It speaks volumes for the talent of a producer when they can create across multiple styles and genres, and in Episode 32 of the EDM Prodcast, Sam Matla sits down with Zac Waters who has masterfully done exactly that. Pioneering his own sound fusing Melbourne influences with other genres like trance, and even recently having a majorly successful psy-trance release on Armada Music’s Who’s Afraid Of 138!? Imprint, Zac continues to push the boundaries of his own personal style. This interview shines an important spotlight onto the creative processes behind his growth as an artist, some of the tricks he uses in his productions, and valuable advice for artists following their own path and creating their own, unique sound.
What we talk about:
- Finding your individual workflow and effective work times
- Referencing genres of music outside of those you produce
- How to push the boundaries of your music while within the ‘confines’ of your genre
- Creating your own unique sound while heavily using sampling
- How to layer sampled bass sounds to create heavier sounds
- How to deal with criticism, both constructive and not
Cool stuff mentioned in the show:
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Zac Waters on the Web:
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