Further proves my point that Electronic Music is the new hip hop. The old label that was home to Eric B & Rakim is now born again as a Dance Label
Messin with this Trap a lil bit.
An artist I’ve worked with just asked me this question on Facebook. Here’s my response. Thought it might help anyone else wondering the same thing:
Pro tools is more of the industry standard so it’s good if you’re going to be working in different studios and with different engineers. They both allow recording and manipulation of audio and midi. But Ableton is more powerful when it comes to manipulating audio (or samples) and experimenting with sounds. That’s why it’s so popular with Electronic producers. The way you can easily tweak sounds and create totally new unique sounds for your music is a producers dream. I’ve used pro tools for years. And I haven’t touched it since switching to Ableton a year ago.
In reality, if you just want to record your keys and some live instruments and capture song ideas or record your vocals. Then it doesn’t really matter what you use. Pro Tools might be best because you can easily work with other musicians. But from a purely producer standpoint, Ableton is the future.
Anonymous asked: wow! the intro/chorus on "Came To Win" is crying out for another topline. if you want to hear my idea, please supply me with your e-mail address and i'll send it to you. thanks. kind regards, paul b nygård, norway
I’m always down to hear ideas. You can send emails to ericmakesmusic (at) gmail.com
But be sure to include some links to your work or other songs that you’ve written.
Compose negro spiritual for TV network’s black history program; producing Maroon 5 type song with UK songwriter; writing lyrics for Australian pop producer. My #workanywhere plan is slowly taking place
And here’s another one. Also Pop but more Electronic. This one I produced and wrote.
Check out the dubstep drop at 2:08
Been working on a lot of Dance / Pop music. Here’s something I did recently with Austrian producer Axel Bauer. Got a ton a favorable responses to it. It’s currently being considered for a couple of TV shows and other publishing opportunities.
Anonymous asked: Hi Eric, Is Taxi really working 4 U?
It sure is. I was a member years ago. And as a result was connected to a pretty successful song pitcher. I just recently rejoined and I’m very happy. They’ve forwarded my music to some really good opportunities.
Even though they haven’t resulted in any deals yet, I’m sure they will eventually based on my previous experience and the experience of other Taxi users.
The Taxi network is almost worth the cost of admission all by itself. In a few months I’ve started collaborating with some great producers and writers. Some of them already have a number of film/TV placements as a result of Taxi.
I haven’t even talked about the Taxi conference which is free to members and also worth the cost of admission all by itself.
The best thing that I’ve gotten so far is the one thing thing that we never get in this industry - valuable feedback from credible people in the music industry. It’s helped me focus my productions and lyrics into a direction more in line with what the industry is looking for.
Thanks for your question.