Greetings everyone. My name is Xico (pronounced heeko) and I am an eighth year bass music producer. I produce, mix, and master my own tracks. I also am a freelance saxophone player. I humbly ask you to critique my work, and if it is possible, let's make music together. Thank you very much for taking the time to stop by.
I offer music production, saxophone tracks, beat making, and editing services mainly for dance music, but willing to take on other projects outside of dance music. Message me for details and tell me what works for you and your group.
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Interview with Xico aka XTL Dubz
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Leveling tracks with the faders is quite effective. Adjusting the input gain is another way, but recently I have found that adjusting faders according to track importance makes the whole song clearer and more impactful. I find myself using less compressors and eq plugins, which means way less to no phasing and sound imbalance.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Heavy bass and drums with brain tickling elements.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Dubstep music production. The creative side. Of course, I had to learn how to mix and master on my own, which I can say I have grown much more than before.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Revolt and aggression against the trends. Some may bring subtlety, but it is the complete opposite for me.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: For music production, it's quite simple. Just go with a couple of ideas, set them in a musical structure that I have made, balance and mix, and a simple master chain. Over the years, thinking too much and over processing brings down my creative and productive process and makes music less fun. Nowadays, I tend to make my music quicker with better results.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in my bedroom with just a MacBook Pro, a midi keyboard, KRK headphones, my Propellerhead Balance, my saxophone, and my saxophone mic.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: For bass music, my first inspiration was Skrillex. Afterwards, I looked towards other underground labels such as Never Say Die Records, a dubstep label. In terms of saxophone, funk saxophone like Herbie Hancock and the Headhunters and any modern rock or EDM saxophone sounds.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A new dubstep track focusing on the Riddim side with some interesting sound design.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Great tracks delivered promptly.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Currently the jobs I have been requested to do are creating saxophone parts and also doing sound design.