How to Succeed in the Music Industry with Kill Paris

This week, Kill Paris sat down to chat on the EDM Prodcast.

“Corey Baker, professionally known as Kill Paris, is a multi-instrumental producer from a quiet town in Indiana, USA. Picking up guitar at the age of 15, the musical journey began and soon enough Corey’s life was devoted to the art of sound. From there, he took on learning piano, bass and percussion to soon call himself a well-rounded musician. Over the next decade, the Kill Paris project came to fruition naturally – the world of electronic music always sparked something in him. Corey got certified in Ableton Training, where he would teach one on one production lessons and hold seminars while simultaneously working on his artistry. A righteous move to Los Angeles sealed the deal, launching his career in 2012 under Skrillex’s wing with free projects available and officially under the name Kill Paris. And just like that — a signature sound was created — effortlessly and tastefully done. Corey’s unforgettable keytar makes his live performances an extraordinary experience. His sense of humor and genuine attention to his fans coin him as “the world’s friendliest DJ,” and his objective to bring a sense of well-being and security to the dance music community has made a deep-rooted impact. Kill Paris is set to release his sophomore album in Q1 of 2018 via Monstercat.”killparis.com

In this episode, we talk about how he got his start in music, going to university for audio engineering, becoming an ableton certified trainer, how moving to LA helped save is career, and how he’s been able to build a lasting career in the industry.

We also really dive into his production workflow, how he starts tracks, what his ableton live template looks like, what his sound design process looks like, what his approach to layering is, as well as his favorite creative plugins.

Be sure to check out Kill Paris’s latest remix for Haywyre’s track “Storyteller”.

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About the Author

Connor O'Brien

Product manager at EDMProd. He is the author of Songwriting for Producers, the Ableton Workflow Bible, and our popular article series: Track Breakdowns

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