, cooperative neighbors, etc.
Jenkinson has been known to play Fender, Ernie Ball, and Warwick basses.
His latest album Ufabulum
is "purely electronic" with no live instrumentation. His setup features large LED displays connected with the sound sequencing.