Introducing an exclusive interview with Tony Kay, the talented DJ and music Producer who is making waves in the Electronic Dance music scene with his unique sound and style. In this interview, Tony Kay takes us on a tour of his studio and shares some insights into his creative process. From his preferred DAW to his favorite piece of gear, he discusses the tools he uses to bring his musical vision to life. He also shares some fun stories from his studio, including the origin of his “creative couch”. Get ready to be inspired by Tony Kay’s passion for music and his innovative approach to production.
Hi Tony Kay, how are you doing today?
I’m doing well, thank you for asking.
Can you walk us through your studio and describe your setup?
My setup is pretty simple; it consists of my laptop, monitors, and audio interface.
Which DAW do you use to produce music?
I use Ableton, it’s my favorite and I’m very familiar with it.
Can you describe your usual workflow when starting a new track?
I usually begin with a specific kick drum pattern that I have in my head. Sometimes, I have a rhythmic chord sequence or other elements that make a track become more melodically driven. It just depends on the day and how creative I feel. When I don’t have anything, there are days like that as well, so I do something completely different until inspiration strikes. My perspective on music production is very straightforward: don’t force it. Instead of making the creative process complicated, I try to enjoy it.
Do you have a favorite spot in the studio where you always feel inspired?
I don’t have a specific spot where I go for inspiration. For me, inspiration is something that hits randomly, although it’s not really random.
What’s your favorite piece of gear in the studio?
My favorite piece of gear in the studio is the audio interface. It’s essential for high-quality audio recording and mixing alongside studio monitors.
What’s the oldest piece of gear you own?
The oldest piece of gear I own is a MIDI controller that I rarely use. It’s an Akai MPK.
What’s the most recent acquisition in your studio?
I haven’t bought anything new for my studio recently. I really don’t focus on gear and all that. All I need is my laptop and headphones, and that’s it.
Is there something you’d like to add to the studio in the future?
Probably some vibe lights like LED strips or something like that.
Do you have any fun stories regarding producing in your studio?
I have a couch that I call the ‘creative couch’. It’s where I lay down to lay out my ideas for my next project. We thank Tony Kay for taking the time to share his thoughts and experiences in the studio with us, and we eagerly look forward to hearing more of his electrifying releases in the future. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out Tony Kay’s latest demos and experience his creative vision for yourself.
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