Perfecting Mixdowns and Finding Your Artist Direction with Bad Computer

In this episode, I sit down with Australian producer Bad Computer. After signing to Monstercat last year, he’s made waves with a number of fantastic originals. We chat about how Monstercat discovered him, his workflow, how he approaches his mixdowns and sound design, the importance of artist direction, and much more.

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Show notes:

  • Where the name comes from (3:22)
  • Launching Bad Computer (5:05)
  • Developing his sound (6:25)
  • Learning music production (7:08)
  • What drives him to write (8:48)
  • How to make rapid progress (10:30)
  • Finding an artistic direction (11:22)
  • Mixdowns (13:10)
  • Harmonic density (15:05)
  • Achieving complexity (17:25)
  • His mixing workflow (19:22)
  • How he approaches sound design (20:33)
  • His production workflow (24:52)
  • Finishing tracks (29:18)
  • Signing to Monstercat (29:45)
  • His daily schedule (31:55)
  • Lessons to his younger self (35:35)
  • What’s up next (36:42)

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