Grimes Breaks Down Her Recording Process In Future Music Magazine

“Just going around my house with a nice microphone and banging things together and making sounds.”

October 28, 2015

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Grimes went deep into the technical aspects of her approach to production in a new interview with Future Music Magazine. For Grimes, a home studio is key. "It needs to be my space," she explains, "because I’ve tried to work in studios a couple of times, but at 200 bucks an hour it’s too much pressure to write like that. When it’s my space, I can take as much time as I want fucking around and trying different things without worrying how much it’s costing per minute."

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She also weighs in on the Ableton vs. Logic debate—"I'm using Ableton because I love that you can change tempo, keep key and just pitch things around really easily... but it’s not great for vocals"—and the importance of not getting set in your ways: "I think it's important not to stick with the same programs because you start getting muscle memory." "Some presets are great," Grimes adds, "but I usually fuck around with them, and I’ve started building sample packs, which is really fun—just going around my house with a nice microphone and banging things together and making sounds."

Read the full interview here.

Grimes Breaks Down Her Recording Process In Future Music Magazine