Phoenix, is a member of The Sound Killers who are responsible for creating impressionable beats and infectious lyrics for iconic superstars such as Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Keyshia Cole, T-Pain, Fabolous, Bow Wow , Lil Wayne, Bruno Mars, Bun B and Too Short. We caught up with Phoenix to learn more about his relationship with the group and how he uses FL Studio.
How did you get into music?
I've always just been of fan of music. I started out all hip hop and everything thing, but thanks to my parents I was exposed to a lot of other genres and styles at a young age that I really just ignored before. But even when I was a fan, I was a critic. I would listen to records on the radio try to dissect them and figure out ways I could make them better. It was only a matter of time before that passion jumped out and I tried to make a few records of my own.
Why do you use FL Studio?
I've tried pretty much every method of making music whether it be hardware or software. I dabbled with the MPC Reason Abelton Live ...man you name it. It's simple at the end of the day. Everything they can do, FL can do better.
How did you get involved with The Sound Killers
Dion Primo introduced me to Steph & REO who started The Soundkillers. When I flew down to Atlanta to go meet with Reo it was all set in stone. Now I'm not someone that's easily impressed but he was there playing music that made me step my whole game up. Theses guys challenged me musically and like me, wanted to keep raising the bar. I knew right away this would be the perfect home for me. Check us out at www.thesoundkillers.com
Tell us about your production toys?
I have a solid hardware collection. My Virus TI Roland Fantom & Motif ES. I started out relying on those mostly for sounds & sound design while sequencing mixing in FL Studio. Most of the time these days that's just used for icing on the cake. I have a great Kontakt & VSTi catalog so I can keep everything pretty self contained within FL Studio from start to finish.
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