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.
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.
I don't really have a favourite plugin. I mainly stick to Waves.
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.
I speak to producers on Twitter and we bounce and build off our ideas from here.
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.
Just the music business and how it works in general.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.