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Genres You Will Love
Metal/Punk: Industrial Metal Moods: Instrumental Electronic: Dubstep

By Location
United States - United States

Links
SoundCloud Full Song Link P. Kwiva Facebook Page

P. Kwiva

I'm 23 years old, and I started playing guitar and piano when I was 12. My first guitar at age 12 was a Squire Telecaster. My second guitar at age 14 was a Carvin Contour C66. I bought my first 8 track music recorder/mixer when I was 15, and that's when I first started making songs (I would make metal, rock, blues, jazz, and hip-hop. I didn't like any kind of techno or electronic music.) When I was 17, I bought MAGIX MUSIC MAKER 11 for PC, which opened up a whole new world of music production, and I started producing many more genres of music including electronic genres such as: House, Trance, Electro, and Drum 'n' Bass, but I still continued to produce Metal and Rock which were still my favorites at the time. When I was 20, my PC got a really bad virus, so I got rid of it and bought a MacBook Pro because I was done with viruses. I also bought my third guitar: a Schecter Hellraiser, I bought a new MIDI controller keyboard: the M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 - Advanced 49-Key USB MIDI Controller, and a new synthesizer: 61-Key Roland Sh-201 Analog Synthesizer.
Unfortunately, when I was 22, I ended up selling all my guitars. As much as I love guitar and all the years I've spent playing, they received very little use once I started producing electronic music, and I really needed the money. Then I ended up selling all my keyboards too, because I've just been using the letter keys on my keyboard to play music with an onscreen keyboard (GarageBand calls it Musical Typing.) So for music production, I've been left with GarageBand and Logic for Mac. I also use the Native Instruments Massive Synthesizer for all my synth sounds, and I've downloaded many dubstep presets from various sources to save me time.
As far as dubstep goes, which is the main genre I produce, a friend introduced it to me when I was 20, and I thought it was the coolest thing I've ever heard. I described it as, "Man, dubstep is the metal of techno!" So for the past three years, I've been following the dubstep scene very closely, and my current favorite artist is Zomboy, who is on soundcloud, too if you want to check him out. Anyways, the more I listened to dubstep, the more I became fascinated as to how to produce it. So I went to youtube and searched: "GarageBand Dubstep Tutorial", and I found an awesome tutorial right away. I made my first dubstep song with GarageBand when I was 21, and I quickly realized how limited GarageBand was, so I upgraded to Logic and purchased NI Massive.
Ever since then (the past two years) the dubstep music has been flowing out of me and I've produced several dubstep albums. As far as writers block, I don't finish many projects that I start because I end up striking up a new song that I like better, and then I pound that new song out and finish it very quickly. There are still many projects I have not returned to just because I don't know how to finish the song, but I never stop making music all together.