optical pen

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Hi Katy, In the "Arena" and "As The Lights Go Down" footage, Nick is using an optical pen on a monitor. I'd like to know what he's doing, exactly? It is related to his beloved synths? Waiting madly for the new album, lol, Dorothy

" Yes, well spotted. The synth in question is called a Fairlight. It was one of the first digital sampling synthesizers and I am sure I was either changing sounds or fiddling with wave forms. NR"