Young Fyre

Young Fyre

GRAMMY-winning American music producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur Young Fyre has been a staple in sessions with many of the most notable global artists for well over a decade now. Having worked with everyone from Lil Wayne and T-Pain to Britney Spears and Bad Bunny, Young Fyre has seemingly done it all, and doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon. In recent years, he also founded his own company and continues to release hit records. Having used FL Studio as his tool of choice, we’re thrilled to welcome him as an official Power User.

Kehlani – Too Deep (prod. by Young Fyre)

Tell us about yourself and how you got into music.

I started out as an artist back home in Des Moines, IA. I had been into music since my grandma bought an organ when I was around 9/10 years old. I used to play around on that thing for hours replaying and writing songs. Eventually, I started trying to make my own music with friends, but we had no beats. That prompted me to look into making my own. I started on MTV Music Generator on the PlayStation 1 with no way to bounce music. Wild times lol.

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

I tried out a few more DAWs before landing on FL Studio. First MTV came to PC allowing me to bounce (a godsend), but the limitations really bothered me, so I went looking for an alternative, eventually finding FL 3. It was a game changer!! I could finally do things from scratch, use MIDI, etc. Over the years, I learned FL Studio inside and out, using it for everything, including getting my vocal ideas out when I wanted a raw idea.

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

My first official placement was with Tech N9ne called “Like Yeah” in 2008. I landed that from being on a beat battle website where I met a Swedish homie named Chubby. He introduced me to Tech directly and we started working like crazy. My win/loss record on that beat battle site was 233-9 which led me to early virality and getting on a site called PMP where I met a guy named Young Money. He introduced me directly to Young Cash, who introduced me to T-Pain. I signed with him in 2010, and worked with all kinds of artists like Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, and Rick Ross, and I even met Drake really early in his career. In 2013, I moved to LA and started to build my own thing. I started to do much more songwriting and got cuts like “Private Show” for Britney Spears, “Conceited” for Flo Milli, and “The Assignment” for Tay Money. Coming from such a small place, I’m super proud of the over 150 songs I’ve placed.

T-Pain – Best Love Song ft. Chris Brown (prod. by Young Fyre)

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

At this point in my life, I love creating from home with my family the most, so I primarily use my home studio. I keep it really simple. I have a Waldorf Iridium that I use for interesting sounds that also doubles as a MIDI keyboard. I use an Antelope Orion interface, and Ex Machina Pulsars as my monitors (love them), as well as a custom-built PC for beats, and a Mac for cutting vox. Right now I’m using the Warm Audio C-800 replica microphone, and I love it.

Young Fyre in the Studio with Trinidad James

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

Organize your sounds! Putting your favorite sounds in an easy to access folder, organized in a way YOU understand will exponentially help your speed. Lots of times, ideas can be lost on the hunt for that perfect sound. I procrastinated on this for years, but once I did — wow. Organization keeps the flow going.

Is there anything else you would like to tell us?

I started a beat battle game for producers (Audeobox) in April of 2023 as a way to create another path for producers: competitive music production. The music industry can be crazy for us, and it’s only getting crazier by the day. We’re taking the power back in our hands by building our own brands NOW, not waiting for a chasement (not a typo) from a label. With 24/7 battles, tournaments, charts, and a beat store, there are so many ways for a producer to earn, and build their brand now. We have thousands of producers from around the world battling breaking all the music rules, and it’s so inspiring.

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Apple Music – Young Fyre: The Producers