Posted Sept. 16, 2013, 11:50 a.m.
How do you use Reason in your music making?
Reason has basically been the center for my music making process for the past couple years. It's the program I use to capture sounds and make tracks. I don't use any other programs.
What's the best music making tip you ever got?
The best music making tip I ever got was to mix with my ears, and not my eyes. It's easy to just get behind the knobs and put presets that you think sound good but it's best to let your ears mix.
Do you have any favorite sound or patch?
If i had to pick a favorite sound or patch I'd have to be generic and go with the 808 bass drum; I like to put the Scream4 on that or some other fun effects and make my tracks bang.
What do you do when writer's block strikes?
I just layer synths and put delays and reverbs on them and export the wav's and sample myself and stretch and reverse the audio, just make cool sounds. It's completely experimental, I never really know what i'm doing.
What has been the best moment in your music making career thus far?
I don't know, there's been lots of cool shit. I've got to collaborate with some of my favorite artists, I've gotten to play my tracks in front of thousands of people. the coolest moment was probably when "XXX" came out with Danny Brown, it was the first time a lot of people got to hear my beats.
Any words of wisdom for aspiring producers and musicians?
As far as Words of Wisdom for aspiring producers or artists in general, it would be to just have fun and do what you want to do. Don't get caught up in formulas, be experimental.