Tell us about yourselves and how you got into music?
My Name is Epikh Pro, originally from Chicago IL. I got into music as a young child watching my older god-brother play a Fender Rhodes and a Pearl Drum set and listening to my mother sing in Chicago area gospel groups and later as an R&B singer. As a young child being around so many instruments they were the best toys ever. The love of making music grew and eventually I learned to play the piano and the drums a little bit too.
When did you get your opportunity to make music into a career?
Which producers inspired you when you started.
As a musician Stevie wonder and Quincy Jones were the first major musicians that influenced me. I use to listen to their records over and over again. As a producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins and Timbaland were the two major influences to me. When I first started using FL Studio it was their production that really inspired me to keep learning FL Studio.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
In college one of my friends was trying to be a rapper. He heard some of my beats I made using an old Casio keyboard. He told me about this software he was using that was really easy to learn called FL Studio. I went to the student computer lab, downloaded the demo and didn't sleep for 3 or 4 days. When I purchased the full version and I could finally save, ahh life was great! I haven't been able to live without FL. Each version continues to get better than the last. I use other software but FL Studio is the main DAW I run everything out of. Wouldn't be where I am without it.
Tell us about your production environment & toys?
Like I said FL Studio is the core, but I use Maschine (which I won at iStandard Showcase) inside of FL Studio so I can alternate using it as a midi controller and as a plugin. I got a whole bunch of sounds and vsts. I got a super old Premier 76 midi keyboard from the 80s (or 70s I think) but the keys feel like a fender. I have an Axiom 25, Focusrite Scarlett and PMC Monitors that I also won at iStandards Showcase.