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In the studio with Minx Couture
Jaz from the RepostExchange Team
Feb. 09, 2022

How long have you been producing music and how did you learn?

I have been producing music since I was 19 years old (I'm 34 years old now). I learned from my father the art of production because he was in the music business.

What DAW(s) do you use and why?

I use FL Studio and now I am using GarageBand.

What are your favourite pieces of gear and why?

I love mics. I own a few of them. I just like to see how far I can go with using them in different ways for particular songs. I like my Akai Professional MPK Mini and I plug it into my phone to make my music.

What are your favourite software plugins and why?

I don't really have a favourite plugin. I mainly stick to Waves.

How would you summarise your approach/workflow when creating a track?

While I'm making the beat, I'm writing and recording as I go along. I lay down core vocals and then build the beat around my ideas for my vocal placement.

What resources do you use to improve your craft?

I speak to producers on Twitter and we bounce and build off our ideas from here.

What is the last YouTube tutorial you watched that you would recommend to other Re-Ex Members?

I don't really watch YouTube tutorials because I don't feel that their hardware and software specs are relatable to mix or master records with us regular producers. All my information, I can grab that off Reddit regarding specifics.

What knowledge or advice do you wish you'd learned earlier?

Just the music business and how it works in general.

What challenges related to making music do you face and how do you overcome them?

I find that just being a woman is challenging as a producer in this business. We are required to observe but never report and I disagree with that.

Can you share any killer tips or techniques?

Yes, don't compare yourself to other producers. Everybody has their own ideas and ways to process their craft. The moment you start comparing is when you start the great decline of your own journey.

Do you use any online tools to assist with the production process?


Do you try and get feedback or suggestions to improve your music? If so, how?

Feedback and suggestions are always provided and they are greatly appreciated. I post my content and the people that like it, I love it. The people that don't like it, I love that too. If the criticism is constructive enough, I make necessary changes, but most of the time I don't pay attention.

Which track are you most proud of and why?

'In It To Win It' - I'd just had my baby, I hadn't made beats in six months and I couldn't sit at the computer to create so I created it on GarageBand on my phone. I feel that it is one of the best beats I have ever done.

Has RepostExchange affected the way you make music? If so, how?

It has helped me plan my releases better. The feedback is what lets me know if I have something to push to the stores or I should let it remain a B-side.

Desert Island Gear

Top L-R: Waves, GarageBand.

Bottom L-R: FL Studio, ART Tube Preamp, SM7B microphone.

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This interview has been lightly edited for brevity and clarity. This interview was originally published in November 2020.