UK-based producer Ceebeaats has done a lot in a short time — from producing gold-selling records to releasing her own sample pack and sampling tennis sounds in music for Italian clothing brand ellesse, the multi-genre producer is using her skills in a variety of interesting projects. We love when we hear about young producers utilizing FL Studio in places you may not have thought about before, and we recently took the opportunity to learn more about Ceebeaats and her background. Read on to learn more!
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.
I’ve grown up in a musical family, and music is something I’ve always loved. When I was 9 years old, my manager (who is also my mum) introduced me to music production, as she is an indie artist/producer/songwriter who also engineers vocal production. She has years of experience in the music industry as a professional backing vocalist and has worked with the likes of Mariah Carey, Florence And The Machine, Jessie J, and many more. I immediately fell in love with producing and have done it ever since! I also grew up around a lot of music that inspired me from the era of the ’70s all the way to the 2000s. This influenced me to become a multi-genre producer, working in genres like Rap, R&B, 90’s–2000’s Hip-Hop/R&B, Afrobeats, Amapiano, House, Drum and Bass, Trap, Dance, U.K. Garage, and Pop.
Digga D – Woi (co-prod. by Ceebeaats)
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
I started using FL Studio in 2019 after watching YouTube tutorials of people making beats, and I instantly saw how people enjoyed it. Since trying it myself, I’ve been hooked! FL Studio has expanded my creativity as a producer and I enjoy the process of working in it, which I haven’t experienced with any other DAW.
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.
I would say that the scope of my work is very vast, and I have the ability to infuse and customise a desired sound for whoever I work with.
Some of the artists I have had the privilege of working with are Digga D, Aj Tracey, Kolja Goldstein, Central Cee, Amaarae, Kali Uchis, Diamond Platnumz, Headie One, Jnr Choi, Sam Tompkins, and many more!
CeeBeaats Takes The #BeatTheClock Challenge Hosted By Walkz
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.
I have my own home studio that consists of KRK headphones, my Macbook Pro, and KRK Rokit speakers. I also carry my Akai MPK Mini MIDI keyboard too. My production environment does change very often, but I’m able to adapt to any environment — on the road, in an airport, in a coffee shop, on the train, or in different studios. Anywhere can be a production environment, so long as I have FL Studio and my headphones!
What is your top FL Studio tip for up-and-coming producers?
I would say that my top tip for FL Studio producers would be to not over-saturate your master mix. The fewer plugins you have on your master, the better it sounds.
Ceebeaats at a Production Camp in Berlin
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
I would like to say thank you so much to FL Studio for really thinking about producers when creating this DAW and for including me as an FL Studio Power User; it’s an absolute dream!
My current releases are; Digga D’s “Woi”, which has accumulated over 60 million streams so far, and Kolja Goldstein’s “Global,” which reached #2 in the German charts, to name a few.
I have more releases coming out soon that I’m really excited about, working with more artist projects, enjoying the journey, and looking forward to the future.
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