5 production tips from Mad Keys (free template included)

Mad Keys is a veteran producer, artist, and instrumentalist based in St. Louis.

He’s known for his timeless sound that effortlessly blends jazz, hip hop, and R&B, which has caught the attention of brands like AIAIAI, Yamaha, New Balance, and IKEA.

In celebration of the release of his new sample pack, Mad Keys sat down with us in the tutorial video above to share his top five tips for music production. In particular, he focuses on how to make your own sample pack that you can use to kickstart your own tracks.

If you’d like to use the Ableton template that he created for your own productions, you can download it for absolutely free here.

“I hope y’all learned something new about how to create your own sample pack,” Mad Keys says. “Make sure you peep AIAIAI’s UNIT-4 Wireless monitors and check out my sample pack on Splice. Y’all be easy, but not too easy—and stay creative.”

What was your favorite tip from Mad Keys? Who would you like to see on our channel next? Let us know in the comments section of the video, and subscribe to the Splice YouTube channel for more artist-led tips, tutorials, and insights.

Incorporate Mad Key’s groovy sounds into your own productions:

February 17, 2024

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.