Mike Hector and RIMON on DUOTONE and learning through collaboration

We’re incredibly excited to have partnered with music discovery platform COLORS for DUOTONE.

DUOTONE is a new series that celebrates the collaboration between music producers and artists, showcasing the creative journey from sample to track to performance. The inaugural release features producer Mike Hector and vocalist RIMON—hear her performance of “Build Me A House,” the track they created together that features sounds from TONE Vol. 1 by Mike Hector:

In the interview video above, RIMON and Mike Hector sat down with us to discuss the details of their collaboration, approach to creativity, and more.

“Any time I get to work in person with an artist, I feel like I learn all sorts of things,” Mike Hector reflects in respect to his collaboration with RIMON on “Build Me A House.” “I learn what [artists] gravitate towards—like if I clicked on a sound and you were like, ‘Oh, that’s dope.’ Whereas working remotely and just sending stuff, it’s like this is it and you have to figure it out. I feel like being in person, you make better stuff because you get a better feel for the way you want to make things.”

“Before, I would say that with production, I always felt more in the background of things,” RIMON responds. “Which I chose, because I was always like, ‘Oh, I don’t know anything about it.’ I didn’t feel the comfort or the confidence to even say anything, whereas with you, I felt like there was a lot of space to go back and forth—and I cherish that.”

Are there ways you could also find new inspiration alongside another artist or producer? Join the Splice Discord to connect with a community of other musicians who are also looking to elevate their craft.

And lastly, if the sounds from “Build Me A House” inspired you, you can also incorporate Mike Hector’s sounds into your own productions via his sample pack on Splice Sounds—and until this Friday (8/26), you can use the promo code SPLICEXCOLORS for a free month of Sounds+ if you’re a new Splice user.

Incorporate Mike Hector’s sounds into your own music:

August 23, 2022

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.