How would you summarize your approach/workflow when creating a track?
Most of the time it starts with a drum loop or groove. But I have also started with a guitar lick or vocal melody. I mainly like to start with drums because to me is the foundation of your track, then I will build on it with a synth bass line or guitar lick. Then once I’ve established the meat potatoes of the track, I’ll start working on vocal melodies etc.
What resources do you use to improve your craft?
Yes, tons of tutorials on Youtube! I don’t have anything specific, but If I have a question on how to achieve a specific result, I’ll type that into Google and find videos on YouTube etc. One magazine I use often is Performer Magazine, they are always posting new product reviews on the latest gear arrivals.
What is the last YouTube tutorial you watched that you would recommend to other Re-Ex Members?
The top 12 winners have been chosen and it's now up to Linkin Park to choose the overall winner of the Open Labs Stagelight Music Contest II.
No matter the outcome, LOC and I are honored to have made the Top 12 and be side-by-side with all of the talented artists who submitted. I wish them all the best in their musical endeavors. We're all in this together and I want to give a big shout out to Linkin Park and Open Labs for their continued support of the underground music community.
And of course, thank YOU for all of your support. Big things are coming this year!