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How do you use Reason in your music making?
I use Reason as my canvas, every instrument is a different paint brush and a different color. I always try create that perfect contrast.
What’s the best music making tip you ever got?
Don’t force creativity, if it’s not there do something else.
Do you have any favorite sound or patch?
I don’t have a favorite sound or patch, it depends on the tune that I am trying to create. I love arps, I’ve always been a sucker for a good arpeggio.
What do you do when writer’s block strikes?
I actually have writers block right now haha… the best way for me is to stop and do something else. I usually get writers block when i reach a creative peak. So I try to learn something new, and get into the technical side, possibly rework a song, or try new things with automation. if that doesn’t fix it, I take a vacation from the music process.
What has been the best moment in your music making career thus far?
There’s so many at this point, working with Skrillex, working with Skylar Grey, working with a few other artist i can’t name at the moment. It gets better and better, as I work harder, I see bigger rewards, and that’s the best part to me is the pay off. I never got into music for the money, I always wanted to find a way to outlive myself, and that’s through music, sounds weird, but thats how I look at things.
Any Words of Wisdom for aspiring producers and musicians?
I would tell upcoming produces, to not judge their success by another person. Everyone moves at different speeds. Don’t get sucked into Twitter and Facebook, especially when you’re trying to come up because this may be your down fall mentally. Just be original, be yourself and don’t compromise your talents.
When Adam and his brother tried programming their own computer games as kids his own attempts were terrible. Fortunately however, the music Adam made for those games using ProTracker software on the old Atari ST computer wasn’t terrible. In fact, it was so good he quickly outgrew what he could achieve on such a basic set up. After a recommendation from a friend and seeing the rack cables in action for himself, Adam was quickly a Reason user and now even pushes Reason to its limits with his epic full-bodied synth soundtracks.
After a couple independent releases, Adam Fielding’s music caught the attention of Distinctive Records in the UK who promptly signed him for those and future releases. Now Adam splits his time between producing his own albums and soundtracks for TV and film use.
We caught up with Adam to check out how he builds up his ideas and arranges them in Reason using Blocks.
For nearly as long as dubstep has gone from being an experimental subgenre to the juggernaut world-dominating scene that it is today, Grime has been its lesser known cousin – developing right alongside dubstep but staying safely in the underground. It’s not that we haven’t all heard grime beats before but masterful grime producers have been weaving the sounds into pop songs and remixes in ways we don’t realize, effectively sneaking grime into our playlists.
We recently met up with respected grime producer, Preditah, to walk through his latest instrumental beat.
Tony Cook was just a kid when he saw his brother playing Music 2000 on his Playstation console and in an instant, after seeing two sounds combined to form something entirely new, Tony knew that music was his calling. After attending music college and getting exposed to Reason, his ability to make big sounds and killer beats was quickly apparent. It wasn’t long before Tony was known to the world as Cookie Monsta – DJ, Producer, and Subwoofer-punisher extraordinaire.
We visited Tony in his Nottingham, UK studio to get an insight into how he layers Malström synths up to make his big speaker-rattling sounds.
When Daniel Snow sets out to record he starts out by clearing the dinner table first, not because his mom raised him that way but because that’s where he makes his home studio. Daniel Snow is in many ways the epitome of the modern musician. He records at home in a room that lacks five-figure acoustic installations and six-figure consoles. In fact, he has little else than a collection of instruments to play, Balance and Reason. Yet Daniel’s music sounds fantastic. He has passion, character, talent, and everything else you can’t buy off the shelf.
We visited Daniel Snow in Albuquerque, New Mexico while he was recording a track on his upcoming album to see his process first hand. The song he put together that afternoon is stunning, sounds great, and is a testament to how much you can achieve at home when quality tools meet great ideas.