Photo credit: BASIL TWEEDY
Platinum-selling American producer Tweek Tune has worked with some of the biggest names in music. From Kanye West to Alicia Keys and even Seal, he’s certainly made his mark on modern Hip Hop. Having used FL Studio from the beginning, we’re thrilled to add him as an official FL Studio Power User. Read on to learn more about his background and experience.
Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.
My name is Tweek Tune and I got into music through my father. He taught me how to play instruments at the age of 3 and created a band that I was a part of. I started off playing the drums and bass guitar.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
I started using FL Studio through a friend of mine named LaChaleur. We started hanging out and he would give me tips on how to use FL Studio better while we collaborated on beats. After that, I took things upon myself and started my own journey. FL Studio makes my workflow faster and sound so much tighter — I love using FL Studio for drum programming and playing with crazy FX and sounds.
Tweek Tune Explains How He Produced “City of Gods”
Fivio Foreign, Kanye West, Alicia Keys – City of Gods (prod. by Tweek Tune)
Tell us about your work and some of the artists you have worked with.
I am a producer/writer at Sony ATV, and I’ve worked with Seal, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, Lil Tjay, Fivio Foreign, Timbaland, and more. A couple of songs you may be familiar with are “City of Gods” by Fivio Foreign featuring Alicia Keys & Kanye West, as well as WAM by A$AP Ferg featuring MadeinTYO.
Lil Tjay – Ice Cold (prod. by Tweek Tune)
Tell us about your production environment and the gear you use.
My production environment is pretty much anywhere I land. I have a portable setup — I like to be spontaneous when it comes to making music because it helps inspire my sound and creativity. I use a MacBook Pro and Audio-Technica headphones, Yamaha HS8 speakers or KRK’s when I’m at home, and I use a UAD Apollo Arrow or a Black Lion Audio interface with FL Studio.
Tweek Tune’s Setup
What is your top FL Studio tip for up-and-coming producers?
If you’re having trouble finding your last played pattern because it deleted or you thought you were recording, all you have to do is go to TOOLS -> score logger -> dump score log to selected pattern and select the last time frame you made the pattern.
Is there anything else you would like to tell us?