California-born producer Cricket is a force in Latin music. He has earned a multi-platinum status, working with a diverse roster of artists including Peso Pluma, Becky G, and many others. His eclectic production style, blending various musical influences, has made him a standout figure in the industry. Cricket’s journey to becoming an FL Studio Power User showcases his dedication and skill in music production, and we’re excited to welcome him to the family. Read on to learn more!

That Mexican OT – Barrio feat. Lefty Sm (prod. by Cricket)

Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.

I got into music because of my family — my dad was a singer and my uncles were drummers. They had a band so music was in my life since the day I was born. La “Musica Mexicana” has been a part of my life everyday, and you can hear it in all of my productions — the feeling I put into every drum beat and every melody has a meaning to me. It’s the love of music that keeps me going — it’s in my blood.

How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?

FL Studio means the world to me and my productions. I make music on a daily basis and it starts there and ends there — all my Cricket magic is made in FL Studio. Funny story: I found and started using FL Studio through a friend when it was called Fruity Loops over 25 years ago. No one was doing what I did on FL Studio when I came to the game — I was the first producer of Corridos and Banda doing different tempos on FL in 3/4 and 6/8 time signature, instead of 4/4 like every other producer. I was incorporating live instruments and conducting a Banda on FL Studio, and now I have a lot of producers thanking me for using FL Studio in that way. It’s amazing to see a lot of new producers using the program.

What caught my attention was how simple and easy FL Studio was to use. To me, producing needs to be fast — I need everything right there at that moment, meaning my drum kits and my plugins. I love the drag and play method and that makes the way I produce priceless!!

Tito Double P, Luis R Conriquez, Joel De La P – DEMBOW BÉLICO (prod. by Cricket)

Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.

I’ve worked with many artists in the regional Mexican genre from Peso Pluma to Luis R Conriquez to Santa Fe Klan to Gera Mx to Lupillo Rivera to Natanael Cano to Yng Lvkas to Becky G to Los Dos Carnales to Tito double P…I produce a lot of genres from Corridos to Banda to Reggaeton to Dembow!!

Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.

My production environment starts with what I’m feeling at the moment. Really, my process is simple and to the point. I’ll start with a good idea and I won’t stop until I’m done with that record. The gear I use is a Windows laptop with FL Studio, and I’m now adapting to my Mac laptop since now FL Studio is on Mac. I also use Genelec main monitors, a Universal Apollo interface, and a Komplete Kontrol MIDI Controller. All I require is a big sound system and FL Studio.

Cricket’s Studio

What is your top FL Studio tip for up-and-coming producers?

My best advise to young and upcoming producers is to produce with your heart — not what you hear every day on the radio or online. Make your own sound and legacy like I did — no one was producing live instruments on FL Studio when I started. I made all my hits producing original music and my original sound on FL Studio. Don’t be afraid to be yourself. FL Studio is so ahead of the game now that it’s simple to produce music in every type of genre….come join us and be part of the family!!!

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

FL Studio has changed my life and I fully recommend the program. I’ve been using it for 25-plus years and I hope it keeps growing. I hope to see more young producers switching to FL Studio — that’s the future.

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BMI Latin Spotlight: Cricket