Make drum projects

Future Music - - TALKING SHOP -

“A lot of times I find my­self with projects made of melody ar­range­ments that I could not fully bring into a struc­tured song, but I started track­ing the drums from a lot of pre­vi­ous projects to help give ref­er­ence for th­ese melodies. Of­ten I’ll end up taking the drums from an un­fin­ished beat and reap­ply­ing them to a melody that works much bet­ter with them.”

Tests things!

“Beats, un­fin­ished or un­mixed, will typ­i­cally sound pretty good no mat­ter what on de­cent mon­i­tors, so it’s good to test on all avail­able forms. I love a car test, but also have de­vel­oped a su­per­sti­tion for lis­ten­ing to bounces through my phone. After giv­ing it a stu­dio test, and testing the gen­eral sound of it be­ing played via lap­top through head­phones, the sound is al­ways a lit­tle crisper through my iPhone, but some­times the car test rules all.”

Bring gum to the stu­dio

“Ev­ery­body likes the guy who brings gum to the stu­dio.”

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