If you've ever wondered how Madeon creates such great creations, he tells you all in a new interview with Music Radar.
Madeon reveals tips and tricks for music production and songwriting that he picked up on the way there. From his earliest, humble beginnings, when he tried to sound like Daft Punk with Audacity effects, to creating "Pop Culture" on his Novation Launchpad and beyond.
Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) of your choice, FL Studio:
I master most DAWs, but I think FL Studio is objectively the most advanced. It is underestimated and has incomparable functions.
Synths of your choice:
I got a Roland Juno-106 because I used emulations from it and thought it would be more fun to tweak the real thing.
I also got a Moog Model D and started a secret collection of equipment that I know was used in some of my favorite albums.
His A / B system:
Sometimes I close my eyes and switch between hardware and software and choose what sounds best, whether it costs $ 10 or $ 10,000.
What he learned from Lady Gaga:
I think I have learned to recognize that you are not a machine that solves a problem. you are a human being and if you allow yourself to write vulnerably you will be more sincere.
Using a plugin that everyone hates and finding a cool trick that nobody recognizes is more valuable than using expensive equipment that someone might have.
There is a lot more where that came from via Music Radar. Be sure to read the full interview if you are interested in Madeon's creative process.
Source: Music Radar | Credit: Jack McKain