Photography: Terrie Reyes
Tell us about yourself & how you got into music?
My name is Stephen Voyce, a singer/songwriter and music producer living in Montreal, Canada. My musical journey began when I was a child. My mum was obsessed with Michael Jackson and so naturally I became enthralled with his art. I wanted to be just like him. I wanted to sway a crowd as he would. But my professionally career truly began in 2010, the same year my mum passed away. That broke me. I used music as a coping mechanism, a means to release the pain I was left with. As I shared my story I saw people connect with it. I saw it helping them heal. That changed everything for me. Suddenly I wasn’t just creating for myself. Suddenly I was helping paint a brighter picture.
Tell us about what drives your journey?
I want people to realize that like me, they can overcome anything. I want them to feel empowered; I want them to know that they can be anything and everything they want to be. That’s what drives me. As we inspire others we inspire ourselves. The way I see it, the universe gives to you what you give to it.
How did you start using FL Studio & what does it mean to your productions?
Way before I started producing my own music, I worked with a producer. He used FL Studio for his creations. I would watch him and I became fascinated with the process. It became clear to me that my music would truly come alive if I could somehow relay all the crazy things happening in my head into something real. So I asked him to teach me and he did. FL Studio was just so intuitive and I’ve stuck with it ever since. There is no lag between what idea I have running in my mind to seeing it actually laid down. That’s what I love about FL, it makes my creative workflow seamless.
Tell us about your production environment & toys?
I'm a tech geek, I love running on the latest and greatest. At the backbone of my music production environment is FL Studio. Currently I am running version 20. I have it running on my desktop and my laptop. It’s important for me to have a central production studio but then be able to uproot myself and work from a coffee shop if need be. I run other external sound software and hardware that I can easily integrate with FL Studio.
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