When Ummet published a picture on Facebook lounging on a balcony with FL Studio (shown lower right) we were immediately flooded with customer emails and social media posts asking why he wasn't already on the Power User page. Good question! So we tracked Ummet down (not so hard when you have access to the customer database) and asked him about his journey so far...
Tell us about how you got into music ?
Back in the day, my elder brother always bought these funny compilation CD's with Euro house hits. I really loved these tunes and once I got my first keyboard I tried to play them over and over again. When I managed to connect the keyboard to a PC it all started…and here we are, many years later and still producing and dedicated to making music.
Tell us about your Synthesis & Sound Design background
I was simply not satisfied with the sounds that were available at that time through the normal plugins. I believe that a true producer is always on the lookout for new and improved stuff, so I decided to extend my knowledge on sound synthesis. Sound waves are very cool and once you understand how sounds are made and were they are built from it becomes even more interesting. I developed a synth plug with my own sounds called Genesis and a few sound banks for Access Virus, Predator, Sylenth1. For each new record production I try to tweak my sounds so that at least I use original stuff.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
I've discovered 'Fruity Loops' a long time ago, I believe it was with version 3.0. It has evolved to a great professional DAW. I've loved it since day one. It is easy to use and fast while I am producing. It contains evertything a producer needs and it has some clever features. I don't do any additional processing it's all FL Studio even my mastering.
Tell us about your production environment & toys ?
I have a basic home studio set up with some hardware synths like Yamaha, Roland and Access Synths. I use the latest FL Studio and work on PC and Mac both. Of course I use plugins often, but still like to work with these hardware synths with filters and knobs that helped me to understand sound synthesis more.
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