Tell us about yourself and how you got into music?
When I was younger I really had no idea or intention of composing music, I was actually big on drawing. My dad noticed me at a friend's house playing a few different songs on a keyboard by ear and ended up getting me my own, which eventually led to my musical side taking over. I studied violin, orchestra, and music theory at Las Vegas Academy and self-taught myself guitar and piano. I started writing my own songs on guitar during high school and practiced with a few rock bands here and there. Once I graduated I decided to run as a solo act. I'm a HUGE Nine Inch Nails fan, enjoy playing video games, and love to watch sports.
Tell us about your genre and style of music
I tend to jump around the spectrum of genre a bit and I don't exactly plan on committing to a certain one, but I tend to stick to a combination of electronic and organic sounds. Maybe it's an alternative electronic hybrid! I would say the best way to describe Groundbreaking would be with my music's relation to the listener. My main goal is to get the listener to feel what I felt during the writing process, and I often find lyrics to be the making or breaking of most songs! Music has a way of connecting us to certain emotions, and I'm a firm believer in writing a song based on exactly how I feel emotionally, whether it be pleasant or not so pleasant!
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
While I was writing songs on guitar I always had this feeling of limitation. All of my songs I had written with the intention of being fully fledged multiple-instrument type tracks, and a guitar and my voice just wasn't achieving what I wanted to achieve. One of my best friends to this day, Daniel, introduced me to the demo of FL Studio 9, and from first glance at the piano roll to the playlist, I knew I had been introduced to something special. Compared to anything else, FL excels at the one thing most artists are looking for: the easiest transition from your brain to the computer. I've used it for 6 years and it's been my DAW of choice for every song and remix I've ever published. I've tried and tested others, but nothing can bring that same sense of potential I discovered in FL those years ago.
Tell us about your production environment & toys?
I work in a pretty simple small room with (what a few friends have labeled) an unnecessarily beefy computer. I have bass traps and a few panels set up just to keep the ring and feedback at bay. I've got my silver play button as well as a few vinyls on the walls too. My favorite toys include my Sub 37 Tribute by Moog, Bluebird mic, both my Les Pauls and of course FL Studio 12.
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