What first drew you into music?
I first started playing piano and guitar back in 3rd grade but it took until college to really pick everything back up again and pursue making my own music. The curiosity to start making my own music peaked when I decided I wanted to try to recreate sounds and melodic structures from some songs I liked. Then it just became a matter of making it my own!
Your track “For You” is absolutely amazing! How did you achieve such a great signature sound in such a short time? Also, what is your creative process like?
I would say that it has taken upwards of 5 years to really start nailing in the sound I love and that I believe is unique to myself. I am only 3 releases in at this point so I am sure I will continue to develop and fine tune some of my favorite synths, stabs, pads, and drums so I can keep bringing fresh content to everyone who listens! My creative process stems really from listening to other artists to piece together certain structural techniques they use to then take to my keyboard and try to lay out something in a really easy, basic form that I build on from there. I try to encompass a wide range of genres into my songs including future bass, rock, alternative, chill trap, and edm so when I hear something I like, I will try to take that idea and turn it into something that fits a current or future project.
Going over your Soundcloud we can tell you love experimenting with new sounds. Can you tell us more about your studio setup and some of your favorite plugins/instruments?
Oh boy.. my studio setup.. I can tell you that a studio has always been a challenge for me but I will finally be able to settle down on a studio in the near future. In college, I definitely had minimal cash to spend so it was taking my crappy speakers and just banging out tunes in my room. After college when I moved into an apartment, I actually turned my garage into the most makeshift home studio you could think of. Either way, I have never really been able to produce in a well treated room but always find a way to test any sounds or song ideas on multiple speakers, headphones, or at the recording studio I take songs to. Favorite plugins are Serum, Acoustic Arts Reverb, Xfer LFO Tool, Fabfilter Pro-Q, and an array of Izotope plug ins.
Your music sounds very organic and authentic. Do you play any real-life instruments?
I did lose touch with the piano and guitar for quite some time but after my cross country move I plan to fully relearn the guitar and piano again. Used to be able to play a portion of Eddie Van Halen’s Eruption solo on the guitar but other than that it was a lot of Smoke On The Water and some Metallica.. lol But yes I love incorporating some kind of twist on a guitar sound into my songs. That is one specific sound I really want to keep developing and featuring in projects.
What are your musical goals for the future?
My long term goal is to take this whole music thing full circle and learn the ins and outs of DJing. I would love nothing more than to be able to eventually play my music in front of a live crowd. That has been a dream of mine since I first started releasing tracks but for now I am really focused on creating quality content that I believe is unique to myself and that I feel people will enjoy listening to. But a big short term goal is to land my first official release on a label or my first official remix.
What are your goals for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?
Absolutely. I am actually in the later stages of a new production that will feature Christian Sparacio on vocals. Give him a look on SoundCloud he is wicked talented! That will most definitely be the next track and if you liked For You then I think you will really like this one too! You can definitely expect some new sounds, techniques and synths so stay tuned.
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