This week we had an opportunity to catch up with Australian producer Jordan Mitchell, better known to the Splice community as jormit2000. We asked him to tell us about his release Glitch and to show us how Splice fits into his production workflow.
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What inspired you to share this track with the Splice community?
I wanted to make something different, something that people would look at as being unique. I wanted people to enjoy my track and also be an inspiration to those looking for ideas. When I released the track, I wanted to see what ideas the Splice community could offer to make the song better and to help me improve my production skills. I love how you can download the project files of other songs on Splice because it helps you to learn about how other producers make their music. I wanted to give back to the community by sharing my track to everyone and allowing them to see how I make my music.
“I love how you can download the project files of other songs on Splice because it helps you to learn about how other producers make their music.”
Tell us about your approach to production. Any favorite sample packs or plugins?
With this track, I started with a simple beat, which you can hear right at the beginning. This was made with a few various percussion instruments. I then went on and picked a chord progression and wrote a melody to go with it. I used Massive from Native Instruments to make all the synth and bass sounds as it is an amazing synth and easy to use. I used the drums from Virtual Riot’s sample pack which is really good for punchy drums. For the mix down, I put a high-pass filter on everything and compressed the drums for more punch. The most important thing when mixing is to get the right balance between the tracks so that you can distinguish between all of the sounds properly. Always remember that less is more when mixing. And always try your music out on multiple systems to make sure it sounds good!
You’re primarily an Ableton Live user. What is it about Live that makes it your DAW of choice?
I’ve used Ableton Live from the start of my production journey because I’ve always liked the way it looks and feels. I’ve tried other DAWs, like FL Studio, but I’ve always stuck to what I know the best. I really don’t think that the DAW you choose affects your music that much, and it’s ultimately your own decision to go with what feels right for you.
“I really don’t think that the DAW you choose affects your music that much, and it’s ultimately your own decision to go with what feels right for you.”
How has Splice had an impact on your production process or workflow?
“I love Splice Sounds as it solves the problem of buying expensive sample packs which are filled with sounds that you would never actually use. It’s so great to be able to select only the sounds that you need.”
What are some of your musical influences at the moment?
You’ve had quite a few users in the community Splice the project file for “Glitch” – what do you hope that they’ll do with it?
I really hope that the Splice community can improve on it and make it amazing. I also hope that other up-and-coming producers can learn something from it. I would love it if someone were to remix it. It really isn’t finished yet, so it can always be worked on and added to. Music is all about sharing and spreading ideas and feelings, so hopefully this track can do just that.
Where do you think that your music is headed next?
I think my music is headed somewhere better. I want more people to listen to it and get inspired to do something. But really my music could go anywhere!
We’d like to thank Jordan for taking the time to chat with us and for offering us some insight into his process. We’re looking forward to hearing many more tracks from him! Be sure to keep an eye on his Splice profile at jormit2000 for all of his latest projects and upcoming releases.
January 19, 2016