FINNEAS Plugins, DAW & Gear

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Finneas O’Connell is a singer, songwriter, and music producer. He produced almost all the songs for Billie Elish and he is personally one of my favorites.

Finneas is a crazy hitmaker and I love the fact he always going the “Less is more” approach. The uniqueness in his hits is just mind-blowing to me. There are so many things you can learn from his production techniques.

What Daw does FINNEAS use?

Logic Pro X is the DAW that FINNEAS uses. He uses Logic Pro X for all his production.

Logic Pro X

Finneas has said in his videos that he tries to use the full potential of whatever he has with him.

That is something we all can learn from him and not limit ourselves thinking that you need every plugin on earth to get the right sounds.

For the song  “bury a friend”, they used the sound of matches lighting. Which is pretty cool and unique.

If you are a producer and reading then make sure to experiment with your own sounds.

matches lighting

He is a typical bedroom producer who has songs that won countless awards. There aren’t super fancy gears that he uses and that is really fascinating.

I used to have this perspective that you need a lot of expensive gears to make great-sounding music but not anymore.

Having said that there a few gears that he uses and if you look at his bedroom setup, you’ll see that it is pretty simple and straight forward. Below is a video where all of his setups as seen in the video.

He also talks a bit about his production techniques. If you haven’t seen it then watch it right below.

What VST Plugins Does Finneas Use?

ValhallaRoom

Valhalla Room

A famous reverb plugin which is very lightweight and yet produces a rich reverb sound. Finneas is seen using it on a video where Billie Elish and he are playing around.

Spectrasonics Keyscape

Spectrasonics Keyscape

Spectrasonics Keyscape is an amazing Instrument from Spectrasonics that consists of the most beautiful sounds. This plugin is a must if you like those rich keyboard sounds and likes a humongous library.

Soundtoys Little Alterboy

Soundtoys Little Alterboy

Little AlterBoy is a plugin to create dramatic vocal alterations. You must have definitely heard the strange and unique vocal effects on Finneas and Billie’s tracks and mostly all of those effects come from this plugin.

Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Omnisphere is one of my favorite plugins and is used by Finneas along with a whole bunch of famous producers Such as Alan Walker, Martin Garrix. This is a plugin that has almost every sound you can think of and also lets you create your own synth.

The latest update of the Spectrasonics Omnisphere consists of a wide range of features and that makes it even more powerful.




What Gear Does Finneas use?

Microphone:

The two primary microphone that Finneas uses for all of his productions.

1. Neumann TLM 103 Condenser Microphone:

Neumann TLM 103 Condenser Microphone

Neumann TLM 103 is a large cardioid microphone that is seen recording in a lot of videos on their channel. I personally think almost all of their super hit songs were recorded on this microphone.

2. Audio-Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone

Audio-Technica AT2020 Condenser Microphone

This is a really affordable condenser microphone and one my favorite. You can see 100s of famous YouTubers and artists using this mic. Both of these microphones are seen being used in the video below.

Guitars

There are definitely more guitars that he uses than what’s below but I have listed the known guitars used by Finneas.

What Guitars Does Finneas Use?

  1. Fender Redondo

  2. Disney/Pixar Coco x Córdoba Mini SP

  3. Fender Custom Acoustic Guitar

  4. Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster

  5. Fender American Deluxe Telecaster Thinline

  6. Fender Tim Armstrong Hellcat

  7. Fender Telecaster Custom Electric Guitar

FX Pedals

  • MXR M80 Bass D.I.+

MXR M80 Bass D.I.+

Piano

  • Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano

A commercially successful electric piano.

Wurlitzer 200A Electric Piano finneas

Keyboards & Synths

Three known keyboards and synth that Finneas uses are:

Nord Stage EX

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KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 by Native Instruments

Finneas Keyboard and Synth

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Teenage Engineering OP-1

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Studio Equipment

Below is the studio equipment that Finnease use:

studio equipment of Finneas

  • Akai Professional RED MPK MINI MKII

  • ROLI Seaboard RISE 25

  • Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Audio Interface

  • Mackie Big Knob Passive

  • Furman M-8Dx 15-Amp Power Conditioner

  • Universal Audio Apollo 8

  • Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII Black

  • Akai MPK261 61-key MIDI Controller

Headphones

  • Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones

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Studio Monitors

SubPac M2

SubPac M2 finneas

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Yamaha HS5 Powered Studio Monitor

Finneas Studio Monitor

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Genelec 8010A Extremely Compact Studio Monitors

Studio Monitors Finneas

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Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor

Yamaha HS8 Powered Studio Monitor Finneas

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Bass Guitars

Bass-Guitar-Finneas

  • Fender Mustang PJ Bass in Olympic White

  • Fender American Performer Mustang Bass (Sunburst)

  • 1968 Fender Mustang Bass Sherwood Green Vintage Shortscale Bass

What does Finneas do for Billie Eilish?

Finneas O’Connell collaborates with Billie Eilish on producing, writing, and performing. He has produced the majority of the songs on her album. The brother and sister also perform on stage together mostly.

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Karr Nade

My Name is Karr, I've been producing music for the past 6 years. I'm not a pro but I am still learning every day. I love to share what I find and that is the purpose for this blog.