What is your work process?
Every song is different, but it always starts with the melody. I lay it out, along with a general idea of the "B Drop" (still the climax of the song but more melodic and not as crazy as the first half). For this, I just use presets for chords and bass and such. After I have it figured out, I work on making the sounds unique. I then move over to the A drop (screechy annoying skrillex turn-that-trash-down part), intro, and outro.
Most people mix and master after the process, but I prefer to do it all during. So after those bits are done, I keep adding sound effects, little "flairs", and sweeps. And then it's done!
Like I said, it's all different every time, but that's a general idea.
What's your DAW of choice?
Also, link to your music?
I use FLStudio. My music is here and here.
How did you get started doing this? Have you always been musically-inclined?
I really don't know how I got started. I was originally introduced to EDM by a friend who showed me deadmau5, but I don't know quite why I wanted to start making it myself. I have always had a feel for music too, so that made it easier since things like theory came naturally.
Thanks for answering. If I may ask a follow-up question, do you also know how to play any musical instrument, and do you feel that having the skill to play one helps in producing electronic music?
I play trombone, a bit of guitar, and I'm learning piano. I feel like messing around on the guitar when I was little helped with the idea of music in general, but I don't have enough skill on anything to really use it (however I'm learning piano for the sole reason of playing for my own songs)
That's awesome. Good luck on your piano lessons! As an amateur pianist myself, I can definitely say it's helped me gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of music in general. Thanks for the answers!
What's an EDM producer? (not being cheeky, just not entirely sure!)
I make electronic music!
Who are some of your biggest influences?
Definitely SeamlessR and 7 Minutes Dead, and Smallpools. Where the actual influence is depends on the song and genre, but there's definitely a bit from each of them in all my music.