Andrew Huang shares his production tips and best practices

“I just try to make noise with everything,” states YouTuber and musician Andrew Huang in his bio.

The description couldn’t be more apt, as his YouTube channel, boasting over two million subscribers, is full of videos creating music using Lego blocks, rubber chickens, and every single synth, plugin, and traditional instrument you can think of. He’s garnered over 250 million views on his platform and fostered a community of music-makers, hobbyists, and instrumentalists who are eager to peer into his creative explorations, which span everything from learning synthesis to reviewing gear and diving into production challenges. In the video above, Andrew Huang sat down with us to discuss his approach to music-making, from high-level mindset tips to specific production techniques he enjoys employing.

Even though it may seem like he’s made music in just about every way possible, Andrew emphasizes that he’s still continuously learning. “I think it’s really important to always be a student,” he tells us. “I really love exploring music, and so, though I’ve been doing this forever, I’m still always looking for that new thing to learn that will either make my stuff better or make my workflow easier. I think that’s not just for the sake of making the product of my music better, but also for just enjoying that process and what it’s like to get better at something… I think music education is super important, and that’s why I do what I do.”

Incorporate Andrew Huang’s playful sounds into your own productions:

July 8, 2020

Harrison Shimazu

Harrison Shimazu is a composer, content strategist, and writer who’s passionate about democratizing music creation and education. He leads the Splice blog and produces vocaloid music as Namaboku.