Today, we sat down with DiipSilence to talk music inspiration, advice for musicians and much more! Be sure to check out their music below after the interview!
What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
— My inspiration to write music is from my surroundings, exactly my surroundings lol. I usually would do sound design from field recordings at first, the recordings are from traveling, or just going out and recording some noises for fun. After the editing and de-noise process, I usually will use sampler, modular synth, wavetable synth to make the recordings sound nothing like before, so I’ll have customized instruments for each song. In this new album “The Ten”, each track’s recording source is self-explained by its title, for example, “The Boulder” was created by the boulder foley that I recorded in Joshua Tree National Park in California. By writing this album each track would bring out the image and memory of those locations, I hope I can convey the emotions and the pictures to you just like a personal sharing experience.
What type of music did you listen to growing up?
— I grew up listening to both eastern and western music styles, both traditional Chinese music and western styles, such as New Age, Chillout, Trip-Hop, Rock n’ Roll, Electronic, etc. I’m a big fan of Trip-Hop, Chillout, and Electronic(especially Downtempo) music.
Is there someone you looked up as a hero?
— A hero may be no, an idol I do have someone to look up to. Björk, CocoRosie, Jay-Jay Johanson, are some musicians I love, but I love their music more lol. They are an idol and their music saved me more than ever, but hero seems too much. Or, in a word, music is the true hero.
If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?
— As a math/finance major graduate, it seemed a good idea for me to do anything that related to digits. Oh, musician is dealing with digits as well! 0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7, right? As a producer, except doing the production job, I also programmed my own control surface for different DAWs, I draw artworks, I’m learning NFT and financial knowledge, I’m learning electronics knowledge and soldering my own cables and fixing synth problems, I’m learning things that interest me every day. Even I’m not a musician, I’ll learn and be curious about the world to keep the creativity going on~
What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
— Binge-watching tutorials or buying plugins may let you feel better, but that’s not the right way to go. Try to learn just one DAW at the beginning and make yourself an export on that DAW would be good enough for 95% of your productions.