Do you watch vlogs? If so, what do you think makes a good vlog?

I think it’s a great format if done well. It’s entertaining and you can get some interesting insights into the other person’s life in some episodes. But if you watch them strictly to get some knowledge, personally, I think your time is best spent elsewhere.

Why? Because I’ve noticed that most people on youtube tend to spend too much time introducing the topic and repeating the same concepts over and over, instead of cutting to the chase and giving useful info. This comes at the expense of our time and it’s exactly the reason why I keep all my content as straightforward as I can.

Are you going to make tutorials videos in the future?

Starting a YT channel has been on my to-do list for some time. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time, nor skills to edit long videos for now, but it’s something I’m planning to do as soon as I’ll have the means.

What made you get into music production & how long have you been producing for?

That’s a hard one haha! I’m not sure… I always have loved music, but it was just after I bought my guitar that I started taking it seriously. So, it probably was my love for creating songs on my guitar that started all of this. I’ve been producing electronic music for 4 years now, 6 if you include my first rock productions.

How do you come up with dope melodies?

I think everyone has his own method of coming up with melodies. Personally, I find that playing around with an instrument usually kickstart the creation process. Once I turn off the computer, during the following hours and days I get these really interesting melodies in my head, which I record on my iPhone. Then, I’ll transpose those into my DAW and merge them with the track.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I’m not dreaming of becoming famous or anything. That’s never been my cup of tea, but I really want my life to gravitate towards music. As you may have noticed by reading the blog, I have big plans… I want to become a reference point for struggling musicians of all sorts (producers, guitarists, singers, etc). That’s the reason I’m writing this blog: to help you! I want artists to come here or Instagram, learn some knowledge and feel inspired and motivated to take action and start reaching their dream, whatever that may be working as a ghost-writer, or filling Madison Square Garden with their music!

Pineapple pizza: smash or pass?

As an Italian, I’m horrified by that question: Definitely a pass! ????

What are some of the things we can automate to achieve a more dynamic track?

First I want you to understand that, ideally, you should strive to automate as many things as you can. Every track needs a good dose of movement and that is where automation comes into play. Here are some basic ideas to get you started:

  • any VST parameter (ie: cutoff, WT pos, LFO speed, LFO shape, OSC level, OSC Detune,  FX wetness)
  • some parameter of the FXs you have on your instruments (ie: Reverb size, early/late reflection, FX ON/OFF, adding or removing some frequencies with an EQ)
  • basic parameters like volume and Pan can often have a profound effect.

What’s your favorite type of music?

I listen to pretty much anything melodic. From classical and pop to future bass and alternative metal. I don’t have a favorite genre, but i prefer music that is melodic and that can send down chills down my spine.

When will you release your new single?

I’m finishing mixing it. I should be ready to master it by the end of next week. Then it’s off to a couple of labels. So, still 3-4 weeks!