Auckland producer Josh Fountain has just recorded a four-part Production Masterclass for Red Bull Studios, outlining practical steps to write and record quality new music.
Fountain (who previously performed in Kidz In Space, and has recently produced tracks for Theia, Maala and Thomston), has a wealth of knowledge in the pop and hip-hop arenas. He is also one of the members of Leisure, who shot to recognition after their debut track ‘Got It Bad’ came out in 2015.
In these video sessions, Fountain outlines how he programmes drum tracks using sampled sounds; uses loops, side-chaining and effects; sets up writing sessions to get the best from his collaborators; treats vocals; and some of the things he wishes he knew when he was starting out.
These are definitely worth a watch if you want to step up your production game. Click here to watch part one of the series.