Tell us about how you got into music?
I have produced/remixed Trance music since day one of my career, and as a moviephile, I also compose soundtracks for Games and Anime. That said, my side career is as a Motion Graphic designer making graphical commercials and VFX stuff, but this is also connected to my main music career as I progress and meet new people in the industry.
I got into music when I was 12, but there’s more behind why I became a producer. At 7 years old, my auntie taught me a little piano and guitar, but I didn’t get too into it, since I was a kid addicted to TV and games. However, then the Playstation came and MTV Music Generator (called Music2000 in other countries) was born. That tool triggered my sleeping interest in music. My first creation was a Trance remix of Prelude from Final Fantasy 7, and that’s how I got started.
What have you been working on?
I have been working on a lot of music lately, since people outside Japan are requesting more from me. I recently signed with some international Trance record labels, so I have more of those works coming up as well as Vocaloid music.
I previously worked on a game called “Little Buster EX” as a remixer/arranger for a character theme song called “Saya’s Sleepy Requiem”, which was then made into an Anime TV series. The second one is from SHOT MUSIC, where I again remixed a game theme song for their first compilation CD. Lastly, I also worked with a Vocaloid called “Aoki Lapis”, remixing an Anime OP theme called “Higurashi no nakukoro ni” using her voice on one of their official demos.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
I started using FL 3 when I first got a PC in high school. Back then, I was DJing at local clubs using my little second-hand Yamaha MTR to record the performances and sell bootleg mix CDs for a little profit. After a while, I thought that maybe I could make my own music on my PC. I then searched on Yahoo (Google was small back then) and saw an article discussing a software program that could do loops, and that’s how I discovered FL. I installed the FL 3 demo on my PC and instantly got hooked again on making music.
FL Studio is still my main DAW today. I don’t know how you folks at IL made it it so good — I always feel like a fat kid who can’t stop eating candy when using FL Studio.
Even though I have other industry-standard software, FL Studio has a modular way of creating music with endless possibilities, compared to any other.
Without having the mixer connected to the instrument, you can stack layer instruments, and with Patcher it gets even more endless. I love the way everyone is emulating those famous plugin FX only using FL Studio native plugins inside patcher.
Tell us about your production environment & toys ?
I have all the usual stuff that EDM musicians will put in their “Batcave” — Access Virus, Yamaha DX7, Nord Lead X2, Sony MDR-CD900ST headphones and AKG K271 MKII, while my main AD/DA is a Focusrite interface, Roland A-49 for MIDI input, Rode NT2 and Rode NT1 mic that I won from Veela’s “Night Vision Remix” contest. I also have some 3rd party plugins like Sylenth1, Komplete 9, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Waves and free plugins.
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