10 SHORT QUESTIONS WITH BLASTERJAXX
You can let go your creativity to create something which you feel is cool, its limitless!
We both started producing like 12 years ago. Thom started with Magix Music Maker and learned a lot about sampling and rhythms. Idir had piano lessons for some years and played in a band while he was in high school. They both started working with FL studio because of the endless possibilities with the software. Back then it was one of the easiest DAW’s to start with. Still after all those years we learn every day and try to keep up to date by watching loads of tutorials.
Talent is something that should already be inside of you, some people have more talent by reading music than others, like how that works for everything in our life, but talent is also trainable. It’s motivation and so much dedication to achieve where you want to be. Besides these two factors is it also networking and are connections important to get in touch with people who can bring you further.
Almost every day! Since Idir isn’t touring he have more time to be in the studio while Thom is on tour. Sometimes we work on distance by using the internet but most times we’re together in the studio to create the Blasterjaxx tunes.
We switch a lot between Nexus and Sylenth1. The quality of the Nexus sounds are so good, and way more diverse than most other VST’s we use. Sylenth is really good when it comes to layering and tweaking sounds.
We do everything ourselves! Using Ozone Izotope on our master channel, this really gives the project the warmth and compression it needs. In the past we used FL Soundgoodizer haha, you can still hear this back in our first productions like Koala, Mystica and Snake. Like i mentioned earlier, we still learn every day and so also about mixing and mastering.